Testing Standards/Eligibility

      The California Naturopathic Certification Board was created as a non- governmental

way to provide the public with competent and thorough Naturopaths and to ensure that

they are educated and trained.

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Certification: A voluntary process by which a nongovernmental agency grants a time-limited
recognition to an individual after verifying that he or she has met predetermined and
standardized criteria.


​Standards and Candidacy

Candidates for certification must have attained the following requirements before taking the
proctored certification exam.

          1. Having graduated from a board approved Naturopathic College that is either state
              licensed as a vocation school or college accredited by the American Naturopathic
              Medical Accreditation Board.

          2. Naturopathic education hours in didactic or online education must total no less than
              2500 hours of traditional naturopathic education.


          3. Having an internship in an approved naturopathic residency program or clinic
              approved by the board with no less than 500 hours of clinical contact. (Exemptions
              will be made if the candidate can prove that he or she has been in practice for a
              minimum of 2 years prior to the creation of the board *2019).


          4. Successfully passing the California Naturopathic Board Exam (CNBE) with a grade of 80
              or higher.

          5. Proof of professional Malpractice and general liability for coverage of no less than

To get started please download and fill out the

California Naturopathic Board Certification Application here.

Once the application is done please send to CANaturopathyBoard@gmail.com