IVIT Certification Course

Spring 2022 Course Dates

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • Final timings will be given to registrants closer to the course date based on need for cohorting.

Fall 2022 Course Dates

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • Final timings will be given to registrants closer to the course date based on need for cohorting.


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


OAND Members: $899 plus HST
Non-Members: $1,350 plus HST

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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 

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 insertionsosmolarity 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 to get CE credits, and demonstrate that you understand the course content. Have course content questions? Course instructors will hold online Office Hour Sessions during each course.   

Hands-On Content: Held in-person at the Marsden Clinic over two weekends during each course. To pass the course you must successfully complete 10 insertions and demonstrate proficiency in sterile compounding. Because of the unpredictable public health situation, please make refundable travel arrangements for the in-person course dates. 

Course Materials:

Registrants will receive online lecture recordings, resources and quizzes approximately 6 weeks before the hands-on course dates. You must complete all online course content and quizzes by the first hands-on course date. 


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

CE Credits:

CONO- 30 Category A Credits (IVIT)

IVIT Exam:

The 2022 CONO IVIT Exams are scheduled for Sunday May 8, 2022 and Sunday December 4, 2022. 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. Remember: you have two years from taking our course to take the CONO exam.  Please refer to the COBO IVIT exam information page here or contact CONO (exams@collegeofnaturopaths.ca) for full exam information. 

Admission Criteria

We may accept non-Naturopathic Doctor healthcare practitioners into this course. Please contact Tracy-Lynn Reside for information.  To register for this course, you must fall into one of the following categories:  

  • CONO-registered Ontario Naturopathic Doctor  
  • Ontario Naturopathic Medical Student who has taken ALL your final CONO exams 
  • Non-Ontario Naturopathic Doctor 

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. 

Non-Ontario NDs are eligible to take our course, but all course content has been designed according to the Ontario ND scope of practice. Before registering, please check with your regulator to ensure that our course meets the criteria to authorize you to practice IVIT in your jurisdiction.  

Additional Information

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

Not to worry! Do the online course content first, 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, we ask that you make refundable travel arrangements for the in-person course dates. 


Free parking is available at the Marsden Clinic. 

Lunch and Refreshments 

Lunch is not provided. Bring your own or head over to one of the many lunch options in the area. Refreshments will be provided if public health rules allow. 

Refund Policy 

Due to the online material and complex nature of this course, we are not able to offer refunds or deferrals.  You have 2 years from your completion date to site the CONO IVIT examination.  Refresher sessions may be available if needed (and include a small fee to cover materials) .  

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.