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Table 3 National qualifications frameworks reported by educational institutions and accreditation bodies by total organizations

From: Characteristics of global naturopathic education, regulation, and practice frameworks: results from an international survey

Country National Qualifications Framework Accreditation Body
Australia Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency [TESQA] Un-named
Brazil Ministry of Education and Culture [MEC] Not applicable
Canada The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education [CNME], Post-secondary Education Quality Assessment Board [PEQAB] or other regional state educational institution accreditation requirements The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education [CNME]
Franceb Not applicable Naturopathic education consortium
Germany Unrepresented Regional Health Offices
Italya International Organisation for Standardization [ISO] Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione [UNI] 11,491, ACCREDIA
Mexico Unrepresented Secretaria de Educación Pública [SEP])
Nepal Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training [CTEVT] Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training [CTEVT]
New Zealand (NZ)b NZ Qualifications Authority [NZQA] Natural Health Practitioners of NZ
Portugal Unrepresented Central Administration of the Health System [ACSS]
Puerto Rico CNME, Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico CNME
South Africa Council of Higher Education [CHE] Statutory regulatory body
Switzerland Unrepresented Organisation der Arbeitswelt AlternativMedizin Schweiz [OdA-AM]
Swedenb Unrepresented Naturopathic professional association
United Kingdom (UK)b Framework for Higher Education Qualifications [FHEQ], Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC], General Naturopathic Council [GNC]
USA CNME, with regional state educational institution accreditation requirements CNME
  1. aISO standard not national qualification framework; bSelf-accreditation organizations
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