Arizona Naturopathic Continuing Education

Arizona Naturopathic Continuing Education

Your Requirements

  30 Continuing Education  Hours every  year.

Additionally 10 Credit Hours in Pharmacology as it relates to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.

Online Courses & Distance Learning Allowed

All Continuing Competency Hours may be completed Online. 

Additional Information

According to the Arizona Naturopathic Board, Naturopathic physician licensed in Arizona, part of the licensure renewal process requires completion of 30 hours of CME each year. At least 10 of those hours must be in the area of pharmacology as it relates to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease. In addition to the required 10 in this area,  SB1001 (2018 First Special Session) The Act adds 32-3248.02, imposing an obligation to complete a minimum three hours of Opioid related CME in the area of substance–use disorder or addiction related.
The Arizona Board offers a CME check sheet  available on the resources tab of the board website. Physicians are required to have 30 hours of continuing medical education each year.

The Board accepts CME from programs approved by one or more of the following organizations .
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) or any of its constituent organizations, the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, or any naturopathic licensing authority in the United States or Canada.  Please reference the rules, R4-18-205. (Continuing Education Requirements)

Updated 11/23/2018

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More Information on Arizona Naturopathic Continuing Education

 Arizona Board Mission Statement

Primary Duty of the Board is to Protect
the Public through Regulation of the Practice
of Naturopathic Medicine.

 

 Basic Qualifications for License Renewal

Each physician who holds an active license to practice naturopathic medicine in this state shall renew the license on or before January 1 of each year by supplying the executive director with information the board determines is necessary and payment of the annual renewal fee of $400.

Every calendar year, a physician shall complete 30 credit hours of approved continuing medical education activities.

10 credit hours shall be in pharmacology as it relates to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.

8 credit hours shall be from programs approved by one or more of the organizations listed in subsection (B) (2).

One hour of credit is allowed for every 50 minutes of participation in an approved continuing medical education activity.

The following are approved continuing medical education activities:

  1. Education certified as Category I by an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education;
  2. Continuing medical educational programs in the clinical application of naturopathic medical philosophy that are approved by;
    a. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians or any of its constituent organizations,
    b. The Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, or
    c. Any naturopathic licensing authority in the United States or Canada.
  3. One credit hour may be claimed for each eight hour day of training in an internship training program, a preceptorship training program, or a postdoctoral training program approved by the Board. A maximum of 8 hours per year may be claimed in this manner.
  4. One credit hour, not to exceed eight credit hours, may be claimed for each eight hour day of research in subjects conducted by or sponsored by a school of naturopathic medicine that is accredited or a candidate for accreditation by:
    a. The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education,
    b. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or
    c. An accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  5. A maximum of four credit hours may be claimed for preparing or writing for presentation or publication, a medically related paper, report, or book that is presented or published addressing current developments, skills, procedures, or treatment in the practice of naturopathic medicine. Credit may be claimed only for materials presented or published. Credit may be claimed once as of the date of publication or presentation.
  6. A maximum of eight credit hours may be earned for the following activities that provide necessary understanding of current developments, skills, procedures, or treatment related to the practice of naturopathic medicine if the physician maintains a record for at least three years that includes the name of the activity, the date of the activity, and the amount of time to complete the activity:
    a. Self-instruction that utilizes videotapes, audiotapes, films, filmstrips, slides, radio broadcasts, or computers;
    b. Independent reading of scientific journals and books;

 

For more information and questions regarding naturopathic license renewal in the state of Arizona, please call or visit the board website.

Updated 10/5/2018

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