Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginia medical license requirements, fees, timeline & cost. Physician Licensing Service can help facilitate your Virginia Medical License, saving you time, money and stress. Address:
9960 Mayland Dr, Suite 300
Richmond, VA  23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4600
Fax: (804) 527-4426
Director: Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane, M.D.


  • Application Fee: $302
  • Background Check Fee : N/A
  • License Renewal: $260


  • Application process: 12 weeks minimum
  • Board Meetings: The Board meets every other month. Applications must be complete 30-45 days before the meeting. Not all files are required to go to the Board meeting for approval. Clean files are reviewed and approved on a weekly basis.

What you need to know when applying for a Virginia Medical License:

  • Expiration: Applications may expire after 6 months from the date it is received by the Board with or without notice. Submitted fees valid for 1 year.
  • Interview: Not required. The Board may request 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: No attempt limit.
  • USMLE Time Limit: Must complete USMLE steps I, II, & III within 10 years of passing the first step.
  • PGY (AMG): 1 Year
  • PGY (IMG): 3 Years
  • SPEX/COMVEX: Not required.

I would like to thank your staff for all the assistance you gave me with obtaining a license in both Virginia and Delaware. I have been practicing medicine for over 20 years and have not had to deal with medical licensing for quite some time. I appreciate your knowledge, expertise, and attention to details. Your service saved me hours of frustration in dealing with numerous forms and phone calls. Therefore, I was able to continue with my busy practice while my applications were being processed. I highly recommend PLS to any physician applying for licensure. Additionally, I would not hesitate to use your services again if and when the need arises. Thank you for all of your attention and personal service.
– Dr. RM, Virginia & Delaware

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About Virginia:

The Commonwealth of Virginia is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and sometimes the “Mother of Presidents” after the eight U.S. presidents born there. The geography and climate of the state are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The state population is over eight million.
The area’s history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony’s early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the Thirteen Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia’s northwestern counties separated to form the state of West Virginia. Although the state was conservative under white supremacy rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction and was historically part of the South, today both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.
The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest legislature in the Americas. The state government has been repeatedly ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States. It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia’s economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the Department of Defense and CIA; and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region’s main seaport. Virginia’s public schools and many colleges and universities have contributed to growing media and technology sectors. As a result, computer chips have become the state’s leading export.
* This excerpt is taken from Wikipedia. For further information on the History, Geography, Climate, Politics, & Culture of Virginia, click here.


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