Registration for the current USMLE Step 3 examination through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Continental Testing Service, Inc.)
ended on July 18, 2014. Registration for the restructured USMLE Step 3 examination will begin August 2014.
Call or visit the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website at www.fsmb.org for information on how to apply for Step 3. The FSMB may be contacted at 817-868-4041 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that Controlled Substances Registration applications and printed licenses will no longer specifically reference or include the 'N' designation. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act narcotic and non-narcotic schedules are combined and the 'N' designation is not needed. The lack of 'N' designation does not prevent or affect the ability of Illinois licensed practitioners to prescribe, dispense or order narcotic drugs to the extent allowed by law. The DEA is aware of this change. Questions regarding 'N' designations on DEA registrations should be directed to the DEA at their website(www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov) or by phone at 312-353-7875.