Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam

If you are not transferring your ND registration from another regulated Canadian jurisdiction, you 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 mix 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 April 2020 version of the examination blueprint. It 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 available outlines 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

For information about exam fees, upcoming 2021 sessions, or for specific timetable and exam transcript release dates, please see our Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam Schedule & Fees page.

If this is your first time applying for a registration examination, you must first submit an Application for Pre-Registration along with valid photo I.D.