“Accreditation is recognition granted to educational institutions or to specialized and professional programs offered by educational institutions that signify the attainment of a certain specified level of quality and integrity in its operations. This recognition entitles programs and institutions to the confidence of the general public, the educational community, governmental agencies, and other agencies and organizations.” – Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, Handbook of Accreditation, 2007 Edition

 Council on Naturopathic Medical Education


The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Program is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), a professional accrediting agency for naturopathic medicine programs. For information contact: CNME, PO Box 178, Great Barrington, MA 01230, (413) 528-8877. As a professional accrediting agency, the CNME ensures the highest quality of naturopathic medical education is delivered through participating naturopathic medical programs. Accreditation enables Boucher Institute students to sit the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), offered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Passing the NPLEX is required for licensure in most regulated jurisdictions, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and those states in the U.S. that regulate the practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

BC Private Training Institutions Branch


Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (PTIB).

Education Quality Assurance BC


Province of BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) – BINM is EQA designated. British Columbia public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality standards are eligible for EQA status.



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