IVIT Certification Course

Fall 2020 Course Dates

  • Saturday, November 21 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, November 22 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, November 28 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, November 29 (9:00am – 5:00pm)


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


The Fall 2020 session of the IVIT Certification Course is sold out. To put your name on a waiting list, email Anna-Liza at abadaloo@oand.org. We will next run this course in Spring 2021.

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This course is held in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Integrative Medicine

We gratefully acknowledge the supportof Course Sponsor Helixor Canada

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Supply Sponsor Stevens

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Infusate Supply Sponsor Pace Pharmacy

Course Description

Announcing our new and improved IVIT Certification Course!

Thanks to our new partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Integrative Medicine, all lecture-style course content is now online and on-demand for your convenience. We have several in-person safety measures in place. We even have a back-up plan if public health rules forbid us from holding the hands-on portions of the course this Fall.

The IVIT Certification Course is designed to ensure Naturopathic Doctors have the competency to safely and effectively compound sterile products for IV administration, obtain vascular access, and administer IV infusion therapeutics to patients. Both lecture-style and hands-on practice in vascular access and sterile compounding are included. To pass this course, participants must complete all online content and quizzes, successfully complete 10 vascular insertions, osmolarity exercises and demonstrate proficiency in sterile compounding. To become IVIT-Certified, you must pass this course and CONO’s IVIT Exam.

Course Format:

Lecture-Style Content: 100% online and on-demand. Enjoy at home learning on your own schedule with no travel costs! Watch the recordings and pass the quizzes by Sunday November 29, 2020 to get CE credits, and demonstrate that you understand the course content. Have course content questions? Course instructors will hold 3 online ‘Office Hour’ sessions the weeks of: November 9, November 16 and November 23. We will schedule registrants in for these shortly.

Hands-On Content: Held in-person at the Marsden Clinic.To pass the course you must successfully complete 10 insertions and demonstrate proficiency in sterile compounding. We take the safety of our attendees, instructors and TAs very seriously. We’re reducing the number of course registrants, increasing PPE, and attendees will stay in the same small group to perform all hands-on activities on these dates: Saturday November 21, Sunday November 22, Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29. We will schedule registrants in for these shortly. Because of the unpredictable public health situation this Fall, we ask that you make refundable travel arrangements for the in-person course dates.

Course Materials:

Registrants will receive online lecture recordings, resources and quizzes the week of November 2, 2020. You must complete all online course content and quizzes by Sunday November 29, 2020. Dr. Marsden, ND has assured us this will give you ample time to complete the content and quizzes.


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

CE Credits:

CONO- 30 Category A Credits (IVIT – Pending)

IVIT Exam:

The next CONO IVIT Exam is scheduled for Sunday December 6, 2020 and is limited to 20 people to maintain social distancing. We cannot guarantee that all our course registrants will get into CONO’s exam. Please be aware that the exam could be cancelled if public health rules change. Exam registration is now open and closes November 9, 2020. We suggest you register ASAP for the CONO exam if you plan to take our Fall 2020 course, and want to sit the exam as soon as possible. Remember: you have two years from taking our course to take the CONO exam. Please contact CONO (exams@ collegeofnaturopaths.ca) for more exam information.

Admission Criteria

To register for this course, you must be a CONO-registered Ontario Naturopathic Doctor or an Ontario Naturopathic Medical Student who has taken ALL your final CONO exams.

Ontario Naturopathic Medical Students who have not completed all final CONO exams should take a future session of our course. We run the course Spring and Fall each year.

For the Fall 2020 session we are not accepting non-Ontario Naturopathic Doctors. We do not accept non-Naturopathic Doctor health care practitioners into this course.

Additional Information

What if Public Health Rules Change and Forbid You from Holding the Hands-On Portions This Fall?

Not to worry! Do the online course content this year, then do the hands-on activities at a future session of our course. You have 2 years from completing online course content to do the hands-on activities. We run this course Spring and Fall each year. You also have 2 years from completing our course to sit the CONO IVIT exam. Because of the unpredictable public health situation this Fall, we ask that you make refundable travel arrangements for the in-person course dates.


Free parking is available at the Marsden Clinic.

Lunch & Refreshments

In keeping with public health rules, we will not provide lunch or refreshments for the Fall 2020 session.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds as all course content is online. Remember: even if we have to cancel the hands-on activities for this Fall 2020 session, you have 2 years to do the hands-on activities at a future course date, and 2 years to sit the CONO exam.

Dr. Eric Marsden, BSc, ND

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

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.