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Regulated States and Regulatory Authorities

*For information on bill language and status, please visit the AANP Legislative Action Center . For information on the statutes, rules, and regulations in regulated states, see https://fnmra.org/ras .

Currently, 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or registration laws for naturopathic doctors (NDs/NMDs). In these jurisdictions, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical programs and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license or registration. For information about the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination Board (NPLEX) and the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), please see the Education page.

Licensed and registered naturopathic doctors must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually and have a specific scope of practice as defined by their state's law.

*Read AANP's Statement of Intent: Licensure of Naturopathic Physicians and Access to Natural Health Care.


National Organizations


Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authorities (FNMRA)

9220 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 119, #321
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 452-2953
Fax: (503) 452-3943
www.fnmra.org
info@fnmra.org

United States Licensing Organizations 

Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing, Naturopathic Section
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2541
Email: naturopathy@alaska.gov
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/Naturopathy.aspx


Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board
1740 W. Adams St., Suite 3002
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-8242
Email: info@nd.az.gov
https://nd.az.gov/


California Department of Consumer Affairs/Naturopathic Medicine Committee
1300 National Drive, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA  95834
Phone: (916) 928-4785
Fax: (916) 928-4787
Email: naturopathic@dca.ca.gov
https://www.naturopathic.ca.gov/


Colorado Department of Regulatory Authorities/Division of Professions and Occupations
Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2988
Email: dora_naturopathic_doctor@state.co.us
https://dpo.colorado.gov/Naturopathy


Connecticut State Dept. of Public Health
State Board of Naturopathic Examiners
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/State-Board-Naturopathic-Examiners/State-Board-of-Naturopathic-Examiners


District of Columbia/DC Health  
Board of Medicine/Naturopathic Medicine
899 N. Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (877) 672-2174
https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/148942


Hawaii DCCA Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Board of Naturopathic Medicine
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 586-2708
Email: naturopathy@dcca.hawaii.gov
https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/naturopathy/

Idaho Board of Medicine
Naturopathic Medical Board
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0058
Phone: (208) 327-7000
Email: info@bom.idaho.gov
https://bom.idaho.gov/BOMPortal/BoardPage.aspx?Board=NMB
*No licenses issued yet; NMDs will be licensed as of July 1, 2020.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts
800 SW Jackson, Lower Level Suite A
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-7413
http://www.ksbha.org/professions/ND.shtml


Maine Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Complementary Health Care Providers
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8625
Email: comphealth.lic@maine.gov
https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/complementary/naturopathic_doctor.html


Maryland Board of Physicians
Allied Health Practitioners
4201 Patterson Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 764-4777
Email: mbpmail@rcn.com
https://www.mbp.state.md.us/


Massachusetts Board of Registration in Naturopathy
239 Causeway St., Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0806
Email: MultiBoard.Admin@state.ma.us
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-naturopathy
*No licenses issued yet; Board is still in rules and regulations as of May 2020.


Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Naturopathic Advisory Council
2829 University Avenue, S.E., Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246 
Phone: (612) 617-2130
Email: medical.board@state.mn.us
http://www.dli.mn.gov/


Montana Board of Alternative Health Care
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2320
Email: dlibsdahc@mt.gov
https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol/


New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Naturopathic Board of Examiners
121 South Fruit St.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-6167
Email: naturopathic@oplc.nh.gov
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/naturopathic-examiners/


New Mexico Board of Medicine

2055 S. Pacheco St., Building 400
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-7220
In-State Toll-Free: (800) 945-5845
E-mail: nmbme@state.nm.us
https://www.nmmb.state.nm.us/licensing_info/naturopathic_doctor.html


North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care
Emily Wangen, Music Therapist, CURRENT Board Contact/License Verification (term ends 2021) 
6046-B 14th St. S.
c/o a Music Therapy in Motion
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (218) 791-0908
https://www.ndbihc.org/


Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0193
Email: naturopathic.medicine@state.or.us
https://www.oregon.gov/OBNM/Pages/index.aspx


Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-1400
Email: st-medicine@pa.gov
*No registrations issued yet; Board is still in rules and regulations as of May 2020.


Puerto Rico Junta Examiadora de Doctores en Naturopathia

Oficina de Regiamentacion y Certification Para Profesionales de  La Salud
Secretary: Myrian Plaza
Call Box 10200
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00909-0200
https://pr.pcshq.com/lookup/en/


Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5960
Contact:  http://health.ri.gov/contact/
http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=292


Utah Department of Commerce/Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628
https://dopl.utah.gov/nat/


U.S. Virgin Islands
While the U.S. Virgin Islands passed a bill to license naturopathic doctors in 2001, it is the AANP's understanding that the regulatory board was never formed.


Vermont Office of the Secretary of State

Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main St., Third Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: (802) 828-2373
Email: corey.young@vermont.gov
https://sos.vermont.gov/naturopathic-physicians/


Washington State Department of Health Naturopathy Program

Health Professions Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 47865
Olympia, WA 98504-7865
Phone: (360) 236-4700
https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/NaturopathicPhysician/BoardInformation


Canadian Provincial Licensing Organizations

College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta
P.O. Box 21142
#216-20 Sunpark Plaza SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3T2
Phone: (403) 266-2446
Email: info@cnda.net
http://www.cnda.net/


College of Naturopaths of Ontario
150 John Street, 10th FLoor
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3E3
Phone:  (416) 583-6010
Email: general@collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca
http://www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca/

The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
Suite 840, 604 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
Phone: (604) 688-8236 
Email: office@cnpbc.bc.ca
https://www.cnpbc.bc.ca/

Manitoba Naturopathic Association
971 Corydon Ave., P.O. Box 434
Winnipeg, MB R3M OYO
Phone: (204) 947-0381
Email: info@mbnd.ca
https://www.cndmb.org/
 
Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
206-3773 Pasqua St.
Regina, SK S4S 6W8
Phone: (306) 522-0095
Email: registrar@sanp.ca
http://www.sanp.ca/index.html