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 2022 – Jurisprudence and Oral Practical Exams:

  • The Jurisprudence examination will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, in a virtual setting.
  • The Oral and Practical examinations will be held in a virtual setting on Saturday, February 5, 2022.  Applicants must plan in advance to be available for both days. 
  • The deadline to register for the February examinations is Friday, January 7, 2022.

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), for the full day they have registered for. Please note that examination results may take 6-8 weeks and will be emailed to candidates. 

May 2022 – Jurisprudence Examination:

  • The next Jurisprudence examination will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, in a virtual setting.
  • The deadline to register for the May 20th examination is Friday, April 22, 2022.

August 2022 – Jurisprudence and Oral Practical Exams:

  • Dates will be posted in early spring 2022

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

  1. Completed Examinations Application Form.
  2. Payment to the College of the examination fees: $210 – Oral Practical examination; $105 – 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 and received a Certificate of Registration (Form 8). 

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