Effective September 1, 2023, the Board’s process for a criminal background check (CBC) is changing. Instead of submitting the CBC packet and fees to the LSBME, applicants will make appointments to have their fingerprints scanned at or send fingerprint cards to Identogo / Idemia offices. Please note as of Friday, August 18, 2023, the LSBME will no longer accept paper background check materials (i.e., fingerprint cards, paperwork, and fees) from applicants for licensure. Click HERE for more information on this faster and more efficient process..
To complete a NEW APPLICATION you must register in LaMED DashBoard. You will need a valid email address that you have immediate access to in order to complete registration.
Fees must be paid via credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover only)
We DO NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.
****We DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS (unless you erroneously make multiple payments) If you are not sure which license to apply for, call (504) 568-6820 for clarification. (Refunds will not be issued for completing the incorrect application).
Send ALL licensure materials with fees to:
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) annually processes hundreds of applications for licensure. This process involves the collection of credentials from the applicant as well as other sources. The Board conducts a thorough evaluation of credentials, employment or work history, malpractice history and disciplinary history. This process takes time - anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending upon how quickly the applicant complies with what is requested and the nature of any problems requiring closer attention. Licensure is not guaranteed. As such, each applicant is advised not to make commitments on loans, practice start dates, home purchases, etc. The Board will not accelerate one application at the expense of another nor will it waive any requirements in the screening process. Once the application is received and reviewed, the analyst prepares and sends out a missing document report to request additional information and/or to return items that need corrections or clarifications. Please wait at least thirty days before calling to check on the status of the application. The Board has no control over materials that must be requested from other agencies. The Board shall have a reasonable period of time to collect and assimilate all required documents and information necessary to issue a license. If after submitting an application for licensure, an applicant has failed to respond or make an effort to pursue licensure for a period of six months, the application will be null and void and the applicant must reapply. If you have been named in a malpractice suit, been sanctioned by another state or agency or have answered “yes” to any of the questions on the oath or affirmation page of the application, you must provide a detailed notarized narrative of the incident and anticipate a delay in the licensing process. This includes offenses that may have occurred as a juvenile and that may have been expunged from your record. The criminal background check can take months to process. As such, it is suggested that you request the criminal background materials as soon as you know that you are relocating to Louisiana.
Online Education Course and Quiz Before First Renewal
Prior to your first renewal of license, you must take and successfully complete the online laws and rules course pertaining to your discipline. The course is offered on CE Broker and will immediately show up on your transcript after you have successfully completed the course. If you took a similar course on another platform (Moodle, TableMesa) as part of your initial licensure, you will need to upload your certificate of completion into your CE Broker transcript. To access the Laws and Rules courses, please click HERE. This requirement is not yet in place for Physician Assistants, Clinical Exercise Physiologists, Private Radiological Technologists, or Polysomnographers.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a prescriber with a CDS License from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, you are required to take a 3 hour course on safe prescribing as mandated by the Louisiana legislature. Click here to see the board-approved courses for this purpose.
To apply for a new license, click the appropriate link below:
STATISTICAL DATA - This page will give you access to statistcal data on the total number of ACTIVE licensees by year and category.