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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.  If after reading the instructions you have questions please contact our office.


Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Medical Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-2060
(317) 233-4236 (fax)


In compliance with IC 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information or your application will not be processed.  You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency.  The information you provide will become public record.  Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with IC 4-1-8-1.  Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.



When submitting a notarized copy of an original document, the notary MUST make a statement to the fact that the notary has seen the original document.  If this is not done the document will NOT be accepted.



You may view the statute and rules on our website.  For your convenience you may click on the following link:



Processing time depends on the applicant.  The applicant is responsible for the submission of all documents.  The sooner the documents are requested and received the quicker the permit can be issued.  All status updates will be sent by our office via email.  If you have a positive response the permit cannot be issued until it has been reviewed by the Board.  The Board meets on a monthly basis.



(To reinforce : when submitting a notarized copy of an original document, the notary MUST make a statement to the fact that the notary has seen the original document.  If this is not done the document will NOT be accepted. )


Please type or legible print when completing the application.
All information requested on the application must be completed.
The application must have an original signature and date.



Please submit one (1) passport quality photo taken within the past three (3) months.


  • FEE

Please submit an application fee in the amount of $100.00; payable to Professional Licensing Agency.  All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.



If you have answered any of the questions on the application “yes” you must submit a NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT detailing the occurrence/situation, the outcome, date of occurrence, if it is a malpractice payment the amount paid in your behalf.  If applicable please submit copies of all court documents and/or arrest records.  Letters from attorneys or insurance companies are not accepted in lieu of your statement. 



You must submit proof of graduation by submitting one of the following documents:

A.    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION – An original letter from the Dean of your medical/osteopathic school stating that you have completed (not expected to) all requirements for graduation and the date when the degree was awarded.

B.     OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT – An official transcript of grades from the medical/osteopathic school, confirming medical degree.  Graduates of foreign medical schools must submit notarized copies of all subjects and grades (mark sheets).  Include official translation if not in English.

C.    DEGREE – A notarized copy of your medical/osteopathic degree.  Include official translation if not in English.




1.  Must submit two (2) letters of reference documenting the applicant’s character from past/present Co-Instructors/Professors.  The letters should be original and dated within the last six (6) months and should go into detail regarding the applicant's character and job performance. 

2.  Must submit documentation certifying the applicant’s professional qualifications.



The Medical School must be accredited and are required to submit a letter to the Board indicating the applicant’s teaching appointment terms and listing the medical subjects to be taught.



You must request a “License Verification or Letter of Good Standing” from each state/country in which you currently are or have ever been licensed, certified, or registered in any regulated health profession or occupation.  This includes all licenses etc., that are active, expired, inactive, retired, delinquent etc.  In addition to any medical license/permit etc., this also pertains to any professional health license such as an EMT, nursing, pharmacists, etc.  You will need to print off the verification form; contact the appropriate entities/states to see if they charge a fee for completing this form and send the form directly to them.  They will in turn complete the verification and mail it directly to our office. 

We do not accept web verifications; the verification must come directly from the state in which you were licensed in.


        Temporary teaching permits expire annually June 30, on the odd years and may be renewed for $50.  Notices will be emailed out 60 days prior to the
 expiration date.  If the teaching location has changed you must apply for a new permit.  It is important that you always keep us updated on your 
 current email address.



          The Board no longer automatically issues pocket licenses.  Upon issuance, you will get an email with your license number and instructions on how to
order/upload a pocket license.