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Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program

Professional Licensing Disclosure

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences discloses that graduates from the accredited four-year residential Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program must pass a naturopathic medicine board examination in order to receive a license or registration. Click here to discover more information about the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination (NPLEX) and the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE).

Licensed and registered naturopathic doctors must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually and have a specific scope of practice as defined by their state’s law. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The College will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your admissions representative. The information provided is strictly limited to the College’s determination of whether its educational program, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State. The College cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming.

The State Licensing Requirements Table below indicates if SCNM’s ND program curriculum: Meets or does NOT Meet the requirements in these US states and US Territories. States where SCNM is not able to make a determination on whether the ND program curriculum meets or does not meet the state requirements are listed as Undetermined.

Disclosure by State


State
Name & URL of State Licensing Board or Department
State Licensing Requirements
Alabama
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Alaska
Meets
Arizona
Meets
Arkansas
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
California
Meets
Colorado
Meets
Connecticut
Meets
Delaware
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
District of Columbia
Meets
Florida
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Georgia
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Hawaii
Meets
Idaho
Meets
Illinois
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Indiana
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Iowa
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Kansas
Meets
Kentucky
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Louisana
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Maine
Meets
Maryland
Meets
Massachusetts
Meets
Michigan
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Minnesota
Meets
Mississippi
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Missouri
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Montana
Meets
Nebraska
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Nevada
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
New Hampshire
Meets
New Jersey
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
New Mexico
Meets
New York
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
North CarolinaUndetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
North Dakota
Meets
Ohio
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Oklahoma
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Oregon
Meets
Pennsylvania
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Puerto Rico
Junta Examinadora de Doctores en Naturopatia
PO Box 10200
San Juan, PR  00908-0200
Phone: 787-765-2929 Ext. 6598
Meets
Rhode Island
Meets
South Carolina
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
South Dakota
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Tennessee
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Texas
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Utah
Meets
Vermont
Meets
Virginia
Washington
Meets
West Virginia
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Wisconsin
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
Wyoming
Undetermined; Practice Not Regulated; No licensure available
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