College Examinations

Dates and Deadlines:

Examination dates may be subject to change. Deadlines to submit applications and supporting documentation are non-negotiable.

Please note that examination results may take 6-8 weeks and will be emailed to candidates. 

Guidelines & Applications 

Examination Applications must be received by the College’s office by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Candidates should email their completed Examinations Application Form to

To register for the College’s examinations, candidates must submit the following to the College:

  1. Completed Examinations Application Form. Candidates who are reattempting the exam must complete the Examinations Application – Reattempt Form. (Forms will be linked once exam registration is open)
  2. Payment to the College of the examination fees: $231 – Oral Practical examination; $116 – Jurisprudence examination.
  3. The candidate’s official transcript, which must be sent directly from an accredited naturopathic medical school to the College.
  4. Photocopy of government issued photo identification. The original to be presented on examination day.

NOTE: Applicants for registration must successfully complete the College’s Jurisprudence and Oral Practical examinations. Examinations from other jurisdictions are not accepted in place of this College’s examinations. For more information, see How to Apply to Register with the College.

NOTE: Candidates should carefully review the application procedures outlined on the How to Apply to Register and use the forms provided. You must not practise naturopathic medicine in British Columbia, or use the restricted titles of “physician,” “doctor” or the abbreviation “Dr.”, until you have obtained full (practising) registration with the College. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact the College by phone at (604) 688-8236 or by email at

CNPBC Examination Appeals Policy

CNPBC has a formal appeals process for both the Jurisprudence and Oral Practical Examinations.

To appeal exam results, candidates must file an appeal request within 14 calendar days from the issuing date of the exam results letter.

Call for Examiners

The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) is accepting applications from NDs for the role of examiner.

To Apply

Please submit the Examiner Application form, a Curriculum Vitae, and a professional reference to

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The selection process will include a 15-minute interview via videoconference and a reference check.

For questions or more information, please contact