North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners

North-Dakota-Medical-LicenseCity Center Plaza
418 East Broadway Ave., Suite 12
Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone: (701) 328-6500
Fax: (701) 328-6505
Executive Secretary: Duane Houdek, JD


  • Application Fee: $247.25 (includes background check fee)
  • Background Check Fee : N/A (included in application fee)
  • License Renewal: $155 (online)/$200 (paper application)


  • Application process: 4-8 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets three times a year – March, July, & November.

What you need to know:

  • Expiration: Some documents may need updating after 3 months.
  • Interview: Not required unless the applicant did not graduate from an approved medical school and/or has derogatory information surface during the application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USMLE Attempt Limit: 3 attempts per step.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 7 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year (ACGME accredited only)
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years (ACGME accredited only)
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

 Thank you again for all your help with my license. I was really impressed with your promptness, reliability, and professionalism. Thanks again!
– Dr. HT, North Dakota

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About North Dakota:

North Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, along the Canadian border. North Dakota is the 19th-largest state by area in the U.S. It is also the third least populous, with 672,591 residents as of 2010. North Dakota was carved out of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with South Dakota. The state capital is Bismarck and the largest city is Fargo. The primary public universities are located in Grand Forks, Fargo and Dickinson. The U.S. Air Force operates Air Force Bases at Minot AFB and Grand Forks AFB.
North Dakota is considered to be in the U.S. regions known as the upper north and the Great Plains, and is sometimes referred to as being the “High Plains”. The state shares the Red River of the North with Minnesota on the east; South Dakota is to the south, Montana is to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are north. North Dakota sits essentially in the middle of North America, and in fact a stone marker in Rugby, North Dakota, identifies itself as being the “Geographic Center of the North American Continent”.
For more than a decade, the state has had a strong economy, with unemployment lower than the national average, job and population growth, and low housing vacancies. Much of the growth has been based on development of the Bakken oil shale fields in the western part of the state, but it has also had growth in the technology and service sectors. Flooding in June 2011 has caused extensive damage to Minot and threatens Fargo, the largest city.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of North Dakota, click here.


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