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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.

Be sure to 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, seating, and instructions.

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.

In February 2018, the NPLEX Examinations will be administered according to the following schedules:

  • Part I – Biomedical Science Exam Schedule:  Eastern Test Sites (CT, IL, ON, PR)
  • Part I – Biomedical Science Exam Schedule:  Western Test Sites (AZ, BC, CA, OR, WA)
  • Part II – Clinical Science Exam Schedule:  Eastern Test Sites (CT, IL, ON, PR)
  • Part II – Clinical Science Exam Schedule:  Western Test Sites (AZ, BC, CA, OR, WA)

Part I – Biomedical Science Exam Schedule

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EASTERN TEST SITES (CT, IL, ON, PR)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Admission, seating, and 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, seating, and instructions
1:15 p.m. – 3:45 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 6, 2018

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

Part II – Clinical Science Exam Schedule

EASTERN TEST SITES (CT, IL, ON, PR)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Admission, seating, and instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Clinical Elective Minor Surgery 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, seating, and instructions
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 1
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the exam section)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Admission, seating, and instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Clinical Elective Acupuncture 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, seating, and instructions
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 2
(135 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the exam section)

Friday, February 9, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Admission, seating, and instructions
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Clinical 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, seating, and instructions
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Core Clinical Science Exam Administration – Section 3
(130 exam items, 3½ hours to complete the exam section)

WESTERN TEST SITES (AZ, BC, CA, OR, WA)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

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