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On July 13, 2016, the Naturopathic Board of Examiners voted to adopt as an initial proposal rules regarding opioid prescribing. The Board has scheduled a public hearing on this proposal for August 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., at the Office of Professional Licensure & Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301. Comments on these rules may be submitted to Robert J. Lamberti, Jr., Attorney I, at Public comments will be accepted until September 5, 2016.

Naturopathic Doctor

Initial License Requirements

  • Submit a naturopathic license application & pay the required license fee;
  • Possess a good moral and professional reputation;
  • Be physically and mentally fit to practice naturopathic medicine;
  • Graduate from a naturopathic medical college that is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education or another such accrediting agency recognized by the federal government; or graduate from a foreign country naturopathic medical college that possesses equivalent qualifications; and
  • Successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX).

Renewal License Requirements

  • Submit a naturopathic license renewal application and pay the required license fee; and
  • Documentation of completion of 45 hours of continuing education every three years. At least 12 of those hours must be taken in a professionally supervised setting with courses in pharmacology and/or pharmacognosy totaling at least 12 of the 45 hours.

Naturopathic Childbirth

Initial License Requirement

  • Complete at least 100 hours of course work, internship or preceptorship in obstetrics or natural childbirth;
  • Participate in 40 supervised births under the direct supervision of a licensed naturopathic, medical or osteopathic physician with specialty training in obstetrics or natural childbirth; and
  • Successfully pass the American College for Naturopathic Obstetricians (ACNO) examination.

Renewal License Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 24 12 hours of continuing education that is directly related to naturopathic childbirth as part of the 150 45 hour continuing education requirement.

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-9254
Fax: (603) 271-6702
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am 4 pm Excluding State Holidays

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