Posted by Jose from IP 22.214.171.124 on July 22, 2009 at 12:14:10:
In Reply to: 7 year limit posted by hi on July 20, 2009 at 22:22:24:
My two cents...
If you ARE NOT certified by ECFMG, you will have to retake the respective exams once it is 7 years since you passed that exam...
But if you ARE certified by ECFMG (having taken Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS), the certification is valid for life.
And also, there are several states that require you to take Steps 1, 2 & 3 only within 10 years of the first exam. So you wouldn't have to retake the steps if you apply for Step 3 though one of those states.
Please let me know if you learn more about this as I am also trying to find the answer to this question.
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