I am graduating this May and plan to take it right after I graduate. Question is, I know that different states have different rules in when you can take your test. However, one of the requirements for registering to take Step 3 is where you plan to get licensure. So, if I do my residency in one state, I would have to follow the Step 3 guidelines of that state even though I don't plan on being there after residency? Could I just register to take it in another state and still use the results? Like if I was to do residency in Alabama (just an example) but living in Florida, could I register to take it in Florida then go to Alabama for residency once I finished the exam? Or am I doomed to wait and take it in Alabama? The reason I am asking is that some states require a year or less of internship before being able to take the test. Maybe I should call them? anyone have an answer or number?