Changing Class to Non-Practicing 

To apply for non-practicing registration as a full or former registrant of the College, please proceed to the Registrant Online Self-Service (ROSS) system to download the Non-Practicing Registrant Registration form under the “Forms & Resources” tab in the “Registration” folder.

Non-practicing registrants must not practice naturopathic medicine in British Columbia.

Non-practicing registration also does not entitle registrants to practice in any other jurisdiction.

Non-practicing registrants should always indicate their non-practicing class of registration to avoid misleading the public.

Full registrants who become non-practicing registrants from July 1st to December 31st in a calendar year will be reimbursed 50% of the registration, certification renewal fee(s) paid, if the application for non-practicing registration for that period is delivered to the registrar on or before May 31st of the
calendar year.

IMPORTANT – If you are considering changing your class of registration, please be sure to review the information on the College’s website regarding How to Apply to Reinstate Registration with the College, which includes information about the CE requirements in the event you seek to reinstate your registration to the full (practicing) class and how to apply to restore certifications. If you will be going on a parental leave, notify the College in advance and your reinstatement application process may be somewhat simplified as set out below.

Parental Leave Policy

The College’s Parental Leave Policy allows specific exemptions to the reinstatement application process for those who have been a former or non-practicing registrant, for a period of less than three (3) years. The exemptions to the reinstatement application process for someone on parental leave, for less then three years, are the following:

  1. Because the applicant for reinstatement has not been practicing naturopathic medicine during their parental leave, the applicant will be exempted from the usual reinstatement requirements of providing a notarized Statutory Declaration and letters of reference.
  2. The requirement to provide evidence of 40 hours of continuing education in the 24 months prior to the application for reinstatement is reduced to 20 hours for registrants returning from parental leave.

Applicants for reinstatement following a parental leave should contact the College for more information.

Reinstating your registration

Information for registrants who wish to return to practice in British Columbia may be found here.