IMGs may request to have ECFMG send a report of their ECFMG certification status to a state medical board/medical licensing authority using CVS ON-LINE, ECFMG’s web-based certification verification request service, or by submitting Form 282A-SB and the required payment. Status reports will be sent directly to the state medical board/licensing authority, not to the IMG. The fee for this service is $35.00 per report.
To use CVS ON-LINE, login to CVS ON-LINE using your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number and ECFMG on-line services password. You will be asked to confirm and, if necessary, update your contact information. If an update to your contact information is required, log out of CVS ON-LINE and login to OASIS to make the necessary changes. Once the changes have been made, return to CVS ON-LINE. You may then click on “Make a Request” and choose the medical licensing authority to which you want the report sent. After making your selection and selecting “Finish,” you will have the opportunity to review the accuracy of your request before proceeding.
The next screen will show the summary of fee(s) and give you the option of submitting additional report requests. If you wish to add another request, you will be returned to the request screen.
To pay the total due, select a method of payment (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or an on-line payment from a U.S. checking account) and enter the information requested into our secure web page. If you have a credit in your ECFMG financial account, you will be given the option of using this credit towards your total due. Requests entered without a successful payment transaction will not be processed. You will receive verification of receipt of your request after the submission of payment.
ECFMG-certified physicians also may request that ECFMG confirm their certification status to a state medical board/licensing authority by submitting to ECFMG a completed Form 282A-SB and the $35.00 processing fee.
Processing fees can be submitted along with your request using Payment for Service(s) Requested (Form 900) or be made in advance via OASIS. If you pay in advance, you should verify that the payment has been received and credited to your ECFMG financial account before you submit your request. You can verify the status of your ECFMG financial account on-line using OASIS. Requests submitted without the processing fee will be returned to the requester.
Completed request forms and payment, if applicable, must be sent to:
ECFMG Certification Verification Service
PO Box 13679
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3679