Physician and Surgeon License Verification (formerly known as Letters of Good Standing)

License Verifications are letters sent to other state and/or country medical boards to verify the status of a license. These letters are required by other boards to assist them in determining if there is any reason to prohibit or delay licensure by alerting boards of past or pending disciplinary action.

There are two options available to request a license verification:

  1. A License Verification may be obtained by contacting VeriDoc. This is an online company that processes license verifications for the Board. The fee is $20 and once the request is made, the License Verification is emailed to the other state board the next business day.
  2. A License Verification may be obtained by contacting the Board. Please note the process takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete. To request a License Verification the following must be provided:
    1. Written communication requesting the Medical Board of California produce a license verification letter(s);
    2. Contact information (phone number, email address) of the physician/individual requesting the license verification letter(s);
    3. Complete name and California license number of each physician for whom the license verification letter is being requested;
    4. Complete name and address of the other state and/or country medical board(s) where each letter will be sent via U.S. Mail; and
    5. A check made out to the Medical Board of California for each license verification letter requested at the rate of $10.00 per license verification letter. Currently, no credit card payments are accepted for this service.

    The required information and fee listed above must be sent to:

Contact the Board’s Consumer Information Unit with questions at:

  • Toll-Free: 800-633-2322
  • Phone: 916-263-2382

Examination Scores

California State Board Examination scores will be provided by the Board's Licensing Program for an additional $10 and are only available if the examination was taken prior to 1969.

Otherwise, examination score requests should be made by contacting the following agencies:

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
  • (817) 868-4041
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
  • (215) 590-9500
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • (215) 386-5911