Regulation and Education for Naturopathic Doctors

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Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) complete pre-medical undergraduate studies and graduate from federally recognized and regionally accredited doctoral programs of naturopathic medicine. Graduates are then eligible to take national or provincial licensing examinations.

Currently, 20 states, the territory of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and five Canadian provinces license or regulate NDs. In some of these regions, NDs function as primary care providers.

The OncANP supports Advanced Training of Naturopathic Doctors in Oncology. Successfully board-certified members are awarded the status of Fellow by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). These Fellows meet the highest standard of the profession.