December 11, 2020
News from the 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.
For those of you applying for non-practising registration with a fee exemption, please ensure your application and fee exemption forms are submitted by December 15, 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. Registrants may complete virtual NALS training with OHM Medical Training Services Inc and may complete virtual BLS training with TAMIK Training and Supplies Ltd.
Registrants may also continue to complete their NALS and BLS training in-person should they choose to do so. BLS training remains available through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada directly for course information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an extension of time to complete the required course(s).
Howard Greenstein, B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A.
Registrar and CEO