Board Requirements for Certification and Renewal
The Benefits & Value of a Credible Certification
The American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) is a professional membership that protects your rights to practice. Board certification is a highly regarded credential that distinguishes you from your peers. Unlike other certification boards, ANMCB verifies your knowledge with a comprehensive peer-reviewed examination and provides resources for current industry questions.
Licensing Vs. Certification
The professional competence of an individual can be assessed by two recognized mechanisms: licensing or certification.
Licensing by definition is a mandatory requirement and is usually administered and controlled by State Government entities.
Certification, on the other hand, is a voluntary professional commitment that is the most practical alternative. The American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board believes that one national certification program is preferable to a multitude of possible state programs. Certification is not new or unique. Many professions and para-professions have developed and supported certification as an alternative to licensing or other forms of regulation.
Do you know your State's Naturopathic Legislative laws? Where you can practice, what title you can legally use in your State? For a detailed Map of State's legislative Naturopathic laws please visit ANMA-anma.org.
As in any career, it is advised to join a supportive professional membership group. American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA) is a professional membership group that has been active in the field of Naturopathy for nearly 40 years. It is the most active, oldest, largest and most respected Naturopathic Association, earning the reputation for being up to date on state laws, actively aware of the legislative process and supporting legislative laws that would not prevent our Accredited School Graduates from practicing Naturopathy.
The ANMA believes, as most practitioners believe, that Naturopathy is strictly noninvasive Natural Healthcare Therapy and does not involve prescriptions, surgery, medical procedures or the claims to cure diseases. ANMA member's range from students, Naturopaths, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Natural Health Care Practitioners, and MD/DC/DO/RN/DDS, with additional training in naturopathy.
ANMCB Eligibility Requirements
Please complete the ANMCB Application and select the certification title which reflects your education. Submit requested documents, two letters of reference, along with payment 30 days prior to the ANMCB Exam date. To maintain the Board Certification, you must renew annually by submitting 20 natural health continuing education units and the renewal fee.
The American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) is the national certifying agency for natural health care throughout the United States. Registered with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located in Washington, D.C. ANMCB offers certification by examination, or recognition according to education and experience deemed equivalent.
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Board Certified Bionetic Naturopathic Counselor and Board Certified Transformation Lifestyle Coach applicants qualified to be designated in these Board Certified Titles must meet the following requirements at the time of submitting the application.
- Graduation from an accredited program approved by the Board
- Submission of application and official transcripts
- Passing the required ANMCB Examination administered by the Board
Please complete the ANMCB Application and select the certification title which reflects your education. Submit requested documents, two letters of reference, along with payment 30 days prior to the ANMCB Exam date. To maintain the Board Certification you must renew annually by submitting 20 natural health continuing education units and the renewal fee.
Board Certification Renewal Information
By becoming and maintaining your certification year after year you are demonstrating that you are committed to your profession and continuing to learn and grow. Staying current with ANMCB is easy. ANMCB does not designate how or from whom you must obtain your continuing education only the education is healthcare-related.
The ANMCB requires Board Certified professionals to renew each year. You are required to complete 20 continuing education units (CEUs) and submit documentation along with a $150.00 renewal fee in order to keep certification current. Continuing education is essential to staying current and effective in natural health care. The Board will accept 20 CEUs from Natural Health Care Conferences, Conventions, Completed Courses, Seminars, Training Programs, Internship, and Research. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your renewal. Here is a link to print the ANMCB Renewal Form: