NBOME

What to Expect on Exam Day

NBOME is dedicated to helping create a positive testing experience on exam day. Candidates will be taking the exam at a Prometric Testing Center. The exam-day process has been established to protect the security and the integrity of the exam. Candidates should give careful consideration of the following procedures and guidelines, as well as a helpful video below to help candidates best prepare for the COMLEX-USA examination.

Testing at Prometric Centers

It is important to be seated at the workstation before the exam begins. If arrival is within 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, entry may be permitted to take the exam at the sole discretion of the proctor or testing vendor, and only if the test center is able to deliver it in its entirety. If arrival at the test center is beyond the scheduled start time, the candidate risks being designated a “No Show.”

Video Tutorial

Prometric Testing Center

What To Bring
What To Expect

For all breaks, the candidate will need to leave the testing room. Upon re-entry the testing area, a valid ID must be shown and and a fingerprint will be taken. It is important to allow sufficient time to check in and be seated. Any breaks in addition to the three optional breaks will be considered unexcused and will be reported to the NBOME by the test center administrator.

If the breaks taken exceed the minutes allotted for the break, the additional time will count against the time available to take the examination.  After the 40-minute lunch break, the afternoon examination session (sections five through eight) will begin, regardless of whether the candidate is seated at the workstation. The candidate may choose to forgo all or part of the lunch break, but unused time will not be added to the examination time.



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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