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 takes approximately 2-3 months, but may be longer when application volume is high, if the Board does not have all required documents necessary to complete your file, or there are unusual circumstances that require additional documentation and review. The greatest determining factor in completing a licensure file is the applicant’s ability to secure the items required. You are encouraged to submit your application materials early and to be proactive in prompting others to timely submit primary source documents necessary to complete the review of your file. To allow sufficient time for processing and remediating deficiencies, the Board strongly encourages applicants to submit their application online six months in advance.
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.