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$200 application fee must be paid to process the application. License fees due after application is approved.

Per the requirements of the FBI, fingerprint cards can only be mailed to and returned from the applicant’s personal address.

**Processing time for an application is dependent on the Applicant and proper submission of the on-line application with the required documents/documentation.

The application form for physicians and Surgeons requires the following:

  • The current mental and physical condition of the applicant, together with disclosure of any previous physical or mental illness which impacts the applicant’s ability to practice medicine;
  • The disclosure of any past or pending medical malpractice actions against the applicant, and the judgments or settlements, if any, of such claims exceeding $250,000;
  • The disclosure of any disciplinary action by any board of medicine, licensing authority, medical society, professional society, hospital, medical school, or institution staff in any state or country;
  • The disclosure of the refusal to issue or renew a license to practice medicine by any state, Canadian or international licensing authority;
  • Status of service in the U.S. military-active U.S. Military, honorably discharged U.S. Military veteran, or spouse of either one;
  • A certified copy of a full set of the applicant’s fingerprints on forms supplied by the Board which shall be forwarded to the Idaho State Police and to the FBI Identification Division for the purpose of a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history database;
  • Each state, country and jurisdiction in which the applicant has applied for a license to practice medicine;
  • Each state, country and jurisdiction wherein the applicant is licensed to practice medicine; and
  • Such other information or examinations as the Board deems necessary to identify and evaluate the applicant’s credentials and competency.

Residence in Idaho is not required of any applicant; however, each applicant must be legally able to work and live in the United States. Original documentation of lawful presence in the United States must be provided upon request. The Board will refuse licensure or the renewal of a license if the applicant is not lawfully present in the United States.

The Board may refuse licensure if it finds that the applicant has engaged in conduct prohibited by Section 54-1814, Idaho Code. The Board will take into consideration the rehabilitation of the applicant and other mitigating circumstances.

Each applicant shall speak, write, read, understand and be understood in the English language. Evidence of proficiency in the English language must be provided upon request.

Each applicant must have graduated from an acceptable school of medicine, and passed an examination acceptable to the Board that demonstrates qualification for licensure or have successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and completed one (1) year of postgraduate training approved by the ACGME, AOA or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Every applicant shall submit a completed written application to the Board with the nonrefundable application fee. Any certificate or document required to be submitted to the Board which is not in the English language must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.

If you have questions, please contact the Division at (208) 327-7000 or  

Uniform Application for Physicians – Please note that FCVS is not required for Idaho. This link will take you to the website of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). If you are having problems with the FSMB site, please contact them at (817) 868-4000.

Physician Re-Entry After Absence From Practice– Information on return to practice following clinical inactivity for a “period exceeding one (1) year, or when practice has been significantly interrupted.

In 2003, the Idaho Legislature created the Idaho Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP) to encourage primary care physicians to practice in medically under-served areas of the state. The law established the Rural Physician Incentive Fund, which is funded by fees assessed to all Idaho students participating in the WWAMI and University of Utah state supported medical education programs. Eligible physicians can apply to receive a RPIP award for qualified medical education debt repayment. For additional information visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Rural Health Care Access and Physician Incentive Program webpage.

Online Renewal Log-In

NOTE: Due to Apple security restrictions, Licensees will need to make setting changes to complete the renewal process using Safari on an Apple device. Instructions provided after log-in.

Group Voucher: For facilities intending to pay for the renewal of multiple licenses.

Please Note: For Check/Money Order payments, print your receipt and mail it with your payment or give to the individual paying for the renewal. An invoice will not be mailed.

Renewals paid by check/money order are not complete until payment is received. Partial payments for group vouchers will be returned to sender. Please include license number on check/money order and mail with receipt to:

Idaho Board of Medicine
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063

Other questions or problems? Email our staff at

Active Military: If you are active military and requesting a renewal fee waiver, please email the Board at

 Please note: If you fail to renew your license before its expiration date a reinstatement fee will be required by Idaho Code 67-2614 and cannot be waived. In addition, you may be required to submit continuing education or other required documentation prior to the reinstatement of your license.

For Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) questions and inquiries, please contact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission.

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