Mission & Goals
Our MissionThe Council was formed in response to a new vision for homeopathy's future as a unified profession of highly trained and certified practitioners, and with a desire to create one meaningful national standard for practitioners of classical homeopathy.
The CHC works with existing homeopathic educational, training, and professional organizations to promote excellence in classical homeopathic practice, including the North American Society of Homeopaths, which requires certification by CHC of its applicants for registration.
The Council promotes the inclusion of homeopathy within the recognized scope of practice of all health care professions.
How we fulfill our mission
Certification by CHC is a public statement of recognition by a practitioner's peers of training, knowledge, skill and competence in classical homeopathy. The certifying board includes homeopaths from major health care professions, as well as the growing group of professional homeopaths. This certification also assists the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths from all professional backgrounds.
Who we certify
Candidates for certification must fulfill educational and clinical experience prerequisites established by the CHC in order to undertake a challenging written exam. Those who pass the written exam subsequently take an oral examination. Successful candidates receive a certificate stating that they are "Certified in Classical Homeopathy", and are entitled to use the credential 'CCH'. This certification is not a license to practice, but is helping to define a national identity for the homeopathic profession.
- Create a common standard to establish competence in classical homeopathy
- Define standards of homeopathic care and professional ethics
- Administer an exam process to certify homeopaths to this level of competence
- Assist the public to choose appropriately qualified homeopaths from all professional backgrounds with a national directory of certified practitioners
- Promote the inclusion of homeopathy within the recognized scope of practice of all health care professions
- Cooperate with existing organizations to strengthen the homeopathic profession with an agreed credential and excellence in classical homeopathic training and practice