Full Membership Application

Please read the following before commencing your online application for Full Membership. Your application cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting, so please have your supporting documents ready before commencing your application.

Full Membership

Depending on your circumstances you can join NHAA as either a Practicing or Non-Practicing Full member:

PRACTICING
FULL MEMBERS

  • You are qualified and currently practicing or commencing practice as a Naturopath or Western Herbalist.
  • You will need to provide and maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance, First Aid and yearly CPD hours.

NON-PRACTICING
FULL MEMBERS

  • You are qualified but non practicing.
  • You will need to maintain yearly CPD hours.
  • You will not need to provide and maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance and First Aid.

Supporting Documentation

The documentation required to support your application for Full membership will depend on your qualification and where and when it was completed:

If your course appears in either the list of Currently Accredited Courses or Previously Accredited Courses, you will need to provide:

  • A certified copy* of your Degree (if available) or Advanced Diploma.
  • A certified copy* of your Transcript of qualification, listing all subjects or modules studied. Your transcript must clearly indicate that you have graduated.
  • A certified copy* of your current ID such as Drivers Licence or Passport
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance, if applying to be a Practicing Full member (you can supply this at a later date if not currently available). For requirements and details click here to see the Insurance Guide.
  • First Aid Certificate, if applying to be a Practicing Full member (you can supply this at a later date if not currently available). For requirements and details click here to see the First Aid Guide.
  • Record of Continuing Professional Development. Required only if your qualification is greater than 12 months old. In this case you must provide a CPD Diary and evidence of 30 hours of CPD acquired in the last 12 months.
    For details see the CPD Guide and Diary available here  

* For more information on certification of documents, click here to see our Certified Documents Guide.

If your course DOES NOT APPEAR in either the list of Currently Accredited Courses or Previously Accredited Courses, you will also need to provide:

All documentation listed above, plus:

  • Record of Continuing Professional Development.
    • If your qualification is 12 months to 5 years old – CPD Diary and evidence of 30 hours of CPD acquired in the last 12 months.
    • If your qualification is greater than 12 months old – CPD Diary and evidence of 60 hours of CPD acquired in the last 24 months.
      For details see the CPD Guide and Diary available here
  • For those who completed their qualification more than 5 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of at least 2 years in recent clinical practice (in a formal practice environment). For more detailed information, click here to see our Clause 2 Application Guide