California Medical Board
The California Medical Board has a reputation of being a difficult board to apply to. The application process can in some cases take 6 to 12 months. Fortunately, our experience has been that Physicians seeking a license to practice medicine in the State of California typically run between 3 to 4 months. Licensure times can be reduced if the Physician takes a trip to California to have the Live Scan process completed instead of the Fingerprint Cards. Livescan takes 2 to 3 days to run whereas the Fingerprint Cards take 2 to 3 months (if they are not rejected).
All bets are off if the Physician has negatives in their educational, training, or practice history. Then licensure times typically run 6 to 12 months.