The Texas Medical Board requires all physicians to carry proper licensing before they can practice. Follow these steps to ensure that you will be ready to work in the Lone Star State.
The Texas Medical Board handles all applications, which can take up to six months to complete. Their Customer Information Center can be reached at 512-305-7030 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications are accepted online. Information on the process, along with frequently asked questions, is available at tmb.state.tx.us. They can also be mailed to this address:
Texas Medical Board
Attn: Screen - CIC
P.O. Box 2029, MC-242
Austin, TX 78768-2029
After the Texas Medical Board screens the application, physicians must complete the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Application. You will be notified when it's time to take it. Pearson VUE administers the jurisprudence exam at locations throughout the United States. Contact Pearson VUE online at pearsonvue.com/texasmedicalboard or call 888-300-6228.
The fee of $61 is payable to Pearson Vue.
The final step, after passage of the jurisprudence exam, is the final review by the Texas Medical Board. This can take several months, depending on the length of the application and related information. Upon passage of the review, physicians must travel to Austin for an interview, at which time a temporary license is issued. Permanent licenses are sent by mail.
Personal interviews are conducted at The William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe #3-700, Austin, TX 78701.
Department of Public Safety and Drug Enforcement Administration certificates also are required.
The Texas Department of Public Safety registers persons who dispense controlled substances. Visit txdps.state.tx.us for more information.
A DEA certificate is required to prescribe controlled substances. Information is available at deadiversion.usdog.gov.