Council for Homeopathic Certification


In 1991 the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) was formed in response to a new vision for the future of homeopathy in North America as a unified profession of highly trained and certified practitioners.

The School’s course qualifies students at the required level to apply for certification through Council for Homeopathic Certification. Our graduates meet the CHC requirements and prerequisite.

Currently, exams are offered in the US and Canada in April and October at testing centers in the test taker's location.
Prior to applying to take the certification exam, the following requirements must be met (see the CHC handbook):

  • A minimum of 500 hours of preparation in the theory and foundations of homeopathy completed in a program that has been accredited or is approved by ACHENA; if educated outside of the US or Canada, evaluated transcripts must be submitted and deemed to be at least equivalent. A transcript and the evaluation report must be uploaded with your exam application.
  • A minimum of 500 hours of clinical training in homeopathy.
  • One college-level-equivalent course in Anatomy and Physiology.
  • One college-level-equivalent course in Pathology & Disease.
  • Attested compliance with the CHC's Code of Professional Ethics, Client/Patient Healthcare Rights and Fitness to Practice reporting.

If you do not know if the state you are in has specific regulations about homeopathy practice, you might find information by contacting a CCH practitioner who practices there. Visit our
Practitioner Directory on our website and search by state.

In the US, homeopaths do not need a license to practice homeopathy because homeopathy, like other natural health disciplines, does not pose a threat of harm. CHC certification is not a requirement nor a license, to practice in the US. However, many professional homeopaths choose this board-certified achievement and credential (CCH) to designate themselves as qualified practitioners.

The CHC certification board certifies individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy.

Several benefits of certification are as follows:

  • CHC certification is important for consumers who are seeking credentialed homeopathic practitioners.
  • Certification strengthens the homeopathic profession by supporting high standards of homeopathy practice.
  • Certification promotes the growth and acceptance of homeopathy with a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy.
  • NCCA third-party validation of practitioner expertise and standards equates homeopathy with other certified healthcare professions.
The CHC is accredited by NCCA, designating it as the only accredited homeopathic certification organisation in the field of homeopathy. NCCA standards require that certifying exams meet psychometric content validity, reliability, and scoring standards, and that certification processes adhere to best practices to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public.

The CHC is also an organizational member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE is a private and voluntary membership organization that provides educational, networking, and other resources for organizations like the CHC awarding credentials.