Step 3

Issuance of a Certificate of Registration


This final step is intended to reduce the challenges of purchasing professional liability insurance and eliminate the unnecessary cost of carrying the insurance before you are able to practice.

Once eligible for Step 3, you will receive email notice from the College which can be provided to insurance brokers for obtaining professional liability insurance.


The registration fee for the 2020 registration year is $965.40 (+ HST). This is billed at the point you become eligible for Step 3.

For those applying for their initial certification of registration with the College, the fees are prorated by the date the certificate of registration is issued. Note that the date of application does not necessarily predict registration date.

All fees are subject to HST and fees for the first year of registration are broken down as follows:

  • Applicants registered from March 1 to June 30 pay 100% of fees: $965.40 + HST
  • Applicants registered from July 1 to September 30 pay 75% of fees:  $724.05 + HST
  • Applicants registered from October 1 to December 31 pay 50% of fees:  $482.70 + HST
  • Applicants registered from January 1 to February 28 pay 25% of fees:  $241.35 + HST

Required Information

Required Photo

You must provide a recent passport-sized photograph to the College, which will be displayed on your profile on the Public Register. Your photo must be sent with, and adhere to the requirements noted on the Photo Submission Form.

As the photo must be mailed or delivered to the College, it can be submitted in advance of completing the registration process.

Note: photo and photo form submissions which do not adhere to the requirements will cause delays in completing the registration process. Please review before you submit.

Proof of Professional Liability Insurance

The following details will be required regarding your professional liability insurance::

  • name of insurance provider;
  • name of insurance broker;
  • phone number of insurance broker;
  • policy number;
  • coverage amount; and
  • expiration date.

A copy of your certificate of professional liability insurance, which meets the professional liability requirements set out in the College By-laws, must also be provided to the College, and must clearly show:

  • your name;
  • policy number;
  • limit of liability; and
  • policy term.

Due to the ongoing changes to the database and website the online Step 3 -PLI Declarations form is currently unavailable. A Step 3 – Professional Liability Insurance Form is available in the interim and must be submitted with the copy of your PLI certificate.


While the photo must be sent or delivered to the College, everything else can be completed online.

Next Steps

Once the College has received payment, reviewed the insurance information provided and uploaded the photograph to the Public Register, a confirmation e-mail which will include a registration number and instructions on accessing the certificate of registration, will be sent. Note: Registration is not complete until all necessary documentation and fees have been submitted and notification of registration has been sent by the College.

Important Information

When researching professional liability insurance, be sure that the policy covers the full scope of naturopathic practice. The College does not approve insurance providers.

All correspondence from the College will be sent electronically. Please make sure your current e-mail address is provided and updated as necessary.

In accordance with section 16 of the Health Professions Procedural Code (Schedule 2 of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991), you may access your application file. Information on requesting a copy of your file is available in the Application for Registration Handbook.