Being an ND in NH
New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors
What We Do
ALL FORMS REGARDING LICENSING IN NH CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE OF THE NH STATE OF NATUROPATHIC EXAMINERS here.
NHAND does not license the naturopathic doctors in the state of NH. This is done by the Board of Naturopathic Examiners as part of the NH government department of health and human services. The licensing board reviews and processes NH ND license applications. Please refer all licensing questions to the NH State Board of Examiners.
New Hampshire Naturopathic Doctor Initial License
- Submit a naturopathic license application and pay the required license fee ($300)
- 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.
- Successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX)
- Complete a background check
Naturopathic Doctor Renewal License
- Submit a naturopathic license renewal application and pay the required license fee ($300)
- Continuing Education (CE) must include a minimum of 45 hours in the previous 2 years. Of the 45 documented hours, 12 hours must be pharmacology/pharmacognosy and 3 hours must be related to pain management or addiction disorders.
Naturopathic Childbirth Initial Certification
- 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
- Successfully pass the American College for Naturopathic Obstetricians (ACNO) examination
Naturopathic Childbirth Renewal Certification
Continuing Education (CE) must include a minimum of 45 hours in the previous 2 years. Of the 45 documented hours, 12 hours must be pharmacology/pharmacognosy. For those applying for a specialty license renewal, 12 of the 33 general CEs should be related to that specialty.
Acupuncture Specialty Initial Certification
- Complete a program in acupuncture approved by the board that includes at least 500 hours of training in acupuncture including both didactic and clinical training.