Licensure Exam Registration

You must be officially enrolled at MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine to submit an application and/or take a USMLE exam. If you are dismissed, withdrawn or suspended from medical school, you are not eligible for USMLE, even if you are appealing or contesting your status.

Obtaining a USMLE ID Number

  1. Go to
  2. Select the Applications & Fees tab.
  3. Select Apply (link in first box).
  4. Select “First-time user? Register here” under login.
  5. Complete and submit your online request. You will receive an email from NBME with your ID # and password within one business day.

Application Process

Step 1 - Registration

  1. Go to
  2. Continue through each page completing requests for information.
  3. Print the Certification of ID form and make payment for the exam.

Step 2 – Certification of Identification and Authorization Form

  1. Sign the back of your photo and affix your photo to the certification form. The photo must clearly show your full face, be current and approximately 2 x 2 inches. A color photo is preferred, but not required.
  2. Take (EL students) or mail (DMC/MUC students) your certification form to the College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of the Registrar. Your form will be signed by a school official, affixed with the school seal and mailed to the NBME.

Step 3 – Scheduling Exam Date

  1. NBME will add your name to a roster for your medical school to verify your eligibility.
  2. NBME will issue you a scheduling permit after your registration status is complete.
  3. Once you receive your scheduling permit follow the instructions outlined. Print your appointment confirmation notice after scheduling.
  4. Confirm your appointment one week in advance and arrive to the test center at the time specified on your confirmation notice.
  5. At the testing site you must present your scheduling permit and an unexpired, governmentissued form of identification that includes both your photo and signature.