Practitioner RegisterThe General Naturopathic Council, as the Standards Body, has established Core Elements for Naturopaths. Individuals who are entitled to become members of the GNC will have trained and will practice to a minimum of the levels set out in the Core Elements.
There are two routes for registration with the General Naturopathic Council
As a member of one of the following professional associations: Association of Master Herbalists (AMH), Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP), Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists Int (GNI), Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths (ISRN), Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA)
Individual membership: If you consider you work in a naturopathic way, you are invited to apply for registration with the General Naturopathic Council. To be eligible, you will need to have a diploma in one of the following:
Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Medical Practitioner, Natural Hygiene, Nutritional Therapy, Oriental Medicine (TCM), Osteopathy
You will need to provide copies of relevant diplomas relating to your naturopathic practice. As we need to substantiate that training has matched the high standards required by the GNC, we may ask for details of your training course and / or contact details of your training provider. We will also ask you to provide evidence of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) - unless you are newly qualified, and evidence of current professional insurance if you are practising in the UK - registrants who practice overseas must check in their own country whether they require professional insurance cover
The GNC has a two-tier Register for Naturopaths. All registrants are required to comply with the GNC's Codes of Ethics for Professional Practice and must work within the Naturopathic National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Practitioners who are fully qualified in Naturopathy will be able to apply for registration at the higher level of Registered Naturopath status. A Registered Naturopath will be qualified in at least one of the disciplines listed above, plus will have completed all the required elements of naturopathic training. Some Registered Naturopaths will have completed a specific naturopathy course that will entitle them to use the designatory letters ‘ND’ after their name.
An Associate Naturopath will be qualified in at least one of the disciplines listed above, and will have completed some of the required elements of naturopathic training. The GNC provides a route for its Associate Naturopaths to 'upgrade' to full Registered Naturopath status by completing those naturopathic core elements that have not already been covered during previous training
How to RegisterIf you are a member of one of the above-named professional associations, please contact the association for the application form that will entitle you to fast-track registration with the GNC.
If you wish to apply for individual membership, please complete the application form and return it to us.