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Fee Increases for 2017
December 28, 2016
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, General, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2017, fees for the following ECFMG applications/service requests will increase:

  • The Application for ECFMG Certification fee will be $75.
  • The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) will be $895 for each exam registration.
  • The examination fee for USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will be $1,550 for each exam registration.
  • The fee for rescheduling a Step 2 CS testing appointment will be 0-$1,280 (depending on date of cancellation).
  • The J-1 visa sponsorship application fee will be $325.
  • The fee for a Certification Verification Service (CVS) request will be $40.

The new fees will be assessed for all applications/requests submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2017 (Eastern Time in the United States).

For more information on the fees associated with applying for ECFMG Certification and for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG 2017 Information Booklet and the Fees page of the ECFMG website.


Fee Increases for 2016
December 21, 2015
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, General, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2016, fees for some ECFMG services will increase. The fees that will increase include:

  • The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) will increase from $865 to $880 for each exam registration.
  • The examination fee for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will increase from $1,505 to $1,535 for each exam registration.
  • The fee for rescheduling a Step 2 CS testing appointment will increase from $0-$1,250 (depending on date of cancellation) to $0-$1,275 (depending on date of cancellation).

The new fees will be assessed for all applications/requests submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2016 (Eastern Time in the United States).

For more information on the fees associated with applying for ECFMG Certification and for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG 2016 Information Booklet and the Fees page of the ECFMG website.


Fee Increases for 2015
December 22, 2014
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, General, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2015, fees for some ECFMG services will increase. The fees that will increase include:

  • The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) will increase from $850 to $865 for each exam registration.
  • The examination fee for Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will increase from $1,480 to $1,505 for each exam registration.
  • The fee for rescheduling a Step 2 CS testing appointment will increase from $0-$1,230 (depending on date of cancellation) to $0-$1,250 (depending on date of cancellation).

The new examination fees will be assessed for all applications submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2015.

For more information on the fees associated with applying for ECFMG Certification and for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG 2015 Information Booklet and the Fees page of the ECFMG website.


Step 2 CS Rescheduling Fees
August 4, 2014
Filed under: Fees, Step 2 CS

Beginning January 1, 2015, the rescheduling fees for the Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) examination will change. If you have a scheduled testing appointment and are unable to take the exam on your scheduled test date or at your scheduled center, you may cancel your scheduled testing appointment and reschedule for a different date and/or center, subject to availability. You may cancel and/or reschedule at any time through the end of the day before your scheduled test date. However, no canceling is allowed beginning at 12:00 AM, Eastern Time in the United States, on your scheduled test date. The date that you cancel your testing appointment will determine the amount of your rescheduling fee, as described in the list and table below. All dates and notice periods are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.

  • If you cancel more than 14 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will not be charged a fee when you reschedule.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 14 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will be charged a $400 fee when you reschedule.
  • If you cancel 2 calendar days before your scheduled test date, you will be charged a $625 fee when you reschedule.
  • If you cancel 1 day before your scheduled test date you will be charged a $1,250 fee when you reschedule.
  • If you miss your scheduled testing appointment without canceling, you will be charged a $1,250 fee when you reschedule.
Example: Step 2 CS Rescheduling Fees
Scheduled Test Date Cancel Date(s) Fee
July 15 On or before June 30 No fee
July 1 – July 12 $400
July 13 $625
July 14 $1,250

If you cancel without rescheduling or miss your scheduled testing appointment, there is no guarantee that testing appointments during your eligibility period will be available when you attempt to reschedule. If you do not reschedule within your eligibility period, you must submit a new application and exam registration fee in order to take the exam.

If you are unable to keep your scheduled testing appointment, we encourage you to cancel your appointment as soon as possible, regardless of whether you are ready to reschedule. When examinees cancel more than 14 calendar days before their appointment, it is more likely that another examinee will be able to fill that testing slot. Avoiding large numbers of unfilled testing slots helps the USMLE Program manage capacity and minimize increases in the cost of the exam.

(posted August 4, 2014; updated January 6, 2015)

ERAS 2015 Residency Token Fee
June 4, 2014
Filed under: Fees

The residency Token fee for the 2015 season is $105. The Token fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Before you request your Token, make sure you understand the ERAS process and that you need an ERAS 2015 residency Token. For more information, see the Token Request page.

Residency Tokens for the ERAS 2015 application season are expected to be available through ECFMG’s On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) beginning July 1, 2014.


Application Fee Increases for 2014
December 27, 2013
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, General, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2014, the fee for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification will increase from $60 to $65.

The fees for those applying to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will also increase, as described below:

  • The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK will increase from $820 to $850 for each exam registration.
  • The examination fee for Step 2 CS will increase from $1,440 to $1,480 for each exam registration.
  • The fee for extension of an eligibility period for Step 1 and Step 2 CK will increase from $65 to $70 per extension.

The fee for applying for J-1 visa sponsorship will increase from $275 to $285. Please note that this does not include the additional $180 fee, payable to the Department of Homeland Security, which is required for initial applicants for J-1 sponsorship.

The new fees will be assessed for all applications submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2014.

For more information on the fees associated with applying for ECFMG Certification and for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG 2014 Information Booklet and the Fees page of the ECFMG website.


Application Fee Increases for 2013
December 20, 2012
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2013, the fee for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification will increase from $50 to $60.

The fees for those applying to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will also increase, as described below:

  • The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK will increase from $790 to $820 for each exam registration.
  • The examination fee for Step 2 CS will increase from $1,375 to $1,440 for each exam registration.

The new fees will be assessed for all applications submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2013.

Additionally, it is expected that Prometric will increase the Step 1/Step 2 CK international test delivery surcharges, which apply to applicants who choose a testing region other than the United States/Canada. ECFMG will post additional information on the increases to the international test delivery surcharges to the ECFMG website as it becomes available.

For more information on the fees associated with applying for ECFMG Certification and for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to the ECFMG 2013 Information Booklet.


ERAS 2013 Residency Token Fee
June 11, 2012
Filed under: Fees

The residency Token fee for the ERAS 2013 season is $100. The Token fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Before you request your Token, make sure you understand the ERAS process and that you need an ERAS 2013 residency Token. For more information, see the Token Request page.


Fee to be Implemented for Application for ECFMG Certification
January 23, 2012
Filed under: ECFMG Certification, Fees, General

Effective January 30, 2012, there will be a fee of $50 for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification. The Application for ECFMG Certification is a requirement for international medical students/graduates pursuing ECFMG Certification. International medical students/graduates must submit an Application for ECFMG Certification before they can apply to ECFMG for examination. Once an Application for ECFMG Certification has been submitted to ECFMG, it typically remains valid throughout the certification process. More information on the Application for ECFMG Certification is available in the ECFMG 2012 Information Booklet.


Fee Increases for USMLE Examinations
December 16, 2011
Filed under: Fees, Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS

Effective January 1, 2012, the fees for those applying to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) will increase.

The examination fees for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK will increase from $780 to $790 for each exam registration.

The examination fee for Step 2 CS will increase from $1,355 to $1,375 for each exam registration.

The new fees will be assessed for all USMLE applications submitted to ECFMG on or after January 1, 2012.

For more information on the fees associated with applying for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS, refer to Exam Fees in the ECFMG 2012 Information Booklet.




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