International Association of Natural Health Practitioners

An Association of Natural Health Professionals

The Registered Naturopath

Naturopathic Registration

Registration for the Naturopath (ND)


Registration is open to those that have fulfilled the WHO standards for Naturopathic Training.

A Traditional Naturopathic training program does not require prior medical or other health-care training or experience. 


Naturopathic training is designed to produce naturopaths who are qualified to practice natural health independently or as members of a health-care team. 

This type of program consists of a minimum of two years of full-time study or three years of part time study. The training should consist of no fewer than 1500 hours, including no less than 400 hours of supervised clinical training.  Acceptable applicants will typically have completed high school education or equivalent.


Required Training  for Naturopath registration must consist of but not limited to the following course work:


Anatomy and Physiology               Psychology                          Hydrotherapy

Chemistry                                      Herbology                            Naturopathic History & Practice

Pathology                                      Homeopathy                        First Aid

Nutrition                                         Fasting & detoxification       Clinical Assessment

Bach Flower Remedies                  Bodywork                            Kinesiology

Energy Medicine 

                                    


For a registration application (click here) or, please email your request to [email protected]

Naturopathic registration serves as a form of accountability and recognition in the international community.


IANHP Registered Naturopaths can use the designation:


Registered Traditional Naturopath (RTN) 


IANHP Registered Naturopaths are required to submit 10 hours of Continuing Education (CEU) annually 


The IANHP Extends Registration to Other Naturopathic Professionals:


Naturopathic Practitioner 


Those that have completed between 480-600 hours or at least 30 credits of the above training.                    

The registration certificate will read Registered Naturopathic Practitioner (RNP)                        Annual continuing education is required for this group as with Registered Naturopaths.

 The clinical internship is not required but highly recommended.

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Naturopathic Counselor  


To qualify for the Registered Naturopathic Counselor (RNC) designation applicants              must have completed coursework in the following topics:


Anatomy and Physiology     Herbal Studies

Nutrition                               Naturopathic History and Practices

Client Assessment               Professional Guidelines and Ethics

Basic Chemistry


Internship is not required but highly recommended. 

10 hours of continuing education yearly is required to maintain registration.



Benefits of Registration:

Professional Membership with the IANHP

Certificate of registration
Professional Validation and Affiliation    
Practitioner Directory Listing  
Professional Liability Insurance Referral
Resource Information

Granted use of logo

Conference / Workshops

$150.00 Initial Registration

Lifetime Naturopathic Registration: 500.00 USD
(Includes the Initial Registration fee)