Step 2

Application for Registration


To determine your eligibility for registration, specific information is collected on the application for registration, and is used in the following three ways:

  • to assess your ability to practise naturopathy in a safe, competent and 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.


To apply for registration, a non-refundable application fee of $275.00 (+ HST) is required.

This fee is charged in addition to the annual registration fee (applied at Step 3), and can be paid:

  • online with VISA or Mastercard, or
  • by mailing a cheque or money order payable to the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Required Information & Documentation

The application form consists of multiple sections and requires supporting documentation to be provided to the College. You can find more information in the Application for Registration Handbook.

Due to the ongoing changes to the database and website the online Application for Step 2 is currently unavailable. A manual Application for Registration form is currently available for use, along with an addendum guidance document.

Applying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the challenges that applicants may experience in obtaining the required documents, we are providing temporary alternative options to allow entry to the profession while protecting the public.

You can find more information here: COVID-19 Application for Registration Guidance.


To avoid delays due to inaccurate or incomplete information, please review the Application for Registration handbook and refer to the Applicant Checklist.

You will need the following documents to begin the application:

  • a copy of your current CPR certification,
  • details of the CPIC report order (the original CPIC report should be sent to the College after completing Step 2), and
  • any information and documentation about findings of guilt or current proceedings.

After we receive your application, you will be billed and given directions for paying the application fee.


The application fee and all required documentation must be received before we can process your application. Processing will take 7–10 business days unless a referral to a panel of the Registration Committee is necessary.

Applications received with incomplete, incorrect or inconsistent information cannot be processed until you correct them.

To avoid processing delays and incurring extra fees, please review the provided materials and contact the College with any questions before applying.

Next Steps

Once your application has been reviewed and processed, the Application Department will send you an e-mail detailing one of two possible outcomes:

  1. Eligible for Registration—You have been confirmed to have met entry-to-practise requirements and are deemed ‘eligible’ for issuance of a Certificate of Registration. You will be provided with instructions on completing Step 3 of the application process.
  2. Notice of Referral—Based on the information provided, the CEO has reasonable doubts about you meet all entry-to-practise requirements and must refer the matter to a panel of the Registration Committee for review. You will be provided with the reasons for this referral and given an opportunity to make a submission to the panel.

Important Information

Applications cannot be processed and finalized until the College receives all necessary documentation, including a hard copy of the CPIC report.

If you cannot agree to one or more of the declarations at the end of the application form, please contact the Application Department of the College for assistance.

If you cannot complete the online application form, please contact the College to arrange for staff assistance.