Frequently Asked Questions for Verifications

1 What do I need to do if I need the Maryland Board of Physicians (the Board) to verify my license for an international adoption or an overseas work visa?
2 How do I request a "letter of good standing"?
3 I took the Maryland State Board licensing exam. Can you send my scores to another board or authority?
4 I took the FLEX exam in Maryland. Can the Board send my scores to another Board or authority?
5 Can I submit an online verification request?
6 I am a medical doctor and once held or currently hold a "training" license in Maryland. How do I request a verification?
7 Will the Board complete a verification form from another State board?
8 The recipient state licensing board or agency where I need my verification sent is not listed as an option in your online verification system?
9 Other Types of Maryland State Board Verifications

 

1. Question: What do I need to do if I need the Maryland Board of Physicians (the Board) to verify my license for an international adoption or an overseas work visa? (back to top)
 

Answer:

If you need the Board to verify your license for an international adoption or overseas work visa, contact the Board at 410-764-4705 for additional information.
   
2. Question: How do I request a "letter of good standing"? (back to top)
 

Answer:

A "letter of good standing" and verification are equivalent terms. The verification letter the Board issues for your Maryland license is accepted by all other state boards and institutions.
   
3. Question: I took the Maryland State Board licensing exam. Can you send my scores to another board or authority? (back to top)
 

Answer:

Upon written request by mail or fax, the Board will send your state board exam scores to another board or authority. There is no fee for this service.
   
4. Question: I took the FLEX exam in Maryland. Can the Board send my scores to another Board or authority? (back to top)
 

Answer:

If you took the FLEX-weighted average exam or FLEX Components 1 and/or 2 in Maryland, you must contact the Federation of State Medical Boards to obtain your scores or have them sent to another State Board or authority. You may contact the FSMB at 817-868-4000 or www.fsmb.org.
   
5. Question: Can I submit an online verification request?(back to top)
 

Answer:

Licensees can request and pay for a license verification via the Board’s website. Once the online verification request is completed the verification is immediately e-mailed to the state licensing board.
   
6. Question: I am a medical doctor and once held or currently hold a "training" license in Maryland. How do I request a verification? (back to top)
 

Answer:

The Board refers to doctors with “training” licenses as unlicensed medical practitioners (UMPs). On July 1, 2016, the Board ceased providing written verification for unlicensed medical practitioners. Individuals must contact the hospital where the training occurred to obtain primary source verification.
   
7. Question: Will the Board complete a verification form from another State board? (back to top)
 

Answer:

No. The Board has a standard verification letter that it uses to verify licenses. The information contained in the verification letter is accepted by all licensing boards. Use the online verification system on the Board’s website to submit your request.
   
8. Question: The recipient state licensing board or agency where I need my verification sent is not listed as an option in your online verification system? (back to top)
 

Answer:

If the recipient state licensing board is not listed as an option in our system or your verification needs to go out of the country or mailed directly to you, mail a written request along with payment to P.O Box 2571, Baltimore, MD 21215, Attention Customer Service. Fees are payable by check or money order. Allow 10 business days for processing.
   
OTHER TYPES OF MARYLAND STATE BOARD VERIFICATIONS
 
To obtain national licensing examination scores contact one of the following agencies:
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB); http://www.fsmb.org
  -USMLE Step 3
  -FLEX-weighted average
  -FLEX Components 1 and 2
  -SPEX
   
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) http://www.nbme.org
  -NBME Part 1, 2 and 3
  -USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (American Medical Graduates)
   
 
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) http://www.nbome.org
 
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) http://www.ecfmg.org
  -USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (Foreign Medical Graduates)
   
Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
http://www.mcc.ca
 
 
Verification of National Certification of Allied Health Practitioners:
To obtain verification of national certification, contact one of the following agencies:
 
 
  American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP); http://www.abcp.org  
 
  American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); http://www.arrt.org/index.html  
 
  Board of Certification (BOC); http://www.bocatc.org  
 
  Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT); http://www.brpt.org/  
 
  National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); http://www.nbrc.org  
 
  National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA); http://www.nccpa.net/  
 
  Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); http://www.nmtcb.org/  
OTHER STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS:
Contact individual board