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Physicians, Physician Assistants, and several other types of licensure applicants are required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks. 

Please note that having a criminal history does not automatically disqualify you from obtaining a license through the Texas Medical Board. For additional information please review the Texas State Auditor’s Guide to Applying for an Occupational License After Conviction or Deferred Adjudication.

Fingerprinting services are provided through IdentoGo by IDEMIA (formerly known as MorphoTrust USA, LLC) for a fee (see the Fingerprinting FAQs below for the current fees), payable directly to IdentoGo. Results of the fingerprinting will be sent directly to TMB from both the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Please be advised that taking a photo is part of the fingerprinting process and a requirement.  The Department of Public Safety has requested that IdentoGo maintain a 6’ distance when possible and prior to starting the appointment and that they inform the applicant it will be necessary to remove their mask for a photo.  If you choose not to remove your mask, the appointment may not proceed and you will be asked to reschedule your appointment for a later date.


Please note – applicants for initial licensure should not submit fingerprints for review until after they have submitted the online application. Additionally, fingerprint cards should not be mailed to the TMB.

Specific instructions for fingerprinting will be provided through the LIST message system for Physician licensure applicants and by email for the following applicants:


  •          Physician Faculty Temporary License (FTL)
  •          Physician Assistant
  •          Acupuncturist
  •          Acudetox
  •          Surgical Assistant
  •          Provisional License
  •          Medical Radiologic Technologist
  •          Limited Radiologic Technologist
  •          Respiratory Care Practitioner
  •          Non-Certified Radiological Technician
  •          Medical Physicist
  •          Perfusionist
  •          Criminal History Evaluation applicants

Fingerprinting FAQs