College Examinations


As we move through Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan in response to COVID-19, the CNPBC continues to review its plans for examinations.

The next CNPBC Jurisprudence and Oral and Practical examinations are scheduled for August 8 and 9, 2020.

The deadline to register for the exams is Friday, July 17, 2020.

The Jurisprudence examination will be held on August 8th, 2020, in a virtual setting.

The Oral and Practical examinations will be held on August 8th and 9th, 2020, in a virtual setting.

The Oral and Practical examination reattempts will be held on August 8th, 2020, in a virtual setting.

As you can appreciate, changes may be made to the timing and delivery format of examinations in order to safeguard the health and safety of candidates and examiners due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The CNPBC has received queries from students currently enrolled in naturopathic medical schools whose anticipated date of graduation was prior to the registration deadline for the coming 2020 CNPBC exams, but who do not expect to complete their graduation requirements by then due to COVID-19. Such students will be permitted to write the exams so long as, prior to the registration deadline, the CNPBC receives confirmation from the school that the students are expected to complete all requirements for graduation by September 30, 2020. Following the exams, results will only be released after the CNPBC receives confirmation from the school that the candidate has completed all requirements for graduation.

We look forward to continuing to work safely and with kindness as we proceed with all College activities.


Examination Applications must be received by the College’s office by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Candidates should email their completed Examinations Application Form to

To register for the College’s examinations, candidates must submit the following to the College:

  1. Completed Examinations Application Form
  2. Payment to the College of the examination fees: ($200 – Oral Practical examination; $100 – Jurisprudence examination)
  3. The candidate’s official transcript, which must be sent directly from an accredited naturopathic medical school to the College
  4. Photocopy of government issued photo identification (original to be presented on examination day)

NOTE: Applicants for registration must successfully complete the College’s Jurisprudence and Oral Practical examinations. Examinations from other jurisdictions are not accepted in place of this College’s examinations. For more information, see How to Apply to Register with the College.


The last College examinations were held on:

Friday, February 7, 2020 for the Jurisprudence examination; and

Sunday, February 9, 2020 for the Oral & Practical examination.

  • Please note that examination results may take 6-8 weeks and will be emailed to candidates. 

NOTE: Candidates should carefully review the application procedures outlined on the How to Apply to Register and use the forms provided. You must not practise naturopathic medicine in British Columbia, or use the restricted titles of “physician,” “doctor” or the abbreviation “Dr.”, until you have obtained full (practising) registration with the College and received a Certificate of Registration (Form 8). 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact the College by phone at 604-688-8236 or by email at