Professional StandardsAs professional leaders and pioneers in science-based natural medicine, naturopathic doctors advocate the development of professional standards, accountability, and regulation of all forms of medicine in all jurisdictions to maintain public safety and freedom of choice in health care. Further, we support broad inclusion, collaboration and equal access in the health care system at all levels.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, in Washington, DC, is the national organization of the profession. The Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors is the state organization of the profession. Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine (NDs) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medical modalities. The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree is a four-year program to train holistic general care doctors and prepare them to sit for examination in states and provinces that regulate NDs.