Welcome to the 2017 online renewals for the
Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission


Important Information

  • The blue button below or at the bottom of the page, "Proceed to Secure Login", will take you to the secure login page for the online renewals.
  • Once you reach the login screen, it is important that you DO NOT use the back or forward buttons on your browser bar.
  • You only need your last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number to login to the renewal site.
  • After renewing your license, you will be asked if you want to renew any other licenses/registrations (ACSC, collaborative practice, QACSC, etc.).
  • If you want to renew by sending a check, see Manual Forms.
  • Alabama Law states that in order to renew a primary license, the Board must have on file a valid Declaration of Citizenship and Lawful Presence of an Alien form.    More Info...

Other Important Information



Proceed to Secure Login




Request "Active - Non Renewal by Request" status

If you do not practice in Alabama and do not wish to renew your license you can do one of the two options:

  • Disregard all renewal notices and on February 1 (after renewal grace period) non-renewed licenses will be Inactive-Failed to Renew.
  • Request "Active-Non Renewal by Request" status and your will not receive renewal notices and your secondary licenses will also be placed on non renewal status and on February 1 (after renewal grace period) your license will be "Inactive - By Request".

Note: If at a later time you decided you want the license returned to Active status you will have to reinstate the license



Declaration of Citizenship and Lawful Presence of an Alien

Alabama Law - In order to renew a primary license (MD, DO, PA, AA, SP, RSV), the Board must have on file a valid Declaration of Citizenship and Lawful Presence of an Alien form. Visit our Declaration of Citizenship and Lawful Presence of an Alien page for more information.



Site Security

The online renewal site is secured by the use of HTTPS software and certificate. Any information entered for renewals is secure, and unavailable for retrieval by outside parties. When you click on the "Proceed to Secure Login" link you will be taken to the secure site where you will be asked to enter your login information. On the login page you will be able to view the security certificate information in the top left hand corner of your browser window.



Renewing ACSC or QACSC

In order to renew an Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (ACSC) or a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (QACSC) you will have to:

  • Have a current registration to access the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
    To Register:
    1. Go to: http://www.adph.org/PDMP/ and click on PDMP Login in the orange menu banner on the left
    2. Click on Practitioner /Pharmacist.
    3. Click on Registration Site for New Account.
    4. Enter username newacct and password welcome.
    5. Complete application.
      1. Choose health profession license type from the drop down box.
      2. A delegate will not enter a license number nor a DEA number.
      3. A pharmacist will not enter a DEA number.
      4. NPI is not required.
    6. If your account is approved, you will receive two emails. The first will contain your username and the second will contain a temporary password. You will be instructed to change your password when you log into the system for the first time.
    7. If you are denied access you, will be notified by email.
  • Delegate Accounts: You will not have access until your master account holder (physician) has activated and linked your account. Instructions are:
    1. Physician will log into his/her account and click on User Management the Delegate Accounts.
    2. Select the delegate account from the list on the right.
    3. Click Link Account

For additional assistance, please contact the PDMP at (800) 225-6998 (option 8).

Printable PDMP Registration Instructions


If you don't have these two required items you will not be allowed to complete the renewal.


During the renewal of an Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (ACSC) and a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (QACSC) you will be asked for your Federal DEA Number and Expiration Date -- please have this information available.



Manual Forms

  • NOTICE: If you have a popup blocker (example: Google Toolbar) you must allow popups or add the renewal site as a trusted site in order to view and print the manual forms.
  • In order to view and print a manual form, click the link below and login.
  • Once you have logged in, click on the "Print Form and Mail Check" button.
  • Then click on the "Print Form" button to the right of your license.
  • Click the "Print Form" button for each license that you have to renew.
  • Remember that you can answer the questions and update information on the form before printing.
  • You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader that is availiable for free: Download Adobe Reader

NOTE: If you are sending in multiple renewals with one check make sure all renewals are complete and signed. If any of the renewals are not complete and signed then all the renewals and the check will be returned without being processed.


Renewal Site Login



Printing Receipts and Renewals

  • NOTICE: If you have a popup blocker (example: Google Toolbar) you must allow popups or add the renewal site to your trusted sites in order to print a receipt or renewal. You also have the option to have the receipt emailed to you.
  • You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader that is availiable for free: Download Adobe Reader
  • During the online renewal process you will be prompted to print your renewal and receipt.
  • Note: If you have already completed your renewal you can log back into the renewal site and you will have the options to print or email receipts and renewals.


