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Conceded Eminence License

The Conceded Eminence License is a limited license which can be issued to an applicant who has achieved a high level of academic or professional recognition for excellence in research, teaching, or the practice of medicine.  In order to issue this license the Board looks at objective factors, such as academic appointments, length of time in a profession, scholarly publications and presentations, and professional accomplishments.

The Conceded Eminence license is limited to:

  • the practice of the specialty for which the license holder has conceded eminence and authority, and

  • the confines of the institution or program that recommended the license holder.

The holder of a Conceded Eminence License must pay the same fees and meet all other procedural requirements for issuance and renewal of the license as a person holding a full Texas medical license.  If a Conceded Eminence license holder terminates their relationship with the institution or program, the license shall be considered automatically canceled.

Before You Apply

Individuals considering applying for a Conceded Eminence License should use the links to the left to for more information about eligibility, the application process, and the required documentation and fees the before submitting their applications.  


The Conceded Eminence License applicant must:

  • be recommended to the board by the dean, president, or chief academic officer of

   o   an accredited Texas medical school,

   o   the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler,

   o   the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, or

   o   an accredited sub-specialty graduate medical education program.

  • receive an appointment at the recommending institution or program;

  • not have failed any of the steps of a licensing examination by exceeding the three-attempt limit or;

  • have passed the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination;

  • have successfully completed at least one year of accredited subspecialty training;

  • be of good professional character;

  • have conceded eminence and authority in a medical specialty;

  • not have been the subject of disciplinary action;

  • not have been convicted of, or placed on deferred adjudication, community supervision, or deferred disposition for a felony, a misdemeanor connected with the practice of medicine, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

Please note that Texas has a two-step application process – pre-licensure and licensing.  During pre-licensure, the applicant’s documents are collected and the applicant will be updated as to which documents have been received and are missing through the Licensure Inquiry System of Texas (LIST).  Only after all the documents have been received is the application considered complete and the licensing step may begin.  During licensing, a licensure analyst will review and verify all the information contained in the application and the supporting documentation.  More information will be requested by a licensure analyst if the previously submitted documentation is not complete and/or contains errors. 


Apply online using the link to the left. On the application, when asked for “Application Type”, select “Conceded Eminence”.  This selection will ensure you are only asked to provide information relevant to this license type. Depending on your answers, some of the questions on the application will require you to download a supplemental form and submit it.  Some of the forms must be sent to a third party, such as your medical school or liability carrier.  Applicants must also take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam and submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks. More information can be found using the links under Apply at the left.

Your application will not be processed until all supplemental information is received.  

Although the TMB is legislatively mandated to process all physician licensure applications in an average of 51 days, individual application processing time will vary based on the complexity of the application. The processing time clock begins when the applicant has submitted all initial documents and has moved to the second step.  Factors that increase the processing time are answering “yes” to any of the Professionalism questions on the application, or graduation from a medical school not listed on the Substantial Equivalence List. Currently staff issues licenses twice a month.  The schedule can be found using the License Issue Dates link to the left.

Licensure Inquiry System of Texas (LIST)

LIST is an online communication system for messages to and from the Board and physician applicants regarding application requirements.  Applicants should receive an email with their LIST username and password the first working day after they apply.  The link to the left can be used to access LIST.  LIST will provide the list of supplemental forms or other items an applicant is expected to submit or complete based on their application as well as tracks when those items have been received by the Board.


Want to get your application processed quickly?

Submit your questions one time, using LIST. Applicants who both call and submit LIST messages, or submit multiple LIST messages when they don’t get an immediate response, delay staff response time and increase application processing time. All LIST questions will be answered by staff in the order received. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.