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                    A candidate must meet the requirements outlined in the table below. Examinations must be
                    taken in sequence and each level passed before the candidate is eligible to take the next
                    level. COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE and Level 2-PE may be taken in any order, but both sections
                    of COMLEX-USA Level 2 must be passed to qualify for COMLEX-USA Level 3.

                                                           COMLEX-USA LEVEL

                               LEVEL 1             LEVEL 2-CE           LEVEL 2-PE           LEVEL 3

                              • Completion of the  • Passing of COMLEX-  • Passing of COMLEX-  • Passing of both
                               first year of study at  USA Level 1       USA Level 1          COMLEX-USA Level
                               an accredited COM                                              2-PE and Level 2-CE
                                                   • Completion of the  • Completion of the
                              • Attestation by the  second year of study  second year of study  • Graduation from an
             PREREQUISITE 
                               COM that the         at an accredited COM  at an accredited COM  accredited COM
                               candidate is in good
                                                   • Attestation by the  • Attestation by the  • Has earned a DO
                                                    COM that the         COM that the         degree
                                                    candidate is in good  candidate is in good
                                                    standing             standing

             An accredited COM is a college of osteopathic medicine (COM) accredited by the American Osteopathic Association
             (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

             VERIFICATION: All levels require the COM Dean’s Office to approve or confirm eligibility.

             NOTE: Starting with test administrations in September 2018, attestation by a residency program director that a
             candidate is in good academic and professional standing in an AOA- or ACGME-accredited residency program will be
             required for Level 3 eligibility.

             All candidates must:
                  • Establish or maintain an online account with NBOME
                   (see also Registration and Scheduling)
                  • Agree to Terms and Conditions described above

                  • Provide proof of identity at the time of the examination
                   (see also Examination Administration)

                  • Understand and agree that no candidate may take any Level examination for practice or to improve his or her
                   score for any purpose other than to pass a previously failed or voided examination.


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