MDCN annual practicing licence is the licence issued annually to Medical doctors and dentists in Nigeria by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

The MDCN is the regulatory body for the practice of medicine, surgery, and dentistry in Nigeria. The license issued to these medical practitioners allows them to legally practice in Nigeria. Without the license, it is obligated by law that you can’t practice.

The license is set to expire after 1 year/12 months. Hence, medical doctors, surgeons, and dentists in Nigeria are required to renew their licenses annually.

The annual renewal of the licenses ensures that the regulatory body which is MDCN can easily monitor the records of medical practitioners in Nigeria.

What Are The Requirements For Mdcn Registration?

The requirements for the MDCN full registration are:

Part 1

  1. Degree Certificate/Result
  2. O’ level Certificate
  3. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age
  4. A copy of Provisional Registration Certificate and Practising Licence
  5. Internship Assessment Forms (i.e. Forms E, F & B)
  6. Pay the necessary fee.

Part 2

To pay the necessary fee,

  1. Simply go to the MDCN portal at
  2. Log in to your doctor’s account.
  3. Click on the “My license” button.
  4. Follow all the links until you see the gap for your RRR code.
  5. Insert it and submit.

Note: The Part 1 and Part 2 requirements are for medical practitioners who recently concluded their housemanship and wants to change their provisional license to the full license.

If you already have the full license before, simply follow the Part 2 of the steps to renew your license.

How Much Is Mdcn License Renewal?

MDCN license renewal cost about 15,000 to N30,000 annually.

The cost depends on the numbers of years post qualification.

How Are Healthcare Professionals Licensed In Nigeria?

Healthcare professionals in Nigeria are licensed after thorough screening of medical practitioners through Assessment examinations, and regulation of healthcare institutions.

These screenings are done by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN which is the Medical regulatory body of Nigeria.

By Dr Nathaniel

Nat is a pioneer of His commitment to excellence in medical writing has earned him recognition as a trusted authority in the field. He have collaborated with leading healthcare organizations, authored thought-provoking articles, and played a pivotal role in raising health literacy levels across diverse audiences.

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