License Verification

Welcome to the Medical Board of California Licensee Profile search page. Here you will find profiles for all physicians and other allied health care providers who are licensed/registered in the state of California.

Physician and Surgeon Licensing Types and Descriptions

Type "A" — Licensee is a U.S. or Canadian medical school graduate whose pathway to licensure was based on: 1) The FLEX, USMLE, or LMCC written examination and has been licensed less than four years in another state, OR 2) An international medical school graduate whose pathway to licensure was based on the above exams or approved combinations of the NBME, FLEX, and USMLE.

Type "C" — Licensee is a U.S., Canadian, or international medical school graduate whose pathway to licensure was based on licensure in another state for four or more years. Additionally, international graduates may also be subject to the C-SPEX examination.

Type "G" — Licensee is a U.S. or Canadian medical school graduate whose pathway to licensure was based on the NBME examination.

Type "PTL" — Licensee is a U.S., Canadian, or international medical school graduate who passed the USMLE or LMCC written examination and is enrolled in a Board-approved postgraduate training program in California as a resident.

Special Programs - Special Faculty Permits

Special Faculty Permit holders are internationally trained physicians who have been recognized as academically eminent in their field of specialty. A Special Faculty Permit may be issued under Section 2168 of the Business and Professions Code and requires the sponsorship of an approved medical school or academic medical center in California.

Special Programs - Individuals

Special Programs permit holders are internationally trained physicians who do not immediately qualify for a physician’s and surgeon’s license. A license exemption granted under Business and Professions Code sections 2111, 2112, or 2113 requires the sponsorship of an approved medical school, academic medical center or hospital in California, depending upon the type of Special Program.