Applying for Certification

Exam Eligibility

ANCB requires a master’s level degree to sit for the certification exam in Nutritional Wellness, and a doctoral level degree for the exam in Traditional Naturopathy. Practical experience, apprenticeships, and additional certifications are also considered with your application.

Download the Application (a new page opens — you will see “ancbapp” first in larger, then below it, in smaller text.  Click on the smaller text to open the attachment.

One application can be used for either the Traditional Naturopathy or the Nutritional Wellness certification exam. The application is a pdf and can be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Mail the completed application, with exam fees and supporting documents, to:

American Naturopathic Certification Board
101 East Broadway, Ste. 415
Missoula, MT 59802

Exam Content

Traditional Naturopathy exam: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Chemistry, Herbology, Homeopathy, Bioenergetic Methods, Nutrition, Iridology, Exercise and Body Movement, Detoxification, History and Philosophy of Natural Health, and Professional Ethics.

Nutritional Wellness exam: Basic science of holistic nutrition; using whole foods, supplements, vitamins and minerals to optimize wellness; Relationships between environmental health and the health of individuals and communities; and nutritional wellness through the lifespan from birth to death.