Renewing your registration to practise is so much more than filling out a form and paying fees. It represents a naturopath’s commitment to providing the public with safe, competent and ethical care. It reflects their dedication to continually improving their practice and their adherence to standards created in the interests of their patients. 

Based on experience, this post outlines nine topics we are asked about the most by people renewing for the first time. It also includes links to helpful resources.

1. You have until March 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST to renew. 

2. It’s a two-part process.
    1) Complete the Information Return form + 2) Pay the fee through your Member account

3. Renewal is only available online. The College saves time and money by not having to input Members’ data manually. 

4. Missed deadlines and incomplete applications. This applies to both the Information Return form and/or the payment of your fee in General and Inactive classes.
• Members who miss the renewal deadline will automatically be charged a late fee of $322.05* and a Notice of Intent to Suspend providing 30 days to pay all fees. Members who do not pay the fees by the 30-day deadline and who seek to pay after this time, will be required to pay a registration reinstatement fee of $279.11* in addition to the late fee noted above. These fees apply to both the General and Inactive classes.
• Members who submit an Information Return form that contains incorrect or inconsistent information will be issued a Notice of Correction and charged an administrative fee of $56.50* as set out in the College by-laws. This is neither a late fee nor a penalty but rather, it covers the costs of issuing a notice. Please take the time needed to accurately complete all elements of the Information Return form.
• If no payment is received or information is not corrected within those 30 days, you will be suspended and no longer authorized to practise the profession. You will be sent a formal notice confirming the suspension.

5. Fee amount.
• Registration fees for 2020 are $1,818.17* for General class and $911.91* for Inactive class. 
• If you are thinking of changing your registration class, you must submit a Class Change application by March 17, 2020 if you want to be able to renew in a different class. See our Registration Renewal page for details.

6. About refunds. No portion of the registration fee is refundable if you decide to resign or change class part way through the year. 

7. Ready to renew?
• Make sure you are not using Internet Explorer as your web browser. The Information Return form is most compatible with Chrome.
• Visit our homepage www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca.
• Sign-in to your Account (top right of the page).
• Visit the Registration Renewal page. 

8. Paying the fee. You must pay the registration renewal fee in addition to filling out the online Information Return form.
• You can pay online with Visa or MasterCard by clicking on CART at the top right corner of the webpage (near the SIGN IN link).
• If you prefer to pay by cheque, money order or bank draft, please make sure we receive your payment before 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 30, 2020 in order to avoid the late fee (note this is one day before the renewal deadline). 

9. Moving to another province or jurisdiction.

• If you do not renew your registration and allow it to lapse, your certificate of registration will be suspended on April 1, 2020 and revoked after two years from this date. This revocation will be noted on the College’s Public Register.
• If you are moving to another province or jurisdiction, you may wish to consider one of the following options:
i. renewing in your current class of registration;
ii. changing your class to Inactive before 5:00 p.m. March 17, 2020; or
iii. resigning your registration before March 31, 2020.
• When deciding, consider whether you are planning to return to Ontario and if so, when. If you resign and later wish to reapply for registration, you will be considered a new applicant and must meet the entry-to-practise requirements in effect at the time of your reapplication, including examinations and any related fees. If you plan to practise outside Ontario for a short time, changing your class to Inactive may be a better alternative. 

Help is just a click away! Our online resources will answer most of your questions.
• Renewal Guidebooks for General and Inactive classes
 FAQs
• Pre-recorded webinar, including tips for NDs renewing for the first time
• Renewal Schedule of key deadlines

*Fees cited include HST