4.28.2010, Birmingham, Alabama—Clayton College of Natural Health (CCNH) has announced its status as an approved provider of continuing education (CE) hours for the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB).

The ANCB has approved 19 CCNH courses across five disciplines including holistic nutrition, natural health and wellness, natural sciences, companion animal studies and iridology. Completion of any one of the approved courses fulfills ANCB’s 20-hour continuing education requirement for maintaining Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN) and Certified in Nutritional Wellness (CNW) certification.

ANCB practitioners who choose to earn CEs with CCNH will have access to courses that are designed by some of the leading educators in natural health, holistic nutrition, herbal studies and practitioner development. They will also have access to the full range of student services provided by CCNH, including access to student networks and research databases including Natural Standard and MEDLINE, with full text.

The ANCB supports the standards, scope of practice and code of ethics necessary to describe nutritional wellness and traditional naturopathy as distinct approaches to health and wellness. Obtaining certification demonstrates a practitioner’s knowledge and experience to employers, clients and peers. The ANCB requires renewal of board certification every two years. For more information on how to improve performance as a traditional naturopath or as a nutrition or wellness consultant, contact CCNH at www.ccnh.edu/ancb.

Clayton College of Natural Health (CCNH) is one of the first schools in the U.S. to offer formalized professional and personal courses of study in the natural health sciences via distance education. The college’s 30 year history gives us a knowledge and experience base that is unmatched by any other. CCNH is committed to sharing its educational mission: to teach each student how to be healthy and how to teach others to be healthy. For more information, visit www.ccnh.edu.