How to become a naturopath
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
You'll need to get a qualification that is recognised by one of the professional organisations for naturopathy.
The General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN) is a professional body for naturopathy and recommends that courses should last at least 3 years, should involve attendance and not be done by distance learning alone.
You should also check the course content covers all of the competencies you will need to meet voluntary registration as a naturopath and that it includes enough practical work experience.
You'll usually need:
- 3 A levels, or equivalent, including at least 1 science
- you could join an accredited register managed by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, for professional development and training opportunities.
You can find out more about becoming a naturopath from the General Naturopathic Council and General Council and Register of Naturopaths.