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Yes. You must pass each step within three attempts (Step 1, Step 2 Part A, Step 2 Part B, Step 3). However, this requirement can be waived IF the applicant can show proof of being certified/recertified by an approved specialty board within the past 10 years. To document certification/recertification, send a photocopy of supporting document(s) to the NCMB Licensing Department.
Yes, only if you are having your fingerprinting completed in NC.
No, it is not recommended. Mobile devices are not supported at this time.
The NCMB does not have a list of approved or disapproved schools.
No. Physicians wanting to practice teleradiology will need to obtain a full license
It will be detemined upon completion of the application as to whether a physician will be required to appear for a personal interview.
You should not expect the application process to take less than four months. Processing time will take longer during the months of March through August, due to the increased number of residents and relocating physicians. We recommend you allow four to six months of total processing time if you wish to be granted a license during these months.
The following lists common reasons a license approval may take longer:
If you have a Connecticut license, complete the form and forward to the Connecticut Medical Board.
You should always send mail to the PO Box address unless you are sending the information via overnight delivery.
Fax documents are not permitted unless prior permission has been given by the license department.
You can check the status of your online application by clicking the “check status” link on the website.
Yes. North Carolina law requires that physicians register their license within thirty days of their birthday each year.
You should contact their office at 817-868-4000 or www.fsmb.org/fcvs.html
The NC Medical Board does not require verification of training licenses.
You will need to complete the full physician license application online.
Fingerprint cards and the authority to release information form should be sent to the NC Medical Board together. Fingerprint cards cannot be forwarded to the appropriate agency until the online application fee has been paid.
No. North Carolina does not have “reciprocity” with any other states at this time. Physicians who wish to practice in North Carolina must obtain a license in this state.