NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination)

NPLEX is the standard examination used by all licensing jurisdictions for naturopathic doctors in North America. It includes 5 basic science exams (anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology) which are taken after the first two years of medical school. The clinical science examinations are taken following graduation after the fourth year of school. They include: clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and diagnostic imaging, botanical medicine, pharmacology, nutrition, physical medicine, homeopathy, minor surgery, psychology and lifestyle counseling, and emergency medicine. Individual jurisdictions may give additional examinations in jurisprudence and acupuncture.

Contact Information for NPLEX:

Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination Board (NPLEX)
(416) 498-4255 ×227
(503) 250-9141
President: Paul Sanders, PhD, ND
P.O. Box 69657
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 250-9141
Executive Director: Christa Louise, MS, PhD

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