Fees/Refunds FAQs


Fees/Refunds

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If I reapply for licensure after my application expires, will all of the fees apply to my new application?

Only the initial license fee and the NICA fee will be applied to the new application.  The application and the criminal history background screening fees will not be applied to the new application.  However, application and criminal history background screening fees are only valid for one year and are non-refundable.

Will I get a refund if I am not approved for licensure?

The Board of Medicine will refund your initial license fee and NICA fee.  However, you will not receive a refund for your application fee or criminal history background screening fee.

How long will it take to receive my refund?

Once your request is received, it can take up to four weeks to receive your refund.

How do I request a refund?

You must submit your request in writing. Mail your request to:

Department of Health
Board of Medicine
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253.

You may also fax your request to (850) 412-1268.

I overpaid on my fees. Can I receive a refund?

There is a three year statute of limitation for refunds so if the overpayment was made less than three years ago you are eligible for a refund.

Where should I send payment for my fees [application fee, criminal history background screening fee, license fee, and Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) fees]?

If you apply online, you will be prompted to enter a valid credit card number to submit your payment for all fees.  If you are mailing a paper application, please send one cashier’€™s check or money order for your total payment made payable to:

Department of Health
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, Florida 32314-6330.