The WNF does not have the authority, or mandate, to accredit naturopathic programs. We do not set standards.
Educational organizations or institutions that focus primarily on the education of naturopaths / naturopathic doctors, with goals and objectives that are consistent with those of the WNF, or are useful to the aims of the WNF may be granted WNF Educational Membership. Educational members pay dues but cannot vote. They can attend meetings as observers, are encouraged to participate on WNF working groups and have access to all materials and information the WNF may provide to its members.
Criteria for WNF Educational membership:
It is the aim of the WNF to support the highest educational standards in every jurisdiction/country. Although, according to the WHO Benchmarks on Naturopathy, the minimal educational requirement for naturopathic education is 1,500 hours, including no less than 400 hours of supervised clinical training, the WNF will require all WNF educational members to meet, or to be working towards, the highest educational standards offered in their specific jurisdiction/country.
If naturopathic education is recognized by the government in a jurisdiction/country, then a naturopathic educational institution must have aquired that level of recognition in order to qualify.
WNF Educational membership process and fees:
The new structure is USD$4 per student (full-time equivalency) with a minimum of USD$200 and a maximum of USD$2500
Once your application has been approved you will be send the payment options.