To become a full member of the World Naturopathic Federation an association must meet the following criteria:
Legally constituted national naturopathic association or federation.
Voting members of the national naturopathic association must be limited to primarily naturopaths, naturopathic doctors or their equivalent (at least 60%).
National naturopathic association must recommend the highest naturopathic educational standards available in their country. Note: Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) benchmark guidelines only national naturopathic associations that ensure that all members graduated from a minimum 1500 hour (or equivalent) naturopathic program are eligible for full membership. The organizations must also:
have, as part of their membership criteria, a way of verifying the level of education of their members and graduation status.
represent a significant percentage (at least 20%) of naturopaths, naturopathic doctors or their equivalent in their country.
National naturopathic association must not be subject to, or controlled by, any office or age, of government
It is strongly recommended that there is only one national naturopathic association or federation per country represented as a full member of the WNF.
have a commitment to levels of training commensurate with delivery of primary care services in their country
have a commitment to achieving statutory licensure or regulation in their country to ensure appropriate levels of accountability and SECRETARIAT standards in their respective country
have a commitment to other principles around professionalization as outlined in the World Health Organization’s Traditional Medicine Strategy.
Voting for national naturopathic associations:
Each national naturopathic association will have equal voting rights.
There will be one vote per country. If it is decided that there will be two (or more) national naturopathic associations for a specific country the countries will jointly have one vote, which they lose in case of disagreement between them.
Cost of membership for Full members:
The annual fee for full membership is USD$120 (if the number of naturopaths is 40 or less) or alternatively USD$3 per member to a maximum of USD$5000.
When calculating the number of members, only voting members are to be included.
Once your application has been approved you will be sent the payment options. Thank you.
Benefits of Full members:
Only voting member of the WNF
Opportunity to sit on the Executive Council of the WNF and to take part in board meetings.
Opportunity to attend bi-annual WNF General Assemblies and to participate in WNF planning sessions.
Opportunity to Chair and/or participate in WNF committees.
Regular WNF updates on WNF activities and naturopathic opportunities globally.
Ability to have naturopathic conferences (that are open to the greater naturopathic community) posted on the WNF website.
Ability to provide feedback on WNF policies and position papers.
Supporting the growth and development of the naturopathic profession globally.
Opportunity for international collaboration with other naturopathic organizations.
The current Full WNF Members include:
Australia: Australian Naturopathic Federation (ANF)