Alabama Medical License

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners


Contact information

Address: P.O. Box 946
Montgomery, AL 36101-0946
Phone: (800) 227-2606
Fax: (334) 242-4155

Things you need to know

  • Application Fee: $175 + $20 to order their required paper application
  • Alabama medical license fee: $110
  • Accepted Exams: USMLE, NBME, FLEX, SPEX, LMCC, NBOME, COMLEX, SBE but not PR or FL pre-1979
  • Average Processing Time: 2-6 months (Application expires after 6 months)
  • SPEX: Required if not ABMS certified or major medical exam not taken within the last 10 years.

License requirements

USMLE limits:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: No attempt limit on steps 1 and 2. Three attempts on step 3.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE step 1, 2 and 3 within 7 years of passing the first step, 10 years for MD PhD.

PGT requirements:

  • US / Canada Graduate – 1 year
  • International Graduate – 3 years

Required direct source verifications:

  • Prior and Current License verifications
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Passport-Style Photo for the application
  • Exam Verifications
  • Postgraduate Verifications
  • Personal Interview – If there are special circumstances or issues
  • ABMS Certification Verification
  • Clinical Rotations (IMGs)
  • ECFMG Verification (IMGs)

Required copies (if applicable):

  • Copy of Initial Complaint and Final Order (or letter from a lawyer if pending) for all malpractice cases ever named in.
  • Copy of Legal Name Change Documents

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State description

Alabama is a southern state, its official nickname is “Heart of the South”. The name is taken from the language of one of the local Indian tribes, which called itself Alabama”. Before the Europeans, these places were inhabited by several tribes; after the white people took over their territories, the Indians fought desperately but were forced to leave for other states. Alabama is included in the list of states of the so-called Far (Deep) South – these are territories that were completely dependent on some kind of agriculture. The warm climate and humidity made Alabama a convenient place to grow cotton, so there were a lot of plantations, and therefore, dark-skinned slaves.

Two topics that southerners never tire of discussing are football and racing. Besides, Alabama boasts a convoluted and fascinating history. This territory was controlled by a wide variety of peoples – from Indians to Spaniards, but as a result, Alabama became the 22nd US state. The state has a variety of landscapes (from the spurs of the Appalachian Mountains to the subtropical coast of the Gulf of Mexico), interesting architecture, museums (for example, the Museum of the History of Astronautics in Hunstville or the Carnival Museum in Mobile), nature in national reserves, water parks and the oldest in America Mardi Gras carnival in Mobile.

Major cities are Montgomery (capital), Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Dothan.