To apply for USMLE examinations, you must submit an application through the appropriate registration entity as described below.

Note: Step 1 and Step 2 CK are not offered during the first 14 days of January or on major local holidays.

For Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS:

For students / graduates of LCME-or AOA-accredited medical programs in the US or Canada:

apply through NBME on NLES (NBME Licensing Examination Services)

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For Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS:

For students / graduates of medical schools located outside the US and Canada:

apply through ECFMG on IWA (Interactive Web Applications)

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For Step 3:

All medical school graduates who have passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS:

apply through FSMB. Information and links to an online or paper application are available on the Medical Licensing Examination page of the FSMB website.

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If you have any questions about the application process, you may fill out our Contact Form »

Information about the Biometric Enabled Check-in System used at Prometric test centers is available.