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):
- 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 March 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-PE eligibility.
Candidates will see a new tab on their NBOME “My Account” page which reads; “Register or Schedule Level 2-PE 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 Level 2-PE Examination Fees
|COMLEX-USA Performance Evaluation
||JULY 2018-JUNE 2019
||JULY 2019-JUNE 2020
The examination fee is determined by the examination date.
Reschedule or Cancellation Fees
|COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||More than 90 days prior to exam date||$0|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||90 to 30 days prior to exam date||$50|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||30 days to 48 hours prior to exam date||$150|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||48 hours up to and including start of exam*||$400|
|Reschedule or Cancellation Fee||Examination start time or failure to appear**||$750|
*Reschedule or cancel by phoning the NCCST at 610-825-6551 or 866-626-6397
** Candidate is a “No Show” (See Request for Waiver)
Request for Waiver
If the candidate reschedules or cancels or is considered a “No Show” because of circumstances beyond their control, and submits a request to the NBOME in writing no later than 30 days following the scheduled/missed administration, the NBOME in its sole discretion may waive and/or refund all or a portion of the rescheduling/cancellation fee
|COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE|
|Score Confirmation Fee (available by request on NBOME Account)||$50|
|Non-sufficient Funds Checking Fee||$20|
|Transcript Fee (per request)||$60|
Retaking COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE
Candidates can reschedule an examination on receipt of the initial score report. You can register for and schedule the retake examination through the Client Registration System (CRS) portal. You should see several opportunities for rescheduling, including specific seats reserved for students retaking the examination. Candidates should call the NBOME National Center for Clinical Skills Testing at 866.479.6828 for assistance with scheduling if they do not see an acceptable date within 6–8 weeks from the receipt of the initial report or if they have specific questions.
When rescheduling, candidates should allow adequate time to retake the examination before their school’s graduation deadline, and keep in mind the time required for remediation and rescheduling. When rescheduling an examination, candidates are advised to also check the Score Release Information (typically within 8–10 weeks) and remember that passing COMLEX-USA Levels 1, 2-CE and 2-PE is a requirement for medical school graduation.
Candidates may only take the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE a total of 6 times, and may only take it 3 times in a 12 month period. Candidates should check the policies of their college of osteopathic medicine for its retake guidelines, which may differ from those of the NBOME.