Physician Licensing

The Federation Credentials Verification Service

The Federation Credentials Verification Service

The Federation Credentials Verification Service or FCVS is a service of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and was established in 1996 to provide a centralized process for medical boards to obtain a verified, primary source record of an applicant’s core credentials.

The FCVS gathers, verifies, and stores the physician’s core credentials in a central repository at FSMB. Primary source verification includes medical education, PGY, exam scores, board certification, applicant identity, & board action history.

The FCVS does NOT obtain or verify Hospital Privileges, Employment History, License verifications, References, AMA profiles, NDPB & other queries, Insurance, Disciplinary or Malpractice History.

The FCVS is a permanent archive of physicians’ and physician assistants’ academic and professional records. The FCVS keeps the following credentials: 

  • Your identity
  • Records from your medical education (this includes the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification if it is applicable)
  • Graduate medical education records
  • Licensure examination history
  • Disciplinary history
  • ABMS Specialty board certification

The FCVS does not cover all of the documents that many state medical boards require. These documents can include:

  • Letters of good standing from other state boards
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Military discharge papers (DD-214)
  • DEA verification
  • AMA/AOA profile
  • NPDB/HIPDB profile
  • AOA Specialty board certification verification letter
  • Society membership verification letter
  • Employment verification
  • Hospital staff verification
  • Malpractice insurance verification & claims history report
  • Documentation of malpractice claims

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