Frequently Asked Questions - License Verification

What is a license verification?

A license verification is a written verification of a license that is used to supply other country and/or state boards with current information regarding the status of a license.

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How do I apply for a license verification?

  1. Contact VeriDoc and follow the online procedures to request that a license verification be emailed to the other medical board. The letter will be emailed immediately to the other board after the online transaction is completed.
  2. Submit a written request to the board with a $10 fee enclosed. It must include the doctor's name and license number, as well as the name and address of the requesting medical board. This process takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the receipt of the required information and fee.

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How much is the fee?

The fee is $20 per request if you use VeriDoc online, or $10 per request if you submit the request to the board via mail. If mailing your request to the board, you may submit a check or money order made payable to the Medical Board of California.

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Can the license verification be sent back to me?

No. The letters only will be mailed or emailed directly to the requesting board in another state and/or country.

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How long will my request take to process?

If you are using VeriDoc, your License Verification will be emailed immediately to the other board after the online transaction is completed. If mailing your request to the board, please allow approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the receipt of the required information and fee.

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Where do I send my request?

  • Online: VeriDoc
  • By Mail:
    Medical Board of California
    2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
    Sacramento, CA 95815

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Is there any way to expedite my request?

The fastest way to process a request is to use VeriDoc.

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In addition, the board is requesting my examination scores. Can I get my scores from your office?

If the California State Exam was taken prior to 1969, scores can be provided from this office for a fee of $10. If the FLEX, National Board or USMLE examination scores are needed, please contact the appropriate agency.

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Technical Support/Questions

If you are using VeriDoc and cannot locate your name on the VeriDoc site, or the recipient state licensure board hasn't received the license verification from VeriDoc, contact JoDee Wiedmeier, Operations Manager, VeriDoc Support at (701) 319-6500 or at support @veridoc.org, for assistance.

If you are using the Medical Board of California to complete your license verification and have questions, contact the Consumer Information Unit, Medical Board of California, (916) 263-2382 or Webmaster@mbc.ca.gov, for assistance.

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