IV Therapy and IV & Chelation Therapies

A naturopathic physician who is duly qualified and licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia may be certified to practice IV Therapy or IV & Chelation Therapies provided they have successfully completed all of the requirements for the corresponding certification.

(Registrants who hold certification in IV & Chelation Therapies have met the requirements for certification in IV Therapy, and are not required to hold both certifications.)

Certification Requirements

IV Therapy Certification

Certification in IV Therapy requires training in intravenous (IV) therapy techniques and general safety procedures (does not include chelation) through successful completion of any of the following courses:

Fundamentals and Clinical Applications of IV Nutrient Therapy course: taught by Dr. Virginia Osborne, ND and Dr. Paul Anderson, ND, International IV Nutritional Therapy

IVIT Certification course: taught by Dr. Eric Marsden, ND and Dr. Ruth Ann Baron, ND, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

IV Basic Procedures Course: taught by Dr. Michael Prytula, ND, NaturoMedic TM (NaturoMedic.org)

IV Therapy Course: taught by Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, ND at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)

 IV & Chelation Therapies Certification

Certification in IV & Chelation Therapy requires:

  1. CNPBC certification in IV Therapy; and
  2. training in IV chelation techniques involving EDTA, DMPS, and DMSA, and corresponding advanced safety procedures, through successful completion of any of the following courses:

– IV Chelation (Heavy Metal Detox): taught by Dr. Michael Prytula, ND, NaturoMedic TM (NaturoMedic.org)

– Chelation Therapy Course: taught by Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, ND at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM)

–  Multiskilled Program for Chelation and Heavy Metal Toxicology: International College of Integrated Medicine (ICIM)

– Chelation Therapy Training Course: American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)

Chelation Seminar: taught by Dr. Virginia Osborne, ND and Dr. Dan Carter, ND, International IV Nutritional Therapy

Co-requisites for Certification:

In order to apply for and maintain certification in IV Therapy or IV & Chelation Therapies, naturopathic physicians must hold and maintain: