NBOME

Registration & Scheduling

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):

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.

NBOME Account

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:

Requesting Attestation

Starting with test administrations in September 2018, attestation by a residency program director that a candidate is in good academic and professional standing in an AOA- or ACGME-accredited residency program will be required for Level 3 eligibility.

Candidates will see a new tab on their NBOME “My Account” page which reads; “Register or Schedule Level 3 Exam,” which will enable the candidate to request attestation from their residency program director.

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 clientservices@nbome.org 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 clientservices@nbome.org.

Examination Fees

COMLEX-USA Exam Fees

 

COMLEX-USA Cognitive Evaluations JULY 2018-JUNE 2019
COMLEX-USA Level 1 $660

Examination fee is determined by the examination date range.

Additional Fees

Computer-Based Examinations
Reschedule or Cancellation FeeMore than 30 days prior to exam date$0
Reschedule or Cancellation Fee6 to 30 days prior to exam date$85
Reschedule or Cancellation Fee1 to 5 days prior to exam date$190
Reschedule or Cancellation FeeWithin 24 hours prior to exam date$225

Non-Examination Related
Score Confirmation Fee$50
Non-sufficent Funds Checking Fee$20
Transcript Fee$60
Score Report Fee$5

Retesting Policy

Retaking an Exam

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. For candidates who have failed an examination, they 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 total of six attempts for each examination.

The only consideration for an exception to this policy for one additional attempt beyond the six-attempt limit is at the explicit request of a Medical Licensing Agency.

For 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.



Reference Materials

Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains

Upcoming Changes

COMLEX-USA Master Blueprint Effective 2018

Resources

Client Registration System Tutorial

Practice Exams

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