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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UA?
The Uniform Application for Physician State Licensure, or UA, is a Web-based application that standardizes, simplifies and streamlines the licensure application process for physicians. Physicians fill out the UA online application once, then use the application whenever they apply for a license in another state for the rest of their careers. The UA is a standard licensure application form that serves as the core of a state's license application without replacing unique state-level requirements.

 To Print Receipt:  In the "Navigation Options" drop down in the upper right corner of the application (, select "Itemized Receipt". On the receipt screen, there is a "Print A Copy" printer link that will print the receipt on your local printer.

Why should I use UA?
The Uniform Application for Physician State Licensure (UA) allows for quick, easy and convenient single and multi-state licensure application. Benefits of the UA include:

  • Streamlines the process for physicians applying for licensure in multiple states -- physicians can fill out the UA online once and then make it available to multiple state boards as needed.
  • Can easily be updated and reused by physicians whenever they apply for licensure in a new state
  • Reduces redundancies by allowing physicians to use their profile data in more than one state
  • Auto-populates up to 70% of credentialing data for users of the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS)
  • Each application is stored in a lifelong, secure physician data repository
  • Eco-friendly - creates a paperless licensure process

Which states accept the UA?
The following state medical and osteopathic boards use the Uniform Application. More states are in the process of implementing the UA into their licensure processes, so please check back often.

  • Idaho State Board of Medicine
  • Indiana Medical Licensing Board
  • Iowa Board of Medicine
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
  • Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
  • Montana Board of Medical Examiners
  • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
  • New Hampshire Board of Medicine
  • New Mexico Medical Board
  • Ohio State Medical Board
  • Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
  • Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
  • South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners *
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners
  • Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission
  • West Virginia Board of Medicine
  • Wyoming Board of Medicine

How much does it cost to use the UA?
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) began collecting a one-time $50 physician service charge from all applicants utilizing the benefits of the Uniform Application for Physician State Licensure (UA) on October 27, 2011.

This charge provides for the sustainability of the Uniform Application program as stipulated by the federal License Portability grant. This charge is not a licensing fee and is collected by the FSMB, not the state board.


* temporarily not accepting UA submissions


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