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Certificate Training Courses

Certificate Training Courses

We offer a number of in-depth courses for NDs wishing to further develop their understanding of specific streams of naturopathic medicine with leaders in the field. For questions about our Certificate Training Courses, please contact Anna-Liza Badaloo, Manager, Clinical Development:;416-233-2001, ext. 222; 1-877-628-7284, ext. 222 (toll-free).


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Course Sponsor York Downs Chemists


If you are awaiting your ND license from CONO: We are now allowing those awaiting their CONO registration to register for our popular IVIT Certification Course this Fall, if you have met these conditions: completed the NPLEX series of exams; completed the Ontario Clinical Examination; completed the Ontario Jurisprudence Examination; submitted your ND registration form to CONO by October 5 at the latest. If all the above applies to you, we invite you to register for the course by the deadline of Friday October 19. It is very likely that those who have met the above conditions will be fully CONO-registered by the start of the course. What happens if you’re not registered by then? If you’re not fully CONO-registered by Wednesday November 14, we will refund you 80% of your course fee!

If you’re already IVIT-Certified: We are offering IVIT-Certified NDs the opportunity to attend one or more days of the IVIT Certification Course to get 6.5 IVIT credits per day, as an IVIT Refresher Course. When IVIT Certification Course registration closes on October 19, 2018, we will advise how many spaces are available for ‘refresher’ attendees, confirm which topics will be covered on which dates, and take registrations on a first-come-first-served basis at that time. To place your name on a list to be notified of when this IVIT Refresher Course registration opens and to receive course details, email Anna-Liza at

Course Description: The IVIT Certification Course is designed to ensure Naturopathic Doctors have the competency to both safely and effectively compound sterile products for intravenous administration, obtain vascular access, and administer intravenous infusion therapeutics to patients under their care. Both lecture-style and hands-on practice in vascular access and sterile compounding are included. To pass this course, participants must attend all 5 course dates in person, in full; successfully complete 10 vascular insertions; successfully complete osmolarity exercises. To become IVIT-Certified, you must pass this course AND CONO’s IVIT Exam.

Fall 2018 Course Dates: Friday November 16, Saturday November 17, Sunday November 18, Saturday November 24, Sunday November 25, 2018. 9 am to 5 pm each day.


Cost and Registration: Registration is now open and closes October 19, 2018

OAND Members Full Payment Option of $750 plus HST. Available until October 19, 2018: Click HERE

OAND Members 3 Installment Payment Option of 3 monthly payments of $250 plus HST. Available until October 19, 2018: Click HERE

Non-Member Full Payment of $1,235 plus HST (installment payments are not available to non-members). Available until October 19, 2018: Click HERE


Location: Marsden Centre for Excellence in Integrative Medicine (9131 Keele St, Unit A1, Vaughan, Ontario)

CE Credits: 30 Category A Credits (IVIT)

Instructors: Dr. Eric Marsden, B.Sc, ND; Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND


IVIT Exam: CONO has scheduled the 2018 Fall IVIT exam for Sunday December 2, 2018. Exam registration opens on October 22, 2018 and will close on November 12, 2018. Please note that you must register and pay separately for the IVIT exam with CONO. For all IVIT exam inquiries please contact  CONO (; 416-583-6016).

Parking: There is free parking on-site.

Lunch and Refreshments: Please note that lunch will not be provided, but we will be providing refreshments throughout the day. There are lunch options in the area, or feel free to bring your own.

Course Format: No part of this course will be offered by webinar, recordings, or any type of distance education – all 5 days must be attended in-person, in full. The course will include both lecture-style and hands-on components.

Course Materials: Attendees will receive a printed course binder on the first day of the course with all Powerpoint slides for the entire course. All other material will be made available electronically shortly before the first course date.

Course Supply Sponsor: We gratefully acknowledge the support of Supply Sponsor Stevens 

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Instructor Bios:

Dr. Eric Marsden (BSc, ND) is the author and co-instructor of the OAND’s IVIT Certification Course, including recent CONO-approved course revisions to comply with the Naturopathy Act, 2007. Eric obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and completed his graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the CCNM. Eric Marsden holds numerous post graduate certifications including: Chelation Therapy and Toxic Metal Detoxification, Advanced Darkfield Microscope Technician, a certified Homotoxicologist, etc. He has also received extensive training in integrative cancer therapies from several distinguished clinics and teaching institutions in Germany.

