Montana Naturopathic Continuing Education
15 Continuing Education Hours every year.
at least 5 hours in naturopathic physician pharmacy
If you have a childbirth specialty, 5 credit must be in obstetrics.
Online Courses & Distance Learning Allowed
All Continuing Competency Hours may be completed Online.
Montana Naturopathic CEU Course Package
More Information on Montana Naturopathic Continuing Education
The mission of the Montana Board of Alternative Health Care is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Montanans through the licensing of competent Naturopathic Physicians and Direct-Entry Midwives and by the regulation of their practice in order to promote the delivery of quality health care.
License Renewal Requirements
Renewal Period: March 1 through April 30
The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Board of Alternative Health Care licensees is April 30th of each year.
Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date. We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
Renewal Fee $550
Continuing Education Requirements:
Naturopaths must obtain 15 continuing education credits each renewal period,.
At least 5 of the credits must be in naturopathic pharmacy.
If the naturopath holds a naturopathic childbirth specialty certification an additional 5 credits per renewal period must be obtained in obstetrics.
One hour of education (excluding breaks) equals one continuing education credit.
No more than three continuing education credits per renewal period will be approved for preparation of and for a single presentation of a program meeting the requirements of this rule.
Continuing education programs will not be pre-approved by the board or staff.
In order to be approved, a continuing education program must:
(a) have significant intellectual or practical content;
(b) relate to substantive naturopathic medicine topics within the scope of practice for naturopaths in Montana, except as otherwise provided herein;
(c) be presented by person(s) qualified by practical experience and academic credentials; and
(d) issue certificates of completion (except non-live programs) and program agendas/syllabi containing the following information:
(i) title and date(s) of program;
(ii) name(s) and qualification of presenter(s);
(iii) outline of program content;
(iv) credit hours of instruction;
(v) description of presentation delivery (i.e., live or non-live); and
(vi) identification of sponsoring organization.
Continuing education programs from other professions or academic disciplines are eligible for approval if substantially related to the role of naturopaths.
Documentary evidence of program completion must be maintained by the naturopath for a period of two years for audit purposes. Documentary evidence of completion of non-live programs (e.g., internet, videotape, audiotape, DVD) may be in the form of proof that the naturopath passed an exam on the program content, a certificate of completion, or the naturopath’s notes summarizing the program content.
No continuing education credits are required for a naturopath renewing the naturopath’s Montana license for the first time.
Continuing education credit will not be approved for programs:
(a) relating to general business or economic issues other than workers’ compensation; or
(b) primarily intended to educate the general public such as CPR and first aid other than programs relating to public health issues.
For more information please contact the Montana Naturopathic Board.