COMAT Clinical Subjects  |  Administration

COMAT Clinical Subjects examinations are administered through colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) in a proctored setting and are also administered at Prometric Test Centers throughout the country. They are delivered through a secure PC and MAC compatible browser or via iPad using the eCOMAT app. This functionality provides greater adaptability and flexibility for multiple-site delivery, making off-campus administration easy, given minimum technology requirements are met.

For in-depth information, please review the COMAT Test Administration Guide.

COMAT Clinical Subjects Non-Testing Days Dates
Christmas/New Year Holidays* December 25, 2020 - January 1, 2021
President's Day February 15, 2021
Good Friday April 2, 2021
Memorial Day May 31, 2021
End of 2020 - 2021 Cycle June 28 - July 12, 2021
Labor Day September, 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25 - 26, 2021
Christmas/New Year Holidays* December 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022

*NBOME offices are closed between Christmas and New Year's Day.

***Note*** As of April 20, 2020 and until further notice, the Prometric Test Center Administration option is unavailable.

***Note*** COMAT Self-Proctored is available through June 26, 2021.

Examination Calendar

Prometric Test Center Administration

Prometric testing may be preferred for candidates serving on clinical rotations in a distributed hospital network or for those located at a site without web-based test delivery capability. It may also be useful for make-up tests. This option requires advance planning to allow candidates sufficient time to schedule testing appointments and an additional administrative fee for the Prometric seat.

  • COMs benefit from reduced administrative and proctoring requirements.
  • Candidates have the convenience of selecting from several hundred testing centers located throughout the US and Canada for a nominal seat fee.
  • Both the NBOME and Prometric have taken steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the exams.

NBOME cancellation policy pertaining to examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers:

Date of rescheduling or cancellation Fee
More than 30 days before scheduled examination None
Between 30 days before and up to scheduled examination date $50.00

Security & Support

We are committed to the convenient and secure delivery of all computer-based tests, including the COMAT examination series, whether administered on-site at a COM or at a Prometric test center. Every exam is proctored and the NBOME provides pre-examination proctor training. Each exam in the COMAT series has multiple forms, allowing COMs to securely administer a given COMAT subject exam multiple times per year.

***Note*** COMAT Self-Proctored is available through June 26, 2021.

In addition to ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the electronic exams, neither the NBOME nor Prometric will disclose personal data to any individual or entity without written, signed consent or a court order.

NBOME offers the following resources for COMAT:

  • client support
  • scheduling
  • registration
  • security
  • online resources
  • proctor training
  • sample examinations
  • score reporting
  • technical support

We will partner with COMs to tailor administration of the COMAT examination series to the needs of each academic institution. For system specification and test administration questions, please call NBOME Client Services at 866-479-6828 or contact us.

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