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:



STATISTICAL DATA - This page will give you access to statistcal data on the total number of licensees by category.