Physician Licensure Specialists


State Licensing Requirements

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Georgia Medical License Application
How long will this take me?

Allow three to four months. It could be less.

How quickly can I obtain my license?

Using our expedited service, we can have your application and verifications out the door within five business days. Once your application is complete at the board, your file is sent to quality assurance and reviewed within five to 10 business days and an initial licensure determination will be made. You will be notified in writing of the initial determination and the next scheduled Medical Board meeting date when your application will be considered.

Are there CME requirements to get the license?

No, but you are required to complete 20 hours per year of Continuing Medical Education Units or, 40 hours over the two-year validation period of the license. In meeting the continuing education requirements, the Board will waive one hour CME requirement for physicians for each four hours of documented work by the physician in uncompensated health care services, such as free clinics, up to a maximum of ten CME hours per biennium. In order to receive the waiver, the physician shall submit to the Board documentation of such work at the time of renewal.

As an IMG, what is the minimum number of PGT need to qualify for licensure?

If you graduated on or before July 1, 1985, you must have completed one year of post-graduate training in the US in a program approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) one year of post-graduate training in Canada in a program approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Does Georgia require the SPEX?

Only if a physician has been out of practice two or more years.


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