Manitoba Canada Naturopathic Continuing Education
According to the Manitoba Naturopathic Association Continuing Education Policy, all Naturopathic doctors licensed in Manitoba are required to maintain their competency skills.
Current Renewal Cycle: November 1, 2017-October 31, 2019
40 Hours of continuing education over each 2 year CE period from a combination of Categories A, B, and C.
Category A: Minimum 4 Hours
Category B & C: +36 Hours
For Naturopathic Doctors with certification designations, you must earn an additional 2 Self-Study hours (Category D) per certification area.
Acupuncture, Intravenous Therapy, Ozone, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, IV Chelation Therapy, Prolotherapy.
All Members must complete CPR Level C for Health Care Providers with AED annually or every 2 years.
CPR Hours do not count towards your CE Hours.
IV Therapy Registrants: must complete annual certification of CPR Level C for Health Care Providers with AED and submit proof with their annual membership renewal. Renewals will not proceed without this.
Non IV Therapy Registrants: must complete certification of CPR Level C for Health Care Providers with AED every TWO YEARS
** For additional information, visit the MNA Continuing Education Policy Document
Other Important Information
Emergency Training for IV Practitioners: Mandatory for all IVT Certified Registrants. Successfully complete the Emergency Medicine for IV Certification course every 3 years and submit proof of completion with their renewal application or in advance to the Registrar.
Non-Practicing Registrants: Required to submit proof of continuing competency hours for resumption of practice; subject to fines/penalties for missing hours.
Preceptor Policy: 1 CE hour for each 2 hours of activity when taking on a preceptor student or preceptoring with another health professional to a maximum of 10 hours per 2 year cycle.
Understanding the Categories for Continuing Education
Granted on an hour per hour basis (e.g. if a course is 5 hours, 5 hours of CE are granted), as determined by the seminar outline
Required 4 Hours
Examples: MNA General Meeting (AGM/SGM), CAND Annual General Meeting in person/Skype, or Any other AGM of a naturopathic regulatory body
Advanced Certification Self Study
Required 2 hours per certification in addition to the regular 40 hours
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
IV Chelation Therapy
Self Study Methods: Books/Articles/Journals, DVD’s/CD’s, Webinars, Courses, Seminars.
Granted on an hour per hour basis (e.g. if a course is 5 hours, 5 hours of CE are granted), as determined by the seminar outline.
Required 36 Hours Combined with Category C
Examples: • Approved educational seminar offered by recognized naturopathic organization such as the: MNA, BCNA, OAND, AANP, CAND, etc. •
Approved seminars sponsored by other medical organizations such as: chiropractic, medical, nursing, psychology, acupuncture, etc. • Approved nutraceutical/pharmaceutical company sponsored educational seminars • Approved training on the use of therapeutic equipment/medical devices relevant to the scope of naturopathic medicine in Manitoba • Teleconference, web-conference, video and audio recordings of approved seminars, computer-based learning programs and other distant-learning programs
Committee/Board, Preceptors, Development
Given on the basis of one hour for each two hours of activity; board and committee hours are capped at 25 hours.
Required 36 Hours Combined with Category B
MNA Committee or Board membership (maximum of 25 hours) • Approved attendance or participation in meetings for Naturopathic initiatives that advance the profession (i.e. Canadian Naturopathic Coordinating Council) contact the Registrar for approval) Teaching: Pre-approved courses or workshops to either the public or professionals • Participation in the preceptor program: (Taking on a preceptor student or preceptoring with another health professional.) 1 CE hour for each two hours of activity when taking on a preceptor student or preceptoring with another health professional to a maximum of ten (10) hours per two-year cycle. • Attendance or participation at approved professional development courses related to business, office/financial management, communication skills, leadership development, public speaking