Registration & Scheduling
This content is for candidates who took the COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE before June 2019. Candidates taking the COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE beginning June 17, 2019 can view the new documentation here.
Set up your NBOME account
Before you can register for and schedule an COMLEX-USA examination, you will need to set up your personal NBOME password-protected online account in the NBOME Client Registration System (CRS):
- In November of your first year of medical school you will receive the “Introduction to the NBOME Client Registration System” email message with instructions for doing so.
- You can then confirm your examination eligibility, select and purchase an examination, confirm billing and payment information, and agree to terms and conditions for your COMLEX-USA examination in accordance with the requirements set out in the Bulletin of Information.
NOTE: Your personal data is treated by the NBOME as confidential. It will not be disclosed to any individual or entity without written, signed consent by you or an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
An NBOME Account is Required for Registration of Exams & Services.
Account access enables the necessary examination management and registration tools. Once an account is established, users are able to:
- Confirm examination eligibility & requirements
- Select & purchase examinations
- Change an existing examination date
- Manage payment & personal information
- Read & agree to required terms & conditions for registration
Starting with test administrations in June 2019, attestation by a college of osteopathic medicine (COM) that a candidate is in good academic and professional standing and is eligible to continue as a student in the program will be required for Level 2-CE elligibility.
Candidates will see a new tab on their NBOME “My Account” page which reads; “Register or Schedule Level 2-CE Exam,” which will enable the candidate to request attestation from their COM.
Changes to your Name and Status
In order to take a COMLEX-USA examination, the name on your registration form and on the valid government-issued photo ID presented at the testing center must match.
If your name has changed, download and complete a Name Change Request Form and include a copy of the supporting document noting the name change (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree, court document, naturalization document). Documentation can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Name changes must be made no later than five (5) business days before the scheduled examination day. If possible, submit the name change form and documentation before registering for an examination.
Log in to your online account to update your mailing address, email address, and phone numbers, located in the in the “Student Information” section under the “My Account” tab.
If you transferred medical schools, you must contact the dean’s office at your old and new schools and request that they forward the information to email@example.com.
2016-2017 COMLEX-USA Exam Fees
|COMLEX-USA Cognitive Evaluations
||JULY 2018-JUNE 2019
||JULY 2019-JUNE 2020
|COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE
Examination fee is determined by the examination date range.
Examinations cannot be rescheduled later than 5 days before the scheduled date. Cancellations must be made online through the candidate’s NBOME account.
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||More than 30 days prior to exam date||$0|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||30 to 5 days prior to exam date||$85|
|Cancellation Fee||5 days to 24 hours prior to exam date||$190|
|Cancellation Fee||Less than 24 hours prior to exam date ||$225|
|Score Confirmation Fee||$50|
|Non-sufficent Funds Checking Fee||$20|
|Score Report Fee||$5|
Retaking An Examination
Candidates may not retake any level of COMLEX-USA to improve their scores or for any purpose other than to pass a previously failed examination. Candidates who have failed an examination may retake the examination a maximum of four times in any 12-month period.
Six Attempt Limit
Candidates taking COMLEX-USA examinations are limited to a total of six attempts for each examination.
The only consideration for an exception to this policy, allowing for one additional attempt beyond the six-attempt limit, is at the explicit request of a medical licensing agency.
For the NBOME to waive the limitation of a maximum of six attempts for any COMLEX-USA examination, candidates are required to obtain a written petition for waiver from a medical licensing agency.
|NOTICE of PLANNED CHANGE to POLICY:
Effective July 1, 2022, candidates taking COMLEX-USA examinations will be limited to a total of four (4) attempts for each examination (COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2-CE, Level 2-PE and Level 3), including but not limited to all attempts prior to July 1, 2022. After June 30, 2022, no candidate will be allowed to take any examination more than four (4) times without obtaining approval from the NBOME.