Non-Practising Registration

Changing Class to Non-Practising Registration

Non-practising registrants should always indicate their non-practising class of registration to avoid misleading the public. Please review standard 2 (c) of the Practice Standard: Use of Title.

As a non-practising registrant, you must not practice naturopathic medicine in British Columbia.

The non-practising registration status does not entitle you to practice in any other jurisdiction.

Complete the Non-Practicing Registrant Registration form found on ROSS > “Forms & Resources” > “Registration” folder.

Applicants must submit their completed application as a PDF document.

Applications can be emailed at [email protected] or mailed to the College.

Applicants should allow for sufficient time for all of their materials to be sent to the College. 

Applications and administrative requests are processed in the order they are received, typically taking 5-10 business days. Processing times might increase depending on the time of year and the volume of requests received. Once we have processed your application or request, our Registration team will be in touch with you to provide an update or request any additional information needed.

Please note that contacting the College multiple times regarding your application or request may increase the processing time, so we kindly ask that you refrain from doing so unless it is absolutely necessary.

Once your request has been processed, we will issue a confirmation letter to confirm your non-practicing registration.

NOTE: Applicants for non-practising registration are subject to bylaws and policies in effect at the time of submitting their request. CNPBC will become the College of Complementary Health Professionals on June 28, 2024. Applicants applying for non-practising registration will be subject to bylaws and policies in effect for the ‘new’ College at that time.

Full registrants who become non-practicing registrants from July 1st to December 31st in a calendar year will be reimbursed 50% of the registration and 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 that year.


Non-practising registrants are required to renew their registration yearly during the registration renewal period. The fees for non-practising registration can be found in Schedule C of the Bylaws. If you are seeking an exemption from the fees, please follow the steps below before submitting your renewal application.

Fee Exemption

Fee exemption is available for registrants seeking non-practising registration for one of the following reasons:

  • Medical/disability leave
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement

Fee Exemption Application Requirements

  1. A completed Application for Non-Practising Fees Exemption found on ROSS > “Forms & Resources” tab > “Registration” folder.
  2. Evidence that you are seeking non-practicing registration for one of the above listed reasons. Review the Documentation page for specific requirements.

Instructions for Submitting your Application

Please submit your completed application as a PDF document.

Applications can be emailed to the College at [email protected] or or mailed to the College.

Applicants must submit their fee exemption application 4-6 weeks ahead of the registration renewal deadline.

Processing and Notification of Result

We process all requests in the order they are received, and it usually takes 5-10 business days. However, during busy times of year, it may take longer. We will notify you when we have processed your application or request, and if we require additional information, we will contact you. Please refrain from contacting us multiple times regarding your application as this may delay the processing time.

If you have applied for a fee exemption and it is approved, our Registration team will provide you with further instructions on how to proceed past the payment section of your registration renewal application. However, if your fee exemption application is not approved, you will be asked to submit your renewal application and pay the registration fee in full.

If you are considering changing you class of registration, we encourage you to review the information on the College’s website regarding Registration Reinstatement.