Continuing Medical Education

According to Rules 16.10.22.15 NMAC – Naturopathic Doctors: License and Practice Requirements, Continuing Medical Education Hours Required, Naturopathic Doctors licensed by the New Mexico Medical Board are required to complete 75 hours of continuing medical education (CME) during each triennial renewal cycle. The 75 hours of CME must include:

  • 1 hour of reviewing the naturopathic doctor practice act and board rules
  • 5 hours of CME in pain management (may be applied toward the 75 hours required)
  • 10 hours of CME in pharmacology (may be applied toward the 75 hours required)
  • The Board recognizes any CME course that has been certified by the AMA, AOA, NMOMA, ACCME, ACPE, FNMRA, AANP, and NMANP.

Please refer to the Naturopathic Doctors License and Practice requirements document for more info.

A maximum of 75 credit hours in any three-year reporting period are allowed for participation in a council on naturopathic medical education (CNME) approved postgraduate education program. This category includes CNME approved residencies and fellowships.”

The NMANP approves and recognizes any CME course offered by the following organizations:

  • NAPCP 
  • NANCEAC (North Am. Naturopathic Continuing Education Accreditation Council), 
  • All naturopathic state associations and Boards that are licensed or registered as Naturopathic Physicians, Naturopathic Doctors, Naturopathic Medical Doctors.
  • Any course offered by a CNME (Council on Naturopathic Medical Education) accredited institution

Please complete the following form if you would like to apply to have a CME course approved. If you are a CME Provider, please complete the CME Provider Approval application found here.


Other Helpful Forms:

CME Provider Approval Application