The suspension of Step 2 CS due to COVID-19 and states’ decisions to permit licensure without passing Step 2 CS are temporary. We are committed to providing the state medical boards with a valid, standardized measurement of clinical skills and are determining the optimal approach to do so. When that approach is determined, a passing score will be required to take Step 3 and for licensure.

NBME and ECFMG have sent emails about refunds to examinees who were registered to take Step 2 CS and were unable to test due to the suspension of the exam. Students should look for that information directly from the organization who registered them for their exam.