We facilitate the entire medical licensure process from start to finish, including but not limited to the following:
|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|
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application is received by the Board to complete the application, after which time an incomplete application shall be withdrawn by the Board.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: