The College of Naturopaths of Ontario relies on a number of impartial and objective measures of an applicant’s qualifications to ensure that applicants have the knowledge, skill and judgment to practise safely, competently and ethically upon registration. These will vary depending on which pathway (as described in the Registration Overview
) for registration an applicant is following.
Applicants for registration who have graduated from a CNME-accredited Naturopathic program are required to successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination (NPLEX), which is administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). The College requires completion of NPLEX II along with the Acupuncture elective; however, under NABNE’s governing policies, an individual must have successfully completed NPLEX I in order to be qualified to write NPLEX II.
For more information about the NPLEX, click here
New Entry-to-Practise Exams 2019
Just as the regulation of naturopathy has evolved, so has the College’s need for entry-to-practise examinations that reflect current practice and the laws that govern it in Ontario. As a result, the College is developing its own entry-to-practise examinations that will eventually replace the use of the NPLEX exams in the province beginning in 2019.
This section will be updated as the College moves forward with implementing the new exams to provide students, schools and other stakeholders with advance notice of timing and transition plans.
In the meantime, get the facts! Read more about why and how the exams are being created, who they apply to, and the regulatory requirements they are intended to address. Access articles and fact sheets below.