At ANCB, It’s Anything But Winter Hibernation
Much of the nation has been faced with extreme cold and snow this winter, and here in Missoula, Montana, it’s no different. As our temperatures dip below zero yet again, with bitter winds driving wind chills down to 20 or 30 below zero, it would be easy to curl up by the fire and wait for spring. Just last week, an avalanche roared off a steep slope on the edge of town, crushing a house and burying its residents. It’s a stark reminder of the dangers of winter weather.
Here at ANCB, we’ve taken the opportunity to do some internal work, looking at our certification exams, our educational offerings, and our outreach schedule for the coming year. We believe that — in order to stay on the cutting edge of the natural health movement — we must continually review, revise, and raise our Certification standards and exams, develop new educational programs for our members, and keep abreast of the deliberations of State Legislatures across the country, some of which are attempting to impose harsh restrictions on natural health providers and services.
Certification Exam Revision
Our certification exams have always been regarded as the toughest and most comprehensive exams offered in the natural health field. We believe that in order to instill public trust and keep restrictive state laws at bay, it’s important to hold our own movement to high standards and demonstrate our commitment to ethics and professionalism. Recognizing that many natural modalities are evolving, we set out last year to update and revise our examination in Traditional Naturopathy. We are now nearing completion of this important task, and will soon enter a “psychometric testing” period to determine appropriate cut scores for […]