The General Naturopathic Council, as the Standards Body, has established Core Elements for Naturopathic education reflecting the National Occupational Standards CNH10. Individuals who are entitled to become members of the GNC will have trained and will practice to a minimum of the levels set out in the Core Elements.
Membership is solely via one of our professional association members: Association of Master Herbalists (AMH), Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP), Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International (GNI), Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy (ICAHT), Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths (ISRN), or the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA)
The GNC has a two-tier Register for Naturopaths. All registrants are required to comply with the GNC’s Codes of Ethics for Professional Practice and must work within the Naturopathic National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Practitioners who are fully qualified in Naturopathy will be able to apply for registration at the higher level of Registered Naturopath status. A Registered Naturopath will be qualified in at least one of the disciplines listed above, plus will have completed all the required elements of naturopathic training. Some Registered Naturopaths will have completed a specific naturopathy course complying with the GNC Core Elements that will entitle them to use the designatory letters ND (Naturopathic Diploma) after their name.
An Associate Naturopath will be qualified in at least one of the disciplines listed above, and will have completed some (but not all) of the required elements of naturopathic training. The GNC provides a route for its Associate Naturopaths to ‘upgrade’ to full Registered Naturopath status by completing those naturopathic core elements that have not already been covered during previous training
How to Register
If you are a member of one of the above-named professional associations, please contact the association for the application form that will entitle you to fast-track registration with the GNC.