Retaking An Exam: COMLEX-USA

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.

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