Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

In order to be eligible for Connecticut homeopathic physician licensure, all applicants must hold a current Connecticut physician/surgeon license and the following:  

 

Graduated with the M.D. or D.O. degree from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);

 

Completed at least two (2) years of progressive, post-graduate medical training as a resident physician in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); 

  

Completed one of the following:

 

At least one hundred twenty hours of post-graduate medical training in homeopathy at an institution approved by the American Institute of Homeopathy; or

 

One hundred twenty hours of post-graduate medical training in homeopathy under the direct supervision of a licensed homeopathic physician which must include at least thirty hours of theory and ninety hours of clinical practice.    Such training shall be approved by the Department.
     
 

Successfully completed one of the following examinations:

 

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE);

 

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME);

 

Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX);

 

National Board of Osteopathic Examiners (NBOME);

 

The examination required to become registered as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC); or

 

An acceptable combination as outlined below:

 

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

 plus

NBME Part III or USMLE Step 3  

FLEX Component 1

plus

USMLE Step 3  

 

NBME Part I or USMLE Step 1

plus

NBME Part II or USMLE Step 2

plus

Flex Component 2

 

Applicants who have completed the FLEX (Components 1 and 2) must have obtained a passing score of 75 on each component.  Applicants who have completed the FLEX (Day 1, 2 and 3) must have obtained a FLEX-weighted average of 75.   Part(s) of the NBOME plus segment(s) of FLEX or USMLE are not acceptable combinations for Connecticut licensure.

 

Applicants found eligible will be required to  successfully complete an examination in homeopathic medicine administered by the Department.  The licensing examination is based principally upon classical homeopathy, as reflected in the writing of Hahnemann and Kent.  The examination consists of two components:

 

Section I:      Foundations of Homeopathy (History, Philosophy and Principles; Remedies and their Preparation).

 

Section II:      Practice of Homeopathy (Materia Medica, Repertorization; Case Taking and Case Management; Dangers of Homeopathic Prescribing). 

 

The passing standard is a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) correct on each of the two sections of the examination.

 

The examination is administered two times per year.  Please select this link for the examination schedule including dates of the examination as well as deadline dates.

 

Documentation Requirements

 

A completed, notarized application with photo and fee in the amount of $565.00 in the form of a bank check or money made payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”;

 

A separate bank check or money order in the amount of  $4.75 made payable to, “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”.  This payment covers the Department’s cost for querying the National Practitioner Data Bank;  

 

Please do not combine the above two (2) payments into one single payment as such payment can not be processed and will delay the Department's processing of your application.

 

An official transcript of medical education verifying the award of an M.D. or D.O. degree forwarded directly to this office from the educational institution*;

 

Verification of completion of at least two (2) years of progressive, post-graduate residency training submitted directly from the Chief of Staff/Program Director of the residency program(s). Please select this link for the required form*;

 

Verification of completion of at least one hundred twenty (120) hours of postgraduate medical training in homeopathy.  Please select this link for the required form;

 

An official transcript of examination scores forwarded directly to this office from the examination entity*;

 

Verification of any other state licenses held, current or expired, submitted directly to this office from the source.  Please contact the other state board first as a fee may be required to competed the form (see this link for the required form);

 

* FEDERATION CREDENTIALS VERIFICATION SERVICE

 

The documentation requirements as identified with an asterisk above may be satisfied by the submission of an official FCVS report submitted directly to this office.   This is a voluntary program established by the Federation of State Medical Boards.  The Department reserves the right to reject any or all portions of the documentation provided.

 

All supporting documentation should be sent to this office directly from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

 Homeopathic Physician Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1931

Email:  dph.healingarts@ct.gov