Application for Registration
The College requires a variety of information to determine eligibility for registration. The information collected is used in three ways:
- To assess an applicant's ability to practice Naturopathy in a safe, competent & ethical manner;
- To fulfill the College’s mandate of public protection; and
- To assist the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in developing Ontario’s health human resources strategy.
The College's application is $275.00 plus HST.
Application fees are charged in addition to the annual registration fee and
are non-refundable. All fees are payable in Canadian dollars and can be paid:
- online with VISA or Mastercard;
- by mailing a cheque or money order made payable to the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
An applicant's education, experience, and currency will determine the registration stream through which they may apply.
Stream A: Application for Ontario Registration - Under 2 years
Applicants who are applying for registration within two years of graduating from a CNME-accredited program, or within two years of having been deemed substantially equivalent by the College through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Program.
Stream B: Application for Ontario Registration - Over 2 years
Applicants who graduated from a CNME-accredited program more than two years prior to the date of application and are not currently practicing in another regulated Canadian jurisdiction.
Stream C: Inter-Provincial Transfer under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Applicants who are currently registered and practising the profession in another regulated Canadian jurisdiction. Those applying through Stream C must be in good standing with their provincial regulator, registered in the active or practising category of registration and practising the profession in the jurisdiction where they hold registration.
Required Information & Documentation
The application form consists of multiple sections, some of which require supporting documentation to be provided to the College. Additional information on completing each section of the Application for Registration form, and on required supporting documentation* is available in the Application for Registration Handbook.
APPLICATIONS MADE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In recognition that some applicants may experience challenges this year in obtaining *required documents to support their application for registration, the College is providing some temporary, alternative options to allow eligible applicants to enter the profession, while still ensuring public protection.
For more information on making an Application for Registration during COVID-19, please review our Applying for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic guidance document.