Late Fees

  • A $100.00 late fee will go into effect at midnight (Central Time) Dec. 31, 2016, for all MD, DO and limited licenses that have not been renewed.
  • The $100.00 late fee will automatically be added when processing your renewal online.
  • Any manual renewal forms that are postmarked after Dec. 31, 2016, must add the $100.00 late fee to the total or the renewal form will not be processed and will be returned.


License Expiration Information

  • MD and DO physicians
    • All licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • Medical licenses (MD and DO) have a 31 day grace period and the physician can continue practicing until Jan. 31, 2017.
    • ACSCs (Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate) DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and expire Midnight Dec. 31, 2016. No controlled substance prescriptions are authorized after that date until your renewal is processed.
       
  • Limited license physicians
    • All limited licensees must renew their Certificates of Qualification (COQ) each year.
    • If you did not renew your COQ (and pay the COQ renewal fee) your license will expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016.
    • There is NO GRACE PERIOD, and you can no longer practice medicine until you reapply for a limited license.
    • You should contact your program coordinator for assistance in reapplying for a limited license.
    • Limited licensees that have renewed their COQs do have a 31 day grace period to renew the limited license, and the physician can continue working until Jan. 31, 2017.
    • ACSCs (Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate) DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and expire at midnight Dec. 31, 2016. No controlled substance prescriptions are authorized after that date until your renewal is processed.
       
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • All licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • PA (Physician Assistant) Licenses DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and you can not practice as a PA until the Board has processed your renewal in our office.
    • QACSCs (Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate) DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and expire midnight Dec. 31, 2016. No controlled substance prescriptions are authorized after that date until your renewal is processed.
       
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA)
    • All licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • AA (Anesthesiologist Assistant) licenses DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and you can not practice as a AA until the Board has processed your renewal in our office.
       
  • ACSC or QACSC
    • All licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • ACSCs (Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate) and QACSCs (Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate) DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and expire at midnight Dec. 31, 2016. No controlled substance prescriptions are authorized after that date until your renewal is processed.
       
  • CP agreements
    • All CP (Collaborative Practice) licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • These registrations DO NOT HAVE A GRACE PERIOD and the CP is not valid until the Board has processed your renewal in our office.
    • If you are prompted to renew a CP registration and you do not think you have a CP, contact our office–if our records indicate a CP and it is not renewed or formally terminated by Dec. 31, it will be reported to the Board (online termination form available here)
       
  • SP or RSV physicians
    • All SP (Special Purpose) and RSV (Retired Senior Volunteer) licenses expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016, if they have not been renewed.
    • All RSV licensees must renew their Certificates of Qualification (COQ) each year.
    • If you did not renew your COQ (and pay the COQ renwal fee) your license will expire at midnight (Central Time) on Dec. 31, 2016.
    • There is NO GRACE PERIOD, and you can no longer practice medicine until you reapply for a RSV license.
    • SP and RSV that have renewed their COQs have a 31 day grace period and the physician can continue practicing until Jan. 31, 2017.


Check License Status

You can check the status of any license by going to the Licensee Search section of the Board and Commissions main website.

NOTE: If you see a status of Active - Renewal Pending this means the licensee has completed their renewal application online but the renewal has not yet been processed in the Board office.



Troubleshooting Information

  • Make sure your browser is current
    • In order to use this renewal site to renew, view and print forms, you must have the most current version of your browser.
    • Get the most resent version of your browser (all are free):
    • Chrome Users: We have had some Chrome users reporting they are having issues when they try to answer the CME question. If you experience this issue please answer all questions except the CME question. Then click on the "Save" button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Once you have clicked on the "Save" button answer the CME questions. This will allow you to continue with the renewal.

  • Popup blockers
    • You must allow popups or add the renewal site to your trusted sites in order to perform some of the tasks during the online renewals.
    • For instructions on how to disable your popup blocker do an internet search on disabling popup blocker for the name of browser you are using
       
  • Problems viewing/printing receipts or renewals
    • Make sure you have disabled any popup blockers or have added the renewal site as a trusted site.
    • The default PDF viewer on some devices will not correcly display the renewals and receipts so make sure to view them using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    • You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader that is availiable for free: Download Adobe Reader.
       
  • Login problems
    • Make sure you are entering Last Name Only in the Last Name field.
    • Make sure to enter the Last Name as it was reported to the Board on the intial application.
    • Make sure you are entering Only the Last 4 Digits of the SSN in the Last 4 of SSN.
       
  • Error messages or other problems
    • If you are getting an error message please email the error message to .
    • If you issue has not been addressed here please email the Board at .


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