In Ontario, Naturopathic Medicine is regulated under the Regulated Health Professionals Act, alongside MDs, Chiropractors and Dentists. This has been the case since the profession officially underwent proclamation on July 1st, 2015.
Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated professionals. Registration requires graduation from a four year medical training program at an accredited college following a University undergraduate degree. NDs in Ontario complete over 4100 hours of in-class study alongside 1200 hours of clinical practicum with rigorous supervision. They are trained in all basic sciences, diagnostics, laboratory analysis, therapeutic principles and treatments. To become doctors, graduates must pass provincial clinical board examinations as well as two sets of licensing exams, common to all accredited schools in North America.
Naturopathic Medicine is currently regulated in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Learn more about Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario: www.oand.org
Learn more about Naturopathic Medicine in Canada: www.cand.ca