Naturopathic Doctors must have an undergraduate degree with pre-requisite courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory psychology and humanities, before applying to Naturopathic Medicine School. The Naturopathic Medicine training is a rigorous 4 year-full time program, including more than 4,500 hours of classroom training and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience. The first two years follow a standard medical school curriculum, branching thereafter into naturopathic disciplines.
Two sets of North American standardized Naturopathic Medicine board exams must be written and passed, one after 2nd year and one after completion of the 4th year of study.
To retain licensing, NDs must complete yearly continuing education courses and seminars, as required by their professional association.