Intrauterine device (IUD) Insertion certification requirements

A naturopathic physician who is duly qualified and licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia may be certified to practice intrauterine device (IUD) insertions provided they have successfully completed all of the requirements for the certification:

  • Have a minimum of three (3) years clinical experience; and
  1. show evidence of successful completion of the online modules of the Intrauterine Contraception Insertion Preceptorship program through the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Canada; OR
  2. show evidence of successful completion of Contraception and Intrauterine Devices Theory – A Didactic Exploration of Birth Control Options for Women.

AND

  • Show evidence of successful completion of:
  1. preceptoring training at the BC Women’s Hospital (Willow Women’s Clinic), in Vancouver, BC; OR
  2. practical Training in IUD Placement and Removals course; OR
  3. equivalent training as verified by a supervising physician and as confirmed by the submission of both the IUD Competency form and the Supplementary Information for Certification Application form, to the College.

AND

To maintain valid certification, registrants must perform a minimum of 12 IUD insertions annually.

Registrants who complete the Contraception and Intrauterine Devices Theory – A Didactic Exploration of Birth Control Options for Women course presented by Dr. Karen Parmar, ND, can claim 3.5 hours of continuing education credits in Category F – Prescribing Authority.

Registrants who complete the IUD Placement and Removals course presented by Dr. Karen Parmar, ND, can claim 6 hours of continuing education credits in Category C – Other Educational Conferences, Courses or Seminars OR Category E – Certifications.

Co-requisites for Certification:

In order to apply for and maintain certification in IUD Insertion, naturopathic physicians must hold and maintain: