Verification of Licensure FAQs


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What is a verification of licensure/letter of good standing?

A verification of licensure (also known as a Letter of Good Standing) is a formal letter attesting to the current status of a license that is accepted by state licensing boards. The verification of licensure contains the following:

  • Practitioner's Name
  • License Number
  • Current License Status
  • Date of License Issuance
  • Date of License Expiration
  • Summarized Disciplinary Actions


How do I apply for a verification of licensure / letter of good standing?

Click here and follow the steps to request a Verification of Licensure to be e-mailed to one of the listed recipients. Each subsidiary of each state board may not be listed as a recipient. In most cases, large state boards accept e-mailed verifications of licensure on the behalf of its subsidiaries. For the best results, please determine the most appropriate recipient prior to submitting a request.

If you do not require a formal verification letter, click Look Up A Licensee to view the current status of a license.


How much does it cost to request a verification of licensure?

  • $50 for each verification of licensure regarding a physician license.
  • $25 for each verification of licensure regarding an allied health practitioner license.
  • The Resubmit my verification feature is a free service that allows requesters to resend a verification of licensure previously purchased through the Online Verification System.

How long does it take to generate a verification of licensure?

An encrypted, digital verification link is sent to the registered e-mail address of the selected recipient board in Portable Document Format (PDF) immediately following the successful completion of the Online Verification System transaction.


How to request a verification of licensure for a recipient not listed in the Online Verification System?

Submit a written request that includes the following:

  • Requestor's name & contact information.
  • Licensee's name.
  • License number (verify the correct license number by selecting Look Up A Licensee).
  • Brief reason why the request could not be processed online.
  • Recipient's name & contact information.
  • Desired method of submission (e-mail or U.S. postal mail).
Mail the request along with the appropriate fee ($50 for each verification of licensure regarding a physician license or $25 for each verification of licensure regarding an allied health practitioner license) to the following address:

Maryland Board of Physicians
P.O. Box 37217
Baltimore, MD 21297

The check or money order must be made payable to the Maryland Board of Physicians. A verification of licensure will be generated within 10 business days following the receipt of the request and appropriate fee. Verification requests received without payment will be discarded without action.


How to request a verification of registration for an Unlicensed Medical Practitioner?

The Board no longer verifies the registration of unlicensed medical practitioners (registration prefix "P"). Contact the unlicensed medical practitioner's training facility to obtain a verification of licensure.


How to resubmit a verification of licensure previously purchased through the Online Verification System?

Click here to Resubmit My Verification. The Resubmit My Verification feature is a free service.


To request a free copy of your Maryland Board of Physicians examination scores

Fax your request to Customer Service at 410-358-1298. The faxed request must include the recipient's name and contact information, the licensee's name, license number, the approximate date of the exam, and complete mailing instructions.


To address any other matters related to a verification of licensure

E-mail Customer Service at mdh.mbpverifications@maryland.gov or call Customer Service at 410-764-4705 or 1-800-492-6836 ext. 4705.

Revised 11/2018