December 4, 2020

News from CNPBC

Deadline Approaching for 2021 Registration Renewal 
The registration renewal for 2021 deadline is fast approaching. CNPBC registrants who wish to maintain their professional status as practising or non-practising naturopathic physicians in BC must renew and pay their registration and certification fees on or before January 1, 2021.
You are encouraged to renew your registration as soon as possible through the Registrant Online Self-Services (ROSS) website. If you are unable to submit your payment online using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), the College will accept a certified cheque or bank draft.
We take this opportunity to remind you that failure to renew your registration on or before January 1, 2021 will result in immediate cancellation of your licence and you will be required to apply for reinstatement. Failure to renew your certification(s) means that you must stop practising in the areas which you were certified and apply to reinstate the certification(s) and pay the required fees.
For those registrants with a Health Profession Corporation permit, you are reminded to renew your permit on or before December 31, 2020.
Virtual NALS and BLS Training
Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of the College has approved that registrants may complete their Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) training virtually until the end of September 2021 with OHM Medical Training Services Inc and TAMIK Training and Supplies Ltd.

Registrants may also continue to complete their NALS and BLS training in-person should they choose to do so.
If you are unable to complete an online or in-person training before the expiry of your NALS or BLS certificate, please contact the College at to request an extension of time to complete the required course(s).

Communicable Disease Control Manual
The Standards of Practice webpage has been updated to include a link to the Communicable Disease Control Manual from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
The purpose of the Communicable Disease Control Manual is to assist health practitioners with decision-making about specific situations and support consistency of health care practice in BC. This manual is a resource for information about immunizations, infection controls and reportable conditions. The BCCDC regularly updates the guidelines in the manual to reflect current best practices.

Howard Greenstein, B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A.
Registrar and CEO