To be eligible to take the NPLEX Examinations, you must have completed1 the appropriate academic requirements at an approved naturopathic medical program (ANMP).2,3 An ANMP is a program that has accreditation or pre-accreditation from the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and offers a minimum four-academic-year, in-residence curriculum in biomedical science and clinical didactic studies, as well as clinical (experiential) training leading to an ND degree.

Currently, the following naturopathic medical programs have been approved:


1 If you are on a path to graduate in December 2021, but will not be able to complete all requirements for graduation before the February 2022 NPLEX administration, you will be allowed to take the examinations. By January 13, 2021, NABNE must receive a letter of pre-verification from your school, indicating that you will complete all requirements by March 31, 2022. Your exam results will not be released until NABNE receives this verification.  If you do not complete all requirements for graduation by March 31, 2022, the results from the examination(s) you take in February 2022 will be nullified.

2 If you graduated from a CNME-approved program before it was accredited, contact NABNE.

3 If you have been licensed/registered but did not take the NPLEX, OR if you were licensed/registered prior to 1986 and are planning to be licensed/registered in a different state/province, contact NABNE.