Physician License Renewal

* Updates and Information *

  Attention 2022 Renewing law effective April 1, 2022. Click Implicit Bias Training Required to learn more.

A Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) is required for all applicants applying for initial licensure and reinstatement. A licensee who has previously submitted to a CHRC for the Board as part of an application for initial licensure, reinstatement, or renewal, will not be required to submit to a CHRC for the 2022-2023 renewal cycle.

Medical Liability Insurance

There will be a yes/no question on the renewal about whether a physician maintains medical liability insurance. The answer will be posted on the Practitioner Profiles. Practitioners can also edit their yes/no question within their profile.

Physicians must use the following Board-supplied forms to comply with the new law's requirements:

The language in the documents was drafted and approved by the Board in compliance with Maryland Code Annotated, Health Occupations Article §14-508. Alteration of the language in the documents may result in non-compliance with the law.

Registration Deadline - Practitioners who prescribe CDS must be registered with the PDMP in order to obtain a new or renewal CDS license. For more information, click PDMP Registration FAQs or visit the PDMP/Crisp Registration website.

At a minimum, you will need the following information to complete the online renewal application:

  • Medical License Number
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, if available. (Individual and/or Organizational). To search for your NPI, go to NPI Public Registry Search
  • Workman's Compensation carrier name, policy number, and expiration date--only if you employ one or more individuals in your practice
  • General office information (address, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Access to a printer to print a copy of your completed renewal application, your receipt of payment, and to print a copy of your downloaded license.

The current annual license renewal fee for medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) is $486*.

*This amount represents a fee reduction for all licensees for the next two fiscal years (2022 and 2023). Effective July 1, 2019, the Board will pay the assessment fee to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) on behalf of the licensee. The rest of the amount includes renewal fee of $436.00 + physician rehabilitation and peer review program fee of $50.00.

On September 30, 2023, the license of physicians with last names beginning with the letters M-Z will expire. Renewal for the Maryland Board of Physicians will begin on July 2023 and end at 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2023.

Two-part process to renew

Physicians who were licensed through the Compact must complete a two-part process to renew their Maryland license.

Step 1:
  • Go to the Compact website at before starting the renewal process for your Maryland medical license. Complete the form and enter the $486.00 renewal fee in the line for renewal fee as provided by the state medical board. You are also required to pay the Compact fee of $25.00. Failure to pay both fees may result in your renewal failing to be processed. The Maryland license renewal fee of $486.00* and the $25.00 Compact fee is payable through the Compact website by credit card only.
  • After you receive the notification from the Compact of your approval for renewal, proceed to the Board's website and select Renew My Physician License. You cannot renew on the Board's website until you receive your notification of approval for renewal from the Compact.
Step 2:
  • Once you are on the Board's website, select Renew My Physician License near the bottom of the webpage to login to the Maryland portion of the on-line renewal application.

The online renewal is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week from July 2023 to September 30, 2023. Physicians who fail to renew their medical licenses are not authorized to practice medicine. Any person practicing medicine without a license is subject to a civil fine of not more than $50,000 to be levied by the Board (Md. Code Ann., Health Occ. §§ 14-601, 606).

Physicians applying for renewal of the license must earn at least 50 Category 1 CME credits in the two-year period preceding the license expiration date. Physicians should not send CME documents to the Board unless selected for audit. A list of activities that meet the Board's Category 1 CME requirement and the required documentation can be viewed by clicking this link: COMAR

(Note: The Board may impose a penalty of $100 per continuing medical education credit for failure to obtain the required continuing medical education credits.)

Physicians are exempt from the continuing education requirement for the first license renewal.

If you'd like to generate a copy of your renewal license, renewal receipt, or renewal application, please click on the Renew Your License link (on the right) to access the renewal site.

From there, enter your logon credentials and click the Logon button. A link will display to download and print your renewal materials.