Admission criteria

The therapist that wishes to become a member of the ANQ to obtain the official status of Naturotherapist, must provide :


  • A form of admission duly filled;
  • A proof of the training, in particular, a transcript, a certificate or an official diploma [1];
  • The photocopy of an ID card confirms with photo [2] ;
  • The payment of its annual membership fees.

[1] Training must be of 400 hours and more.

[2] The naturotherapist must be 18 and over, a Canadian citizen or an authorised resident or must  hold a Canadian work permit.

The subjects taught and the number of hours may vary according to the same training schools. To be approved, it must be noted that training that seems appropriate must respect ANQ standard. After study of the therapist’s file by the admission comity, the ANQ reserves the right to extend credit course equivalencies when the training record allows it.

Special note – Link with training schools

Under no circumstances, the ANQ has been placed, is placed and will be placed in conflict of interest. Thus, any individual graduate from a naturotherapeutic or a perinatal naturotherapeutic training school with contents meeting the requirements of the ANQ, will be given access to become an active member of the association.


The ANQ members have an extensive training of high quality. However, they are invited to pursue continuous training to answer the changing standard of this evolving domain. 


In order to consolidate and standardize the field of naturotherapy, the ANQ now requires all its member therapists to have a common background in dietetics.

This 150 hours of core courses consists of:

30 hrs

The basics of naturopatherapy, the various pathologies, which can identify a pathology and why, the role of the adviser and observer, how to advise for each pathology and symptom, the main medicinal plants.

Diet and Nutrition 30 hrs

Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals.

Diet and Nutrition 30 hrs

Food compatibility, acid and alkaline foods, managing inflammation with food.

Diet and Nutrition 30 hrs

Health profile, morphology, psychology and nutrition, ethics and recordkeeping.

Anatomy 30 hrs

General anatomy, the various systems of the body, anatomy related to the digestion process and effects.

If you have the equivalent of this education, in addition to a speciality as mentioned below, you have the qualifications to apply to the ANQ.

If you are interested in taking this common core training to join the ANQ, contact us to learn more about the various available options.

All specialties accepted to the ANQ must be part of one of those categories that reflect the different levels of the human being.


•Traditionnal medicine

According to the World Heath Organisation, traditional medicine is relative to “practices, methods, knowledge and health beliefs that involve the use of plants, animal parts and minerals, spiritual therapies, technics and manual exercises – used separately or in association – to heal, diagnose and prevent diseases or preserve health”.     


Phytotherapy is a medical practice based on plants extracts and natural active ingredients. This word comes from the Greek "φυτο" that signifies plant and "θεραπεία" that means healing.


Perinatal monitoring provides an unquestionable benefit for the pregnant woman’s health, the woman that is giving birth and during the postnatal period. It also has an effect on the partner and, in the long run, the family which is being built. It is also beneficial for the baby, for its adaptation to the extrauterine world and its integration in the family.    

•Therapeutic foot care

The therapist takes care of courant skin and toenail affection, use and recommendation of non-prescription products, advice for self-care, references to experts in related fields. 


Created by Doctor Hahnemann in the 18th century, homeopathy is a therapeutic method for healing the human being with infinitesimal doses of entirely natural remedies. Extremely soft for the organism, this kind of alternative medicine can treat a multitude of ailments.

• Counselling

Counselling is support from a professional through therapeutic support. Based on psychological principals, it seeks the well-being and development of the person through awareness and transformation of affects.   

•Physical reconditioning

The goal of physical rehabilitation and reconditioning is the recovery of physiological capacities through the conception and supervision of fitness programs. It is oriented towards recuperation of functional capacities and client’s quality of life.   

•Somatic education

The goal is to accompany the person in finding his/her own solutions, to give sense to pains and tensions, to learn to relax, to deal with stress to recover full vitality and reach a state of well-being.   


Each organ, body part or physiological function corresponds to a zone or a point on the hands, the feet or the ears. This technic can act on specific symptoms, can relieve pains, can regularise and soothe tensions, help better blood flow, better venous and lymphatic circulation, body circulation, can help eliminate waste, toxins and can stimulate organism energy.        

•Supplements and diet

The therapist strengthens the body’s defence system through healthy living and diet and teaches good eating habit so as to obtain all necessary nutrient for the organism well-being.