IV Therapy and IV & Chelation Therapies

IV Therapy and IV & Chelation Therapies Certifications

A licensed naturopathic physician in British Columbia can be certified to perform IV Therapy or IV & Chelation Therapies if they have fulfilled all the requirements for the particular certification. If they hold certification in IV & Chelation Therapies, they are considered certified in IV Therapy and need not obtain both certifications.

Registrants who hold certification in IV & Chelation Therapies have met the requirements for certification in IV Therapy, and are not required to hold both certifications.

A naturopathic physician certified in IV Therapy or IV & Chelation Therapies is not permitted to delegate these activities to any other person. It is professional misconduct to delegate any restricted activity, including these procedures.

In order to apply for certification in IV Therapy, naturopathic physicians must:

  1. Have the status of full registrant under s. 46 of the CNPBC Bylaws;
  2. Be certified in Prescriptive Authority;
  3. Possess a current qualification in Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS); and
  4. Have satisfied the below training requirements for the corresponding certification.

Registrants applying for IV & Chelation Therapies must hold certification in IV Therapy.

You may take any of the following courses to satisfy the training requirements for this certification:

Approved Training 
IVIT Certification Course offered by Dr. Eric Marsden, ND and Dr. Ruth Ann Baron, ND at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
IV Basic Procedures Course offered by Dr. Michael Prytula, ND at NaturoMedic TM
IV Course offered by Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, ND
IV Nutrient Therapy Principles and Practice for Success offered by Dr. Felicia Deo, ND at The IV Health Centre
Parenteral Therapy course offered by the National University of Natural Medicine (available only for NUNM students)
BC IV Therapy Certification course offered by Ariel Jones, ND
IV Therapy (Intravenous Therapeutics) course offered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)

You may take any of the following courses to satisfy the training requirements for this certification:

Approved Training 
IV Chelation (Heavy Metal Detox) offered by Dr. Michael Prytula at ND, NaturoMedic TM
Chelation Course offered by Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, ND
To apply for and maintain certification in IV Therapy or IV & Chelation Therapies, registrants must hold and maintain certification in Prescriptive Authority.

To maintain valid certification, registrants must:

    1. Basic Life Support (BLS) for HCP, or CPR for HCP with AED; and
    2. Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS).

Those with IV & Chelation Therapies Certification may restore their IV Therapy Certification by completing this application form should they no longer wish to provide chelation therapies as part of their practice.