UNIFORM APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIAN STATE LICENSURE (UA)
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.
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 *
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.