Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

Nevada-Medical-License1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301
Reno, NV  89502
P.O. Box 7238 (Mailing Address)
Reno, NV  89510
Phone: (775) 688-2559
Fax: (775) 688-2321
Executive Director: Edward O. Cousineau, JD


  • Application Fee: $1475
  • Background Check Fee : $75 (included with application fee)
  • License Renewal: $815 (online)/$850 (paper application)


  • Licensure times run anywhere from 2 weeks to 60 days and licenses are issued administratively to those applicants who are not required to appear before the Board.  Applicants who are licensed administratively are generally issued within 12-24 hours of completion of the file.
  • Those applicants which are required to appear before the Board – files must be completed 45 days prior to the Board meeting in order to appear.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Applications expire after six months from the date received by the Board.  However, if there is continued activity in the file the Board may keep a file open for a period over six months.
  • Interview: Required for most Endorsement applicants, those who do not meet exam or postgraduate training requirements, have significant malpractice history, disciplinary action in other jurisdictions or derogatory history.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 9 attempts total.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 3 Years (must be progressive training in one specialty)
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years (must be progressive training in one specialty)
  • SPEX: Required unless ABMS Board certified / re-certified in a primary or sub-specialty in the last 10 years OR is lifetime certified by the ABMS, agrees to maintain that certification throughout any period of licensure in the state of Nevada and has actively practiced clinical medicine for the past 5 years in any state in which the applicant is licensed.

For more information on Nevada Medical License, contact us at 801-816-1149.

About Nevada:
Nevada is located in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. With an area of 110,561 square miles and a population of about 2.7 million, it is the 7th-largest and 35th-most populous state. Over two-thirds of Nevada’s people live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which contains its three largest incorporated cities. Nevada’s capital is Carson City. Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state’s land is owned by the US government under various jurisdictions, both civilian and military.
The name Nevada is derived from the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, which means “snow-capped mountain range” in Spanish. The land comprising the modern state was inhabited by Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes prior to European contact. It was subsequently claimed by Spain as a part of Alta California until the Mexican War of Independence brought it under Mexican control. The United States gained the territory in 1848 following its victory in the Mexican-American War and the area was eventually incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864.
The establishment of legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce proceedings in the 20th century transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination. The tourism industry remains Nevada’s largest employer, with mining continuing to be a substantial sector of the economy as Nevada is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world. Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the “Battle Born State” because it achieved statehood during the Civil War and the “Sagebrush State” for the native eponymous plant. Nevada is the largest landlocked U.S. state that does not border Canada or Mexico.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Nevada, click here.


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