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Maine Medical License

If you need to go to the doctor or arrange your annual checkup, you should be sure that your doctor is certified and a good professional.

Learn how to use Maine medical license lookup tool to check the credentials of your doctor. Moreover, if you want to become a doctor in Maine, you should obtain a Maine Medical license.

Learn how to use the Maine Board of Medicine license lookup tool to know how to apply for the license. And, find some answers to your questions below.

How long does it take to get a Maine medical license?

You can apply for your license to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine either submitting your document via FCVS or send them by mail. If you already have an account with the FCVS, the licensure process will take 12 to 14 weeks. If you need to collect the required documents and send them by mail, it may take 16 to 20 weeks.

Does my doctor have a medical license in Maine?

Doctors can’t practice medicine in Maine hospitals without a medical license. You can verify your doctor’s license through the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine website. The Board offers a Regulatory Licensing and Permitting portal where with the help of first name, last name, or a license number, you can check the credentials of your doctor.

How long is a medical license valid in Maine?

The Maine medical licenses should be renewed every two years. The renewal could be done online through Regulatory Licensing and Permitting portal.

If you are born in an even-numbered year, you should renew your license by the last day of your birth month every even-numbered year.

If you are born in an odd-numbered year, you should renew your license by the last day of your birth month every odd-numbered year.

How do I get a medical license in Maine?

To get a medical license you should apply to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.

  • Firstly, graduate from a medical school that is accredited by the Board
  • Secondly, complete a postgraduate training that is accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties

After that get a passing score in one of the following exams:

  • Each test of United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Federation Licensing Exam (FLEX), or National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) separately or in an approved combination. You have three attempts for each test. And all exams must be completed within 7 years
  • State Board exam
  • The Board also accepts Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and British Isles Credentialing – General Medical Council of United Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland, or Scotland

Moreover, you will need to pass a State of Maine jurisprudence exam administered by the Board.

How to apply

After completing all the requirements you can apply for your license either through FCVS or send your application and documents to the Board by mail.

You need to submit:

  1. Your personal information
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Certificates from training
  4. Proof of postgraduate practice
  5. Results of the exams
  6. Criminal background check results
  7. And, payment checks

If there is a need to submit any additional document the Board will contact you.

If you are going to submit your application by mail, all the transcripts, certificates, and exam results should be sent directly from the source to the following address:

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

137 State House Station
161 Capitol Street
Augusta, Maine 04333-0143

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