District of Columbia Naturopathic Continuing Education
30 Continuing Education Hours during 2 year license period prior to the date license expires.
Online Courses & Distance Learning Allowed
All Continuing Competency Hours may be completed Online.
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“To protect and enhance the health, safety, and well-being of District of Columbia residents by promoting evidence-based best practices in health regulation, high standards of quality care and implementing policies that prevent adverse events.”
Established in 1879, the DC Board of Medicine (BoMed), a division within the DC Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), has the responsibility to regulate the practice of medicine (MD/DO) in the District of Columbia.
The Board also oversees the regulation of Physician Assistants, Naturopathic Physicians, Anesthesiology Assistants, Acupuncturists, Surgical Assistants, Polysomnographers, and Postgraduate Physicians in Training. Regulation is achieved through the application process; the disciplinary process and through outreach and educational activities.
Continuing Education Requirements
An applicant for renewal of a license shall:
(a) Have completed (30) hours of approved continuing education credit during the (2) year period preceding the date the license expires;
(b) Attest to completion of the required continuing education credit on the renewal application form; and having completed (15) hours of approved continuing education credit in the year immediately preceding the date of the application.
The Board may, in its discretion, approve continuing education programs and activities designed to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of persons licensed to practice as naturopathic physicians.
The Board may approve the following types of continuing education programs,
(a) An undergraduate or graduate course given at an accredited college or university;
(b) A seminar or workshop;
(c) An educational program given at a conference; and in-service training.
To qualify for approval by the Board, a continuing education program or activity shall do the following:
(a) Be current in its subject matter;
(b) Be developed and taught by qualified individuals; and
(c) Meet one of the following requirements:
(1) Be administered or approved by a recognized national, state, or or local naturopathic medicine organization; health care organization; accredited health care facility; or an accredited college or university; or
(2) Be submitted by the program sponsors to the Board for review no less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the presentation and be approved by the Board.
License Renewal Fee
For More Information please contact District of Columbia Naturopathic Board.