Application Fee Increases for 2014

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.