REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS
It is your responsibility to ensure that NABNE has your current mailing address. Without your current mailing address, NABNE cannot be responsible for ensuring that you receive your exam results in a timely manner. If you have had a change of address since the time you submitted your application to take the February 2019 NPLEX Examinations, you must notify NABNE via the Address Change form.
REPORTING OF FEBRUARY 2019 NPLEX EXAM RESULTS
NABNE will be testing a new website feature in conjunction with the February 2019 NPLEX exam administration (this is a trial only, and the exam-result-posting feature may or may not be continued, depending on the issues that are encountered).
Approximately six (6) weeks after the exam administration, your unofficial exam result(s) (Pass/Fail only) will be posted to your online User Profile. You will be notified by email when these results can be viewed online. NABNE makes every attempt to ensure that these unofficial exam results posted online are correct; however, it is not possible for NABNE to guarantee that the information posted online is accurate.
Official hard copies of NPLEX exam results will be sent to you by regular mail within the following week. These official (hard) copies provide more detailed information than that provided in your User Profile. The report of exam results includes a visual scale that illustrates how you performed relative to the cut score in each general exam area. If you failed the examination, the report will also include a visual scale that illustrates the strength of your performance in each specific exam area (SEA) relative to how you performed in the other SEAs. If you took any or all of the Part II – Clinical Elective Examinations (Minor Surgery, Elective Pharmacology, or Acupuncture), the report will include a section that shows a “P” (Pass) or “F” (Fail) designation, along with the converted score(s) you achieved on any or all of these examinations.
If you took the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations, NABNE will also send an official copy of your exam results to the single regulatory authority you indicated on your Part II – Clinical Science Examination Application. Please note that there will be approximately two weeks between the time exam results have been posted online and when they are received by the regulatory authorities. Calls/emails to NABNE during this time will not expedite the time it takes for you to be issued a license to practice.
To avoid possible misinterpretation and to protect your privacy, exam results will not be reported by telephone, fax, or e-mail.
After you receive your results from the current NPLEX administration, you may request that a transcript that includes both your NPLEX Part I and Part II exam results be sent to additional regulatory authorities. Submit your Transcript Request and payment of US$25 online. Transcript requests are typically processed within 3 business days of receipt.
Official transcripts of NPLEX exam results must be sent directly from NABNE. A transcript sent directly to you will be unofficial and will be noted as such.
REQUESTING A MANUAL SCORING
If you would like to receive a Manual Scoring of an examination you took in February 2019, your request and payment must be made online no later than April 30, 2019. The Manual Scoring Fee of US$40 for the Part I – Biomedical Science Examination, US$60 for the Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination, and US$25 for each Part II – Clinical Elective Examination must be paid using a debit or credit card.
APPLICATION TO TAKE THE AUGUST 2019 NPLEX EXAMINATIONS
The period for application to take the August 2019 NPLEX Examinations will be open from May 1-31, 2019. If you are planning to take the NPLEX Examinations in August 2019, you may create a User Profile and submit your application and fees during that time only.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE PLANNING TO PRACTISE IN ONTARIO
The College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), the regulatory authority in the Province of Ontario, has announced that it will be producing its own entry-to-practise (ETP) examinations. NABNE will continue to administer both the NPLEX Part I and Part II Examinations in Toronto for the seeable future; however:
- The College of Naturopaths of Ontario will accept passing NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science exam results as evidence of eligibility to practise as an ND in Ontario only until March 31, 2019. This means that if you plan to practise in Ontario, to have your NPLEX results accepted by CONO, the February 2019 NPLEX administration is your last opportunity to pass the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations. After that date, you will be required to pass the CONO Clinical ETP examinations if you want to practice as an ND in Ontario.
- The College of Naturopaths of Ontario will accept passing NPLEX Part I – Biomedical exam results only until November 14, 2020. This means that, in Ontario, if you want your NPLEX Part I results to be accepted by CONO as evidence of your biomedical knowledge, the August 2020 NPLEX administration will be your last opportunity to pass the NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examination. After that date, you will be required to pass the CONO Part I examination if you want to practise as an ND in Ontario.