Colorado Naturopathic Continuing Education
25 Continuing education Hours every year or renewal period.
If treating a child who is less than age eight, three hours of Coursework or Mentoring per year solely related to pediatrics. If treating a child who is less than age two, two additional hours of Coursework or Mentoring per year solely related to pediatrics, to include subject matter related to recognizing a sick infant and when to refer an infant for more intensive care.
Online Courses & Distance Learning Allowed
All Continuing Competency Hours may be completed Online.
According to the Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration, you must complete the Reflective Self-Assessment Tool (RSAT) and create learning goals and complete a total of 25 PDAs by the end of each renewal year.
PDAs are organized into seven (7) categories: Coursework, Group Study, Independent Learning, Mentoring, Presenting, Publishing, and Volunteer Service. No more than 5 PDAs will be credited in any one category, except for coursework. All 25 hours can be earned in coursework and a minimum of 13 hours must be earned in coursework.
Colorado Naturopathic CEU Course Package
More Information on Colorado Naturopathic Continuing Education
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Each renewal period (1-year) a registrant must meet all continuing competency
requirements in order to renew a registration and remain in compliance with CC requirements. For example, if the cycle for an approved accrediting body or entity is 3 years and the renewal period for DORA is 2 years, the registrant must have completed DORA’s CC requirements in the 2 year renewal period and before renewing a registration.
To be substantially equivalent to the Director’s CPD Program, the registrant must complete in each renewal period (1-year), at a minimum, all of the following components:
- Demonstration of completion of continuing competency activities
- An assessment of knowledge and skills
- At a minimum, twenty-five (25) contact hours of continuing education or learning activities per renewal period:
If treating a child who is less than age eight, three hours of education or practicum training per year solely related to pediatrics, and
If treating a child who is less than age two, two additional hours of education or practicum training per year solely related to pediatrics, to include subject matter related to recognizing a sick infant and when to refer an infant for more intensive care.
Professional Development Activities
Professional Development Activities (PDA) are “Learning activities undertaken to increase the registrant’s knowledge and skill or hone existing knowledge and skill for the purpose of continuing professional competency. PDA are equivalent to clock hours; one PDA is equal to one clock hour,”
A registrant must accrue 25 hours of PDA each 1-year renewal period and can earn no more than five (5)hours of PDA in any one category, except Coursework.
A minimum of 13 PDA must be earned through Coursework and all 25 PDA can be earned in Coursework.
One PDA is equivalent to one (1) clock hour (60 minutes). PDA can only be calculated for time spent engaged in a learning activity. Time spent commuting, traveling, scheduling or planning an activity does not count toward the PDA required.
Learning activities will be selected by a registrant. The Director will not pre-approve courses or providers. PDAs are credited only once per presentation.
Categories of PDA include
Group Study; Independent Learning; Mentoring; Presenting; Publishing; and Volunteer Service. Coursework.
Coursework may be provided online or in-person and must met the following criteria;
- Contains specific measurable learning objectives
- Developed and presented by qualified individuals and institutions/organizations
- Contains content that relates to the practice of naturopathic medicine and/or directly relates to specific learning goals as created by the registrant
- Contains content and instructional methods based on identified learning objectives
- It is recommended that courses include a course evaluation tool (such as a quiz) to assess the participant’s understanding of course objectives
- Provides a certificate of completion or other sufficient proof of completion which identifies the name of the participant, date, title of course, number of eligible course or contact hours renewal cycle.
PDA earned must include a minimum of thirteen hours from the category of
Coursework; however, all twenty-five PDA can be earned within this category.
With the exception of the category of Coursework, no more than five PDA can
be credited in any one category.
The total required annual PDA must be earned within the same year in which
credit is requested. PDA will be credited toward only one renewal period.
For More information on California Naturopathic Licensure and renewal please contact the California Naturopathic Board.