COMAT FBS Administration

COMAT examinations are primarily administered through colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs). Examinations are conveniently and securely delivered, offering adaptability and flexibility for multiple-site delivery given minimum technology requirements are met, making it easy for off-campus administration. COMAT examinations are delivered by either secure browser or iPad. All COMAT examinations must be proctored.

COMAT FBS examinations are offered continuously throughout the year Monday through Friday, except for NBOME holidays and the last two weeks in November. In 2019, COMAT FBS will not be administered during the month of February.

COMAT FBS Non-Testing Days
Christmas/New Year Holidays* 12/25/2018-1/1/2019
COMAT FBS Non-Testing Dates 2/1/2019-2/28/2019
Good Friday 4/19/2019
Memorial Day 5/27/2019
Labor Day 9/2/2019
End of 2018-2019 COMAT FBS Testing Cycle 11/16/2019-12/1/2019
Christmas/New Year Holidays* 12/25/2019-1/1/2020

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

COM Administered

The eCOMAT app developed by ITS offers the option of administering the COMAT examination via iPad. Like traditional computer-based testing, iPad administration requires proctoring by COMs. A technical helpline is available through ITS in addition to the NBOME’s Client Services. The app contains a practice examination.

NBOME offers COMAT client support, including pre-examination training for proctors, a COMAT Test Administration Guide to assist in smooth test administration, and a technical helpline through the NBOME’s client services group. We will partner with COMs to tailor administration of the COMAT examination series to the needs of each academic institution.


Effective December 10, 2018

Number of  Clinical COMAT Exams Utilized
Administration On-campus or iPad (per exam per candidate)
0-2 $50
3-6 $48
Complete Exam Series (7 or 8) $46

Note: If the actual volume of exams ordered during the administration period falls below 75% of the approximate number of students identified in COM contract, per exam per student fee shall be the standard pricing fee per the COMAT master agreement.

Complimentary Administration

In recognition of COMs purchasing 3-8 Clinical COMAT Subject Examinations, there will be no fee for the administration of the COMAT Foundational Biomedical Sciences Comprehensive examination during December 2018 and January 2019.


For system specification and test administration questions, please call NBOME Client Services at 866-479-6828 or contact us.

For in-depth information, please review the COMAT Test Administration Guide as well as the pages dedicated to each discipline.

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