Licensure

Faculty/Special Purpose Applications for Physicians

​BACKGROUND CHECK LICENSING REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

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The NC Medical Board offers additional license applications to meet the different needs of physicians wishing to practice medicine in North Carolina. Click “learn more” to access applications.

Application for medical school faculty license

Who should complete this application?

The MSFL license is intended to allow North Carolina medical schools to benefit from the expertise, specialized knowledge, or unique skills of physicians who are not otherwise eligible for full licensure in North Carolina. Please note: The term expertise does not apply to standard or routine knowledge that would be expected of any physician.

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To submit an application, click on the green “Download Forms” button at right.

Renewal requirements

NC law requires licensed physicians to renew with the Board within 30 days of their birth date, every year, no matter when the license is issued. A renewal fee is required.

Am I eligible for licensure in North Carolina?

The following outlines the necessary requirements for licensure. Failure to submit required information may result in delays.

Please Be Aware

1. NCMB requires applicants for licensure to submit to a criminal background check as part of the licensure process.

2. NCMB will review all relevant information when processing a license application and making a determination on licensure.  As part of the NCMB’s review, it considers criminal convictions.  When considering criminal convictions, the NCMB shall consider all the factors listed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 93B-8.1(b1).  Below is a link to N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 93B Occupational Licensing Boards where you can review the factors listed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 93B-8.1(b1).

3. If NCMB denies an application in whole or in part because of a criminal conviction or otherwise, there is an appeals process that the applicant can pursue through N.C. Gen. Stat § 90-14.1. Review the appeals process in N.C. Gen. Stat § 90-14.1.

Learn more about licensing: rules and statutes.

  • Application: chronological information beginning with high school, questions and applicant’s oath
  • Citizenship: a photocopy of a birth certificate, valid and unexpired U.S. passport or a statement regarding immigration status is required, whichever may apply
  • Documentation of legal name change if applicable
  • Verification of all medical education
  • Verification of at least one year postgraduate medical education, training or experience approved by the ACGME, AOA, CFPC or RCPSC. Any other education, training or experience must be submitted for Board approval.
  • Verification of faculty appointment from the medical school where the physician will practice
  • Fingerprint and criminal history record check through the SBI and FBI
  • References from two physicians
  • Fee: $440.00 (application, fingerprints and databank reports). Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Personal Interview when indicated

Application credentials and fee are good for one year. If the applicant is not issued a license within the year and chooses to reapply, he or she will be required to resubmit all application credentials and an additional application fee. Click here to access the current license application fee schedule.


Application for special permit/special purpose license

Who should complete this application?

Physicians who wish to come to NC for a limited time, scope and purpose, such as to demonstrate or learn a new technique, procedure or piece of equipment, or to educate physicians or medical students in an emerging disease or public health issue.

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To submit an application, click on the green “Download Forms” button at right.

Renewal requirements

NC law requires licensed physicians to renew with the Board within 30 days of their birth date, every year, no matter when the license is issued. A renewal fee is required.

Am I eligible for licensure in North Carolina?

The following outlines the necessary requirements for licensure. Failure to submit required information may result in delays.

Please Be Aware

1. NCMB requires applicants for licensure to submit to a criminal background check as part of the licensure process.

2. NCMB will review all relevant information when processing a license application and making a determination on licensure.  As part of the NCMB’s review, it considers criminal convictions.  When considering criminal convictions, the NCMB shall consider all the factors listed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 93B-8.1(b1).  Below is a link to N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 93B Occupational Licensing Boards where you can review the factors listed in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 93B-8.1(b1).

3. If NCMB denies an application in whole or in part because of a criminal conviction or otherwise, there is an appeals process that the applicant can pursue through N.C. Gen. Stat § 90-14.1. Review the appeals process in N.C. Gen. Stat § 90-14.1.

Learn more about licensing: rules and statutes.

  • Application: chronological information beginning with high school, questions and applicant’s oath
  • Citizenship: a photocopy of a birth certificate, valid and unexpired U.S. passport or a statement regarding immigration status is required, whichever may apply
  • Documentation of legal name change if applicable
  • Fingerprint and criminal history record check through the SBI and FBI
  • Verification from a NC facility where procedure will take place, how long the physician will participate, the type of procedure and the name of the NC physician responsible for overseeing the procedure
  • Fee: $438.00
  • Verification of all state licenses ever held from other licensing Boards

Application credentials and fee are good for one year. If the applicant is not issued a license within the year and chooses to reapply, he or she will be required to resubmit all application credentials and an additional application fee. Click here to access the current license application fee schedule.