NHAND wants to support its members (and prospective members) by being a central location to the information and forms needed to become a licensed naturopathic doctor in New Hampshire. These forms can also be found on the NH Government website here.
NHAND does not license the naturopathic doctors in the state of NH. This is done by the Naturopathic Examiner as part of the NH government department of health and human services. A licensing board meets quarterly to review and process ND license applications. You can find more about the licensing process by reading this document or continuing reading below for details and forms.
Naturopathic Medical Licenses in New Hampshire
Requirements for obtaining an initial naturopathic medical license
- Submit a naturopathic license application, photograph/headshot, & 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).
Requirements for renewing a naturopathic medical license
- 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.
Requirements for obtaining a naturopathic license for childbirth
There are separate requirements if you choose to be licensed as a ND who performs natural childbirths in the state of New Hampshire:
- 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.
Requirements for renewing a license in naturopathic license for childbirth
- 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.
- Naturopathic License Application Process Outline , Check List, Application, & Certification of degree (PDF)
- Naturopathic License Renewal Application (PDF)
- Continuing Education Form A – General Continuing Education Hours (PDF)
- Continuing Education Form B – Pharmacology/Pharmacognosy Hours (PDF)
- Continuing Education Form C – Acupuncture/Childbirth Hours (PDF)
To contact the New Hampshire ND Licensing department, click here.
Documents Regarding Laws, Rules, and Formulary of Naturopathic Medicine in New Hampshire:
- Naturopathic Laws
- Naturopathic Rules (PDF)
- On May 17, 2017, the new versions of Nat 300-400 , relative to licensing and certification requirements and continued status, went into effect. These new rules include updates to the naturopathic formulary. Those with questions about these new rules should contact the board directly at (603) 271-9254 or via mail at the Office of Professional Licensure & Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.”
- Naturopathic Formulary (PDF)