Qualifications for licensure as a Naturopathic Doctor in the state of New Mexico:

  1. Graduate from an accredited CNME accredited naturopathic educational program
  2. Pass Part 1 and Part 2 of the NPLEX Exam (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination)
  3. Pass the following NPLEX Clinical Elective Examinations: Pharmacology AND Minor Surgery
  4. Pass a state jurisprudence exam
  5. Be of good moral and professional behavior
  6. Possess professional liability insurance
  7. Be physically and mentally capable of safely practicing naturopathic medicine with or without reasonable accommodation.
  8. Has not had a license to practice naturopathic medicine or other healthcare license
    registration or certificate refused, revoked or suspended by any other jurisdiction for reasons that
    relate to the applicant’s ability to skillfully and safely practice naturopathic medicine unless that
    license, registration or certification has been restored to good standing by that jurisdiction; and
    any other proof of competency as may be requested by the board.

Applicants will also need to obtain two letters of recommendation from a naturopathic doctor or physician licensed to practice medicine in the United States, who have personal knowledge of the applicant’s moral character and competence to practice.

All applicants for initial licensure as a naturopathic doctor are subject to a state
and national criminal history screening at the applicant’s expense.

Click on the following link to view Senate Bill 135: SB0135

For those that do not qualify for licensure as a naturopathic doctor in New Mexico, the state does have the Unlicensed Healthcare Practice Act, which can be found here: NMHB 664.

Naturopathic Advisory Council:

Lilly-Marie Blecher, ND, DOM

Jacqueline Villalobos, ND

Fred Sandoval