Eric Marsden is a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine and has sat on various boards of directors of naturopathic organizations and associations. Recently, he has been part of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Government Affairs committee working on improvements to regulations covering naturopathic medicine.

Currently, Eric Marsden is the clinic director for The Marsden Centre of Naturopathic Excellence and co-founder and President of BMS Resources (the professional Dispensary and bookstore for CCNM). Eric Marsden has received several awards for clinical excellence including most recently the OAND’s Chair’s award for outstanding contribution to the naturopathic profession. He has appeared on television (CBC Marketplace and 2nd Opinion) and has been quoted extensively in print (Now, Toronto Star, Readers Digest, etc.). Dr. Marsden, ND is an international lecturer on topics of environmental medicine and integrative oncology.

Dr. Ruth Anne Baron, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto since 1994. She is the past Chair of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Baron also serves on the University Hospitals Health Network Research Ethics Board.

Ruth Anne appears regularly on television and radio and lectures throughout Canada to pharmacists, health providers and community groups. Dr. Baron feels that each individual’s daily choices are the most important factor in creating well being, and so places a strong emphasis on educating patients about healthy choices that promote wellness in their lives.

Her practice provides patients with all aspects of naturopathic treatment, including botanical medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and homeopathy.
Ruth Anne is a certified practitioner of both intravenous therapy and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. She is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has a special interest in natural treatments for cancer patients. Ruth Anne has been recognized by her peers in the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as naturopathic doctor of the year, and is the recipient of the OAND President’s award for outstanding achievement in naturopathic medicine.



Q: How long do I have after I take the IVIT Certification course to write the IVIT exam?

A: As per CONO’s policy: “Candidates are provided three (3) attempts to successfully complete the IVIT examination and must do so within two (2) years of the date of their successful completion of the IVIT training course.”

Q: Does successful IVIT Certification Course registration mean that I am automatically registered for the IVIT exam?

A: No. The OAND runs the course, CONO runs the exam. You must register and pay for the exam through CONO.

Q: I have more questions about the IVIT exam, such as: What is the cost? When is the exam? What will be on the exam? Where will the exam be? Where can I get this information?

A: For all IVIT exam inquiries, please contact CONO’s Exam Coordinator: 416.583.6016;



Environmental Medicine Certification Course

with Dr. Walter J. Crinnion, ND
Presented exclusively in Canada by OAND


Course Dates: We will next run this course in 2020. Dates to be announced in early 2019. If you wish to be placed on a list to be notified of the course details when released, please email Anna-Liza at

Location: To be announced

CE Credits: 30 Category A (Pending)

Registration Fee: To be announced


Fees include lunch, refreshments and course materials (course materials not included for Course Auditors)

This certification course is comprised of a 4-part series of weekend courses and a home-study component preparing for each instructional weekend. This program explores in-depth the sources of exposure to environmental chemical toxicity, how the natural progression of chemical overload may be affecting your patients, selection and interpretation of tests and an intensive exploration of treatment options.

When the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies asked several practitioners to identify experts in the recognition and treatment of environmental chemical toxicity, one name consistently arose: Dr. Walter J. Crinnion, ND. The OAND is pleased to bring Dr. Crinnion and this intensive, practical, and popular course to Ontario. NDs across Canada now have the opportunity to take this certification course in Toronto, rather than having to travel to the United States, as many Canadian NDs and other practitioners having been doing over the past years.

This certification course is comprised of a 4-part series of weekend courses, as well as a home-study component preparing for each instructional weekend (study materials included in course fee). This program explores in-depth the sources of exposure to environmental chemical toxicity, how the natural progression of chemical overload may be affecting your patients, selection and interpretation of tests and an intensive exploration of treatment options. The weekend meetings will be primarily devoted to the application of the lecture material (on the DVDs) to cases from your own practice. Participants are expected to bring cases from their practice to present that will provide learning experiences for all who are present.

Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND is a renowned expert in detoxification and environmental medicine, with peer-reviewed publications and extensive clinical and research experience. Dr. Crinnion was the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ “Physician of the Year” in 2004 and is the founder and head of the Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.