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Exam Schedules

Part I – Biomedical Science Exam Schedule

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.

In August 2017, the NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examination will be administered according to the following schedules.  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.  

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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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, August 1, 2017

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

The Part II – Clinical Science Examinations are administered two times each year, in February and in August.

In August 2017, the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examination will be administered according to the following schedules. 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.  

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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, August 3, 2017

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, August 4, 2017

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, August 2, 2017

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, August 3, 2017

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, August 4, 2017

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)

Contact the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction in which you intend to practice regarding jurisprudence and jurisdiction-specific examinations.