BCNA offers annual student memberships to any individual enrolled in an accredited naturopathic college. The fee is $50; student memberships run September 15 of one calendar year to September 14 of the next calendar year. For full details and benefits, click here.
Please review the following commonly asked questions before submitting your application
Once I have applied to the BCNA, do I have to apply to the CAND as well?
No. BCNA / CAND membership is combined. Once your application has been approved, the BCNA automatically completes your registration with the CAND on your behalf.
What should I choose as my official start date?
Ideally your membership start date should be your intended first day of practice.
How do I obtain malpractice insurance?
The BCNA & CAND has a long standing agreement with a company called Partners Indemnity to provide naturopathic doctors with malpractice insurance. Partners Indemnity covers the full scope of practice for licensed NDs in Canada. Partners head office is located in Toronto, ON and must be contacted to obtain the naturopathic application forms. They can be reached toll free at 877.427.8683
Applicants who do not have their CNPBC licence number will be required to submit their PRELIMINARY CONDITIONAL APPROVAL LETTER from the CNPBC, before membership can be approved.
IMPORTANT: Malpractice insurance is not available until your start date.