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 are due by September 14, 2015.
Date and time of the next exam: October 13, 2015
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
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.