Application for Postgraduate Training License


  1. Complete every section of the online application.
  2. Submit a $105.00 application fee payable by credit card.
  3. You must complete and submit the Criminal History Record Check Request form and two fingerprint cards. The background check fee is $41.25. A separate money order must be submitted for the background check fee. The money order must be payable to the Office of the Attorney General. Mail completed fingerprint cards, criminal history record check request form, and money order to the North Dakota Board of Medicine: 4204 Boulder Ridge Rd Suite 260, Bismarck, ND 58503.

    NOTE:You should call your local law enforcement office for times and locations that fingerprinting services are available. Be sure to bring a photo ID. A small fee may be required.

    DO NOT BEND OR FOLD the fingerprint cards when mailing them to us as they will be rejected and you will be required to be fingerprinted again. Be sure all personal information is completed on the cards. Click here for instructions and example.
  4. The Certificate of Medical Education form must be completed by your medical school and must be sent directly from your medical school to the North Dakota Board of Medicine by mail @ 4204 Boulder Ridge Rd Suite 260; Bismarck, ND 58503.
  5. The following documents shall be uploaded or scanned to the Board office:
    1. A recent 2"x3" unmounted photo of yourself. If you choose to submit a paper photograph please follow these instructions:

      The photo must be:
      • Original passport quality photograph. No computer scanned or polaroid photograph with thick backing.
      • Close-up front view of head and shoulders no larger than 2" X 3" and no smaller than 2" X 2".
      • Must have been taken within 90-120 days prior of submitting this application.
    2. Notarized photocopy of marriage certificate or legal name change document if your name differs from that on any of your documents.
    3. Photocopy of diploma from medical school (if not printed in English, an English translation must be included).
    4. Photocopy of your USMLE scores Step 1, Step 2 CS & CK, and/or FLEX scores and/or National Board scores. NOTE: If you plan to later apply for a regular ND medical license once you have met the postgraduate training requirement, please note that the ND Board of Medicine allows no more than three attempts per step, part, or component of a licensing exam.
    5. Photocopy of ECFMG certificate (Required of graduates of international medical schools except those schools located in Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand).