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Medical License Direct
Solution for your medical license needs.
PHONE: 850-471-8648  ~ FAX: 904-339-9671
Medical License Direct, LLC ~
New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 183
Trenton, NJ 08625-0183
Telephone:  (609) 826-7100    Fax:  (609) 826-7117
Medical License Direct Makes New Jersey Medical License
Application Process Easier for Physicians

Medical License Direct provides medical licensing services to physicians who are seeking state medical
licenses in one or more states.
Free up your time for other priorities by submitting either a paper or
form and your application will be completed generally within a couple days.

We have the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners application on file in PDF format ready for
professional completion; a system that allows production of applications and third party verification forms
almost instantly while retaining personal information in a safe and confidential environment; and a state
medical board knowledge base that is extensive and updated frequently.

What our medical license service will do for you:
  • Provide FREE initial pre-qualification and medical licensing consultation
  • Research and prepare your New Jersey medical license application
  • Ship completed medical license application to you
  • Send all verification requests and follow up to make sure the right people receive and process them
  • Provide continuous follow up and frequent board update reports until you're licensed.

That's it! Fast and easy.

Discounts are available for multi-state acquisitions.

850-471-8648, weekdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST for a FREE initial consultation or quote.

Or email your questions to and you can generally expect a reply within a
few hours during business hours.

We also offer a
pre-qualification form for your convenience. Or, please click HERE for our paper or online
form and we'll get started right away.

Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants

1. Can doctors applying for licensure as physicians or podiatrists file their applications online?
In the near future applicants will be able to file their applications online and also will be able to
electronically check the status of their applications. In the meantime, doctors who wish to apply for
licensure should contact the Medical Board at 609-826-7100 to request that an application packet
be mailed to them.

2. What application and/or licensure fees will I need to pay to obtain my New Jersey license?
All applicants for physician or podiatrist licensure are required to pay an application fee which
must be submitted with the application. The current application fee is $325 for physicians and
$125 for podiatrists. The application fee is non-refundable. At the time of licensure, applicants will
be asked to submit the appropriate license fee. The current license fee consists of a one time
endorsement fee of $225 for physicians and $150 for podiatrists, plus a registration fee of $290
per year. The total license fee will depend on whether the license is issued in the first or second
year of the current biennial registration period. Application and license fees are to be paid by
money order or certified check - personal checks are not accepted.

3. How long should the application process take before my license is issued?
On average, it will typically take 3 months from receipt of application to issuance of the license.
The following variables can affect the time to process your application:
* Timely receipt of necessary supporting documents from appropriate 3rd parties.
* Completion of the criminal history background check.
* The seasonal volume of applications received by the Medical Board.
* Issues raised during the application review process requiring additional follow-up.
To assist the Medical Board in providing the timely issuance of your license, it is suggested that
the applicant take a proactive approach in following up with those facilities submitting documents
on your behalf to ensure they have submitted the required forms in a timely manner.

4. Where should I mail or deliver any correspondence?
All regular mail should be sent to the following address:

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
PO Box 183
Trenton, NJ 08625-0183

Please note that overnight/priority mail sent through the United States Postal Service will also be
delivered to the post office box and not to the Medical Board’s physical address. Should you wish
to utilize overnight delivery service directly to the Medical Board, you are encouraged to use DHL,
Fedex, or UPS and send to the following address:

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
140 East Front Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

5. Does the New Jersey Medical Board accept physician core credentials submitted via the
Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) from the Federation of State Medical Boards
New Jersey will accept that your core credentials be submitted via an FCVS packet. Please note
that the FCVS packet provides the core credentials (i.e. identity, medical education, postgraduate
training, and examination history/score transcripts). Upon reviewing the physician’s application,
you will note that additional supporting documentation will be required in addition to the FCVS
packet (i.e. AMA/AOA Physician Profile, Employer Verification Form-BME12, and Malpractice
Insurance Carrier Form-BME13).

6. How many years of residency training are required for licensure eligibility?
All applicants who graduated prior to July 1, 1985 must have completed a minimum of 1 year of
ACGME/AOA accredited training to be eligible for licensure. Graduates of non-LCME accredited
medical schools (i.e. international medical school graduates) who graduated after July 1, 1985
and before July 1, 2003 are required to complete 3 years of ACGME/AOA accredited training.
Graduates of LCME accredited medical schools prior to July 1, 2003 must complete 1 year of
ACGME/AOA accredited training. All applicants graduating after July 1, 2003 must have
completed 2 years of accredited training and have a contract for a 3rd year of accredited training.

7. Do I have to submit a USMLE transcript if I have submitted my ECFMG certification?
The ECFMG certificate reflects the passing results of only steps 1 and 2 of the national licensing
exam (i.e. USMLE steps 1 and 2). Your USMLE transcript is necessary to verify completion of all
3 steps of the USMLE exam sequence.

8. Where will the Medical Board send my license when it is issued?
The license will be mailed to the mailing address indicated on your application. If you move during
the application process, you must notify the Medical Board in writing to ensure your license is sent
to the appropriate location. The United States Postal Service will not forward your license.

9. Do I have to submit the form with the Child Support Questions even if I don’t have children?
The form must be completed and submitted by all physician and podiatrist applicants.

10. How do I contact the Medical Board to check the status of my application?
For general follow-up on your application, contact the Medical Board call center at 609-826-7100.
Upon review of your file, your reviewer will contact you to give you a status update and she/he will
give you her/his direct contact information for any additional follow-up.

11. Is a Criminal History Background Check required prior to obtaining my license?
In your application packet, you will receive a Certification and Authorization Form for a Criminal
History Background Check. Complete the form and return it to the Medical Board with your license
application. Once the Medical Board receives the form you will then receive instructions and the
necessary documents to complete the fingerprint process. New Jersey law requires that every
person seeking licensure or certification as a healthcare professional must undergo a Criminal
History Background Check.

Physicians in Training

N.J.S.A. 45:9-8, pertaining to the requirements for licensure, was amended to change the number
of years of residency training for applicants who graduate from U.S. and non-U.S. schools after
July 1, 2003. The amendment requires an applicant who has graduated from medical school after
July 1, 2003 to demonstrate to the Board that after receiving a medical degree, the applicant has
completed and received academic credit for at least two years of post-graduate training in an
accredited program and has a signed contract for a third year of post-graduate training in an
accredited program. In addition, the amendment requires that at least two of the three years of
post-graduate training must be in the same field or if the training is in different fields, when
considered together, the post-graduate training fields would be credited towards the criteria for
certification by a single speciality board recognized by the American Board of Medical
Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association, or another certification entity which the Board
has determined has comparable standards.