North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners

Ensuring the Professional Qualifications of NDs

North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners

Ensuring the Professional Qualifications of NDs


To be eligible to take the NPLEX Examinations, you must have completed the appropriate academic requirements at an approved naturopathic medical program (ANMP). Click to learn more.


If you do not know where you will be practicing at the time you submit your application, or if you wish to have a transcript of your NPLEX results sent to additional regulatory authorities click to learn more.

The NPLEX Examination

The policies and procedures of conducting the exams, including what to bring, when to arrive and what to expect before, during and after the exam.

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The NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examinations will next be administered Tuesday, August 1, 2023 and February 6, 2024. The NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations will next be administered Tuesday-Friday, August 1-4, 2023 and February 7-9, 2024.

The application period for the August 2023 NPLEX examinations will be open May 1-31, 2023. You will be able to create an online profile and register to take the examinations during the application period only. Read more

NABNE is actively monitoring COVID-19 concerns and is taking steps to comply with CDC/PHAC, government, and local COVID-19 prevention guidelines and restrictions during the administration of the NPLEX Examinations. Read more

The NABNE Board has agreed to implement a permanent policy of extending the requisite date of graduation for those who are applying to take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations. Read more

The the cost to take the examinations will increase (see Fees) and cancellation and refund policies have been updated. Read more

NABNE is committed to identifying and eliminating systemic bias, and to ensuring that the administration of the NPLEX Examinations is fair to all examinees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, or ability to equally access the examinations.

NPLEX is committed to creating examinations that are free from implicit bias.  While we recognize the impact of genetics, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status, and cultural orientation on individuals, NPLEX cases do not include this information except when it is pertinent to diagnosis, treatment, or response to treatment.

NPLEX Examinations do not indicate a patient’s genetic ancestry unless it is pertinent to the case, and patient-preferred pronouns are specified and used only when gender identity might impact diagnosis, treatment, or management of the patient’s case.

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