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:

1. Minimum of three years’ clinical, practice experience;

2. (a) Evidence of completed preceptoring training at the BC Women’s Hospital (Willow Women’s Clinic) in Vancouver, BC

OR (b) Completion of equivalent training as verified by 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;


3. IUD Checklist form completed and submitted to the College.

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

Co-requisites for Certification:

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