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This is a question for FMGs. After I send ecfmg my final transcript and take and pass Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, how long does it take for ecfmg certification? Also, is the ecfmg certification done automatically after I complete all of the requirements or do I have to ask for the certification?
 
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This is a question for FMGs. After I send ecfmg my final transcript and take and pass Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, how long does it take for ecfmg certification? Also, is the ecfmg certification done automatically after I complete all of the requirements or do I have to ask for the certification?
The ECFMG certification is not done automatically. You have to fill out a few forms that you can print from their website. They will also need a copy of your diploma. After ECFMG receives your paperwork, they will mail a request to your school to varify that you graduated. For me the process took 3 weeks, but it may take longer depending on your school's location and how fast they work.
 
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What if ECFMG already has my diploma and has already verified it with my school? Shouldn't the certification then happen as soon as I've passed all the required Steps?
 
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In your situation, once you have passed the last exam and got your result, you'll receive your ECFMG certificate in mail automatically in about 2-3 weeks. Good luck!