College Examinations

COVID-19

As we move through the BC Restart Plan in response to COVID-19, the CNPBC continues to review its plans for examinations.

As you can appreciate, changes may be made to the timing and delivery format of examinations in order to safeguard the health and safety of candidates and examiners due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to continuing to work safely and with kindness as we proceed with all College activities.


Dates:

February 2023 – Jurisprudence and Oral Practical Exams:

  • The Jurisprudence Examination will be held on Friday, February 10th, 2023 in a virtual setting.
  • The Oral Practical Examination will be held on Saturday February 11th, and Sunday February 12th, 2023 in person at the CCNM Boucher Campus.Ā 
  • The deadline to register for the Jurisprudence and Oral Practical exams is Friday, January 13, 2023.Ā 

The February 2023 Oral Practical Examination is currently scheduled to be administered in person. Should the method of administration change to virtual, candidates will be notified via email on or before January 13, 2023, and the website will be updated to reflect this change.

The examination schedules for individuals who have enrolled will be distributed once registration is closed. Applicants should plan to be available, with a mock patient (where applicable), on either day.

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


Guidelines & ApplicationsĀ 

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 examinations@cnpbc.bc.ca

Applicants who anticipate being unable to safely acquire a mock patient for the exams, please contact the College at examinations@cnpbc.bc.ca

To register for the Collegeā€™s examinations, candidates must submit the following to the College:

  1. Completed Examinations Application Form.
  2. Payment to the College of the examination fees: $231 ā€“ Oral Practical examination; $116 ā€“ Jurisprudence examination.
  3. The candidateā€™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 Collegeā€™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:Ā CandidatesĀ should carefully review the application procedures outlined on the How to Apply to Register and use the forms provided.Ā 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 and received a Certificate of Registration (Form 8).Ā 

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