Licensing and Registration

Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine Licensing Seal

To learn more about the licensure process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from the list of professions below. 

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Below is the average number of days we are currently processing at.

Choose a License Type or Profession

Osteopathic Medicine Full Licensure

Physician in Training Registration (Interns, Residents and Fellows)

Osteopathic Physician - Limited License

Temporary Certificate to Practice in an Area of Critical Need

Osteopathic Medical Faculty Certificate

Active Duty Military and Veterans Temporary Certificate to Practicein an Area of Critical Need

Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) is an agreement among multiple licensing jurisdictions that allows members of the Compact to work together to expedite the licensing process for physicians who want to practice in multiple states and U.S. territories. The IMLC has more than 40 member jurisdictions. Florida became the 40th state to join the IMLC following the passage of Senate Bill 7016 during the 2024 legislative session. Florida is in the process of onboarding with the IMLC Commission and anticipates the Compact to be operational in the Fall of 2024 for applicants applying in this state.

Physicians who are eligible to participate in the IMLC can qualify to practice medicine in multiple jurisdictions by completing one IMLC application to become eligible to receive separate licenses from each Compact member jurisdiction in which they intend to practice. These licenses are issued by the individual member jurisdictions – just as they would be using the standard licensing process – but because the application for licensure in these jurisdictions is initiated through the Compact, the overall process of obtaining a license will be significantly streamlined.

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