ECFMG 2019 Information Booklet

Application for ECFMG Certification

To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, you must complete an Application for ECFMG Certification. The Application for ECFMG Certification consists of an on-line application available through ECFMG's Interactive Web Applications (IWA) and the Certification of Identification Form (Form 186) that must be completed and notarized using NotaryCam. Instructions on how to complete Form 186 using NotaryCam are included with the form. You must have your USMLE/ECFMG Identification Number before you can begin the Application for ECFMG Certification. For the current fee for submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification, see the Fees page of the ECFMG website.

As part of the Application for ECFMG Certification, you will be asked to confirm the name, date of birth, and gender in your ECFMG record. If this information is incorrect, you must have the information in your ECFMG record changed to reflect your correct name, date of birth, and/or gender before you can complete the Application for ECFMG Certification. Instructions for how to correct this information will be provided at the time of application.

If you are a medical school student, you will be asked to confirm that you are officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements, and that the “Graduation Years” in the ECFMG note in your medical school's World Directory listing are listed as “Current.” If you are a medical school graduate, you will be asked to confirm that you are a graduate of a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements, and that your graduation year is included in the ECFMG note in your school’s World Directory listing. See Medical School Requirements.

The Application for ECFMG Certification also will require you to confirm your understanding of the purpose of ECFMG Certification and release certain legal claims.

The information submitted in your Application for ECFMG Certification will become a part of your permanent ECFMG record.

An Application for ECFMG Certification will not be considered complete until ECFMG receives and processes both the on-line part of the application and the notarized Form 186 from NotaryCam. A notification will be sent to the e-mail address in your ECFMG record confirming receipt of the on-line part of your Application for ECFMG Certification. Once your Application for ECFMG Certification, including Form 186, has been accepted by ECFMG, it typically remains valid throughout the certification process. If you are a student when you submit your Application for ECFMG Certification, you do not need to submit another one when you graduate. You can use OASIS or the MyECFMG mobile app to confirm that you have submitted an Application for ECFMG Certification and have a valid Form 186 on file.