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We provide licensing in all 50 states.

We provide licensing through the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (IMLC)

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We license medical physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

 

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  • Alabama
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Alaska
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Arizona
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Arkansas
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • California
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Colorado
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Connecticut
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Delaware
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • District of Columbia
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Florida
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Georgia
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Hawaii
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Idaho
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Illinois
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Indiana
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Iowa
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Kansas
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Kentucky
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Louisiana
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Maine
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Maryland
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Massachusetts
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Michigan
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Minnesota
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Mississippi
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Missouri
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Montana
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Nebraska
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Nevada
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • New Hampshire
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • New Jersey
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • New Mexico
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • New York
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • North Carolina
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • North Dakota
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Ohio
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Oklahoma
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Oregon
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Pennsylvania
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Rhode Island
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • South Carolina
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • South Dakota
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Tennessee
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Texas
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Utah
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Vermont
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Virginia
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Washington
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • West Virginia
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Wisconsin
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.
  • Wyoming
    SPEX/COMVEX Requirement No. USMLE Attempt Limit There are three attempts per step. A 4th attempt will be allowed, on one part only, if the applicant has been licensed in good standing in an alternative state for a minimum of 5 years, or if he/she has obtained a Texas PIT permit by the 9th of January 2005. Up to 6 attempts will be allowed, on one part, if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, and has completed an extra 2 years of residency training in Texas. USMLE Time Limit All USMLE steps, I through III, must be successfully completed within 7 years of passing the first step. The time limit is 10 years if the applicant has been specialty board-certified by a BOS or ABMS board, or has been practicing for 1 year under a Texas FTL. This also applies if the institution where the FTL was used recommended has recommended the applicant for the applicant. All dual-degree applicants will need to pass steps I, II, and III within 2 years of completing the required training – postgraduate. The time limit can also be extended to 10 years after postgraduate training completion if the applicant has graduated with a combined MD/PhD or PhD/DO program. No time limit applies to those who have been licensed in good standing in any other state for at least 5 years, or have accepted a limited license to only practice in HPSA or MUA, indefinitely. US/Canadian Postgraduate Training Requirements 1 year. International Postgraduate Training Requirements 2 years.

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