Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations

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The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) are professional licensing exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Clinical-level students and graduates of accredited naturopathic medical schools are required to pass the exams before being permitted to practice naturopathic medicine in a U.S. state or Canadian province. (In cases of naturopathic physician candidates who graduated from an accredited naturopathic medical school prior to the implementation of the NPLEX, candidancy for licensure is considered on a state-by-state basis, providing the candidate passed a licensing exam considered equivalent to the NPLEX and administered under the auspices of a governmental-licensing regulating body).

NPLEX Part I -- Biomedical Sciences Examination[edit]

Assesses students' understanding of core medical sciences. To take this exam, students must submit a letter of acceptance from an accredited naturopathic medical school verifying they have completed the first two years of naturopathic medical education. The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions testing the students' knowledge of:

Scores are measured in percentage.

NPLEX Part II -- Clinical Science Examination[edit]

Part II is a three-day examination process designed to assess whether the naturopathic medical school graduate can apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical sciences. It includes 3 main sections and 2 electives.

Core Clinical Sections 1, 2, & 3

Clinical Elective Sections (for certificate or license)


Both the Part I and Part II examinations are offered twice a year in seven locations in North America:[1] [2]

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  1. ^ "Exam Schedules". North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners website. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Test Sites". North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners website. Retrieved 2013-09-12.