Registration & Scheduling
This content is for candidates taking the COMLEX-USA Level 1 until April 16, 2019. Candidates taking the COMLEX-USA Level 1 before May 20, 2019 can view the current 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 May 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 is required for Level 1 elligibility.
Candidates will see a new tab on their NBOME “My Account” page which reads; “Register or Schedule Level 1 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, your name on your registration form and 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 email@example.com or faxed to 773-714-0606. Name changes must be made no later than five business days before the scheduled test. 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 school and request that they forward the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMLEX-USA Exam Fees
|COMLEX-USA Cognitive Evaluations
||JULY 2018-JUNE 2019
||JULY 2019-JUNE 2020
|COMLEX-USA Level 1
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|
For exam dates after May 2019
For exam dates before May 2019