Physician Assistants

Overview of the PA Licensure Process:

  1. Apply online at and pay $205 fee. Submit supporting documents. Application and fees are good for one year.

    We recommend using one of the private overnight delivery services that allow tracking to submit all required items. These services require delivery to a physical address and a phone number. Delivery by a private overnight service to our physical address usually allows you to obtain immediate online confirmation of delivery from the carrier.

    Items mailed through the US Postal Service (regular, certified, express, or overnight), must be addressed to our mailing address, or they will be returned to the sender. A vendor signs for and delivers these items to our agency. Even if a tracking mechanism is used, the signature confirming receipt of items delivered to the mailing address will be that of a vendor employee, making confirmation of delivery more difficult.

    Delivery Physical Address and Phone
    Texas Medical Board 
    PRC, MC-240 
    333 Guadalupe, Tower III, Suite 700 
    Austin, TX 78701 
    Phone – (512) 305-7030


    Mailing address
    Texas Medical Board
    PRC, MC-240
    P.O. Box 2029
    Austin, TX 78768-2029
  2. Your application is screened by the Pre-Licensure, Registration, and Consumer Services (PRC) Department to determine whether the required documents that were expected with your application have arrived.
  3. You are sent an e-mail (or letter if no email address is provided) listing items that are lacking. Note:  The content of the items is not reviewed for acceptability until the application is assigned to a Licensing Analyst. PRC staff is merely informing you that expected items are lacking and requested item(s) have been received.
  4. As items are received, staff will send you an email (or letter) to notify you. When the last item is received your application will be sent to the Licensing Department for assignment to a Licensing Analyst.
  5. Your Licensing Analyst will review your application and documents for content and acceptability. In many cases more information or documentation is needed. If the item has previously been submitted, the new request will include an explanation regarding  why the submitted document failed to meet standards You will be contacted with a list of any additional items needed to complete your application, or informed that your application is complete. Once you are contacted, the length of time it will take to complete your application will depend on the acceptability of submitted items and the complexity of the application. Some factors that can increase complexity are “Yes” answers to questions on the Professionalism, Medical Liability section of the application.
  6. Sometimes more items will be required based on information obtained from the new documentation.
  7. Once all items have been received, and have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate members of Board staff, your application will be considered complete and your name will be added to the list of applicants to be granted permanent licensure at the next Board meeting. An email (or hard copy letter if an email address is not available) will be sent informing you. The PA Board meets three times a year. A temporary license will be issued at this point if you requested and paid for one.