Resources & Information

Resident Training Licensees

How do I check the status of my RTL application?

Call your Graduate Medical Education (GME) office staff, who function as agents of the North Carolina Medical Board regarding resident training licenses. The GME offices are prepared to handle all inquiries from incoming residents and can explain the application process and assist with questions concerning the online RTL application, fingerprint/criminal background check process and application supporting documents. GME offices strive to approve RTL license applications before residents’ start date.


Is it okay to complete my license renewal online using a mobile device?

No, it is not recommended. Mobile devices are not supported at this time.


Do I need to renew my RTL if I am applying for a full NC medical license?

Yes, unless the full license application is approved and a full license is issued BEFORE your RTL renewal date.


I am an RTL applying for a full license. Should I make my home address my NCMB mailing address?

Yes, it is recommended.


How do I update my address info after my residency ends?

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and provide your full name and address.


RTLs do not have a license number. What should I do when asked to provide one?

The NCMB does not assign a license number to residents. When filling out forms that request a license number, leave the space blank, or use “RTL” to indicate that you hold a resident training license.