OET for ECFMG® Certification


The world’s only international English language test specifically
for doctors.

IMG OET Process | Booking, preparation and results

Step 1
Book Your Test

OET offers candidates choice, convenience and confidence, with three different delivery modes:

  • OET on paper at test venues
  • OET on computer at test venues
  • [email protected] (select candidates only)

Note: OET on computer and [email protected] are currently on pause, and will resume later this year.

OET Delivery modes
Step 2
Prepare for OET

You will receive a series of emails full of official OET resources. Each email will cover a different aspect of the test. Emails also include our masterclasses, guides and videos.

You can also find a wide range of preparation material in the OET Preparation Portal.

Preparation Portal
Advice for Native English Speakers

Preparation for OET is key, even for those with a high level of English proficiency. OET is not a multiple-choice test and the test tasks are demanding.

An extensive array of preparation materials is available to all candidates and our education team regularly emphasises the importance of all test-takers being familiar with both the test construct and the assessment criteria. We advise that you prepare thoroughly before attempting OET.

Step 3
Test Day

You will sit OET on your test date, completing each of the four sub-tests. OET abides by testing protocols that work to safeguard health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Step 4
Receive your results

Appproximately 14 business days after sitting the test, OET will send you an email asking you to login to myOET to view your results. You will receive a letter grade and a numerical score for each sub-test.

Results release dates
Step 5
Give ECFMG access to your results

Give ECFMG access to your results through the myOET platform. Log in, click “manage verifier” for each sub-test and search for and select ECFMG.

Step-by-step instructions

To find out more about ECFMG’s OET requirements, please visit the ECFMG website.