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Approval takes 7-10 days from the day it is received in the office.
This will depend on the type of insurance you choose, the month you apply and which province you plan to practice in. Visit the New Member Application for membership fee information.
You will receive a confirmation package, which will include your insurance policy dates and NHPC ID number approximately 4-6 weeks after your payment has been processed.
If you would like to know the status of your membership prior to receiving your confirmation letter, call the NHPC office for verbal confirmation 7-10 business days from when it was received in the NHPC office.
Membership applications can be downloaded from this website. Visit the New Member Application page of this section for the forms.
Membership with NHPC is based on recognition of schools that provide programs on NHPC recognized modalities, or practice fields.
Visit Schools & Modalities on this website for a complete listing of NHPC recognized schools.
If your school is not on the list, it does not necessarily mean your application will be denied. Your school may not be listed because
Please call the NHPC office and ask for the Credential and Research Manager to discuss your school’s program and the Credentialing recognition process.
NHPC recognizes over 60 modalities in the natural health care field. Visit Schools & Modalities on this website for a complete listing of NHPC recognized modalities.
Your modality may not be listed because:
If your training occurred outside of Canada, please be aware that there could be significant differences between Canadian standards of practise and those taught to you by your school. Please call the NHPC office to discuss your school's program and the credentialing recognition process.
If the modalities you have completed training in are recognized by the NHPC, you can include those modalities in your membership application. For modalities in which you are a student, the NHPC will not recognize you as a practitioner in those areas. When you have completed your studies, if the Association recognizes your program, please send us a copy of your certificate and we will update your files and notify the insurance provider.
Yes. You need to use the Associate application form. Ensure you include a copy of current course enrollment. Please note that there are specific limitations on your membership and insurance coverage as a student. As a student, you are only covered in a program-supervised clinical/practicum setting as designated by your school or training institution. For further questions, please contact the Credentials Department at the NHPC office see the New Member Application page.
Our bylaws require that you have graduated from your full program of study in order to be a regular member. Please use the Associate application form.
You can contact a nearby rural police department or a local RCMP office to find out if getting a CRC with vulnerable sector search through them will be faster than with your municipal police department.
If you still need to wait several weeks, then you can submit your receipt for the criminal record check with your application no more than 30 days before you are scheduled to receive the criminal record check. We can process the rest of your application at that point and your membership approval will be pending your completed criminal record check being received in our office within 30 days. If we do not receive the completed criminal record check within that 30 days, your membership will be cancelled.
We require a copy of a CRC with vulnerable sector search specifically that has been completed in the last 30 days for your application to be approved. It must be a paper copy that can be submitted to the office for our records.
You can contact our New Membership Advisor at (toll-free) 1-888-711-7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.