COVID-19 Disaster Response – License Renewal/Registration Extensions
To assist our license and permit holders affected by and/or assisting with the response to COVID-19, the TMB will automatically extend license and permit expiration dates as indicated below. In addition, Continuing Education requirements related to this renewal extension will be waived.
Physician and physician assistant licensees whose current permit expired/expires on 2/28/2020 or 5/31/2020 will automatically be extended through 8/31/2020, and any late fees previously accrued will be waived. Newly licensed physicians and physician assistants whose initial registration is due in March, April, May or June of 2020 will have that due date extended to 8/31/2020 as well.
Medical Physicists, Medical Radiologic Technologists, Perfusionists, Respiratory Care Practitioners and those on the Non-Certified Radiologic Technician Registry whose current permit expired/expires on 2/28/2020, 5/31/2020 or 6/30/2020 will automatically be extended through 8/31/2020, and any late fees previously accrued will be waived.
Surgical Assistants whose current permit expires on 6/30/2020 will automatically be extended through 8/31/2020.
At this time, there are no plans to automatically extend temporary, provisional or physician in training permits.
In 2019, The Texas Medical Board transitioned to electronic licenses for a more paperless experience and to allow for enhanced licensee control. As of September 1, 2019 the Board no longer issues paper licenses.
Those effected by this extension will be able to log into their MyTMB account and view, save or print a copy of the active license, with the updated 8/31/2020 expiration date, as needed.
All physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists and others licensed by the TMB to practice in Texas are currently required to register regularly with the board, and pay a fee. Registration fees and renewal periods vary according to license type. A licensee may obtain a registration permit by completing the online registration/renewal, or submitting the required hard copy form, and paying the required fee to the Board on or before the expiration date of the permit.
Information regarding continuing education requirements for all license types can be located in the “Licensee Resources” section of our website.
- Physician Assistants
- Medical Radiologic Technologists
- Other Permits & Licenses (Acudetox, Surgical Assistant, Medical Physicist, Perfusionist, Respiratory Care Practitioner)
- Other Registrations
If the registration information provided on our web site did not answer your questions, please contact the TMB by e-mail at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us. Please include your name and license number.
Manager - Registration Department
Specialist - Registration Department
Analyst II – Registration Department
Texas Medical Board
Phone (512) 305-7030
Fax (888) 512-2581
NEW - TMB Transitions to electronic licenses
The Texas Medical Board is transitioning to electronic licenses for a more paperless experience and to allow for enhanced licensee control. As of September 1, 2019 the Board will no longer issue paper licenses after a completed registration/renewal for the following license types:
- Physician (including telemedicine, administrative, conceded eminence and public health)
- Physician Assistant
- General Medical Radiologic Technologist
- Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
- Non-Certified Radiologic Technician
- Respiratory Care Practitioner
- Medical Physicist
What does this mean for licensees renewing their licenses on or after September 1, 2019?
Once your registration/renewal is complete, please allow 2 business days for processing. After that time, you will be able to log into your MyTMB account and view, save or print a copy of your active license. In addition, after September 1, 2019, you will be able to use the same system to view, save or print a copy of your active license as needed.
Please note that primary source verification regarding licensure status is always available to anyone, including licensees’ employers, via the TMB website through Look up a License.