American College of Naturopathic Obstetrics (ACNO) is an organization
of naturopathic midwives that provides a credentialing exam for
naturopaths certified in natural childbirth.
ACNO is the credentialing sister organization to the membership and professional support organization, AANM.
Board of Directors
Sara Thyr, ND – President
Kathryn Cranford, ND, NHCM – Vice President
Loren Riccio, ND, LM - Secretary
Ed Hoffman-Smith, ND – Treasurer
Susan Roberts, ND – Exam chair, Board member
Mary Grabowska, ND – Board Member
Brenda Holcombe, ND – Board Member
you are a naturopathic medical student finishing your midwifery
training, and are interested in taking the ACNO exam, please contact Jen Gibbons.
The exam is administered each year during the second week of October.
Date and time of the next exam: October 8, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Oregon State Building
800 NE Oregon St. Room 445
Portland, Oregon 97232
Requirements to sit for the exam:
- Photocopy of ND diploma or proof of enrollment in naturopathic medicine program
- 100 academic hours of midwifery education (didactic) at an accredited naturopathic program
- Attend 15 births
of a greater number of births is required for completion of midwifery
certificate programs at the naturopathic medical schools, as well as
licensing in most states. The range is 40-100.