Requirements & Services

California Medical License

We understand how many physicians and medical professionals can find themselves in a time crunch to navigate the licensure process in new states. Your time is valuable, and our goal is to keep your involvement in this often-arduous process to a minimum. Save time and hassle by engaging a dedicated licensing specialist at MLG who can provide personalized licensing services for groups of any size.

California Physician License Basic Eligibility Requirements
SPEX/COMVEX Requirement: For MDs: Required if written licensure or board certification exam has not been taken in the last 10 years. Lifetime board certification accepted in lieu of SPEX. May be required by DO Board to assess competence.
USMLE Attempt Limit:
  • If exam sequence was passed prior to January 1, 2007, no attempt limit for Steps I-III.
  • As of January 1, 2007, no attempt limit for Steps I and II. Four attempt maximum for Step III.
  • Possible waiver with four years continuous practice in another state with active license and no discipline.
USMLE Time Limit: Must complete all three steps within 10 years.

*The USMLE time limit starts from the first successful completion

PGT (US/Canada
Medical Graduate):

  • For MDs: 36 months of accredited training with 24 consecutive months in the same program. (effective January 1, 2020)
  • For DOs: One year AOA or ACGME accredited GME, including a four month minimum in General Medicine. (exception: applicant completed one year of GME prior to July 1, 1990)

PGT (International Medical Graduate):

36 months of accredited training with 24 consecutive months in the same program. (effective January 1, 2020)

Our Three-Step Process

1. Pre-Qualification Analysis to Ensure Eligibility

As every state poses unique eligibility challenges, we ensure qualification for state licensure by cross-referencing your credentials against the state’s license requirements.

2. Simple Intake Form and State Application Preparation

Your data is collected via our simple intake form and a professional profile is established. Our licensing specialists prepare the necessary forms and guide you through the application process specific to your state.

3. Credentials Verification, Application Tracking and Licensing

Our team goes to work facilitating direct-source verification of your credentials, tracking all components of the application to ensure accurate/timely processing and maintaining contact with the board reviewer until your license is granted.

FAQs

Physician Assistant Licensing

In addition to physician licensing, MLG also provides Physician Assistant licensing services. For Physician Assistants who maintain numerous state licenses or practice telemedicine, managing this process alone can be extremely time consuming. Our proven process for handling Physician Assistant state licensing projects involves one-on-one attention from a dedicated licensing professional who manages every step of your application.

California Physician Assistant License Basic Eligibility Requirements
Accredited PA Degree Yes
Passage of PANCE Yes
Current NCCPA Certification No

Advanced Nurse Licensing

Busy advanced practice nurses can also benefit from MLG’s licensing services. Our team understands the different licensing requirements by nursing specialty and can manage your unique application for any state. Stop wading through tiresome state licensure processes and start saving time by allowing MLG to manage your application.

* The information on this page is updated regularly but should be used for informational purposes only. An MLG representative will have the most current requirements available during the licensure process.

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