Washington Naturopathic Continuing Education
20 Continuing Competency Hours every year.
As part of continuing education, a licensed naturopathic physician must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
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About the Board
The mandate of the Board of Naturopathy is to protect the public’s health and safety and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of naturopathic physicians. The board accomplishes this through a variety of activities working with the Department of Health, Health Professions and Facilities.
Continuing education requirements
Naturopathic physicians are required to complete 20 hours every year, due at the time of license renewal.
(1) Each licensed naturopathic physician must complete twenty hours of continuing education per year,
(2) A license holder’s first twenty hour continuing education requirement is due on the second renewal date after the license is issued. After that, it is due annually on the renewal date.
(3) As part of continuing education, a licensed naturopathic physician must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. This training must be completed by the end of the first full continuing education reporting period after January 1, 2016, or the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later.
(a) Until July 1, 2017, a board-approved training must be an empirically supported training in suicide assessment, including screening and referral, suicide treatment, and suicide management.
(b) Beginning July 1, 2017, training accepted by the board must be on the department’s model list developed in accordance with rules adopted by the department that establish minimum standards for training programs. The establishment of the model list does not affect the validity of training completed prior to July 1, 2017.
(c) A board-approved training must be at least six hours in length and may be provided in one or more sessions.
(d) The hours spent completing the training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management under this subsection count toward meeting any applicable continuing education requirements.
(e) Applicants must complete seven clock hours of AIDS education
License Renewal requirements
Naturopathic physicians must renew their license every year. Credentials expire on the licensee’s birthday and may be renewed within the 90 days before the expiration date.
The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:
Renewal Fee $456.00
For More information please contact the Washington Naturopathic Board.