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State Medical Licensure Process

The process for applying for your state medical license is listed below.

(Please allow at least 90 days for processing)
*Please request receipts and keep all documentation of payment for reimbursement purposes upon your start date.

Step 1 - Complete the application for the state licensure  and request a temporary license as well. The KY medical board designates coordinators depending on the first initial of the applicant's last name to assist you with in answering any questions or concerns. You may contact them at (502) 429-7150 for further assistance. The fee associated with the KY state license is $300.  

IN state medical board  - Fill out the "Application for MD/DO License."  The fee associated with the IN state license is $250.  

Indiana Medical Licensure  

Step 2 - Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards Credentialing Verification Service (FCVS) and set up an account with a user name and password. The state of Kentucky requires you to complete the FCVS process before applying for your KY state license. All M.D.'s will need to fill out the online application and all other necessary information.

Once the information is completed the FCVS will complete screenings, verifications, processing and then send the information to one designated source which will be either the Kentucky and/or Indiana state medical licensure board.  At any time you can choose additional designations but there will be an additional charge per designation. Norton will only reimburse the fee if the candidate is required to apply for both the Kentucky (KY) and Indiana (IN) state medical licenses.

FCVS Physician Application will to take you directly to the website and application.

The fees associated can be found here.

Step 3 - After your application is completed and submitted then print off a copy of your receipt. Next, obtain copies of the following documents and send to the address listed below.

  • Photo copy of medical diploma.
  • Certificate of completion for all residency and fellowship programs if applicable. 
  • Original certified birth certificate or original certified passport.   (The FSMB will return these documents to the applicant after verification is completed). 
  • Photo copy of transcripts from medical school.
  • Access all other FCVS forms (please fill out only the forms necessary for the individual candidate). 

Send all documents to:

FCVS
P.O. Box 619850
Dallas , TX 75261 -9850 

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