Alabama Medical License Service
We facilitate the entire medical licensure process from start to finish, including but not limited to the following:
- Complete Research of your history
We will research your entire professional history from Undergraduate School to date to obtain information such as mailing addresses and contact information for the purpose of verifying your credentials to the Alabama Medical Board. We are also able to research Medical License numbers, issue dates, and expirations dates.
- Professional Completion of all documentation
We will assure you professional completion of your Alabama medical license application, as well as professional completion of all letters and forms necessary to request verification of your credentials for the Alabama medical board.
- Collection of All Alabama Board Required Credential Verifications
We will request and collect all required credential verifications directly from each facility. Including: undergrad transcripts, medical school transcripts, reference letters, letter of good standing from other licensing boards, examination transcripts, postgraduate training evaluations, hospital staff evaluations, employment verification, AMA profile, NPDB query, federation query, and malpractice claims history report/documents
- Tracking & Follow-Up of all documentation
We will track your entire Alabama Medical License application process from start to finish. This includes following up with the Alabama Medical Board and each facility providing verification of your credentials to the medical board. Aggressive follow up is one of the most important steps necessary to ensure accurate and timely processing of your Alabama Medical License application and credential verification requests
- Frequent Progress Updates
Your Alabama Medical License application will be assigned to one file manager in our office who will be your point of contact. You will have continuous access to your file manager during the entire application process. An update on your file will always only be a simple phone call or email away.
- Detailed Instructions
We will provide detailed instructions for any step of the process that must be completed by you (i.e. signature, notarization, finger printing). In most cases all that will ever be required of you is a signature, the rest will be handled by us.
|State Board||USMLE Attempt Limit||Time Limit||US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Reqs||Foreign Postgraduate Training Reqs||SPEX exam required?|
|Alabama||No attempt limit on step I or II, Three (3) attempts on step III||Must complete USMLE Steps I, II, and III within seven (7) years of passing the first step; 10 years for MD/PhD||One Year||Three Years||YES; unless board certified or re-certified by a specialty or sub-specialty in the last 10 years|
Frequently asked Questions about Alabama Medical Licensure
What does Alabama charge for the application process?
In addition to the fee of $20.00 to obtain an application packet, there is a $175.00 non-refundable application fee payable to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners which should be submitted with your application.
How long does the application process take?
The initial processing of an application could take a minimum of 8 weeks. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month, and the application must be completed three weeks prior to that date in order to be licensed by the fourth Wednesday of that month. All materials that accompany the application must be in the Board’s office by the deadline for any application to be considered complete.
For how long is my application valid?
All applicants for licensure by endorsement shall have six months from the date the application is received by the Board to complete the application, after which time an incomplete application shall be withdrawn by the Board. To re-apply, the applicant must submit a new application form including a new application fee.
Within how many attempts must I pass USMLE Step 3? In what period of time must I complete USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3?
Step 3 of the USMLE must be passed within three attempts. Steps 1, 2 and 3 must be completed within seven years, except under certain special circumstances (dual-degree candidates). The seven-year period is determined on a calendar year to calendar year basis.
What if I am licensed in another state and have not had a licensing exam in over ten years?
If it has been over ten years since you successfully completed a written licensing examination, and you have been certified by an AMA or AOA-approved specialty board within the last ten years, you should contact your specialty board and request that they submit documentation verifying your certification. If it has been over ten years since you successfully completed a written licensing exam and you have NOT been certified by an AMA or AOA-approved specialty board within the last ten years, you are not eligible for licensure in Alabama until you have successfully completed the SPEX exam.
Will I have to attend an Interview?
The Alabama Medical Board may, within its discretion, require that an applicant attend a personal interview with the Credentials Committee of the Board or, at its direction, a representative of the Board in the following circumstances:
- When the applicant’s answer to any question on the application is incomplete or requires additional explanation;
- When the Board is in receipt of any information from any source concerning the applicant that would require additional information or explanation;
- When it appears that the applicant may have committed any of the acts constituting grounds for denial of a license.