Become an Associate

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
  • Vitalist Track

General Associate

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.

Cost:  $75 for 12 months

Student Associate

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.

Cost:  $50 for 12 months

Professional Associate

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. There is an option to purchase CE credit for The Vital Conversation at $25 per hour.

Cost:  $175 for 12 months

Vital Track Associate without CE

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 without CE also receive:

  • 30% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI
  • CE credit for The Vital Conversation at $18 per credit hour (up to 42 CE credits per year including 30 general, 10 pharm and 2 ethics, the last 2 categories are pending OBNM and AANP approval)
  • Access to VNMI and Student Associates only clinical discussion group (the current VC FB group)
  • Free listing in the NMI Find a Naturopathic Doctor Directory (once VNMI is awarded)
  • Inclusion in NMI Nationwide FB Promotion (launching March 2018)
  • Business and Marketing support

Cost:  $275 for 12 months

Vital Track Associate with CE

This Associate level is open to Naturopathic Physicians of CNME naturopathic schools who are seeking the VNMI (Vitalist of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute). The Vitalist 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, Vitalist Track Associates also receive:

  • 30% discount on live, in-person and virtual events from NMI
  • CE credit for The Vital Conversation (up to 42 CE credits per year including 30 general, 10 pharm and 2 ethics, the last 2 categories are pending OBNM and AANP approval)
  • Access to VNMI and Student Associates only clinical discussion group (the current VC FB group)
  • Free listing in the NMI Find a Naturopathic Doctor Directory (once VNMI is awarded)
  • Inclusion in NMI Nationwide FB Promotion (launching March 2018)
  • Business and Marketing support

Cost:  $575 per 2018 calendar year – please note this expires Dec 31, 2018