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

The Michigan English Test (MET) is a secure English language proficiency credential accepted for the licensing of internationally-educated nurses and other healthcare professionals. 

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How does the MET support my application?

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

  • Take the MET within 72 hours
  • Choose to take it at a test center or from home (Note: Verify that the board you will submit your MET score to will accept tests taken remotely or from home)
  • Secure at-home administration with Prometric’s ProProctor
  • Retake one of the sections if you think you can do better
  • Receive your results in 5 days
  • Share your results with healthcare institutions or nursing boards at no additional cost
Learn more about the benefits of MET Digital by visiting our FAQs for test-takers.

Where can the MET take you?

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

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. For additional information, contact


Applications to licensure in NCSBN compact states will allow nurses to practice in other compact states. See additional information and requirements at the NCSBN website.

List of state boards that accept the MET:

Alabama: Board of Nursing
Florida: Board of Nursing
Idaho: Board of Nursing
Massachusetts: Board of Registration in Nursing
Michigan: Boards of Nursing and other healthcare occupations
North Dakota: Board of Nursing
Oklahoma: Board of Nursing
Nebraska: Department of Health and Human Services, Nursing Licensing
Tennessee: Board of Nursing
Wyoming: Board of Nursing

Register for the MET

Seats are available at test centers in Florida (Fort Lauderdale and Miami) and Michigan (Detroit). Register here to reserve your seat or contact your local test center directly.

Need to submit a score?

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

Take a sample test

The MET Digital 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.