The Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI) exists to educate the public and medical practitioners about the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine.  We strive to maximize the value of our educational offerings by stressing practical knowledge for the healing arts primarily designed for naturopathic physicians and other allied professionals to facilitate their professional development.

NMI provides several levels of participation.

Associate Levels

We offer associate levels for:

  • General public
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Vital Track

General Associate

Cost:  $75 for 12 months

This associate level is open to interested members of the general public who wish to learn about Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine and support our mission. General Associates receive a 10% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI and have access to select Vital Conversation calls.

Student Associate

$50 for 12 months

This associate level is open to interested students who wish to learn vitalism  and support the mission of the NMI. In addition to The Vital Conversation weekly calls and inclusion in the Vital Conversation clinical discussion group, Student Associates also receive a 35% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI and Business and Marketing support.

Professional Associate

$175 for 12 months

This associate level is open to healthcare practitioners (ND, DC, DO, MD, NP, DOM, LAc, RDN, AARNP and others). In addition to The Vital Conversation, Professional Associates also receive a 15% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI.

Vital Track Associate

$275 for 12 months

This Associate level is open to Naturopathic Physicians of CNME naturopathic schools who are seeking the VNMI (Vitalist of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute). The VNMI certification indicates your understanding and clinical experience in the healing art, science and practice of Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine. For those Naturopathic Physicians interested in becoming a Fellow of NMI, this is the first step of that process.

In addition to The Vital Conversation, Vital Track Associates also receive:

  • 30% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI
  • Access to VNMI and Student Associates only clinical discussion group
  • Free listing in the NMI Find a Naturopathic Doctor Directory
  • Inclusion in NMI Nationwide FB Promotion
  • Business and Marketing support which includes the private Vital ND Business group
  • Discounts from various vendors including Priority One, TxOptions and Optimantra

Note: This does not include the CE – see next section to add this to your Vital Track Associate account.

Vital Conversation CE Package 2019

Optional CE package: The Vital Conversation CE in a yearly package that is an optional add-on for the Vital Track Associate. Cost $300. It offers a minimum of 40 CE (30 Gen, 10 Pharm, 2 Ethics) through the weekly Vital Conversation. Sessions are live and then available as a recording with CE Cert issued immediately after successful completion of a quiz. The package does not offer the Opiod Rx CE at this time. Approval through OBNM and California NMC (pending).