International Association of Natural Health Practitioners

An Association of Natural Health & Fitness 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. 

Note: With the approval of the IANHP, two years of a successful practice may be accepted in place of the 400 hours of clinical training.

Required Training  for Naturopath registration should consist of but not limited to the following coursework: 

Anatomy and Physiology               





Naturopathic History & Practice



First Aid


Fasting & Detoxification       

Clinical Assessment

Bach Flower Remedies                 



Energy Medicine 


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

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 2.5 actual hours of Continuing Education (CEU) every year in the form of in-class or online (meetings, seminar, project, newsletter subscription, etc.).

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 (2.5 actual hours yearly).

The clinical internship is not required but highly recommended.


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


Naturopathic History and Practices

Client Assessment               

Professional Guidelines and Ethics

Basic Chemistry

Internship is not required but highly recommended. 

Continuing education is not required to maintain registration but encouraged.

Benefits of Registration:

Professional Membership with the IANHP

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

Granted use of logo

Seminars / Workshops