Licensing and Education

Licensing and Education

Dr.White’s education includes the following:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management, Robert Morris University
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences
  • Master of Science Acupuncture , National University of Health Sciences 
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS) Practitioner

Currently, 18 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, ND’s are required to graduate from a four-year, residential naturopathic medical school and pass and extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. Scope of practice varies from state to state, but many consider NDs primary care providers.

Licensed naturopathic physicians must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually, and will have a specific scope of practice defined by their state’s law. The states that currently have licensing laws for naturopathic physicians are:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • United States Territories: Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands