FCVS is a service that justifies the credentials specified within a license application. A profile of FCVS is composed when a physician’s credentials are confirmed by primary resources. This verified credentials’ profile is kept in a persistent storage that can be updated and delivered to other state medical boards as required through a physician’s career. Everything is conducted through Federation Credentials Verification Service (fsmb.org). You have to create a fcvs login/password to have an access to the personal account.

For physicians, the base fee is $375. Extra fees may be applied to cover costs incurred to examination transcripts, ECFMG certification (if necessary), and other insignificant verification fees.

FCVS checks all training out that is accredited by ACGME, AOA or RCPSC. FCVS checks residency training that is not accredited by ACGME, AOA or RCPSC. Some state medical license boards may require physicians to personally verify non-accredited training that is not confirmed by FCVS.