Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Prometric Closures

Prometric announced on March 17 that test centers in the United States and Canada will be closed for a period of 30 days, starting March 18.
In response, the USMLE program is extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020, regardless of the country in which they are testing.
We have begun extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020, regardless of the country in which they are testing.

We have begun extending the eligibility periods this week, beginning with those that expire in March. All 2020 eligibility periods will be extended to have an end date of December 31, 2020.

Extensions will be processed in order of expiration date, with all extension processing expected to be completed by the week of April 13th. Examinees will receive a notification and new scheduling permit when their eligibility extension has been processed. Examinees will need to use the new permit once received.

Extending the eligibility period will not impact already scheduled appointments. No fees will be charged for these eligibility extensions. Eligibility periods will be extended automatically, requiring no action from examinees.


If your examinees have questions, we again kindly ask them to wait for our next announcement before contacting their registration entity. 
This will allow us more time to plan a solution for all examinees impacted by the closures. Please continue to check the USMLE website and our social media for updates.

If your students are scheduled to take a USMLE examination in a region outside the United States and Canada, please have them check the Prometric website for the most current list of test center closures before going to the test center on their scheduled test day.

Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this challenging time.