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Eligibility to Take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Elective Examinations

Contact the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice to determine which NPLEX Part II – Clinical Elective Examinations you will be required to pass to become eligible for licensure/registration.


You are eligible to take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Elective Minor Surgery Examination if:

You have met the eligibility requirements for the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination;

AND

You have already taken or will be taking the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination during the same NPLEX administration;

OR

You have previously passed the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Exam Series prior to August 2007.


You are eligible to take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Elective Pharmacology Examination if:

You have met the eligibility requirements for the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination;

AND

You have already taken or will be taking the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination during the same NPLEX administration;

OR

You have previously passed the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Exam Series prior to August 2007.


You are eligible to take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Elective Acupuncture Examination if:

You have met the eligibility requirements for the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination;

AND

You have already taken or will be taking the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination during the same NPLEX administration;

OR

You have previously passed the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Exam Series prior to August 2007;

AND

You have met one of the following criteria:

You have graduated from an ANMP that requires at least 220 hours of didactic training in acupuncture, and have completed at least 30 hours of clinical training;

OR

You have completed at least 220 hours of didactic training and at least 30 hours of clinical training in acupuncture from an institution accredited by ACAOM, and have submitted to NABNE:

A transcript from the institution verifying the hours of training in acupuncture you have completed;

AND

A letter from a regulatory authority stating that the training in acupuncture you have completed meets jurisdictional eligibility requirements for licensure/registration.