ACNO

The 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

If you are a naturopathic medical student finishing your midwifery training, and are interested in taking the ACNO exam, please contact Jill Edwards, ND.

The exam is administered each year during the second week of October.  Applications will be posted in June and due by September 1, 2014.

Date and time of the next exam:  October 14, 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: Oregon State Building
800 NE Oregon St. Room 445
Portland, Oregon 97232

Cost: $150

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

Management 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.