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I am not sure if this question has been asked, but when do I apply for my step 2 CK exam? (as in how long before I decide to sit for the exam)?

Say I wanna take the exam early Nov, then when should I apply for it? its just that I dun wanna apply for the exam till I'm very sure my NBME scores are up to the bar I set it. So say I apply in August, will that be enough time?

also for step 2 ck, I won't have to go through the same thing (with snail mails of forms etc ) as for what I went through applying for my step1 exam would I?
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If your OASIS account is mentioning that you have a valid "certificate of identification" form, then you won't go through the hassle of ECFMG forms again.

I'd say three months is enough to apply before the intended date, this three months is not for ECFMG processing (it takes much less time) but it's to make sure that you'll get a date in the Prometric center in your area.

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Hi,

I am not sure if this question has been asked, but when do I apply for my step 2 CK exam? (as in how long before I decide to sit for the exam)?

Say I wanna take the exam early Nov, then when should I apply for it? its just that I dun wanna apply for the exam till I'm very sure my NBME scores are up to the bar I set it. So say I apply in August, will that be enough time?

also for step 2 ck, I won't have to go through the same thing (with snail mails of forms etc ) as for what I went through applying for my step1 exam would I?
Hi Seetal,
Like Sabio said if you already have a valid form 186 on file with EFCMG, then the process takes only a few days even though they will tell you 3-4 weeks just to be on the safe side. I applied for CK only last week and my application was accepted in only 4 days

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ok thx guys. I checked and it says its valid till Jun 2015.
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