Life Registration

If you have retired or are planning to retire from practising naturopathy in Ontario and have been practising for at least 25 years, you may want to apply for the Life Registration designation with the College. This status is granted as a unique recognition of your years of service as a regulated health care practitioner and your role in the profession.

Applications for Life Registration are reviewed by the Registration Committee monthly. Upon approval, Registrants granted this recognition are permitted to use the following titles and abbreviations:


  • Naturopathic Doctor (Retired)
  • Naturopath (Retired)
  • ND(Ret)


  • Docteur en naturopathie (Retraité)
  • Naturopathe (Retraité)
  • DN (Ret)

Life Registrants are assigned to the Life Registration class on the College’s public register, with “ND (Retired)” noted after their name.

How to Request Life Registration

To apply for Life Registration with the College:

  1. Please fill out the Life Registration form and submit it at least 10 business days prior to the next meeting of the Registration Committee*.
  2. Provide proof of Professional Liability Insurance with enduring tail insurance.

*To find out upcoming meeting dates, please contact the Registration Department at