Minnesota Naturopathic Continuing Education
25 Hours of board approved Continuing Education in the year preceding registration renewal.
At least 5 hours in pharmacoptherapeutics,
no more than 5 hours practice management and
no more that 15 hours in any single subject.
Online Courses & Distance Learning Allowed
All Continuing Competency Hours may be completed Online.
Minnesota Naturopathic CEU Course Package
More Information on Minnesota Naturopathic Continuing Education
About the Board
The mission of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is to protect the public’s health and safety by assuring that the people who practice medicine or as an allied health professional are competent, ethical practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills appropriate to their title and role.
Continuing education requirements
Continuing education program topics may include, but are not limited to, naturopathic medical theory and techniques including diagnostic techniques, nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle modification counseling, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, microbiology, medical ethics, psychology, history of medicine, and medical terminology or coding.
Number of required contact hours.
(a) A registrant applying for registration renewal must complete a minimum of 25 contact hours of board-approved continuing education in the year preceding registration renewal, with the exception of the registrant’s first incomplete year, and attest to completion of continuing education requirements by reporting to the board.
(b) Of the 25 contact hours of continuing education requirement in paragraph
(a), at least 5 hours of continuing education must be in pharmacotherapeutics.
The board shall approve continuing education programs that have been approved for continuing education credit by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians or any of its constituent state associations, the American Chiropractic Association or any of its constituent state associations, the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education, the American Pharmacists Association or any of its constituent state associations, or an organization approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Restriction on continuing education topics.
(a) A registrant may apply no more than 5 hours of practice management to a one-year reporting period.
(b) A registrant may apply no more than 15 hours to any single subject area.
General requirements for registration. To be eligible for registration, an applicant must:
(1) submit a copy of a diploma from an approved naturopathic medical education program;
(2) have successfully passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination, a competency-based national naturopathic licensing examination administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners or successor agency as recognized by the board; passing scores are determined by the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination.
To be eligible for registration by endorsement or reciprocity, the applicant must hold a current naturopathic license, registration, or certification in another state, Canadian province, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States, whose standards for licensure, registration, or certification are at least equivalent to those of Minnesota, and must:
(1) have successfully passed either:
a. the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination; or
b. if prior to 1986, the state or provincial naturopathic board licensing examination required by that regulating state or province;
(2) An applicant applying for license, registration, or certification by endorsement must be licensed, registered, or certified in another state or Canadian province prior to January 1, 2005, and have completed a 60 hour course and examination in pharmacotherapeutics.
The registry requirement became effective July 1, 2009.
Registrations expire annually, calendar year.
Renewal fee – $150
For more information please contact Minnesota Naturopathic Board.