Computer-based Testing (CBT)  

   Computer-based testing for USMLE™ began with Step 1in May 1999, followed by Step 2 in August 1999, and CBT for Step 3 began in November 1999. Each Step is now available throughout the year, except for the first two weeks in January. Computer-based administration allows increased examination security, enable new assessment methods to be utilized, and provide greater flexibility in scheduling test dates. USMLE is delivered at Sylvan Technology Centers® Step I and Step II can be taken at STCs around the world, and Step 3 exclusively at STCs in the United States and its territories. Sylvan centers provide the uniform environment and resources necessary for secure administration of USMLE. Security provisions include video and audio monitoring, digital photo IDs and electronic fingerprinting. For test center information, click here.