Naturopathic Physician Licensing Requirements
Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
In order to be eligible for licensure, an applicant must have:
Completed two (2) years of pre-professional college education;
Graduated from a school of naturopathy approved by the Connecticut State Board of Naturopathic Examiners and Department of Public Health, with award of the Doctor of Naturopathy degree. Approved schools include only those schools accredited or in candidate status with the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME);
Successfully completed both the Basic Sciences (Part I) and Clinical Sciences Examination (Part II) of the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX).
In certain instances, the Basic Sciences Examination (Part I) may be waived in accordance with NPLEX policy. For information and eligibility requirements, please contact NPLEX.
Successfully completed the Connecticut jurisprudence examination for naturopathic physician licensing.
The examination is administered six times per year. Please select this link for the examination schedule as well as application deadline dates.
Please select this link for the study guide.
Applicants shall arrange for submission of the following documents directly to this office from the source:
An official transcript(s) documenting at least 2 years (60 semester credit hours) of pre-professional college education;
An official transcript verifying the date that the N.D. degree was awarded;
Official report of successful completion of the NPLEX Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences examinations;
If the applicant has been granted a waiver of the Basic Sciences examinations as outlined above, please arrange for NPLEX to advise this office of such in writing.
Verification of all professional licenses ever held, current or expired. Please contact the state board(s) first, as a fee may be required for completion of the required form.
A completed application with photograph attached. Applications are only accepted online. Please select this link to apply online. The application fee is $565.
All supporting documents should be forwarded to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Naturopathic Physician Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1931