Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam

All applicants seeking to be registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, except those NDs currently registered and practising in another regulated Canadian jurisdiction, must first complete the College’s Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam. The exam, which replaced the NPLEX II exam on April 1, 2019, will test your knowledge of necessary naturopathic competencies for the treatment of patients.

The exam is a combination of case-based and stand-alone questions, which test for clinical readiness and emphasizes a candidate’s ability to apply knowledge and critical thinking.

The March 2022 version of the examination blueprint includes the competencies and weighting to be tested in each content area. 

The study reference guide provides information on testable content and sample questions.

The Ontario Clinical Sciences and Ontario Biomedical Examinations Handbook outline the procedural components of this exam, including pre- and post-exam processes such as requesting an accommodation and information about scoring.

Upcoming exams—Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam

To register for the August 15, 2024, session of the Ontario Clinical Sciences Examination (being administered online), please complete the steps below:  

  1. Log in to your College account (if this is your first entry-to-practise exam with the College, please refer to the First Time Applicants section below). 
  2. From your College account dashboard, under the ‘Register for an Exam’ header, locate the August 15, 2024, Ontario Clinical Sciences Examination and click on the green ‘+’ icon next to the exam session. 
  3. Pay for the exam online using your credit card via your College account cart. If you prefer to make the payment by cheque or money order, it must be made payable to the “College of Naturopaths of Ontario”.   
  4. Complete and submit the following online forms: (a) Exam Registration Form, (b) Online Clinical Sciences Examination Agreement and (c) Clinical Sciences Examination Candidate Acknowledgement. 

Exam forms and fee must be received by the exam registration deadline of June 6, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET.  

To maintain registration for this session of the Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam, you must also book an exam time with Meazure Learning, the College’s partnered test administration company, during their booking window (opens 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 25, 2024, and closes 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 1, 2024). Meazure Learning will email candidates directly by Tuesday, July 23, 2024, with detailed booking instructions.   

 Failure to submit required documents, the exam fee or to book your exam time by the deadlines noted will result in being ineligible to sit the exam session and forfeiture of the exam fee paid.  

For information on all fees and the exam schedule, including timetables and exam transcript release dates, please see our Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam Schedule and Fees page.


First Time Applicants  

If this is your first time registering for an entry-to-practise examination with the College, you must first create a College account and submit the online Application for Pre-Registration form. Details on how to complete both steps are noted in the Ontario Clinical Sciences and Ontario Biomedical Examination Handbook.   

Access to register for the exam cannot be granted until you have successfully created an account and your Application for Pre-Registration has been processed by exam staff. These steps only need to be completed once.