Certification

Requirements for Registration and Certification

A. Certified Hypnotherapist
Has completed at least two hundred (200) hours of instruction from an ACHE approved hypnotism school that is licensed by their State Board of Education. The Hypnotherapist must also pass the ACHE written and practical skills exam. Exceptions are considered on a non-discriminatory basis and may be granted by the Qualifying Board.

B. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Has fulfilled all of the requirements for Hypnotherapist and has completed a total of three hundred (300) hours instruction in hypnosis from a school approved by the appropriate state agency and by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.

C. Certified Hypnotic Coach
Has completed at least two hundred (200) hours of instruction from school approved by the appropriate state agency and by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. The Hypnotic Coach must also pass the ACHE written and practical skills exam. Exceptions are considered on a non-discriminatory basis and may be granted by the Qualifying Board.

D. Certified Master Hypnotic Coach
Has fulfilled all of the requirements for Hypnotic Coach and has completed a total of three hundred (300) hours instruction in hypnosis and coaching from a school approved by the appropriate state agency and by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.

Examination may be waived for hypnotherapists who submit evidence of three consecutive years of full-time professional practice. Only the Qualifying Board may grant any exception, on a non-discriminatory basis. If you have just graduated from a 200 hour non-ACHE program, you may be able to take the exam and be certified. Please contact the office for more information. 619-280-7200

Steps to apply for certification (from a non-ACHE school)

  • Complete the Application for Certification (print and mail or online)
  • Submit online or mail the form and documents to ACHE, 3435 Camino del Rio S., Ste 316, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Print, read and sign the Code of Ethics (below)
  • Include payment $175.00 (mail check with application or use PayPal)
  • Include copies of your certificates of completion for 200 hours of training from your school.
  • Submit proof of being in practice for three (3) consecutive years of full time professional practice OR
  • Schedule the ACHE exam.

Click here to download the application

Important: include the Code of Ethics with your application and payment of $175.00

FEES: The initial fee for registration and certification for two years is $175 if you apply in January. For example, if you are certified in January of 2017 your certificate would expire December 31, 2018 giving you two full years. If, however, you are certified in June of 2017, your certificate would still expire December 31, 2018. We do not prorate fees.

If you are certified in October of 2016 your certificate would expire December 31, 2018, giving you 3 extra months of certification free.

The initial fee includes a one-time $25 application/examination fee and a $75 per year registration and certification fee for two consecutive years. There is a $25 fee for a new certificate reflecting a change in Certification status.

 

Application for Certification
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Check one A. HYPNOTHERAPIST: Open to applicants who have completed a total of two hundred (200) hours of instruction in hypnosis/hypnotherapy from a school approved by the appropriate state agency and by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and have passed the ACHE examination. OR B. HYPNOTIC COACH - 100 hours hypnotherapy plus 100 hours of life coach training; C. CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST Open to applicants who have completed a total of three hundred (300) hours instruction in hypnosis/hypnotherapy from a school approved by the appropriate state agency and by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and have passed the ACHE examination. D. MASTER HYPNOTIC COACH - 100 hours training as a life coach plus 200 hours hypnotherapy training.

Applicants who wish to be considered for certification fully or partly on the basis of equivalent learning or experience, should fill in the form, and attach additional information OR provide a copy of your certificate from the ACHE approved school that you attended.

Which ACHE approved school did you attend?
Title of course completed
Beginning and completion dates of course
Beginning and completion dates of course
Total number of actual classroom hours
Total number of hours of interactive online instruction
Total number of supervised practice hours to date.
Total number of hours of interactive online instruction.
Total number of supervised practice hours .
Other relevant training/education/experience
Do you wish your details to be made available to the public by ACHE in a Directory? If yes, provide website link or and/or maximum of three specialties within your hypnotherapy practice.
City: State: Zip: Street Address: Country: Business phone: Hypnosis website: Specialties (limited to 3); i.e. weight, smoking, childbirth
Instructor or other Certified Hypnotherapist please provide contact details)
Have you ever been convicted on a felony or morals charge? If yes, please provide details in the comments section below, including dates, location and court references in comments below.
I am submitting my signed Code of Ethics in the following manner Email to hypnotistexaminers@gmail.com
By checking the box below, I agree that my electronic signature is the legally binding equivalent to my handwritten signature.
I have been a student member with an ACHE approved school within the past two years. As such I qualify for the lower rate of $150.
The initial fee for registration and certification for two years is $175*. This consists of a one-time $25 application/examination fee (non-refundable) and a $75 per year registration and certification fee for two consecutive years. There is a $25 fee to upgrade your Certification status. You may also call our office with your credit card information after you submit the form. *If you are certified any time before October 1 of that year you will be due to renew December 31st of the following year. Effective March 1, 2017 the Initial Certification Fee for International members is $195