Licensure

 

Send ALL licensure materials with fees to:
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

 

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) annually processes hundreds of applications for licensure. This process involves the collection of credentials from the applicant as well as other sources.  The Board conducts a thorough evaluation of credentials, employment or work history, malpractice history and disciplinary history.  This process takes time - anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending upon how quickly the applicant complies with what is requested and the nature of any problems requiring closer attention.  Licensure is not guaranteed.  As such, each applicant is advised not to make commitments on loans, practice start dates, home purchases, etc. The Board will not accelerate one application at the expense of another nor will it waive any requirements in the screening process.  Once the application is received and reviewed, the analyst prepares and sends out a missing document report to request additional information and/or to return items that need corrections or clarifications.  Please wait at least thirty days before calling to check on the status of the application.  The Board has no control over materials that must be requested from other agencies.  The Board shall have a reasonable period of time to collect and assimilate all required documents and information necessary to issue a license.  If after submitting an application for licensure, an applicant has failed to respond or make an effort to pursue licensure for a period of six months, the application will be null and void and the applicant must reapply.  If you have been named in a malpractice suit, been sanctioned by another state or agency or have answered “yes” to any of the questions on the oath or affirmation page of the application, you must provide a detailed notarized narrative of the incident and anticipate a delay in the licensing process.  This includes offenses that may have occurred as a juvenile and that may have been expunged from your record.  The criminal background check can take months to process.  As such, it is suggested that you request the criminal background materials as soon as you know that you are relocating to Louisiana.

 

To apply for a new license, click the appropriate link below:

 

 

 

 

Statistics

 Total licensees by category

 
CATEGORY
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
LACU. - Licensed Acupuncture 16 15 16 20 34 33 39 41 59 50 47
 PACU. - Physician Acupuncture 17 19 18 5 21 23 19 21 21 20 20
 ADS. - Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist 1 -  1 - 4 13 19 17 21 17 16
 ATH. - Athletic Trainer 240 234 242 253 287 306 365 418 506 472 504
 CEP. - Clinical Exercise Physiology 14 15 14 26 26 59 60 56 58 58 58
 CLP.CYT - Cytotechnology 78 84 78 73 80 74 72 70 25 61 56
 CLP.GEN - CLS - Generalist 2,531 2,859 2,539 2,937 3,162 3,221 3,213 3,212 3,252 3,153 3,030
 CLP.LAB - Laboratory Assistant  853 981 855 867 1,187 1,221 1,223 1,265 1,368 1,332 1,255
 CLP.PHL - Phlebotomy 178 180 181 159 244 295 416 458 522 556 447
 CLP.SPE - CLS - Specialist 118 138 118 135 147 152 153 152 186 186 170
 CLP.TCH - CLS - Technician 405 428 407 471 546 547 562 556 578 577 556
 DO. - Physician 172 152 175 228 260 285 317 348 396 374 393
 DPM. - Podiatry 178 176 178 183 184 188 191 188 200 184 186
 LRT. - Licensed Respiratory Therapist 3,312 3,308 3,319 3,424 3,474 3,543 3,680 3,696 3,788 3,466 3,495
 MD. - Physician 15,071 15,156 15,250 16,012 16,322 16,742 17,125 17,198 18,786 16,595 16,786
 MDW. - Midwifery 8 10 8 9 9 10 10 11 15 18 21
 MP. - Medical Psychologist -            -            - 55 65 72 74 82 89 87 91
 OTA. - Occupational Therapy Assistant 390 380 392 447 488 515 595 644 712 698 745
 OTT. - Occupational Therapy 1,498 1,489 1,506 1,551 1,633 1,703 1,748 1,831 1,953 1,861 1,945
 PA. - Physician Assistant 499 457 532 657 771 965 811 881 943 1,003 1,091
 PEF. - Perfusionist 78 78 78 83 96 94 96 99 106 98 96
 POLY. - Polysomnography Technologist 35 2 36 72 99 133 148 163 187 182 193
 PRT. - Private Radiological Technology 22 17 22 21 20 22 9 11 10 3 7
 TOTAL  25,720 26,190 25,971 27,698 29,189 30,218 30,964 31,419 34,257 31,053 31,208