Naturopathic Doctors with a New Hampshire license are required to renew their license every 2 years and provide documentation of having completed the following continuing education:
|CEU Total||45 Hours*|
|Pain Management/Addiction Disorders||3 Hours|
|Specialty Hours – if you are applying for specialty license renewal only||12 Hours (of the remaining 30)|
There are a few courses that NHAND has already approved for CE Credit to be submitted for license renewal. We also provide our members with opportunities to obtain approved CE credits. As a member, attending the quarterly NHAND meeting provides 1 hour of continuing education credit on various topics, including Grand Round discussions.
- Click below to access the list of CE courses NHAND has already reviewed and approved to be submitted to the NH Naturopathic Licensing Board for license renewal. (This document gets updated.)
The NHAND CE Committee’s Roles and Processes:
UPDATE TO NHAND MEMBERS and NH ND’s: In light of the audit of the NH Naturopathic licensing board (aka Naturopathic Board of Examiners), NHAND has undertaken a review of the NHAND CE Committee’s role and processes. This is an overview to alert our members and NH NDs of some minor changes to NHAND’s role in continuing education.
We hope to make this process easier and sustainable for our members and the NHAND organization, as well as making sure that there are set standards that are on par with other states in our profession.
- As it has always been in the past, the NH Naturopathic Licensing board (Naturopathic Board of Examiners) is a separate entity from NHAND and the NHAND CE committee.
- The NHAND CE Committee does not authorize, issue or grant CEs certificates for courses. (For example: NHAND seeks CE approval for the annual NHAND conference attendees by submitting all presentations and applications to the AANP for a comprehensive review.
- NHAND does not have the resources to review applications submitted by presenters and removed the presenter application from the website many months ago. If you are a presenter wanting your course approved for CE credits, we encourage you to seek approval from the AANP or larger state ND organizations.
- The NHAND CE committee reviews courses and approves them for submission to the NH Board of Examiners. The approval by the NHAND CE Committee does not list NHAND as the issuer of CE credit for courses.
- For courses not listed as approved, the NHAND CE Committee has established the process below to secure approval of new CE courses prior to submission to the NH Board of Examiners for license renewal in NH. This service is available to active NHAND members. For non-NHAND members or presenters of courses- you will need to seek CE approval from an organization such as the AANP or one of the accredited naturopathic schools.
- PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING COURSES FOR CE REVIEW THROUGH NHAND CE COMMITTEE (for NHAND members only):
- Fill out an application for CE Course Approval
- Processing of application will take up to 8 weeks
- NHAND will no longer be accepting paper copies as of October 1, 2017 – Go green, take a picture or scan CE Course Approval application and email to CE@NHAND.org
- Send application with all requested documentation to: CE@NHAND.org
- NHAND CE committee does not review and issue a specific # of CE credits of pharmacology per course. These need to be already established by the course presenter. We can only review and determine # of CE credits of an outline and slides of the course is submitted with the application.
- NHAND no longer accepts CE review for non-NHAND members
- NHAND no longer accepts submissions from presenters. These should be granted CEs from a larger body such as the AANP or one of the accredited medical schools.
In order for continuing education to be approved, the New Hampshire Board of Naturopathic Examiners has set forth the following criteria (open link below):