Ontario Biomedical Exam

Applicants for registration to practise naturopathy in Ontario who are not transferring their ND registration from another regulated Canadian jurisdiction, must successfully complete the Ontario Biomedical Exam. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of body systems and their interactions, body functions, dysfunctions, and disease state. 

This exam will replace the NPLEX I exam on November 15, 2020. Note, however, that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College will continue to accept proof of successful completion of NPLEX I until May 15, 2021, provided the NPLEX I exam was completed before November 15, 2020.

The Ontario Biomedical Exam is a mix of case-based and stand-alone questions, which test essential foundational medical knowledge of body systems and their interactions, body functions, dysfunctions, and disease states.

A study reference guide which provides information on testable content (including the exam blueprint) and sample questions, along with an updated handbook outlining the procedural components of this exam (including pre- and post-exam processes, such as requesting an accommodation, and information about scoring) are below.

Exam Fees

Initial and Retake Exam fee                          $450 + HST 

Administrative fee for Deferrals                                        $50 + HST

Examination Appeal fee, each Appeal                              $75 + HST

Upcoming Exams

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, the November 19, 2020 session is being conducted via an online proctoring platform. Candidates who have registered to sit this session are required to read the On-line Biomedical Exam Guide – November 2020 in addition to the Ontario Clinical Sciences and Ontario Biomedical Examinations Handbook.

Registration for the November 19, 2020 session of the Ontario Biomedical Examination is now closed.

For information about upcoming 2021 sessions or for timetable and exam transcript release dates, please see our Biomedical Exam Schedule .

If this is your first time applying for a registration examination under the College, please note that you must first submit an 
Application for Pre-Registration along with valid photo ID.