OET for ECFMG® Certification


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

IMG OET Process | Booking, preparation and results

Step 1
Book Your Test

OET offers candidates choice, convenience and confidence, with three different test types:

  • OET on paper at test venues
  • OET on computer at test venues
  • [email protected] (select candidates only).
OET Test Types
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
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 your OET account 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 your OET account.

OET on paper candidates only: Please also complete this form to advise us of your USMLE ID number.

Step-by-step instructions

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