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NBOME
COMLEX-USA BULLETIN of INFORMATION

Registration and Scheduling

Registration Overview

Once a candidate is approved to take the examination by their COM, and they intend to take a COMLEX-USA examination, the candidate must set up an online account with NBOME and agree to the Terms and Conditions contained therein. With this account, a candidate can register, schedule, or cancel a COMLEX-USA examination by accessing the NBOME website (www.nbome.org) and logging in to the NBOME portal. Because dates and seats are limited, a candidate should schedule an examination at least 90 days in advance of the desired test session.

Testing dates for COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 3 are available for scheduling up to six months in advance. The examination calendar can be found on the NBOME website.

Examination fee information for each specific examination can be found under Registration & Scheduling on our website—examination fees for each COMLEX-USA examination: Level 1, Level 2-CE, Level 2-PE and Level 3.

Test Accommodation Requests

If a candidate is a person with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and has established an account with NBOME, is eligible for the examination and affirmatively has accepted the Terms and Conditions online, they may apply to the NBOME for reasonable accommodations under the ADA if needed for a COMLEX-USA examination to be offered in a place and manner accessible to the candidate.

Any candidate requesting an accommodation under the ADA must:

  • Download the appropriate form and instructions and carefully review the instructions, and complete the form.
  • Compile and provide credible and objective documentation to substantiate that the candidate is a “person with disability” as defined by the ADA, including the candidate’s physical or mental impairment(s), how the impairment(s) substantially limits the candidate’s ability to access the examination as is compared with most people in the general population, and why the requested accommodation(s) is necessary and reasonable for the examination to be accessible to the candidate.
  • Include with the completed application form a personal statement that elaborates or further explains the information requested on the application form.

  • Submit the completed form and all supporting documentation to the NBOME by email to testacc@nbome.org (preferred method) or by U.S.P.S. certified mail return receipt requested or other commercial carrier at 101 West Elm Street, Suite 230, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

A completed application with full supporting documentation is generally evaluated and a decision rendered by the NBOME within approximately seventy-five (75) days of its receipt by NBOME; however additional processing time may be required if additional documentation is needed.

If the candidate does not provide complete information and supporting documentation within thirty (30) days of receipt by the candidate of any notification that the application is incomplete, NBOME will close the candidate’s request and notify the candidate that the case has been closed. The candidate may subsequently submit a new application for test accommodations.

Scheduling

A candidate may not schedule an accommodated examination unless and until the candidate receives written approval of the accommodation from NBOME. Nonetheless, pending NBOME’s consideration of a request for accommodation(s), a candidate may schedule a standard (non-accommodated) examination. However, if an accommodation is later approved by the NBOME, and the candidate has not taken the examination, the candidate may need to reschedule depending on the nature of the approved accommodation(s). See “Candidate Rescheduled, Canceled, or Missed Scheduled Examinations.”

If an accommodation is approved by the NBOME for a candidate to take a COMLEX-USA examination, the candidate must contact Client Services to arrange for administration of that examination or other instructions regarding the accommodation.

If the candidate chooses to schedule and takes a standard (non-accommodated) examination while their request for accommodation and any accommodated examination is pending, the candidate’s application of an accommodation will be deemed to have been withdrawn and NBOME will score the standard (non-accommodated) examination and report the candidate’s score in the manner set forth herein.

Reconsideration

If an application for accommodation is not approved as requested, and the candidate thereafter obtains new information and/or documentation supporting their request and which addresses NBOME’s concerns, the candidate may request the NBOME to reconsider its decision. Any request for reconsideration must be in writing and submitted to the NBOME by email at testacc@nbome.org. Requests for reconsideration are subject to the same level of review as initial applications and are generally evaluated and a decision reported by the NBOME within approximately seventy-five (75) days of NBOME’s receipt of the request.

Candidate Rescheduled, Canceled or Missed Scheduled Examinations

The process and fees associated with candidates that reschedule, cancel, or miss scheduled examinations differ by the examination type and lead time.

For COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 3, candidates may reschedule as follows:

More than 30 days before the scheduled date

  • Reschedule or cancel online
  • No fee due
  • Receive a refund for the full amount for cancellations

6 to 30 days before the scheduled date

  • Reschedule or cancel online
  • $85 fee due to Prometric for COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE
  • $170 fee due to Prometric for COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Receive a refund for the remainder for cancellations

1 to 5 days before the scheduled date

  • Cancel online
  • Forfeit $250 of the registration fee for COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE
  • Forfeit $350 of the registration fee for COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Receive a refund for the remainder for cancellations

Within 24 hours of the scheduled date

  • Candidate is a “No Show”
  • Forfeit $400 of the registration fee for COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE
  • Forfeit $500 of the registration fee for COMLEX-USA Level 3
  • Receive a refund for the remainder for cancellations

Request for Waiver of Rescheduling/Cancellation Fee

If the candidate reschedules, cancels, or is considered a “No Show” because of circumstances beyond their control, and submits a request to the NBOME in writing no later than 30 days following the scheduled/missed administration, the NBOME in its sole discretion may waive and/or refund all or a portion of the rescheduling/cancellation fee. Please contact NBOME Client Services (clientservices@nbome.org) should you have questions.
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