Physician License Renewal

* Updates and Information *

A CHRC is required for all applicants applying for initial licensure and reinstatement. A licensee who has previously submitted to a CHRC for the Board as part of an application for initial licensure, reinstatement, or renewal, will not be required to submit to a CHRC for the 2019-2020 renewal cycle.

Medical Liability Insurance

There will be a yes/no question on the renewal about whether a physician maintains medical liability insurance. The answer will be posted on the Practitioner Profiles. Practitioners can also edit their yes/no question within their profile.

Physicians must use the following Board-supplied forms to comply with the new law's requirements:

The language in the documents was drafted and approved by the Board in compliance with Maryland Code Annotated, Health Occupations Article §14-508 (effective date October 1, 2017). Alteration of the language in the documents may result in non-compliance with the law.

Registration Deadline - Practitioners who prescribe CDS must be registered with the PDMP in order to obtain a new or renewal CDS license. For more information, click HERE or visit the PDMP/Crisp Registration website.

At a minimum, you will need the following information to complete the online renewal application:

  • Medical License Number
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, if available. (Individual and/or Organizational). To search for your NPI, go to NPI Public Registry Search
  • Workman's Compensation carrier name, policy number, and expiration date--only if you employ one or more individuals in your practice
  • General office information (address, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Access to a printer to print a copy of your completed renewal application, your receipt of payment, and to print a copy of your downloaded license.

The current annual license renewal fee for medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) is $486*.

*This amount represents a fee reduction for all licensees for the next two fiscal years (2020 and 2021). Effective July 1, 2019, the Board will pay the assessment fee to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) on behalf of the licensee. The rest of the amount includes renewal fee of $436.00 + physician rehabilitation and peer review program fee of $50.00.

Information regarding Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) renewals should be directed to the IMLC website.

Physicians applying for renewal of the license must earn at least 50 Category 1 CME credits in the two-year period preceding the license expiration date. Physicians should not send CME documents to the Board unless selected for audit. A list of activities that meet the Board’s Category 1 CME requirement and the required documentation can be viewed by clicking this link: COMAR

(Note: The Board may impose a penalty of $100 per continuing medical education credit for failure to obtain the required continuing medical education credits.)

Physicians are exempt from the continuing education requirement for the first license renewal.

If you'd like to generate a copy of your renewal license, renewal receipt, or renewal application, please click on the Renew Your License link (on the right) to access the renewal site.

From there, enter your logon credentials and click the Logon button. A link will display to download and print your renewal materials.