Each application file is different and it depends on the particular issues involved for that specific file as to when the application will be approved for licensure.
The application process take approximately 2-3 months, but may be longer when application volume is high. The greatest determining factor in completing a licensure file is the applicant’s ability to secure the items
required. It is advised that you submit your application materials quickly and to be proactive in securing any remaining items. To allow sufficient time for processing and remediating deficiencies, the Board strongly encourages applicants to submit their application online six months in advance.
Beginning December 30, 2022, the Board will no longer provide paper-based application forms for the following types of applications:
- Application for a PTL
- Application to Transition from a PTL to a P&S License
Instead, these applications may be submitted electronically through BreEZe. Beginning February 1, 2023, the Board will move to a paperless application process and no longer accept and process paper applications submitted to the Board for these two types of applications.
For Physician’s and Surgeon’s License applicants that do not hold a PTL, the Board strongly encourages applicants to apply online through the BreEZe system, which allows the applicant to receive instant confirmation of the application
received by the Board and eliminates the time spent mailing the application and risk of lost mail. The Board also encourages medical schools and training programs to
submit documents through the Board’s Direct Online Certification Submission (DOCS) service, which allows the electronic submittal of application documents that are immediately
received by the Board.