Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Kentucky-Medical-LicenseHurstbourne Office Park
310 Whittington Parkway, #1B
Louisville, KY  40222-4916
Phone: (502) 429-7150
Fax: (502) 429-9923
Executive Director: C. William Schmidt


  • Application Fee: $300
  • Background Check Fee : $39.75
  • License Renewal: $150


  • Application process: 60-90 days minimum AFTER application, all documentation, & FCVS profile is received at the Board. Time doubles if there are any irregularities or malpractice.
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets on a quarterly basis. Irregularities and waiver requests must be approved at the Board meetings or through Inquiry Panels.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board.
  • FCVS required
  • Interview: Not required. The Board may require the applicant to attend a personal interview when, for instance, 1) the applicant has committed any acts constituting grounds for denial of license 2) the Board is in receipt of information requiring additional information or explanation from the applicant and 3) the applicant’s application is incomplete or requires further explanation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 4 attempts per step.
  • USMLE Time Limit: No time limit.
  • PGY (AMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 2 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

The Spine and Brain Neurosurgical Center would like to thank you for the wonderful service that you have provided. We have discovered how tedious and time-consuming licensing a physician can be and using your company has made this process easier for us. PLS has been wonderful to work with and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
– Spine and Brain Neurosurgical Center, Kentucky

Order your Kentucky Medical License here:

About Kentucky:

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is located in the East Central United States of America. As classified by the United States Census Bureau, Kentucky is a Southern state, more specifically in the East South Central region. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 it became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th largest state in terms of total area, the 36th largest in land area, and ranks 26th in population.

Kentucky is known as the “Bluegrass State”, a nickname based on the fact that bluegrass is present in many of the pastures throughout the state, based on the fertile soil. It made possible the breeding of high-quality livestock, especially thoroughbred racing horses. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world’s longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park; the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States; and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of Montana, and the nation’s most productive coalfield. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing, tobacco and college basketball.

Kentucky is considered to be situated in the Upland South. It is infrequently also included in the Midwest.A significant portion of Kentucky is part of Appalachia. Kentucky borders seven states, from the Midwest and the Southeast. West Virginia lies to the east, Virginia to the southeast, Tennessee to the south, Missouri to the west, Illinois and Indiana to the northwest, and Ohio to the north and northeast. Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more states.

* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Kentucky, click here.


Everything you need to know about Kentucky:
Need help relocating to Kentucky?:
Search for a job in Kentucky using our Partners page]]>