The small sample impression creep test method has recently been of interest, as it can give a good indication of expected creep rates in uniaxial creep testing with minimal use of material. The compressively loaded test has also been shown to provide accurate results under multi-step loading conditions for a low alloy steel (½Cr½Mo¼V) to further extract value from a single test specimen. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has conducted step tests (step temperature and step loading changes) on another low alloy steel (Grade 22), as well as a tempered martensitic 9 Cr steel (Grade 91). Results have shown that there may be potential problematic areas when conducting step-up and step-down steps in these materials. Additional posttest evaluations have shown that material effects, such as strain hardening and strain softening, may add additional complexities when comparing strain rates of multi-stepped loaded stain rates. Hardness testing on posttest impression creep specimens have confirmed strain softening of tempered martensitic Grade 91 and no observed effect for an ex-service Grade 22 alloy. These findings have shown that careful considerations must be made before using creep rates obtained from multi-stepped loaded tests in situ of single loaded tests.