Examinations Eligibility Requirements
To be considered eligible to apply for the Ontario Clinical Examinations, an applicant must:
- Have successfully completed a Council on Naturopathic Medical
Education (CNME)-accredited program in naturopathic medicine, at least
220 hours of didactic (instructional), and at least 220 hours of
didactic (instructional) AND at least 30 hours of clinical (hands-on)
training in acupuncture; OR,
- Have been deemed substantially equivalent through the College's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program.
Fees related to the Ontario Clinical Examinations are as follows:
- Initial Clinical Examinations Fee $350 + HST
- Re-take of any Clinical Examination (per exam) Fee* $150 + HST
- Administrative Fee for Deferrals $50 + HST
- Examination Appeal Fee, Each Appeal $75 + HST
* Candidates applying to sit (a) clinical exam(s) under the College, due
to a previous unsuccessful attempt at the Ontario Board examinations
under the BDDT-N, are required to pay the initial clinical examinations
fee noted above. Retake fees are applicable only to subsequent attempts
of the College’s clinical examinations.
For a list of upcoming Ontario Clinical Examination dates, including
applicable deadlines for registration and requesting an accommodation,
please click here
Initial Registration for the Ontario Clinical Examinations
For information regarding registering for the Ontario Clinical Examinations as a first time exam candidate
, please click here
Re-taking the Ontario Clinical Examinations
An exam candidate who fails an examination on the first attempt can
apply to re-take it a second time. After a second failure, the candidate
must complete remediation as directed by the Registration Committee
before a third and final attempt. An exam candidate who fails on the
third attempt is not eligible to continue in the examination process
without first completing an additional program of study in naturopathic
For information regarding registering to re-take one or more of the Ontario Clinical Examinations
, please click here
Candidates requesting an exam accommodation (e.g. due to a disability,
health, or pregnancy-related issue) should refer to the Ontario Clinical
Examinations Handbook, and ensure the required information is submitted
to the College by the Ontario Clinical Examinations Registration
A confirmation of acceptance is issued to the candidate by email to
confirm registration for the examinations following receipt of all
required documentation and the exam fee(s). Specific exam day details,
including sign-in times and locations, will be sent to exam candidates
by email on the timetable release date noted on the Examination Schedule
for that exam session.
Online Examination Registration
The next session of the Ontario Clinical Examinations is on February 11, 2018. Registration will open at 9:00am on Monday, December 4, 2017. To register, click HERE. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 or when exam capacity has been reached.
IMPORTANT: Due to the holidays, the College will not be processing Applications for Pre-Registration (this includes sending confirmations of receipt or responding to exam inquiries) between December 22 - January 1st. All documents received during this time will be processed on January 2, 2018.
Need some assistance with your online exam registration? Download the quick reference document, available by clicking HERE (or selecting the link below).