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Date Updated: June 22, 2015

Scores and Transcripts


For Steps 1, 2 CK, and 3, a score report includes a pass/fail designation, numerical scores, and graphical performance profiles summarizing areas of strength and weakness to aid in self-assessment. These profiles are developed solely for the benefit of examinees, and will not be reported or verified to any third party.

Performance on Step 2 CS is reported as pass or fail. Score reports include performance profiles, which reflect the relative strengths and weaknesses of an examinees’ performance across the subcomponents of Step 2 CS.

Once the exam results are released, the score report will remain available online for approximately 120 days from the date email notification is sent. Score reports can be viewed, downloaded and printed by logging into the the Licensing Examination Services (NLES) section of the NBME website. After the link to the score report is removed from the NLES website, scores will be provided only in the form of an official USMLE transcript.


The official USMLE transcript includes personal identification information and a complete history of all Steps and Step Components.  For the complete list of information included on the USMLE transcript, please click here: http://www.usmle.org/transcripts/.   The NBME transcript, called the NBME Record of Scores, includes identification information and passing history of NBME Part examination scores.  NBME Part failing history is reported when specifically requested or required by a licensing authority. 

Who should I contact to request my USMLE transcript?

To obtain a USMLE transcript or have it sent to a third party, please contact the ECFMG, FSMB, or NBME. The entity to contact depends on which examinations have been taken and where the transcript should be sent.

Contact the FSMB to have a transcript sent to a medical licensing authority at any time.  Examinees who have never registered for or taken Step 3 and want a transcript sent to anyone other than a medical licensing authority should send the request to the last registration entity. 

Step(s)/Component(s) Taken Recipient of Transcript Contact
One or more USMLE Steps Medical Licensing Authority FSMB
All three USMLE Steps; or Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS (if required), only when registered for or after taking Step 3 Any recipient FSMB
Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/ or CS only registered by ECFMG Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority ECFMG
Step 1 and/or Step 2 CK and/or CS only registered by NBME Any recipient other than a medical licensing authority NLES

How do I request a transcript from the NBME?

Requests for USMLE and NBME transcripts may be submitted online.  Credit card payments are accepted.  To request a transcript from NBME, please go to the Licensing Examination Services (NLES) section of the NBME website.

How much does it cost?

The fee for transcripts is $70.00 for up to five copies and $5.00 for each additional copy requested at the same time. To have the transcript(s) sent via overnight delivery (FedEx), include an additional $15.00 per overnight package. 




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