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Step 3 Forms & Fees

Application, CID, Name Change, Accommodations, Eligibility Extension, Score Recheck

Application (2017: $845  /  2018: $850)

USMLE Step 3 Application - The Step 3 application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable from one eligibility period to another or from one application to another. Your application fee can only be paid by American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

2017 Fees Effective Dates for 2017 Fees 

Three-month eligibility periods that end in 2017.

The first eligibility period in which the 2017 fee will apply is November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017.  

The last eligibility period in which the 2017 fee will apply is October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.


2018 Fees

Effective Dates for 2018 Fees

Three-month eligibility periods that end in 2018.

The first eligibility period in which the 2018 fee will apply is November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018.  

The last eligibility period in which the 2018 fee will apply is October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.


Certification of Identity (CID) Form

Certification of Identity (CID) - Submission of a CID does not constitute an application for Step 3. To apply for Step 3, you must submit BOTH a CID and an application (see application link and fees directly above). A CID is required for all Step 3 applications unless one is already on file with FSMB, has been approved, and is not more than 5 years old. Approved CIDs from prior Step 3 applications are valid for 5 years from the date of notarization. 

Name Change/Correction

Name Change/Correction Authorization Form - Use this form to change or correct your name. Evidence of the change/correction must also be submitted.

Test Accommodations

Visit the Test Accommodations page on the USMLE website to download the forms to:

  • Request new test accommodations or to request a change to accommodations received previously
  • Request the same accommodations for Step 3 that you received on Step 1 or Step 2

Eligibility Extension ($70)

Eligibility Extension request - If you need to extend your eligibility period, a one-time contiguous* 3-month extension is available. To request an extension, you must submit an eligibility extension request and $70 processing fee. Requests can only be submitted after your original scheduling permit is available and must be received no later than 25 days after the end of your original eligibility period. The $70 processing fee is non-refundable.  

Before you can schedule an appointment in your extended eligibility period, you must apply for an eligibility extension, cancel any existing testing dates AND pay any appointment change fees. Your extended eligibility period will not show in Prometric’s system and Prometric will not allow you to schedule a new testing date until this is done.   

If you have not already canceled your previous appointment and paid the change fees, you MUST do the following:

  1. Call Prometric at 1-800-853-6769 to pay any appointment change fees.
  1. After you have paid the fee, send an email to so your extended eligibility period can be resent to Prometric. Include the following in your email:
    • Subject line:  “Resend Eligibility”
    • Message text:  your full name, USMLE ID Number, and exam name (Step 3)
  1. Apply for an eligibility extension through FSMB (if not already done) - use link at beginning of this section.
  2. You will receive a response from within two business days. After you receive confirmation from NBME that your extended eligibility period has been resent, you can contact Prometric to schedule a new appointment.

*Note: "contiguous" means that the start date of the eligibility extension immediately follows the end date of your eligibility period (e.g., if your eligibility period ends May 31, your extension will begin June 1). 

Score Recheck ($80)

Score Recheck Form – A recheck of your Step 3 score will be done upon submission of the recheck form and $80 fee. Please note that, for all USMLE Steps, standard procedures ensure that the scores reported for you accurately reflect your performance. A change in score based on a recheck is an extremely remote possibility.