Texas Board of Medical Examiners - Application Fee Exemption

Current Board rule and Statute include the following definitions:

  • Military service member - A person who is currently serving as a full-time military service member in the armed forces of the United States; or a person who is currently serving as a member of the Texas military forces or similar military service of another state performing state active duty service, federally funded state active duty service, or federal active duty service (but not including service performed exlcusively for training, such as basic combat training, advanced individual training, annual training, inactive duty training, or special training periodically made available to service members). 
  • Military spouse - A person who is married to a military service member who is currently on active duty (as defined above).
  • Military veteran - A person who served on active duty in the army, navy, air force, marine corps, or coast guard of the United States, or in an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces and who was discharged or released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable.

To apply for this waiver of application fees, please complete the Military Service Member Fee Waiver Request Form and submit it along with the requested additional documentation.

Bring Both:

  • Copy of military ID, passport, or birth certificate
  • DD2-14; or Copy of current original orders, including signature page(s)

Upon receipt of your request with the required documentation, the Licensure Department will evaluate the documentation and provide written confirmation of approval or an explanation as to why the waiver request is being denied. Upon receipt of the approval confirmation you will be able to apply online without submitting the application fee.

Military Fee Waiver of PIT Permit Application fee:

  • If you are active duty military, a military spouse or a military veteran you may apply for a waiver of the application fee.  
  • If you are active duty military, a military spouse or a military veteran enrolled in military postgraduate training program in Texas, consult with your residency program coordinator and they can initiate the request for the waiver on your behalf. 

Please allow at least 14 business days for initial processing of all military fee waiver requests. 


Career Phase:
  • All/Any
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
  • All/Any
Programs for Family Members:
  • Military Spouse
Service Counties:
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • Ed - Certifications and Vo-Tech Schools
  • Youth & Family
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus: