The Arizona Medical Board
Reduces the Burdens to Achieve MD Licensure

Licensure by Universal Recognition

Arizona Medical Board (AMB) universal recognition license application allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work.

To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Prove residency in Arizona
  2. Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.
  3. Be in GOOD STANDING in all states where currently licensed or previously licensed or certified.
  4. Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and /or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified.
  5. Complete a criminal background check when required by law.
  6. Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law.
  7. Pay all applicable fees to the AMB.

Please be advised that application fees are non-refundable.

Universal License Application (opens on a new tab)

Temporary Allopathic MD Licenses

Pursuant to A.R.S. §32-1438. Temporary licensure; requirements; fee, The AMB accepts applications for temporary licensure from any applicant(s) who simultaneously submit an application for full licensure.
Temporary licenses may not be renewed or extended. The temporary license allows a physician who is not a licensee to practice in this state for a total of up to two hundred fifty consecutive days if the physician meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Holds an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory or possession of the United States.
  2. Has applied for a license pursuant to A.R.S. §32-1422 and meets the requirements specified in A.R.S. § 32-1422, subsection A, paragraphs 1 through 7.
  3. Has paid any applicable fees.

For additional requirements, please refer to the statute referenced above.

Please be advised that application fees are non-refundable.

Temporary License Application (opens on a new tab)

Fee Waiver

Pursuant to A.R.S. §41.1080.01, the AMB provides qualified applicants with the option to apply for a financial waiver.

If you qualify to apply as a Medical Doctor, you may be eligible for the fee waiver. Applicants must have a family income not exceeding 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

If you believe you qualify for the waiver, please complete the application fee waiver form and provide the required documents.

Please be advised that application fees are non-refundable.


Exceptions for Military Service

Pursuant to 32-4303. Military education, training and experience: Notwithstanding any other law, presentation of satisfactory evidence that the applicant received substantially equivalent education, training or experience as a member of the United States Armed Forces, any National Guard or other reserve component may qualify as an exception to the education, training and experience generally accepted.

For details on a Military Service Exception for an Allopathic MD license, please contact Assistant Licensing Manager, Joseph Nardo for details.