Please refer to our Naturopathic Continuing Education spreadsheet here to view CE approvals for specific courses. Many of our more recent courses have been submitted and we are waiting on approvals to come through. AANP now serves as a single touchpoint to accreditation for all licensing bodies in the USA.
Naturopathic Continuing Education (NCE), Certified Education Points (CEP), Professional Education (PE), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuing Medical Education (CME)… there are a number of names around the world for the same thing when it comes to staying up to date each year.
Naturopathic associations and licencing bodies in many countries around the world require naturopathic health practitioners to undertake naturopathic continuing education. The CE requirements of each country are detailed in the Standards for each profession, published on each Board or Associations website. These detail the number of credits/points/hours practitioners must spend each year on learning activities. Some health professions also provide additional guidelines in their Codes and Guidelines.
We are a global company and have our events preapproved by many associations around the world. Please check with your professional association as to how many points/credits are allocated to Health Masters Live class/study hours.
You receive a personalised certificate for naturopathic continuing education hours for each course you do with Health Masters Live.
Continuing Education Points are available for our courses through the following associations. There are many boards/associations that automatically approve CE points IF one of the following associations also approves the course. We have not listed them all as there are a vast quantity who do this.
- AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians) – one point per hour
- NHAA (Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia) – LIVE: 2 points per hour, RECORDED: 1 point per hour
- ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) – one point per hour
- ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association) – one point per hour
- ANPA (Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association) – one point per hour
- CMA (Complementary Medicine Association Australia) – one point per hour
- The College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Unless otherwise stated, points are Category A.
- The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM). Unless otherwise stated, points are Category A.
- The British Columbia Naturopathic Association – one point per hour
If a class has not been preapproved by your Board you can often submit it to them for approval under the following categories:
Self Directed Learning
Educational activities in this category are those which are conducted individually or are self-managed to extend your practice in Natural Medicine. These may include; learning projects, online educational activities, journal reading, literature reviews and sabbaticals.
Furthermore, a maximum of credit hours of self-study may be used towards the CME yearly requirement for most licensed states and territories. The purchase of a class including certificate would prove self-study hours.
Group learning covers activities that are undertaken in company with other learners to enhance your practice in Natural Medicine. Examples of group learning CE include workshops, meetings, journal clubs, grand rounds/lectures and participating in online discussion via social media, forums etc.
Activities in this category are undertaken with the aim of reviewing and improving your practice in Natural Medicine, within an individual, workplace or wider context. A number of meeting types may be considered as quality enhancement as they ultimately improve systems, processes, procedures and patient care. Examples include workplace planning and review, committee attendance, peer reviews, Audit of Practice and being assessed via a Workplace-Based Assessment are all considered to be quality enhancement activities.
Teaching, Research & Educational Development
Activities in this category are related to education in Natural Medicine. This includes a range of activities such as preparing grants, providing overseas aid work and teaching in a University or hospital or clinic setting. Clinical Supervisors and Examiners can count many of their duties towards their CE. This is in recognition that these roles extend the knowledge and skills of both the individual and the broader Natural Medicine community.
Health Masters Live Product Disclosure Statement:
All faculty participating in Health Masters Live CE activities are required to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.
All continuing medical education activities sponsored by Health Masters Live shall provide independent, balanced, objective, and scientifically rigorous presentations that are free of commercial bias.
If at any time during this course you believe these policies have been violated, please contact us immediately.