Information on joining the NZNMA
Thinking about joining the New Zealand
Natural Medicine Association (NZNMA)?
On this page you will find information on
how to join the NZNMA, as well as the NZNMA Application form
for professional membership. Just click on the link
below to open the form.
query about joining and membership?
If you have a query about membership,
read the information in the Frequently Asked Questions
see if your question has already been answered. Please
do this BEFORE sending an email with your inquiry.
Application For Professional Membership - DOWNLOAD
TO ALL APPLICANTS
applicants who are NZ residents and in active
practice in New Zealand can be listed in the NZNMA
register as being in ACTIVE PRACTICE. Overseas applicants
who comply with the minimum requirements for NZNMA
membership will be listed as members who are not in
ACTIVE PRACTICE in New Zealand.
Please look at these Frequently Asked
Questions, to see if your question has already been
Q. What is the process for application as a
member of the NZNMA?
A. Download the NZNMA Application for
Professional Membership form. Fill in the details,
enclose photocopies of your qualifications which have been
verified by a JP. Enclose your non-refundable application fee
of $50 and post to the NZNMA Registrar, Dr Jacques Imbeau, Registrar NZNMA, 100 Bush Road, Building 3, Unit I, Rosedale, Auckland 0632,
Q. I am an overseas applicant and would like
to know if my qualifications from XYZ school/University are
adequate to become a member of the NZNMA?
A. As there are literally thousands of
training establishments around the world offering
courses/qualifications in natural medicine, until our
Registrar has investigated exactly what your course
entailed/offered, we are unable to tell you if you meet
If your qualifications were not gained in New Zealand the NZNMA Registrar may request further assessment (for example NZQA), in regard to any overseas qualification, for its New Zealand equivalent. If further assessment is required, this would need to be undertaken at your expense.
Please remember, that Full
Membership of the NZNMA is open to all Natural Health
Practitioners or other health professionals who hold a
degree or its deemed equivalent, a minimum of 2 diplomas,
or who has qualifications and training which are acceptable to
the Executive Management Committee.
as this, you need
to have been in full clinical practice for a minimum
of five years and have undertaken recognised courses of
training in the Health science subjects, e.g. anatomy,
physiology, biochemistry & nutrition and be proficient in
recognised diagnostic technique/s
by the association.
Can I obtain Indemnity Insurance from the NZNMA?
A. At this stage, the NZNMA do not offer
Indemnity Insurance. You can apply for membership with
Natural Health Practitioners of New Zealand, of which the NZNMA
is a Professional Association. As part of your membership, you
can choose their Indemnity Insurance policy. Their web site is
Q. Can I get more involved with the NZNMA?
A. Yes, our Executive sit 4 times a year,
which includes the AGM in June. It is at the AGM you have the
opportunity to be elected onto the Executive board. This is a
voluntary position, for a committed person. Please let
the secretary know if this is something you are interested
If you cannot find
the answer to your question, then please email the