Thirty-two (32) [total] continuing education (CE) hours are annually required
to maintain an active license to practice Naturopathic Medicine:
(a) Twenty (20) hours of general education
that promotes competency and skills necessary to maintain the highest standard
of naturopathic medical care, including a minimum of the following mandatory
management education as required by ORS 413.590
(A) Naturopathic physicians who receive their
initial license in 2022, must complete and report one credit hour of pain
management education during the 2022 annual renewal cycle.
(B) One (1) credit hour of pain management
every odd number calendar year
(c) One (1) hour of cultural competency
education as required by 676.850 every even number calendar year.
(d) Two (2) hours of medical ethics or
suicide intervention and prevention
(e) Ten (10) hours of pharmacology.
(3) Inactive License: 10 CE
(total) hours are required annually to maintain an inactive license.
Board pre-approved continuing education
programs that do not require Board approval:
(a) Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME)
American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
(c) The Federation of Naturopathic Medicine
Regulatory Authority (FNMRA)
North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Accreditation Council
education programs not listed in Section 4, are subject to Board approval based
on the following criteria:
(a) Presented by
naturopathic physicians, other physicians or other professionally acknowledged
health care educators with expertise in the subject matter;
(b) Support, develop, and increase the
knowledge, skills, and professionalism of naturopathic physicians.
(c) Research for the advancement of
in the scope of practice of naturopathic medicine;
Individuals seeking Board approval for
continuing education programs not listed in Section 4 shall complete and submit
an CE application to the Board for approval, with the following:
(a) Syllabus or course outline;
(b) Hourly presentation schedule;
(c) Total credit hours requested, and
vitae or resume for each presenter
(e) All additional information or materials
Continuing Education will not be approved for the following program areas:
(a) Programs that are proprietary in nature,
promoting exclusive services, companies or products;
(b) Programs that misrepresent or mislead the
end result or skill obtained by the education or training offered;
(c) Business growth and
(d) Medical or
insurance billing practices;
Nonprofessional health related programs presented by a lay person(s) or
directed to the general public;
Programs that are not related to the scope of practice of naturopathic
may resubmit applications that have not been approved with additional
Licensees must retain proof continuing education hours earned for a minimum of
five calendar years.
Or. Admin. R. 850-040-0210
NE 6, f. 6-1-73, ef.
6-15-73; NE 5-1980, f. & ef. 9-11-80; NE 2-1984, f. & ef. 2-28-84; NE
1-1986, f. & ef. 4-10-86; NE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; NE 2-1993,
f. & cert. ef. 9-23-93; NE 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-96; NE
2-1997(Temp), f. 12-1-97, cert. ef. 12-2-97 thru 5-31-98; Reverted to NE
1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-96; BNE 2-1998, f. 7-31-98, cert. ef. 8-3-98;
BNE 6-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-6-00; BNE 7-2002, f. & cert. ef.
12-10-02; BNE 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-04; Renumbered from 850-010-0210,
BNE 8-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-05; BNE 3-2006, f. & cert. ef.
10-13-06; BNE 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-09; BNE 5-2009(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 10-13-09 thru 12-31-09; BNE 6-2009, f. 11-2-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10;
2-2015, f. & cert. ef.
4-2018, amend filed 03/15/2018, effective
3/15/2018; OBNM 12-2020, amend
filed 03/06/2020, effective 03/06/2020;
12-2021, amend filed 12/21/2021, effective
7-2022, amend filed 08/11/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 685.125
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 685.102 & ORS