Student Applicants

Applicants for Student Registration

Student Registration may be applied for under Section 50.1 of the bylaws, if a person is currently enrolled in a naturopathic medicine education program recognized by the board for the purpose of registration (see Approved Naturopathic Medical Schools).

Section 50.1 of the bylaws addresses Student Registration, in which a student must be registered with the College before undertaking a period of practical training involving direct patient care, and may only provide services of naturopathic medicine while under the direct supervision of a full registrant of the College, and that supervising registrant must be present at all times.

Those applying for student registration under Section 50.1 of the College’s bylaws must review the procedures outlined below and use the forms provided. 

Student applicants must identify themselves as a “naturopathic medical student” and must not use the restricted titles of “naturopath”, “naturopathic physician”, “naturopathic doctor”, “physician”, “doctor”, or the abbreviation “Dr.”, until they have been granted full (practising) registration.

A certificate of student registration is valid so long as the student registrant is enrolled as a student in a naturopathic medicine program recognized by CNPBC.

  1. A completed Registration Application form, and payment of the application fee ($23);
    (See Documentation for instructions on how to complete this form)
  2. A completed Notarized Statement of Student Applicant’s Name Date of Birth and Educational Standing;
    (See Documentation for instructions on how to complete this document)
  3. Valid and current (unexpired) government issued photo ID with signature;
    (See Documentation for a list of accepted IDs)
  4. A completed Criminal Records Review Program criminal record check from the BC Government; (Click here for information on how to complete and submit a CRC)
  5. If applicable, a Certificate of Good Standing or equivalent letter from the competent regulatory or licensing authority in any jurisdiction where you are or were, at any time, registered or licensed for the practice of naturopathic medicine or another regulated profession.
    (See Documentation for certificate’s requirements)
CCNM Intake Semester Deadline to submit Student Registration Applications to CNPBC
Autumn 2024 CCNM Intake June 14, 2024
Winter 2025 CCNM Intake October 25, 2024

Applicants are encouraged to submit all of their materials in one package. Emailed documents should be submitted in PDF format.

All applicants are encouraged to review the Documentation page for a list of accepted supporting documents and instructions on how to complete certain application forms.

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.

Upon receipt of the complete application, the College will contact the applicant regarding payment of the application fee. Applications will not be assessed and processed until a non-refundable application fee and all supporting documentation have been submitted.

Upon processing the application/request, the Registration team will contact the applicant with an update or will notify them if additional items are needed. If the applicant has satisfied all of the application requirements, they will be asked to pay a student registration fee ($115).

Upon paying the registration fee, the applicant will be provided with a letter confirming their student registration.

Applications are processed in the order they are received. This typically takes 5-10 business days. Processing times might increase depending on the period and the volume of requests received.

Unless necessary, please refrain from contacting the College multiple times regarding your application/request as this increases the processing time.

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