How to Apply

Registration Requirements

Anyone practicing naturopathic medicine in Manitoba must currently be registered as a member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association.  As part of its public protection mandate, the Association establishes the entry-to-practice requirements for safe, competent and ethical practice of naturopathic medicine in Manitoba. 

Internationally Trained Applicants:


There are two mandatory requirements that must be met in order to apply to the Manitoba Naturopathic Association:

  1. To be eligible to apply to a naturopathic regulatory body in North America all applicants must have attended one of the nine (9) schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) Information on these schools, including locations, websites, and contact information, can be found on the CNME website.

  2. Applicants must have successfully passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) prior to applying to the Manitoba Naturopathic Association. Applications are not considered until NPLEX exam results are received.

Bridge Training/Upgrading:
If you have graduated from a foreign naturopathic medical program, you should contact one of the CNME approved naturopathic medical education programs to explore advanced standing and/or bridge training. 
 Please contact the educational institutions listed on the site directly. The Manitoba Naturopathic Association does not offer bridge training or assess education/work experience.
For information about living and working in Manitoba please visit the following link for resources

Domestically Trained Applicants:


In order to practice naturopathic medicine in Manitoba, all applicants must have completed a four-year graduate level program in naturopathic medicine. There are two pathways of entry to the Association:

1. Applicants who have graduated from a school accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), and have written the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)

2. Applicants who are Naturopathic Doctors wishing to transfer to Manitoba from another regulated Canadian jurisdiction where they are registered, in good standing and actively practicing the profession. Applicants must then successfully complete the Manitoba clinical examinations and/or jurisprudence examination in order to be eligible for registration.  

Registration Process:

All applicants for registration must complete a four (4) step registration process: 

Step 1: Pre-Registration - This step establishes the initial relationship with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association.  It identifies which of the two pathways an individual is using to become registered with the Association and allows potential applicants to provide the necessary documentation relating to their legal identity. Please contact the Registrar for a application package.

Step 2: Application for Registration - This step allows applicants to demonstrate that they meet all of the entry-to-practice requirements as set out in the Regulations and the policies of the Association. 

Step 3: Provincial Board Exams: Upon receipt of a completed application form, application fee/exam fees and proof of education transcripts and NPLEX results; applicants will be required to complete the provincial board examinations that include a jurisprudence exam based on the Manitoba Naturopathic Act as well as a oral/practical exam conducted by the MNA Exam Committee. Applicants applying under the Mutual Recognition Agreement are only required to complete the jurisprudence exam.

Step 4: Issuance of a Certificate of Registration - This final step is completed after the Application for Registration has been fully evaluated by the MNA Board of Directors and a decision has been made to issue a Certificate of Registration.  Upon receipt of final documentation, including proof of: professional liability insurance, certifications, first aid and final payment applicants will be notified of their license approval and license number. 


Application fee: $200 Examination Fees: $50 per exam if writing acupuncture and/or manipulation

First Year License Fee: $1500 per year payable in two-installments November 1($750) and May 1 ($750)

Renewing Registrants Fee: $2000 per year payable in two-installments November 1($1000) and May 1 ($1000)

Please contact the Registrar for application forms or for more information,






Contact Us

Manitoba Naturopathic Association
(204) 947-0381

971 Corydon Avenue, PO Box 434
Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y0