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Eligibility to Take the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination

You are eligible to take the NPLEX Part II – Core Clinical Science Examination if:

You have graduated from an approved naturopathic medical program (ANMP)1 within the past five (5) years2;

AND

You have met the biomedical science examination requirement within the past ten (10) years2 (i.e., you have passed either the NPLEX Part I – Basic Science Exam Series or the NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examination).

Contact the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction in which you intend to practice to determine which NPLEX Examinations you are required to pass to become eligible to apply for licensure/registration.


1 If  you graduated from a CNME-approved naturopathic medical program before it was accredited, contact NABNE.

2 If you have been licensed/registered but did not take the NPLEX OR if you were licensed/registered prior to 1986 and are planning to be licensed/registered in a different state/province, contact NABNE.

3 If you graduated more than five (5) years ago, contact NABNE regarding additional eligibility requirements.

4 If it has been more than ten (10) years since you passed the NPLEX Part I – Basic Science Series, you are required to take and pass the Part I – Biomedical Science Examination before you will be eligible to take any NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations. If this applies to you, contact NABNE.