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 here to learn more.


You can submit your request to have an official transcript of your NPLEX results sent to a regulatory authority by completing the Transcript Request Form and submitting a fee of $30. Click to learn more.

The NPLEX Examination

Click here to learn more about the policies and procedures pertaining to the NPLEX administration, including what to bring, when to arrive, and what to expect before, during and after the examinations.

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The NPLEX Part I – Biomedical Science Examination 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 6-9, 2024.


You can check your registration status via the dashboard of your online profile after June 21st to determine if your application has been approved. NABNE will be working directly with the registrar from your ANMP regarding receipt of the letter of verification required to establish your eligibility to take the NPLEX. 

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. NABNE & COVID-19

The NABNE Board has agreed to implement a permanent policy of Extension of Graduation for those who are applying to take the NPLEX Part II – Clinical Science Examinations. Extension of Graduation

The Applicant Portal has more updates you need to succeed! Applicant Portal

NABNE is committed to identifying and eliminating systemic bias, and to ensuring that the administration of the NPLEX 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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