To advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.
We envision a healthcare system that encompasses certified classical homeopathic practitioners to be accessible to all.
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Examination and Initial Certification Process
Passing the CHC certification examination demonstrates knowledge of the theories and clinical skills used in homeopathy. To initially earn the Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) credential, the following must be completed:
The examination is offered twice a year in March/April and October with registration timelines beginning approximately 8 weeks and ending approximately 2 weeks prior to the exam cycle. See the home page for specific registration and testing dates.
Tests are computerized, proctored, and taken at designated test sites. Proctor's are scheduled through the exam application system and should NOT be scheduled otherwise. Proctor fees are included in the exam application fee.
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If ADA accommodation is needed, make a request within the exam application website. See the CHC Certification Handbook for detailed instructions.
For detailed information about application requirements and exam study references, see the CHC Certification Handbook.
Required for Application to take the Exam
All supporting documentation must be submitted with the application by the application deadline. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the application deadline will not be processed (cancellation refund policy will apply).
Once complete applications (including all required documents and fees) are received, the applicant will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline regarding the status of the application.
See the CHC Certification Handbook for more detailed requirements. In general, an application includes the following:
- A completed application form and fee payment
- Copies of official transcripts for homeopathic and health science education
- Verification of residence in the U.S. or Canada
- Supplemental documentation, as applicable: completed Clinical Training Log, copies of medical licenses, ADA Accommodation Request. Note: clinical training requirements must be completed and documented before certification is awarded.
The application and required documents will be reviewed and the applicant will be notified if the application has been approved or if additional information is required.
NO APPLICATION WILL BE REVIEWED UNTIL ALL REQUIRED ITEMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
Required Education to take the Exam
- A minimum of 500 hours of preparation in the theory and foundations of homeopathy Note: beginning January 1, 2018, this preparation must be completed in a program that has been accredited or is approved by ACHENA
- One college level course in Anatomy and Physiology
- A 40-hour course in Human Pathology
- Recommended (but not required until January 1, 2018) a minimum of 250 hours of clinical training
Requirements for Initial Certification
Clinical training is a fundamental and vital requirement to the art and science of homeopathy and should be integral to any homeopathic education undertaken.
Within 2 years of passage of the exam, completion of the following is required for initial certification:
- Clinical observation and analysis – up to 360 hours and a minimum of 140 hours (documentation of 10 chronic cases independently taken and written up with two follow-ups each) supervised by a qualified supervisor. Click here for the Clinical Training Log. Note: Beginning January 1, 2018, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Pathology, 500 hours of theory and foundations of homeopathy and 250 hours of clinical work must be completed before the exam application deadline.
- Participation in a CCH Orientation Session