OET for ECFMG® Certification


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

OET reflects real workplace tasks and relevant language skills.

IMG OET Process | Pre-registration, booking and preparation

Step 1

Once you register your interest in taking OET, you will receive a confirmation email explaining the next steps

Step 2
Begin Preparing 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.

Step 3
Book Test

Within five business days, you will receive an email from OET with date and test location options, as well as instructions on booking your test.

Step 4
Continue Preparation

First email is a condensed version of the process, with everything you need to succeed. Emails that follow will provide further information and preparation on each sub-test.

Step 5
Test Timetable

An OET Test Delivery Partner will provide you with your test timetable, including your unique time slot for the Speaking sub-test.

Step 6
Test Day

You will sit OET on your test date, completing each of the four sub-tests. OET has introduced new testing protocols to ensure health and safety during COVID-19.

Step 7
Receive Results

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.

Step 8
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 ECFMG.

Step-By-Step Instructions
Step 9
What does preparation look like?

Eight emails covering:

  • Test layout
  • Masterclasses for each sub-test
  • Focus on role plays and referral letter
  • Links to official resources
  • Test day guides
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Please contact OET if you have any questions: [email protected]

Please pre-register by filling in this form.

Note: It is essential that you complete the pre-registration form so that:

  • We can let ECFMG know that you are taking OET to complete your Certification
  • ECFMG can verify your results once they are relased
  • We can ensure you get all the preparation resources you need to succeed at the test.

After completing the pre-registration form, if you wish to book your test yourself (rather than waiting for us to send you test date and location options), you may do so here. After doing so, please email us your candidate ID number.  However, if you cannot find a suitable test date and/or location, please wait for us to contact you by email as new venues are opening regularly.

Please contact OET if you have any questions: [email protected]