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Apply For A License

The state of Kentucky provides the following types of licenses- Physician, Resident, Institutional Practice, Faculty and Fellowship.

Regular Licenses

Please read all instructions before clicking on the application link.  This application works best with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.  There are compatibility issues with Apple products and the Safari browser.

To apply for a regular license follow the instructions below.  It is your responsibility to confirm licensure eligibility prior to completing the application. Licensure fees are non-refundable

  1. Once you click on the application link, you will be required to create a login profile by choosing "Don't have a login, click here" on the left side of page.
  2. Enter your name exactly as it appears on your social security card.  The Department for Medicaid Services requires your name appear in our database exactly as it does on your social security card.
  3. After you have created a login profile, you have initialized your application process which consists of demographic information only.
  4. Upon completion of the login profile, you will be prompted to "Click Here To Apply For License."
  5. After completing the online application, you will be prompted for a non-refundable application fee. Payment may be made by credit card or ACH debit.  
  6. Once the payment is complete, you will be directed to your profile screen where you will see a pdf link for application instructions and forms.
    These forms are required for your application to be considered complete.  Please note these forms are fillable for your convenience.
  7. If you currently hold a KY Training License, please proceed to the next section and follow the instructions provided in that section.
  8. Click Here To Begin The Application Process *  This is not the link to renew your physician license.  Physician renewal will be active beginning January 5, 2015.
*The above link is for new applicants only. If you have an inactive license, contact the Board at the number above. Please do not create a new account and pay the application fee. This fee is non-refundable.
 

Kentucky Training Licensees 

Please read all instructions before clicking on the application link.
 
If you currently hold or have ever held a Kentucky Institutional Practice Limited License or Residency Training License and are applying for a Physician License follow the instructions below.

  1. Once you click on the link below, you must log in with your current or previous Kentucky license number as your username and the last four digits of your social security number as your password.  Do not create a new login profile as this will delay the licensing process and require additional payment.
  2. Choose "If you do not wish to renew your license but upgrade to a Physician License click here." After completing the online application, you will be prompted for a non-refundable application fee. Payment may be made by credit card or ACH debit.
  3. Once the payment is complete, you will be directed to your profile screen where you will see a pdf link for application instructions and forms.  These forms are required for your application to be considered complete.  Please note these forms are fillable for your convenience.
  4. Click Here To Begin The Application Process

Residency Training/ Institutional Practice/ Faculty/ Fellowship Licenses

Please read all instructions before clicking on the application link.
 
If you are entering a postgraduate training program, fellowship program or applying for a Faculty license, it is your responsibility to confirm whether you should apply for this type of license or a regular physician license.  If you are eligible for a regular license it is the Board's policy that you must apply for a regular physician license. Please refer to 311.571 for requirements.
 
  1. Once you click on the link below, you will be required to create a login profile by choosing "Don't have a login, click here." on the left side of page.
  2. Enter your name exactly as it appears on your social security card.  The Department for Medicaid Services requires your name appear in our database exactly as it does on your social security card. 
  3. After you have created a login profile, you have initialized your application process which consists of demographic information only.
  4. Upon completion of the login profile, you will be prompted to "Click Here To Apply For License."
  5. After completing the online application, you will be prompted for a non-refundable application fee. Payment may be made by credit card or ACH debit.
  6. Once the payment is complete, you will be directed to your profile screen where you will see a pdf link for application instructions and forms. These forms are required for your application to be considered complete. Please note these forms are fillable for your convenience.
  7. Click Here To Begin The Application Process

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Meeting and Deadline Dates
​License Fees

Physician (Regular) $300
Resident $75
Institutional Permit $75
Faculty $250
Fellowship $75

Changing IP To R License

To change an Institutional Practice Limited License to a Residency Training License, print this form and complete all requirements listed.

Duplicate Forms 

If at any time you need additional and/or duplicate application forms, you will need to log into your profile and access the instructions/forms. This is the only way to obtain these forms.