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EPIC enables physicians to build an electronic portfolio of their credentials and to demonstrate the authenticity of their credentials by requesting verification reports for medical regulatory authorities (MRAs), medical education and training programs, hospitals, and other entities. Physicians pay for these services as they request them.

MRAs and other organizations are recipients of the credentials and verification reports that physicians have requested. These organizations use EPIC at no cost.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.

Physicians

Service Fee Important Information
Establish an EPIC Account and Confirm Your Identity US$125
Verification of Credential US$80 per credential
  • Primary-source verification of credential by ECFMG with the issuing institution (up to four verification requests by ECFMG)
  • Real-time updates on the status of your verification request through the “My Credentials” tab of your EPIC Account
  • Electronic storage of your verified credential and translation, if applicable

Some institutions charge a fee to verify credentials, and you are, in most cases, responsible for paying these fees directly to the institution. If ECFMG is aware that an institution charges such a fee, ECFMG will indicate this in the details for that credential within your EPIC Account; however, ECFMG may not be aware of all fees charged by institutions. Therefore, it is recommended that you check with the institution in advance regarding fees for verifying your credentials. In some cases, the institution will require that ECFMG pay this fee at the time the verification is requested. In this case, ECFMG will pay the fee and place a corresponding charge on your EPIC Account. ECFMG will advise you of this in advance of assessing the fee to your account.

Previously Verified Credential Free

If a credential has been previously verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or on behalf of a medical regulatory authority through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you may not need to upload these credentials through EPIC and pay the Verification of Credential fee. Within 10 business days of establishing your EPIC Account, ECFMG will review your file, and if these verifications are acceptable, we will add the verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio at no cost.

Optional Courier Fee US$15 to institutions in the United States

US$30 to institutions outside the United States

  • Courier delivery of verification request to issuing institution
  • Tracking information on shipment, available through the “My Credentials” tab of your EPIC Account

You are not required to select and pay for courier service. If you choose not to have your credential sent via courier, it will be sent via regular mail.

ECFMG’s courier service applies only to sending the verification request via courier; if you would like your verification returned to ECFMG via courier, you will need to make arrangements directly with the issuing institution. Please note, however, that the verification must be returned to ECFMG directly by the issuing institution.

EPIC Report: Credentials submitted to EPIC prior to January 10, 2018 First report for each credential: US$15

Subsequent reports for each credential: US$35

Electronic transmission of EPIC Reports, sent directly to the recipient through EPIC’s secure Report Portal.

EPIC Report: Credentials submitted to EPIC on or after January 10, 2018 First report for each credential: Free

Subsequent reports for each credential: US$35
EPIC Report: Previously verified Credentials US$35 per report

Service:

Establish an EPIC Account and Confirm Your Identity

Fee:

US$125

Service:

Verification of Credential

Fee:

US$80 per credential

Important Information:

  • Primary-source verification of credential by ECFMG with the issuing institution (up to four verification requests by ECFMG)
  • Real-time updates on the status of your verification request through the “My Credentials” tab of your EPIC Account
  • Electronic storage of your verified credential and translation, if applicable

Some institutions charge a fee to verify credentials, and you are, in most cases, responsible for paying these fees directly to the institution. If ECFMG is aware that an institution charges such a fee, ECFMG will indicate this in the details for that credential within your EPIC Account; however, ECFMG may not be aware of all fees charged by institutions. Therefore, it is recommended that you check with the institution in advance regarding fees for verifying your credentials. In some cases, the institution will require that ECFMG pay this fee at the time the verification is requested. In this case, ECFMG will pay the fee and place a corresponding charge on your EPIC Account. ECFMG will advise you of this in advance of assessing the fee to your account.

Service:

Previously Verified Credential

Fee:

Free

If a credential has been previously verified by ECFMG for ECFMG Certification or on behalf of a medical regulatory authority through ECFMG’s International Credentials Services (EICS), you may not need to upload these credentials through EPIC and pay the Verification of Credential fee. Within 10 business days of establishing your EPIC Account, ECFMG will review your file, and if these verifications are acceptable, we will add the verified credentials to your EPIC Portfolio at no cost.

Service:

Optional Courier Fee

Fee:

US$15 to institutions in the United States

US$30 to institutions outside the United States

Important Information:

  • Courier delivery of verification request to issuing institution
  • Tracking information on shipment, available through the “My Credentials” tab of your EPIC Account

You are not required to select and pay for courier service. If you choose not to have your credential sent via courier, it will be sent via regular mail.

ECFMG’s courier service applies only to sending the verification request via courier; if you would like your verification returned to ECFMG via courier, you will need to make arrangements directly with the issuing institution. Please note, however, that the verification must be returned to ECFMG directly by the issuing institution.

Service:

EPIC Report: Credentials submitted to EPIC prior to January 10, 2018

Fee:

First report for each credential: US$15

Subsequent reports for each credential: US$35

Service:

EPIC Report: Credentials submitted to EPIC on or after January 10, 2018

Fee:

First report for each credential: Free

Subsequent reports for each credential: US$35

Service:

EPIC Report: Previously verified Credentials

Fee:

US$35 per report

Important Information:

Electronic transmission of EPIC Reports, sent directly to the recipient through EPIC’s secure Report Portal.

MRAs and Other Organizations

There are two options for accessing verification reports:

Service Fee Important Information
EPIC Report Portal Account FREE

When a physician requests an EPIC Report for your organization, it is added to your EPIC Report Portal Account. This includes secure, web-based access to:

  • Notification when the credential has been sent for verification, if you request this service
  • ECFMG EPIC verification report
  • copy of the credential
  • English translation of credential provided by physician (if credential is not in English)
  • verification form from issuing institution

The EPIC Report Portal Account also includes:

  • the ability to search, sort, and archive reports and notifications
  • access to reports and notifications for one year
Single EPIC Report FREE

If you do not have an EPIC Report Portal Account, when a physician requests an EPIC Report for your organization, you will receive an e-mail with a link to view that single EPIC Report. This includes secure, web-based access to:

  • ECFMG EPIC verification report
  • copy of the credential
  • English translation of credential provided by physician (if credential is not in English)

The e-mail provides you with access to the report for 60 days.

Service:

EPIC Report Portal Account

Fee:

FREE

Important Information:

When a physician requests an EPIC Report for your organization, it is added to your EPIC Report Portal Account. This includes secure, web-based access to:

  • Notification when the credential has been sent for verification, if you request this service
  • ECFMG EPIC verification report
  • copy of the credential
  • English translation of credential provided by physician (if credential is not in English)
  • verification form from issuing institution

The EPIC Report Portal Account also includes:

  • the ability to search, sort, and archive reports and notifications
  • access to reports and notifications for one year

Service:

Single EPIC Report

Fee:

FREE

Important Information:

If you do not have an EPIC Report Portal Account, when a physician requests an EPIC Report for your organization, you will receive an e-mail with a link to view that single EPIC Report. This includes secure, web-based access to:

  • ECFMG EPIC verification report
  • copy of the credential
  • English translation of credential provided by physician (if credential is not in English)

The e-mail provides you with access to the report for 60 days.

Payment

Full payment is due at the time you submit your request for service. You can pay on-line through EPIC by credit card; ECFMG accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Once you have requested and paid for a service through EPIC, you cannot cancel that service and obtain a refund. If EPIC staff determine that your request for service cannot be processed, you will be notified that your request cannot be processed, and any payment received with that request will be credited to your EPIC financial account.

Funds credited to your EPIC Account will be available for a period of two years to pay for service requests. Any funds not used during a two-year period will be forfeited to ECFMG; this means that you will lose those funds. The two-year period is calculated from the date of last transactional activity in the account. A refund request should be made to claim any funds that will not be used prior to the expiration of the two-year period. Contact us for more information.

You can monitor the status of your account, including dates on which payments were made to your account, using EPIC.

Important Note

If you have a USMLE/ECFMG identification number and a previous service history with ECFMG (for example, if you applied to ECFMG for Certification or USMLE examination), your ECFMG Financial Account will be linked to your EPIC Account at the time it is established. If you owe money to ECFMG at the time that you submit a request for an EPIC Account, your request will be processed and your EPIC Account will be established. However, if you submit a request for any other EPIC service, you will be required to pay the balance owed to ECFMG in addition to the appropriate EPIC fee.

Last updated January 10, 2018