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


  • You will have completed all requirements for graduation by March 31, 2022. [NOTE: This applies only to students who are on track to graduate in December 2021.]


  • You have met the biomedical science examination requirement within the past ten (10) years5 (i.e., you have passed 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 are on a path to graduate in December 2021, but will not be able to complete all requirements for graduation before the February 2022 NPLEX administration, you will be allowed to take the examinations. By January 13, 2021, NABNE must receive a letter of pre-verification from your school, indicating that you will complete all requirements by March 31, 2022.  Your exam results will not be released until NABNE receives this verification.  If you do not complete all requirements for graduation by March 31, 2022, the results from the examination(s) you take in February 2022 will be nullified.

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

3 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.

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

5 If it has been more than ten (10) years since you passed the NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examination, you are required to retake 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.