DANMTM (Doctorate of Ayurvedic Natural Medicine)

In Canada, Natural health products (NHPs)  are regulated by the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate(NNHPD), which came into effect in 2004. CAAP adheres to the Natural Health Products Regulations. These Natural health products (NHPs) include vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal remedies, traditional and homeopathic medicines, probiotics and enzymes.

The Scope of practice of (Doctorate of Ayurvedic Natural Medicine) DANM consists of the assessment of body-mind type (Prakruti) and the imbalances in the three bio-energies (Tridoshas) through Ayurvedic diagnostic techniques, and the use of NHPs, Traditional Ayurvedic Therapies and Techniques to promote, maintain or restore health.



Category – A

Canadian Trained Ayurvedic Practitioners



Educational requirements:

A Graduate or a Post-Graduate program(s) on Ayurveda based on WHO Guidelines from an accredited college of at least 2500 hours of in-class training including classroom theory and practical sessions and followed by 500 hours of clinical internship training

Category – B

Traditional Ayurvedic Practitioners registered in South Asia


Educational requirements:

Registered Ayurvedic Graduate (inclusive of but not limited to BAMS, GAMS, BIMS, BUMS) or equivalent degree program from any recognised University of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius, etc or a program(s) equivalent to 4500 hours Ayurveda Program based on WHO Guidelines.

Category – C

Western Trained Registered Healthcare Practitioners



Educational requirements:

Registered Healthcare Professionals inclusive of but not limited to Medical Doctors, Dentists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Orthomolecular Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Homeopathic Practitioners, Pharmacist and Naturopathic Doctor or its equivalent Professionals trained in above mentioned disciplines from Foreign Universities with 1500 Hours Training in Ayurveda including classroom theory and practical sessions or a program(s) equivalent to 1500 hours Ayurveda Program based on WHO Guidelines.

Registration Requirements:

1.       Candidates are required to take an examination prior to being approved for designations.

2.       Candidate must include copies of all relevant certificates / diplomas / etc. & updated curriculum vitae.

3.       If your documents are not in English or French, you must provide an officially translated version along with a copy of the original attached.

4.       Registrants will have to get their certifications and marks transcripts evaluated from Canadian Academic Evaluating agencies like CES, WES, etc.

5.       Payment must be in the form of cheque or money order payable to Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners.

6.       The assessment fee is Non-refundable and is not included in registration fee

7.       Provide proof of Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions) Insurance (can be applied for after joining Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners (CAAP)

8.       Designation requirements can be fulfilled by a combination of formal training, experience and / or a challenge examination set by Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners (CAAP)

9.       Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners (CAAP) reserves the right to recommend further upgrading, or to deny registration to any applicant. The criteria for registration will be reviewed every year.