Help Center / How do I reactivate an inactive license?

The inactive status license can be “reactivated” at any time by contacting the Board of Medicine in writing.  The requirements to reactivate an inactive status license are:

1. Reactivation fee; $639 at the time of renewal, $589 not at renewal.

2. Proof of completing an average of 20 hours of category 1, AMA approved CME for each year of inactive status.

3. Completed Financial Responsibility form listing your medical malpractice insurance coverage type.

Any physician whose license has been inactive for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles, who has not practiced for 2 years out of the previous 4 years in another jurisdiction, shall be required to appear before the Credentials Committee of the Board and establish the ability to practice with the skill and safety sufficient to protect the health, and welfare of the public.  At the time of appearance the physician must:

 1. Show compliance with 1 through 3 above, plus; proof of completing a 1-hour course of category 1, AMA approved HIV/AIDS CME and a 2-hour course of category 1 or 2, AMA approved, Preventing Medical Errors.

2. Demonstrate successful completion of the SPEX exam with a score of at least 75 achieved within the year prior to the appearance before the Credentials Committee.  For information about the SPEX please log onto the Federation of State Medical Boards website at

3. Account for any activities related to the practice of medicine in this or any other jurisdiction during the period that the license was inactive.

4. Affidavit confirming no malpractice judgments in another jurisdiction since your Florida license was inactive.

 The Department shall refuse to reactivate the inactive status license of any physician who is under investigation or prosecution in any jurisdiction for an action that would constitute a violation of chapter 458.FS or the professional practice acts administered by the department and the boards, until 15 days after the Department receives the final results of the investigation or prosecution.