ECFMG in a newsletter issued on September 10 confirmed that due to required maintenance, ECFMG’s Interactive Web Applications (IWA) will be unavailable for up to 24 hours, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, on September 11, 2012 to September 12, 2012

During this maintenance period, applicants cannot perform any IWA transactions, including working on or submitting an Application for ECFMG Certification or USMLE exam application; accessing a USMLE scheduling permit; or requesting an extension of a USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 CK eligibility period.