License without examination (by application)

Looking to get a naturopathic doctor license for a naturopathic doctor license without examination? Apply here.
Once we receive a completed application, it takes at least of 3-5 weeks to review it and determine if any additional information is required. Once complete, we process applications in the order received.

Board of Registration in Naturopathy

The Details   of License without examination (by application)

What you need   for License without examination (by application)

  • Social Security Number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • 2x2 passport style color photo with a white or off-white background. Copies and printer generated photo are not acceptable
  • A notary signature
  • Official transcripts in a signed and sealed envelopes from a bachelor’s program or equivalent and doctor of naturopathic medicine or doctor of naturopathy program/degree.
    • Transcripts must be complete and state the degree and date conferred in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Verification of licensure status, in signed, sealed envelopes, from any state or jurisdiction in which you have now or have ever held any professional license or board certification. The state or other jurisdiction must send verifications directly to the Board.
  • Notarized Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Acknowledgement Form, signed in the presence of a Notary of the Public.

If applicable

  • If you hold, or have ever held, any professional license, you must request and submit a National Practitioner Data Bank-Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank Self-Query. To request a Self-Query, please contact the National Practitioner Data Bank.
    • Note A: If you don’t hold and have never held any professional licenses in any other state or jurisdiction, you don’t need to submit a National Practitioner Data Bank self-query
  • If you answer “yes” to any of the questions 11-16:
    • Submit a separate sheet explaining the circumstances
  • Naturopathy practice history
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • At least one shall be from a licensed N.D., M.D., or D.O.
  • Certificates of Completion for fifty (50) hours of continuing education (CE) obtained during the past two years
  • An essay describing the Applicant’s scope of practice
    • Note: Essays must be 500 words or less

Fees   for License without examination (by application)

  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Check or money orders payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Cash or foreign currency is not accepted.
Name Fee Unit
Application fee $600 per applicant

How to apply   License without examination (by application)

Go to the Health Professions Licensing Portal  and create an account, or log into your existing account. If this is your first time using this new portal, please visit Health Professions Licensing System User Guide.

More info   for License without examination (by application)

  • All requested information must be provided; failure to provide requested information may result in a delay in processing of an application.
    • Do not leave blanks. If you are unable to provide the requested information, attach a separate sheet with an explanation.
  • Keep a copy of your complete application for your records. The Board is not able to provide copies of your application.
  • The address printed on your license is a public record that is available to anyone who requests it. If you are using your home address, you may wish to consider changing this to an office address. You may request address change online at the Board’s website, or you may get a form online to submit to the Board’s office.
  • To apply by paper, please reach out to the Board directly. 

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