OUR MISSION   

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.

OUR VISION  

We envision a healthcare system that encompasses certified classical homeopathic practitioners to be accessible to all.

 

 

 

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Who We Are

The homeopathic profession in North America has established uniform standards of training and professional competence for integrative healthcare practitioners using homeopathy to ensure access to safe, effective homeopathic care for the public.

In 1991, the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) was formed in response to a vision for classical homeopathy that helped to assure a united profession of highly trained and certified practitioners. Naturopaths, acupuncturists, professional homeopaths, medical doctors, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists and osteopaths worked together to define evaluative criteria for homeopathic competence and to assemble a representative board of directors for the Council from various professions within the diverse homeopathic community.

Under the direction of the CHC Board, an exam was drafted and a certification process created. A statement of professional ethics was published and a procedure for public recourse was defined to address ethical and professional violations. Liaisons with other homeopathic organizations were established. A national directory of certificate holders was published as more practitioners became certified. A website was developed to promote the mission of the CHC and provide online access to the directory.

The CHC continues to be a proactive voice for credentialing within the homeopathic profession. The CHC Board advocates for certification in the US and Canada by presenting information about homeopathic certification to government panels, health care industry organizations, academic groups on integrative medicine, and insurance companies. The members of the Board of Directors volunteer their time to strengthen the homeopathic community and promote the inclusion of homeopathy in the broader healthcare landscape.

The Purpose of CHC Certification:
  • To assess competence in established standards of professional quality
  • To foster high quality homeopathic practitioners for the benefit of the public
Goals of the CHC
  • Assist the public in choosing qualified homeopaths through a rigorous examination and national directory of certified practitioners
  • Provide an exam process that assures competence (per established standards) in classical homeopathy
  • Strengthen the homeopathic profession with a recognized credential
  • Define professional ethics for homeopathic practitioners
  • Collaborate with existing professional organizations to promote excellence in classical homeopathy.
  • Promote the inclusion of homeopathy within the recognized scope of healthcare professions

 

 

 
  This Website is the official source for the most current certification guidelines. Although the CHC strives to give applicants and credential holders as much advance notices as possible when policies or procedures change, it is the responsibility of the individual to be fully informed about the current application and certification guidelines.

 

Council for Homeopathic Certification P.O. Box 75 Chartley, MA 02712
Toll Free: (866) 242-3399 Fax: (815) 366-7622

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