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PDFWAC 246-836-100

Applicants educated and/or licensed in another country.

(1) Applicants for licensure educated in a country outside the United States or its territories shall meet the following requirements for licensure.
(a) Satisfactory completion of a basic naturopathic medical program in a naturopathic school or college officially approved by the country where the school is located.
(i) The naturopathic education program at the time of graduation shall be equivalent to or exceed the minimum required standards for Washington state approved colleges of naturopathic medicine.
(ii) Any deficiencies in the naturopathic medical program shall be satisfactorily completed in a Washington state approved college of naturopathic medicine.
(b) Applicants licensed under the laws of a country outside of the United States or its territories shall be required to take the current licensing examinations noted in WAC 246-836-030: Provided, That those persons meeting the requirements of WAC 246-836-110, (Licensing by endorsement), are exempt from this requirement.
(c) All other requirements of chapter 18.36A RCW and this chapter must be met, including the requirement that the applicant be of good moral character; not have engaged in unprofessional conduct; and not be unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety as a result of a physical or mental impairment.
(2) Applicants for examination shall:
(a) File with the board a completed notarized license application with the required fee at least sixty days prior to examination.
(b) Request the college of naturopathic medicine to submit an official transcript directly to the board.
(c) Request the licensing agency in the country of original license to submit evidence of licensure to the board.
(d) If the applicant's original documents (education and licensing) are on file in another state, the applicant may request that the other state send to the board notarized copies in lieu of the originals.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.160, 2011 c 41, and 2011 c 40. WSR 12-13-104, § 246-836-100, filed 6/20/12, effective 7/21/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.060. WSR 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-836-100, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-836-100, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.060(1). WSR 89-02-051 (Order PM 815), § 308-34-310, filed 1/3/89.]
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