Medical Doctor In-Training


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Medical Education (CME) for a Medical Doctor In-Training.

The department will renew your license upon completion of the following:

  1. Completed Renewal Application (Mailed by the Department of Health)

  2. Letter from a Medical Director stating you are currently enrolled in an accredited training program

  3. Required fees (renewal and background screen fees)

  4. Your current primary place of practice address

  5. Login to verify your Practitioner Profile

  6. Login to complete Physicians Workforce Survey

  7. Verification of your current status relating to prescribing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain

  8. Confirmation of required continuing education hours reported into the continuing education tracking system, CE Broker.

Licensed medical doctors in training are renewed by the department in two groups:

Group 1 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31, 2016

Group 2 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31, 2015

To ensure you receive notification from the department regarding the renewal, you must have on file with the department your current mailing address. Failure to renew an active license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew active before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Dispensing Registration

If you are currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs to your patients, you are required to renew your registration at the same time you are renewing your medical license. If you are no longer interested in dispensing medicinal drugs, you can cancel your registration by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application.

If you are not currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs and would like to register, you can complete the registration process at the time you are renewing your license by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application and paying the dispensing registration fee. The registration fee will be in addition to your renewal fee.

Military Exemption

If you are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who was in good standing with the board at the time of becoming active and was entitled to practice or engage in the practice of medicine in Florida, you may be eligible to be exempted from renewal requirements for the duration of active duty, and for a period of six months after discharge, but not practicing the profession in the private sector for profit.

If you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may be eligible to be exempted from licensure renewal requirements, but only in cases of absence from the state because your spouses’ duties with the Armed Forces.

Volunteer Health Services Exemption

If you volunteer 160 hours of medical services to the indigent residents of Florida with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level during the previous biennium, you may be eligible for a waiver of your biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%) required for license renewal; however, the continuing education requirements for domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and medical errors cannot be waived.

Member of the Florida Legislature Exemption

If you are a member of the Legislature, the requirements for biennial renewal of your license shall stand continued and extended without the requirement to apply for renewal with the board or department and such license shall be an active status license throughout the period that you are a member of the Legislature and for a period of 60 days after you cease to be a member of the Legislature; however, at any time during your legislative term of office and during the 60 days after your term ends, you may file a completed application that shall consist solely of:

  1. A renewal fee of $250 for each year your license was continued and extended since the last otherwise regularly scheduled biennial renewal year and each year during which the renewed license shall be effective until the next regularly scheduled biennial renewal date.

  2. Documentation of completing 10 hours of continuing medical education credits for each year from the effective date of your last renewed license until the year in which you apply for renewal.

  3. Compliance with practitioner profile requirements in s. 456.031(1)(a)1-8 and (b), and (4)(a), (b), and (c).

As a medical doctor in training, you will be required to RENEW BY MAIL.

At least 90 days before your license expires, the department will mail you a renewal application to your last known address of record. You will have until midnight eastern time on the day your license expires to renew. Failure to renew an active license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew active before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Group 1 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31, 2018. Delinquent licenses that expired on January 31, 2016 become null and void on February 1, 2018.

Group 2 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31, 2017. Delinquent licenses that expired on January 31, 2015 become null and void on February 1, 2017.

Failure to renew your license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status and a delinquent fee will be assessed in addition to the renewal fees. Failure by a delinquent licensee to become active before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Dispensing Registration

 If you are currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs, you can renew your registration by paying the registration fee when you renew your medical license.  If you are no longer interested in dispensing medicinal drugs, you can cancel your registration by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application.

If you are not currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs and would like to register, you can complete the registration process at the time you are renewing your license by checking the appropriate box on the renewal application and paying the dispensing registration fee. The registration fee will be in addition to your renewal fee.

Military Exemption

To receive an exemption from the renewal requirements, please provide a copy of your orders which provides the beginning and end date of your current enlistment or a copy of your spouse’s orders.  If you are a Commissioned Officer, you may provide a letter from your commanding officer that reflects the length of your contract with a beginning and end date to fulfill this requirement.

Volunteer Health Services Exemption

Online renewal is not available at this time for practitioners requesting this exemption.  To receive an exemption from the biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%), you will be required to submit a letter certifying the total number of uncompensated health care service hours volunteered during the renewal cycle along with your renewal application.

Member of the Florida Legislature Exemption

No action is needed; however, at any time during your legislative term of office and during the period of 60 days after your term ends, you may file a completed renewal application as described under the renewal requirements tab.

Information for requesting a Name Change

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.

Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $249.00

 

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Delinquent to Active $609.00

 

If renewing 120 days Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Delinquent to Active $834.00

 

* If you are currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs to your patients in the regular course of your practice, you can renew your dispensing registration by paying the additional $100.00 registration fee, along with the appropriate renewal fee indicated above.

If you are not currently registered to dispense medicinal drugs and would like to register when you renew your medical license, indicate your request for registration to dispense medicinal drugs by checking the appropriate box on the renewal form and submit a $100.00 registration fee, along with the appropriate renewal fee indicated above.

First Biennium Renewal: If you are renewing your license for the first time you are exempt from the general continuing medical education requirements and are only required to complete 2 hours of Medical Error and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

Continuing Education (CE/CME) Requirements

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 38
Medical Error 2 Course MUST include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.
Domestic Violence 2 Required every third biennium – Included in the 38 general

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CE Reporting Information →Reporting Schedule →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Courses approved by any state or federal government agency or nationally affiliated professional association or any provider of Category I American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education;
  • Any post graduate training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education;
  • The following specialty training:  American College of Emergency Physicians, Cat I; American Academy of Family Physicians prescribed credit; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists cognates; and study courses required by those specialty certification boards approved by the Board for the purpose of sitting for specialty recertification examinations

Domestic Violence Chart →

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Medical Education per Biennium

  • 5 hours in the subject area of ethics or risk management for attending one full day or eight (8) hours, whichever is more, of disciplinary hearings at a regular meeting of the Board of Medicine
  • Any volunteer expert witness who is providing expert witness opinions for cases being reviewed pursuant to Chapter 458 or 468, F.S., shall receive 5.0 hours of credit in the area of risk management for each case reviewed up to a maximum of 15 hours per biennium
  • Current and former Board members shall receive up to a maximum of 5 hours of credit per biennium in the area of risk management for serving on the Board’s probable cause panel
  • A physician who serves as a supervising physician for a licensed physician who is under direct supervision, as a result of being disciplined, for a period of at least one year, shall be entitled to receive 6 hours of continuing medical education credit in risk management.
  • Any physician who serves as a monitoring physician for a licensed physician who is under indirect supervision, as a result of being disciplined, for a period of at least one year, shall be entitled to receive 3 hours of continuing medical education credit in risk management
  • Up to 5 hours, per biennium, of continuing education credit may be fulfilled by performing pro bono medical services, for an entity serving the indigent or underserved populations or in areas of critical need within the state where the licensee practices. The standard for determining indigency shall be low-income (no greater than 150% of the federal poverty level) or uninsured persons. Credit shall be given on an hour per hour basis.
  1. The Board approves for credit under this rule, the following entities:
    • The Department of Health;
    • Community and Migrant Health Centers funded under section 330 of the United States Public Health Service Act; and
    • Volunteer Health Care provider programs contracted to provide uncompensated care under the provisions of Section 766.1115, F.S., with the Department of Health.
  2. For services provided to an entity not specified under this rule, a licensee must apply for prior approval in order to receive credit. In the application for approval, licensees shall disclose the type, nature and extent of services to be rendered, the facility where the services will be rendered, the number of patients expected to be served, and a statement indicating that the patients to be served are indigent. If the licensee intends to provide services in underserved or critical need areas, the application shall provide a brief explanation as to those facts.
    • Any physician who participates in the public school volunteer health care practitioner program and thereby agrees to provide his or her services, without compensation, in a public school for at least 80 hours a year for each school year during the biennial licensure period, or, if the health care practitioner is retired, for at least 400 hours a year for each school year during the licensure period, upon providing sufficient proof from the applicable school district that the health care practitioner has completed such hours at the time of license renewal under procedures specified by the Department of Health, shall be eligible for the fulfillment of a maximum of 25 percent of the continuing education hours required for license renewal under s. 456.013(9). A health care practitioner must complete all forms and procedures for participation in the program prior to the applicable license renewal date. Waiver does not apply to mandatory continuing education hours (HIV/AIDS, Prevention of Medical Errors, Domestic Violence).

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Florida Statutes

456.013 Department; general licensing provisions

456.031 Requirement for instruction on domestic violence

456.033 Requirement for instruction for certain licensees on HIV and AIDS

456.035 Address of record

456.036 Licenses; active and inactive status; delinquency

456.038 Renewal and cancellation notices

456.039 Designated health care professionals; information requirement for licensure

456.048 Financial responsibility requirements for certain health care practitioners

456.0635 Medicaid fraud; disqualification for license, certification, or registration

458.319 Renewal of license

458.3191 Physician survey

458.320 Financial responsibility

465.0276 Dispensing practitioner

766.1115 Health care providers; creation of agency relationship with governmental contractors.

766.1116 Health care practitioner; waiver of license renewal fees and continuing education

Florida Administrative Code

64B-2.001 Practitioner Profile

64B-9.001 Biennial Licensing

64B8-12.001 Financial Responsibility applicability

64B8-12.005 Financial Responsibility procedures

64B8-12.007 Financial Responsibility exemptions for persons not practicing in Florida; Change of status

64B8-13.001 Criteria for license renewal

64B8-13.005 Continuing education for biennial renewal

64B8-13.0051 Delinquent status license

64B8-3.003 Renewal fees

64B8-3.006 Dispensing fee

64B8-3.009 Unlicensed Activity fee