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Naturopathic Examiner

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 hours of continuing education that is directly related to naturopathic childbirth as part of the 150 hour continuing education requirement.
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