Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam
Applicants for registration to practise naturopathy in Ontario after April 1, 2019, who are not transferring their ND registration from another regulated Canadian jurisdiction, will be required to successfully complete the College's Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of necessary naturopathic competencies for the treatment of patients.
This exam replaced the NPLEX II exam as of April 1, 2019.
The Ontario Clinical Sciences Exam is a mix of case-based and stand-alone questions, which test for clinical readiness and emphasize a candidate’s ability to apply their knowledge and critical thinking. The April 2020 version of the examination blueprint, including the competencies and weighting to be tested in each content area is available below.