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Title: Naturopathic Doctor Registry
Alternate Title: Naturopathic Doctor Registry
Description: Minn. Stat. Chapter 147E, created a registry for Naturopathic doctors who will be regulated under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Registered Naturopathic Doctor Advisory Council.
Subject: Medical Practice
Creation Date: 9/15/2008 11:59:06 AM
Modification Date: 5/10/2010 4:01:48 PM
Agency Name: Medical Practice, Minnesota Board of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: Over 14,000 physicians are licensed by the Board of Medical Practice and the Board also regulates acupuncturists, athletic trainers, genetic counselors, naturopathic doctors, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, traditional midwives and professional firms.
Agency Phone: 612-617-2130
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 500

Division Name: Email
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:


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.

Registration by endorsement or reciprocity

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:
      (i) the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination; or
     (ii) 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.

Refer to the Board of Medical Practice Naturopathic Doctor Application Packet and Registered Registered Naturopathic Doctor Practice Act.

The registry requirement became effective July 1, 2009. 

Contact the board at 612-617-2130 for more information.

Statutes: 147E.01


Naturopathic Doctor Application Packet  

Registered Naturopathic Doctor Practice Act 

Application forms and information is available at Applying for a License


Certification fee - $25

Application fee - $200 

Renewal fee - $150

Late fee - $75

Inactive Status fee - $50

All fees are non-refundable.

Proration of fees. The board may prorate the initial annual registration fee. All registrants are required to pay the full fee upon registration renewal.

Penalty fee for late renewals. An application for registration renewal submitted after the deadline must be accompanied by a late fee in addition to the required fees.

Period of Issuance:

Registrations expire annually, calendar year.

Length of Determination: Two and a half months.
Other Info:
Activity: License Detail URL:

Medical Practice, Minnesota Board of

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