Skip to content
Back to Top

Naturopathy

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the naturopathy program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of naturopathy in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Naturopaths who practice independently must obtain an Alaska Business License .

Renewal Notice:

The 2020 renewal application will be available on or before March 1, 2020.


Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact naturopathy@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: naturopathy@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

License Applications


Miscellaneous Forms


Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the Department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.45 and regulations 12 AAC 42 specifically apply to naturopathic doctors. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the Division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the naturopath interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.


Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


State and National Organizations

Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians
209 W. Cedar Ave
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-3999
Email: aknaturopaths@gmail.com
Website: akanp.org

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of naturopathy in other states.

Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations
9220 SW Barbur Blvd
Suite 119, #321
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 452-2953
Email: nplex@nabne.org


Contact Information

Emily Mesch, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2541
E-mail: Emily.Mesch@Alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806