The American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) invites you to become Board Certified. ANMCB is a non-profit worldwide organization registered in Washington, DC, that administers certification for natural health care professionals. The mission of the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board has been, first and foremost, protection of the health and welfare of the public. The following criteria was developed and administered:
- Methods of evaluation and validation of the knowledge and proficiency required in each category;
- Examination to test the knowledge and proficiency of applicants;
ANMCB Certification has proven through the setting of standards over the years, to be the most beneficial tool for recognizing competencies in the Natural Health Care profession. The ANMCB successfully set levels of achievement in the natural health care profession. Those who have attained the ANMCB certification have the personal satisfaction of knowing they have reached a recognized and accepted national level of competency. As members of a professional group these certified natural health care practitioners have received the benefits accorded to professionals. These benefits include recognition by businesses, professional associates, peers, and the public. Overall, people prefer to visit practitioners that have met the requirements of the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. If for any reason your application is not approved by the Board, 100% of the money and complete package will be returned.
Upon approval and/or passing the examination, a certificate bearing the ANMCB seal and the signatures of the President and Secretary is issued by ANMCB to you. You are encouraged to use the ANMCB Board Certified designation to announce your certification in advertisements, on business card and in public speaking. The ANMCB requires Board Certified professionals to renew annually by completing 20 hours of natural health care continuing education units; you must submit documentation along with a renewal fee in order to keep your certification current. Continuing education is essential to remain current and effective in natural health care.
Please print an application from our website and return it along with official transcripts and the required documents. Upon your acceptance by the Board, a numbered certificate will be issued in your name with all the applicable rights, privileges and responsibilities.
When considering a school you should consider the length of time in operation, the success of their graduates and approval from the State or an Accreditation Board. The ANMCB Board suggests you visit the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board -www.anmab.org- for schools that have been granted Accreditation. The Board (ANMCB) knows these Accredited programs will gain the knowledge needed to pass the certification examination. On the other hand, these are not the only schools that the Board accepts for applicants to sit for the exam. Some Accreditation Boards are created by the owners of schools for the purpose of promoting their programs. The ANMAB is not affiliated with any schools.
By applying for Board Certification you are also becoming a Professional Member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA). ANMA supports and protects natural health practitioner's right to practice. By supporting ANMA and by being granted Board Certification, you are protecting your right to practice and raising the standards of our profession. For more information see below and visit - anma.org.
Benefits & Value of
Credible Board Certification
AMERICAN NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL ASSOCAITON
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 the majority of 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.
Download the application packet to become a member of ANMA and become ANMCB Board Certified at packaged rate. For more details about the ANMA visit - www.anma.org.
LICENSING VS. CERTIFICATION
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. States that license Naturopaths are currently issued only to those that have graduated from a four year residential program. We do not support these laws and have opposed them in several states. It is doubtful that state legislatures can define the Naturopathic profession well enough to regulate it effectively at this time. Therefore, licensing appears to be impractical as well as premature.
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. For a detailed Map of each State's legislative license laws please visit ANMA- anma.org.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Naturopathic Practicing Laws
ANMA Legislation Map