Once you have established your EPIC Account and you have a valid EPIC Identification Form (EIF) on file, you can start building your portfolio of credentials.
You can add medical credentials to EPIC by uploading them through the “My Credentials” tab of your EPIC Account. For more information on the credentials you can add to your EPIC Portfolio, including definitions and document specifications, see Medical Credentials below.
As we receive your credentials, they will be primary-source verified using ECFMG’s rigorous, multi-step process—a process that has been used to verify more than 800,000 medical credentials over the last three decades. You will be able to monitor the status of your credentials verification through the “My Credentials” tab.
Once we have received verification of a credential, you will be able to send EPIC Reports demonstrating the authenticity of that credential to organizations around the world. These reports will be delivered electronically using our secure EPIC Report Portal, so the organizations receiving the reports will have the confidence of knowing they are coming directly from ECFMG. For more information, see EPIC Reports below.
There are fees associated with the services you request through EPIC. For more information on fees and payment, see Fees.
As an EPIC Account holder, you are also responsible for reading and becoming familiar with the ECFMG Policies and Procedures Regarding Irregular Behavior.
EPIC Reports are an innovative way to demonstrate the authenticity of your credentials—with just a few clicks you will be able to request verification reports for any organization involved in evaluating your qualifications.
Physicians can use EPIC to request that their credentials, and reports verifying the authenticity of those credentials, be sent to any organization anywhere in the world. ECFMG works with medical regulatory authorities around the world in the verification of credentials for their applicants; see EPIC Partner Organizations for more information. In the United States, where medical licensure is granted by authorities (“state medical boards”) of the individual states and territories, ECFMG works closely with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and its Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS). Nearly all U.S. state medical boards accept FCVS for licensure and some require that applicants for licensure use FCVS. If you are considering licensure in a U.S. jurisdiction, you should verify licensure application requirements directly with the jurisdiction.
There are two ways to request an EPIC Report.
Included on each EPIC Report are:
Each EPIC Report is also accompanied by:
These reports will be delivered electronically using our secure EPIC Report Portal, so the organizations receiving them will have the confidence of knowing they are coming directly from ECFMG.
If the organization to which you have sent an EPIC Report has an EPIC Report Portal Account, the report will be available for one year following the date the report was sent.
If the organization to which you have sent an EPIC Report does not have an EPIC Report Portal Account, the report will be available for 60 days. Please note: If you are asked to provide an e-mail address for the report recipient at the time you request a report, the organization does not have an EPIC Report Portal Account.
If an organization indicates that they need access to your report after the expiration period, you will need to request a new report for that organization and pay the associated fee. Please visit the EPIC Fees page for information on current pricing.
EPIC Reports are intended only for the report recipient (the entity you enter when you request a report) and are valid only if the report recipient obtains the report through the EPIC Report Portal.
You can request an EPIC Report for yourself, but you cannot send that report to or share it with other individuals or organizations. If you name another entity as a report recipient, neither you nor the report recipient can send that report to or share it with third parties. ECFMG makes no claims about the authenticity of any verification report not obtained by the report recipient through the EPIC Report Portal. Any reproduction, transfer, distribution, or other dissemination for use other than by the report recipient is strictly prohibited and could result in legal action.