The Naturopathic Medicine Council of Canada (NMCC)'s mission is to ensure the high quality of naturopathic medical education in Canada through the voluntary accreditation of five-year, graduate-level programs in naturopathic medicine. Students and graduates of programs accredited or pre-accredited (candidacy) by NMCC are eligible to apply for the naturopathic licensing examinations administered by the Canadian Council of Naturopathic Examiners (CCNE).
Founded in 1991, CCNE is accepted as the programmatic accrediting agency for naturopathic medical education by the naturopathic colleges and programs in Canada, by the Canadian national naturopathic professional syndicates, and by NMCC. CCNE advocates for high standards in naturopathic education, and its grant of accreditation to a college or program indicates prospective students and the public may have confidence in the college or program. The CCNE is the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree.
The CCNE is the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy ND degree.
CCNE also certifies postdoctoral programs in naturopathic medicine. Among these programs are naturopathic residencies that provide licensed naturopathic physicians with postgraduate training in naturopathic family care and other specialties. A manual containing CCNE's standards for residency programs may be ordered for $15, prepaid. A free PDF version is available by e-mail.
CCNE is a member of the Alternative Medicine Examiners Council of Canada (AMECC) and abides by the CPMDQ Code of Good Practice.
The accredited and candidate naturopathic medicine programs, as well as the certified residency programs, are listed on the links page. After accessing the links page, click the name of the program or its logo to go to the Website for the college or university that offers the program.
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CCNEs next meeting will be held April 8 & 9, 2011, Montreal, Québec, Canada.