Publications & Links
The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education has two main publications: the Handbook of Accreditation for Naturopathic Medicine Programs (which contain the Council’s standards, policies, procedures, and governing documents), and the Handbook for Naturopathic Medicine Residency Programs (which contains the Council’s standards for CNME-approved residency programs). These may be downloaded as a PDF at no charge using the following links. Contact the CNME to purchase a hardcopy of either handbook.
The following are links to websites relevant to naturopathic medical accreditation, regulation, and practice:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Provides information on naturopathic physician licensure in the U.S., an ND referral service, links to state naturopathic medical licensing boards and associations, and general information on naturopathic medicine.
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
Provides general information on naturopathic medical education in the U.S. and Canada, as well as information on CNME-accredited and candidate ND programs.
Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada
Provides information on Canadian accrediting agencies.
Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
Provides information on U.S. accrediting agencies and on professional accreditation in general.
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Provides information on naturopathic physician licensure/regulation in Canada, an ND referral service, links to provincial naturopathic medical licensing/regulatory boards and associations, and general information on naturopathic medicine.
Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authorities
Provides information on licensure/regulation of naturopathic medicine in the U.S. and Canada.
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners
Provides information on the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination—NPLEX—which is the professional licensing exam for Canada and the U.S.
U.S. Department of Education Site on Accreditation
CNME is listed under “Nationally recognized accreditors”.
CNME Memos to Accredited ND programs re COVID-19