The Michigan English Test for Professional Healthcare Licensure in the U.S.

You have worked hard to build your healthcare career. Take the next step and earn your credential for licensing in the U.S. with the Michigan English Test (MET).

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How does MET support my application?

Developed over 10 years ago, MET is built on a solid academic foundation. It’s a valid, reliable, and secure measure of English language proficiency that is administered worldwide.

  • Respected: accepted by more than 20 state boards of nursing as proof of English language proficiency
  • Widely recognized: accepted by HRSA and CGFNS
  • Convenient: available at a convenient test center
  • Reliable and Secure
  • Flexible: retake a section if you think you can do better
  • Responsive: your test results are available in only 5 days
  • Cost-effective: share your results with healthcare institutions or nursing boards at no additional cost

MET is also backed by the University of Michigan and Cambridge University Press and Assessment, leaders in international education.

Learn more about the benefits of MET Digital by visiting our FAQs for test-takers.

Explore your options for a healthcare profession in the U.S.

CGFNS does not accept at-home versions of English tests. Contact an Authorized Test Center near you. For occupational visas, CGFNS requires at least an overall MET score of 55 with a speaking score of at least 55.

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MET is accepted by CGFNS to apply for occupational visas to work in the US for the following healthcare professions:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Practical/Vocational Nurse
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Technician
  • Physician Assistant

List of state boards that accept MET

MET is accepted by more than 20 state boards of nursing, and the list continues to grow. And if you apply for licensure in states that are part of the NCSBN compact, you can practice in other states that are members. Visit NCSBN for more information.





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New Mexico

North Dakota


South Carolina

South Dakota


West Virginia


Need to submit a score?

If you have already taken MET and need to submit a score, please contact us.

MET Digital Sample Test

The sample test offers test takers a chance to become familiar with the test format and item types.


Learn more about MET Digital on our FAQ page.

Register for MET

Have you read through the 3 steps you need to follow before registering for MET? If yes, you can register here.