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Maine Medical License

David Ivaniuk • 8 May 2023 (updated)

License requirements

  • FCVS Required for All Applicants
  • All Employment and Privileges
  • AMA/AOA Profile
  • All Medical Licenses
  • Maine Medical Examination (required)
  • Board Certification from the United Kingdom (if trained in the UK)
  • All State, National, Canadian, and United Kingdom Exams
  • Average Processing Time: 2.5 -3 months

Training requirements

  • 3 attempts at USMLE Step 3. More than 3 attempts requires a request for a waiver.
  • 7 years to complete exam sequence (NBME, USMLE, and FLEX) More than 7 years requires a waiver.
  • US/Canadian medical school graduates who graduated after July 1, 2004 must complete 3 years of ACGME accredited postgraduate training.
  • Those who graduated before July 1, 2004 are only required to complete 2 years of ACGME accredited PGT.
  • IMGs 3 years of ACGME accredited.

Medical Board Maine

Maine Medical License Application

Physicians and PAs must use the FSMB Uniform Application to apply for a medical license in Maine. They must also complete an online jurisprudence examination pertaining to the Board’s laws and rules. Physicians must also verify their credentials with the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS).

As for nurses, to obtain an RN license you must:

  • Finish a state-approved and accredited nursing program
  • Apply for your nurse licensure at the Maine State Board of Nursing using the online application
  • Pass the NCLEX-RN exam
  • Complete any additional state licensure requirements, such as background checks, fingerprinting, or continuing education

Maine Medical License Renewal

MD and OD licenses must be renewed every 2 years. The Board offers an online service for license renewal, where you can complete the application, pay the fee ($500), and take the online jurisprudence examination.

PA licenses must also be renewed every 2 years. The renewal process includes completing the online application and paying the fee of $300.

RN licenses have the same renewal period: every 2 years. The Board also offers an online service for license renewal. The fee is $75, and an extra $50 if you are late. LPN license renewal cost $50, and APRN’s $100.

Maine Telemedicine License

Main doesn’t recognize the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile machine, or e-mail as telehealth.

The Board requires that physicians and PAs have a valid Maine license to practice online, except for some exceptions such as infrequent episodic care, consultation to a local licensee, or administrative medicine. They must also follow the same standards as those in face-to-face settings, including obtaining consent to treat, keeping medical records, and prescribing medications.

Physicians who will be providing Consultative Telemedicine and not physically practicing in the state can apply for a Consultative Telemedicine License.

The Board also requires physicians and PAs who provide primary care through telemedicine to have a face-to-face visit with their patients once a year.

Maine Medical License Lookup

If you want to see the status of a physician’s, physician assistant’s, or nurse’s license or to see disciplinary information, you can use the Board’s ALMS Online Services.

To verify the status of your application you should also use the Board’s ALMS Online Services, log in with your username and password, and then click on the “Check the Status of my Application” link. You will be able to see the progress and any missing documents or additional requirements.

Expedite Maine Medical License

The board states that the average time to process an application is 49. However, some factors can affect the timeline, like the completeness and accuracy of your application, the timeliness of your credential verification by the FCVS, as well as the volume of applications received by the Board.

Physicians may be eligible for an expedited medical license under the IMLC. You can also apply for Camp Physician License, which is valid for a specific time and place during the summer, an Emergency License (will be active for 100 days maximum, and only if emergency), or a Temporary License — granted for the time specified, but not to exceed one year.

Maine Medical Licensing Service

At MedicalLicensing.com, we understand how busy and time-constrained physicians, physician assistants (PAs), and nurses are. So, we are dedicated, to taking the hassle out of obtaining new licenses.

Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of the process and can efficiently handle the application on your behalf. We know when and how to submit applications, and in what order, to ensure that the Maine Medical Board receives all necessary verifications without any issues. Once your files are complete, we’ll take care of the rest to ensure that your Maine Medical License is issued promptly and without any unnecessary delays.

Our streamlined process is designed to meet your specific needs and make the process as hassle-free as possible so that you can focus on what matters most.

FAQ About Maine Medical Licensure

  • How do I apply for a medical license in Maine?
    The application process includes completing an application form, providing required documents and fees, and passing a background check.
  • How long does it take to get a medical license in Maine?
    The time can vary based on several factors. However, on average, it takes around 3-6 months.
  • How much is a medical license in Maine?
    The fee for a physician license includes the application fee ($600) and the examination fee ($100). For physician assistants, the application fee is $300, and the examination fee—$100. The fee for an RN license is $50 for the application and $25—a criminal background check.
  • Can I practice medicine in Maine with an out-of-state medical license?
    In most cases, no. However, there are some exceptions, such as telemedicine or providing medical assistance during a declared emergency.
  • What is the process for obtaining a temporary medical license in Maine?
    Temporary licenses are typically issued for up to six months. Applicants must meet the same requirements as for a full medical license, including passing the USMLE or COMLEX and completing a residency program. The fee is $400 (plus the $700 permanent application fee). This license can only be used at the location specified in the application.
  • What types of continuing education credits are required for Maine medical license renewal?
    MDs and DOs are required 100 hours every 2 years; 40 must be in Category 1. PAs are also required to complete 100 hours of CME every 2 years, of which at least 50 hours must be Category 1 credit. APRNs are required to maintain national certification; and complete 50 contact hours in nursing, medicine, or allied health in the area of practice, every 2 years. Those, who prescribe controlled substances must also complete 3 hours of continuing medical education on the prescription of opioid medication every 2 years.
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