Quality Assurance Program

Quality Assurance Program

The CNPBC Quality Assurance Program has three components: 

Full (practising) registrants are expected to complete both a self review and a peer review every two years (coinciding with each two-year continuing education period).

The self and peer review forms are available for registrants on ROSS > “Forms & Resources” tab > Quality Assurance Program.

Registrants are required to retain copies of the completed forms, but are not required to submit them. The College reserves the right to request the completed forms at any time. 

Practice reviews are an important and integral part of the College’s Quality Assurance Program. 

Each year, a minimum of 15-20 full (practising) registrants are selected to undergo practice review. If a selected registrant works at a place of practice with other registrants, they will all be reviewed.

The purpose of practice reviews is to ensure that all registrants and clinics are operating at the standard expected of naturopathic physicians in British Columbia. Practice reviews are an opportunity for the College to engage in a dialogue with registrants at their place of practice and help them identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

The assessors conducting practice reviews will reference the College’s Standards of Practice and several key checklists, including the Naturopathic Clinical Office Checklist and the Emergency Medical Kits Checklist.

Registrants can review the Practice Review Checklist on ROSS > “Forms & Resources” tab > Quality Assurance Program.

The continuing education (CE) requirement exists to ensure that naturopathic physicians maintain their competency in all areas essential to the practice of naturopathic medicine. This helps protect the public and ensures that patients receive current professional naturopathic healthcare.

Registrants are required to complete at least 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Click here for more information about the College’s CE requirements.