Prometric will begin testing on May 1, 2020 for examinations related to essential services, which includes COMLEX-USA.
COMLEX-USA examinations have been designated “essential services programs” as noted on the Prometric website and therefore a limited number of examinations may begin prior to generalized openings. They are evaluating which of their test centers in the U.S. and Canada will be re-opening based on local governmental restrictions, CDC and WHO recommendations. To help ensure the protection of test takers and Prometric employees, safety practices will be enacted throughout the testing process—including observing social distancing as required by governmental regulations.
To comply with social distancing requirements and ensure the safety of Candidates and Staff, Prometric has reduced testing capacity at all sites. This will result in some COMLEX-USA candidates being cancelled out of previously scheduled or rescheduled appointments.
Please keep in mind the following:
- Your health and safety is our primary concern, and we have worked closely with Prometric and support their safety guidelines for resumption of examinations.
- Prometric has prioritized essential examinations, including COMLEX-USA.
- NBOME has added additional dates for COMLEX-USA testing from May through December 2020.
- Prometric will be extending hours (i.e. Noon to 9 pm) and offering Sunday examinations.
- Additional seats may open up in the future as local governments relax social distancing regulations.
Note: If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks, we strongly encourage that you not show up to the test center to help ensure the safety of Prometric employees and other test takers. You can reschedule your exam at www.prometric.com.
Candidates will be contacted by Prometric if their examination has been cancelled. They may reschedule into a seat made available by the cancellation of a non-essential examination, or by the addition of new examination dates. Candidates may proactively reschedule their appointment through the Prometric website or wait for Prometric to automatically reschedule them into the next available date. If the date selected by Prometric isn't convenient for the candidate it can be rescheduled to another date (at no additional fee). Prometric will be processing appointments in priority of their date.
Candidates not impacted by a cancellation will receive a notification from Prometric outlining new test site safety procedures. Please visit the Prometric website and FAQ page for a full list of test-day requirements (including the required use of your own self-provided face mask to wear during the examination).
The teams at both NBOME and Prometric are doing all they can to ensure displaced test takers have the opportunity to reschedule into new, available slots in the coming months. Our primary goal is maintaining the ability to safely test the candidates where and when it is possible. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.
Please contact the NBOME directly if you have any questions or concerns. We anticipate higher than normal call volumes during this time. We have placed additional associates on our phone systems and will work to answer your questions as quickly and completely as possible. We appreciate your understanding.