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The NBOME and Pearson VUE partner to deliver COMLEX-USA Exams in 2023

January 26, 2022

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, has partnered with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based certification and licensure testing, to provide delivery of the COMLEX-USA examination series.

COMVEX and several client exams will also be delivered by Pearson VUE

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, has partnered with Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based certification and licensure testing, to provide delivery of the COMLEX-USA examination series.

Beginning January 2023, all COMLEX-USA Level 3 examinations will be administered at Pearson VUE test centers, followed by Level 1 in May 2023 and Level 2-CE June 2023 (date tentative), respectively. The transition date for Level 2-CE will be confirmed by December 31, 2022.

Registration and scheduling for each exam are anticipated to open roughly six months prior to administration dates.

Pearson VUE will deliver the COMLEX-USA examination series across its network of nearly 300 Pearson Professional Centers and other affiliated test centers across the U.S., offering test takers a professional, highly secure, and consistent testing experience. For more on testing with Pearson VUE, visit PearsonVUE: Resources for Test-Takers.

Testing fees, score release dates, and exam preparation materials for COMLEX-USA are not expected to be affected by this transition.

In addition, COMVEX and several NBOME client examination administrations will also take place at Pearson VUE facilities beginning in 2023.

“We are excited to partner with Pearson VUE to enable us to continue providing best-in-class test-taking experiences and valid and reliable assessments for our candidates and clients,” said John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, president and CEO of the NBOME. “We will work to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for COMLEX-USA candidates, clients, and other stakeholders.”

The transition to Pearson VUE addresses an important objective of the current NBOME Strategic Plan: to provide innovative assessments on robust technology-enhanced platforms that meet industry demand for agile, practice-relevant point-of-care assessments.

‘’We are honored to now be delivering these important licensure exams for the NBOME,’’ commented Eric D’Astolfo, vice president, business development, Pearson VUE. ‘’The osteopathic profession demands the highest quality assessment services; we look forward to playing our part in advancing patient care through certifying the competencies of its medical students.’’

The NBOME recognizes that this transition will no doubt raise many questions for students preparing to take any Level of COMLEX-USA. Current information is available at our FAQs, and more specific information related to the logistics of the transition for candidates preparing for each Level is forthcoming.

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