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.
The registry requirement became effective July 1, 2009.
Contact the board at (612) 617-2130 for more information.
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.
Registrations expire annually, calendar year.