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Old 11-17-2011
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Registration Applying for Step 3 without ECFMG certificate

Once you get the email where the ECFMG tells you that you have meet all the requirements for ECFMG have to wait for your ECFMG certificate to arrive to you, but, this will happen two or more weeks after this has been issued. So, for Step 3 purpouses...The questions is...Is it possible to apply for step 3 the day after you know the ECFMG certificate had been issued?
Because, they say "you cannot apply before this certificate has been issued. So, can I apply even before having the certificate physically in my hands? The idea is to save time (two weeks waiting for the certificate is too much if you want to apply for Step 3 and want to save time! In my case I would like to have given the step 3 by the moment I face the deadline February 22 for ranking report.
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Old 11-19-2011
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Yes. you can apply.

They'll electronically check your status with ECFMG and they'll tell them you are certified.

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