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MD/DO Permanent Licensure

Permanent Licensure

  • A permanent license shall entitle the physician to practice medicine only within the state of Mississippi.  The cost of the license application is $550, which is payable after the submission of an online application.  The license is valid until June 30th of the current renewal year.  However, if the license is issued after April 1, it is valid until June 30 of the following year.


Applying for a license

  • All license applications are submitted online utilizing the Mississippi Enforcement and Licensure System (MELS).  First time users must register and establish a Username and Password.  Click the link below to access the user Gateway:

MELS User Gateway


Instructions and Forms

   Please do not send these forms to MSBML without first submitting an application for licensure via the MELS User Gateway. 


Renewing a license

  • Permanent licenses must be renewed annually. Click the link below for renewal instructions:

License Renewal Instructions