The Pennsylvania Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) offers guides to help physicians avoid common discrepancies on initial licensure and physician assistant supervising physician applications. Discrepancies delay the processing and approval of applications. The instructions outline the necessary documentation and information needed to successfully complete an application and avoid delays. Access the Discrepancy Guide for Initial Physician Licensure Applications here. Each of the professional licensure boards has an application checklist listing all of the requirements and needed documents for a licensure application to be complete.