The registration process for the USMLE Step 1 exam can take up to a month and should be started early if possible.
First, students are expected to register for an account through NBME. After registering, students will receive a USMLE ID within a day by email.
Second, students will login and apply for the Step 1 exam which will require a $645 fee.
Third, NBME will need to verify that you are currently enrolled in medical school. In order to verify, they will give you an authorization form that you can print, fill out, and attach your photo to.
Fourth, you will take this form to your medical school’s office where they will verify your identity as a student. Once you are verified as a student, the school will mail the verified authorization form to the NBME.
Lastly, once the NBME receives your authorization form, they will grant you a scheduling permit which you will receive by email. The scheduling permit will allow you to schedule your exam through Prometric’s website.
Last updated: September 17, 2020