The Michigan English Test (MET) is a highly secure English language assessment for foreign-trained nurses and healthcare professionals interested in living and working in the U.S. It is affordable, valid, and reliable, with a growing network of recognizing institutions in the U.S. healthcare sector.
Recognition by U.S. Department of Health: Health Resources and Service Administration
MET is one of the English proficiency exams recognized by Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal government office that defines standards for the healthcare sector. An MET score of 55 with a speaking subscore of 55 is required for nursing and other healthcare positions.
Recognition by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
CGFNS accepts MET for its VisaScreen for the following professions: Registered Nurse (RN), Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/ LVN), Speech Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Medical Technologist, Medical Technician, and Physician Assistant. Now CGFNS accepts MET for applications from state boards that require Certification Program or Credentials Evaluation Service. Approximately 60% of the state boards of nursing require or accept the CGFNS Certification Program to qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam.
Recognition by Josef Silny & Associates
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc, International Education Consultants is also authorized to evaluate nursing credentials for 26 state boards of nursing and is approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security to issue their Visa4Nurses Certification to eligible Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Licenced Vocational Nurses. MET is also recognized by Josef Silny & Associates to certify English proficiency for the Visa4Nurses Certification.
Recognition by Boards of Nursing
MET can be used to apply for occupational visas and nursing licensure through the services offered by CGFNS or Josef Silny & Associates and when you are contacting boards of nursing. While many individual boards of nursing rely on other organizations’ credentials evaluation that include English proficiency, some individual states list MET as one of the exams that is accepted: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Washington D.C. are some of them.
Exam Proficiency Requirements for Healthcare Professionals
Only English proficiency test results that are less than two years old and administered at a test center are accepted for occupational visas and licensure purposes in the healthcare sector. CGFNS does NOT accept at-home versions of English tests. MET is offered globally through our expanded test center network with the addition of Prometric Testing Sites. Click here to find a location near you.
Some states require a Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Professional Report in addition to an English proficiency exam. Test scores must be submitted directly to CGFNS before they can issue a CES Professional Report, which will be shared with a state board of nursing.
MET isn’t only a testing solution for nurses. It facilitates the international mobility of several healthcare professions to apply for occupational visas to work in the United States. Healthcare professionals appreciate the familiar format of the test, receiving the results within five days, having the option to retake one section, and easily and securely sharing their results with the evaluators or state boards of their choosing.
Let MET help you take the first step to continue your career in healthcare in the United States. It will elevate your U.S. applications and make your resume stand out from the competition. Book your in-center administration today!
Michigan Language Assessment is a not-for-profit collaboration between the University of Michigan and Cambridge University Press and Assessment, a division of the University of Cambridge.