NPLEX EXAM SCHEDULES

The Part I – Biomedical Science Examination will be administered two times each year, on the first Tuesday in February and on the first Tuesday in August.

The Part II – Clinical Science Examinations are administered two times each year, in February and in August. If you are taking the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations, contact the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction in which you intend to practice regarding jurisprudence and jurisdiction-specific examinations.

There are different exam schedules for the Eastern and Western test sites. Be sure you follow the correct schedule for the specific test site you have selected.

Allow sufficient time to arrive at the test site on the day of your examination.  You are expected to be at the test site and ready to check in at the BEGINNING of the period for Admission and Seating.

FEBRUARY 2022 NPLEX EXAM SCHEDULES

In February 2022, the NPLEX Examinations will be administered according to the following schedules:

NPLEX PART I – BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE EXAM SCHEDULE

Eastern Test Sites (CT, IL, ON, PR)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Instructions
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Biomedical Science Exam Administration – Section 1
(100 exam items, 2½ hours to complete the section)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Instructions
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Biomedical Science Exam Administration – Section  2
(100 exam items, 2½ hours to complete the section)

Western Test Sites (AZ, BC, CA, OR, WA)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Instructions
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Biomedical Science Exam Administration – Section 1
(100 exam items, 2½ hours to complete the section)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Admission and Seating
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Instructions
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Biomedical Science Exam Administration – Section 2
(100 exam items, 2½ hours to complete the section)

NPLEX PART II – CLINICAL SCIENCE EXAM SCHEDULES

Eastern Test Sites (CT, IL, ON, PR)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Instructions
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parenteral Medicine Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Admission and Seating
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Minor Surgery Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Instructions
1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 1
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Admission and Seating
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Elective Pharmacology Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Instructions
1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 2
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)

Friday, February 4, 2022

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Admission and Seating
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Acupuncture Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Admission, and Seating
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Instructions
1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 3
(130 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)

Western Test Sites (AZ, BC, CA, OR, WA)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Instructions
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Parenteral Medicine Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Instructions
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 1
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Instructions
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Minor Surgery Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Instructions
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 2
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Instructions
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Elective Pharmacology Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)

Friday, February 4, 2022

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Admission and Seating
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Instructions
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 3
(130 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the section)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m Break
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Admission and Seating
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Instructions
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Acupuncture Elective Exam Administration
(75 exam items, 1½ hours to complete the examination)