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A: Two applications for original registration are available, and the fee is the same for both.
A: Director Rule 10 allows an applicant to demonstrate completion of a four year post-graduate level didactic and supervised clinical education program as a substitute for a baccalaureate degree. A doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy degree may also be used as a substitute for a baccalaureate degree.
Applicants utilizing a substitute may click "No" on the application question asking about a baccalaureate degree and will proceed directly to the screen where a a doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy degree may be entered.
A: Scores for the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Exam (NPLEX) may be requested from the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) by visiting the NABNE website.
Send NPLEX scores to:
Division of Professions and Occupations
Office of Licensing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
A: Completion of a degree approved by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) is required for registration. Currently, the following schools are CNME approved and therefore satisfy the requirement for registration:
A: Currently, there is no approved alternative to the NPLEX exam.
NPLEX transcripts demonstrating a passing score must be sent to the Division from the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE).
You must obtain professional liability insurance. As part of the application for registration, you will be required to verify insurance before seeing patients on or after June 1, 2014. Other information or documentation may be required as part of your application. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-894-7730.
Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your current email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.
License Expiration Bump Period for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.
License Renewal Information: All Naturopathic Doctor registrations expire on June 30 every year. View your expiration date on your online account. Please note that renewals open approximately six weeks prior to the expiration date.