Requirements & Services

Illinois 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.


"MLG did a phenomenal job in assisting me with obtaining my state medical license in a timely manner. My specialist always responded to any questions in a prompt fashion and was extremely knowledgeable about the whole process."


"Nicholas was fabulous to work with. I highly recommend the team at Medical Licensure for their timely and comprehensive work. "

Donnie V.

"Jason was very responsive via email and phone. He made sure to follow up with each institution to ensure that all necessary documents were sent. I very please with this service and plan to use in the future."

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Illinois Physician License Basic Eligibility Requirements
SPEX/COMVEX Requirement: Required to restore license after disciplinary action, if not practicing for several years or by board order to assess current competence.
USMLE Attempt Limit: No more than four unsuccessful attempts for Steps I - III. If not passed in designated number of attempts, further education, experience or remedial training required.
USMLE Time Limit: Must complete all three steps within seven years. (board may grant waiver)

*The USMLE time limit starts from the first successful completion

PGT (US/Canada
Medical Graduate):

Two years (one year if entered GME before January 1988)

PGT (International Medical Graduate):

  • One year (entered GME pre-1988)
  • Two years (entered GME post- 1988)

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.

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.

Illinois Physician Assistant License Basic Eligibility Requirements
Accredited PA Degree Yes
Passage of PANCE Yes
Current NCCPA Certification Yes

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.

Telemedicine Physician Licensure

Telemedicine in Illinois, like the rest of the U.S., requires valid medical licensure to ensure quality of care. Medical Licensure Group simplifies this process, assisting physicians through the application and acquisition of necessary licenses. We also support licensure through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) for practicing across state lines. With MLG, physicians can quickly, efficiently, and compliantly incorporate telemedicine into their practices.

IMLC & Multi-State Licensure

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) simplifies the licensing process for physicians, including those in Illinois, who wish to practice in multiple states. Eligible physicians can apply through the IMLC, which streamlines the licensure process, saving time and effort. The Medical Licensure Group (MLG) assists throughout this process, providing comprehensive support to facilitate expedited licensure.

* 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.