The following information is to assist you in the process of applying
for a D.O. license in California. You can download the application by
going to the Osteopathic Medical Board website. Applicants should
recognize that the application review process can be lengthy, and are
encouraged to start the application process at least six to nine months
before they need licensure.
Following are the documents that you will download from the web page:
Applicants should submit all required documentation as soon as possible;
however, without both the application and initial fees (contact the
OMBC for current fee schedule), staff cannot begin the initial review
process. Therefore, complete the application and send them with your
payment to the Osteopathic Medical Board, ASAP. This will get your
licensure application review started. Forward the other documentation as
it is completed, in a timely fashion.
California Residents must complete the electronic Live Scan fingerprint
process. Live San forms can be located in the application packet from
the Office of Graduate Medical Education. The results of these
fingerprints are generally received within five days. It is the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the person rolling the
fingerprints submits TWO digital prints, one for the DOJ and one for the
FBI. Please take care of the fingerprinting ASAP! For a listing of live
scan facilities, please see https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations.
Out-of-State Residents must submit hard copy fingerprint cards for
processing. You will need to contact the OMBC Office at (916) 928-8390
email@example.com to obtain the appropriate fingerprint cards. Two
cards will need to be submitted: for the DOJ and the FBI. The results
of these fingerprint inquires are generally received within 16 weeks.
[Note: Frequent washing and scrubbing of hands increases the chances
that fingerprints will be difficult to read and will be rejected,
requiring a reprint. Application of Cornhuskers lotion to the pads of
the fingers for a period of 10-14 days will generate the regrowth of
*Do not submit your fingerprint cards prior to submitting your
Three recent 2 x2passport quality photographs
Refer to application for photograph requirements
The following places will process your pictures:
- Office of Learning Resources: They are located in the basement of the
Biomedical Library, next to the Basic Science Building at the School of
Medicine in La Jolla. The office is identified with a sign that reads
OLR Media Services. They charge $25.00 per photograph. Call for an
appointment at (858) 822-3733. Turn around time is three working days.
- A-1 Broadway Photo
148 West Broadway
San Diego, CA
M-F 7am to 6:30pm
Sat 9am to 4pm
Passport photos - 2 for $10.95, 4 for $15.95
1-1.5 hour service for black and white; 5 minutes for color
There are several offices throughout UCSD's several locations that
provide Notary services. For a list of locations for official University
Notary Services and for Non-University Business public notaries, please
visit the Notary Program website.
Specific Form Details
- Form OMB.1: Application for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
- Form OMB.2: Certification of Completion of ACGME Postgraduate Training
or AOA Rotating Internship
- Form OMB.3: To be completed if already licensed in California or
Please contact Robyn Meehan if you have any questions.