How can I be sure the practitioner I want to see meets these standards?
A licensed naturopathic doctor undergoes rigorous training including at least four years of post-graduate education from a recognized school of naturopathic medicine. Training includes clinical and medical sciences, natural therapeutics and extensive clinical training as interns. After completion of these four years of schooling, a ND must pass a set of North American licensing exams and then be registered with the provincial regulating body. In British Columbia, naturopathic doctors in good standing will be registrants of the BCNA (British Columbia Naturopathic Association).