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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 statutes 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.  Status updates will be sent by our office via email so it is important to always keep us informed of your current email address.  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.




Note:  An individual who applies for a temporary fellowship permit is not required to take any step of the USMLE.

(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

An application fee in the amount of $100.00  needs to be submitted with your application, 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 degree has been conferred.  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.



Please submit a notarized copy of a valid permit issued by another state for participation in a postgraduate medical education or training program located in a state that has standards for postgraduate medical education and training satisfactory to the board.  (Applicant must be in a postgraduate medical fellowship training program in the state that issued the permit)



Please direct two (2) letters of reference, with original signature, dated within the last 6 months, to be submitted to document your character and professional qualifications.



Must submit a notarized affidavit that is signed by a physician licensed in Indiana; include the license number of the signing physician; physician needs to make a statement attesting that he/she will monitor the work of the physician holding the temporary fellowship permit.



The Hospital/Institution Certification (page 3 of your application) must be completed by the Hospital/Institution Chairman Department Head.



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.



The Board no longer automatically issues pocket licenses.  Once your fellowship permit is issued, you will get an email indicating such with instructions on how to upload/purchase a pocket license.



        Fellowship permits expire each year on June 30th and can be renewed for $50.  A renewal notice will be sent via email 60 days prior to the expiration
        date.  If you change fellowship programs, you will need to apply for a new permit.