The CHC Certification process spans two phases: Examination and Orientation. Applicants must complete all required clinical training prior to applying for the exam and both the Examination and Orientation must be completed before certification begins. For certification requirements, please follow the applicable link below:
Graduates from ACHENA or CHO Accredited Schools
Graduations from a program that has been accredited or has an approved program curriculum through Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA) or College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO) must meet the following requirements before applying to take the CHC Certification Examination:
A minimum of 500 hours of preparation in the theory and foundations of homeopathy
500 hours of clinical training, including a requisite minimum of 10 chronic cases independently taken and written up with two follow-ups each supervised by a CCH, DHANP or DHt Certified Supervisor. This is equivalent to 140 clinical hours
One college level course in Anatomy and Physiology
One college level course in Human Pathology
Read and comply with CHC Code of Professional Ethics, CHC Client Healthcare Rights, Fitness to Practice and Confidentiality of Test Questions requirements.
CHC exam applicants must be proficient in oral and written English. No additional time accommodations are granted based on limited English proficiency. An English language proficiency test is NOT required.
Graduates from Programs Outside of the USA or Canada
Applicants who completed their homeopathic education from non-accredited ACHENA or CHO schools outside the United States or Canada must be approved by the CHC Pre-Qualification Evaluation Committee (PQE) before being eligible to apply to take the CHC Certification Examination.
PQE Application requirements
The following items are required to pre-qualify to take the CHC Exam. Please ensure that all items have been submitted. Submission of documentation does not imply eligibility to take the exam. At the discretion of the PQE Committee, additional documentation may be requested.
Complete PQE application
Submit Government issued license, registration (if applicable) or accreditation proof for the school.
Pay $75 Non-refundable Fee
Transcripts must be submitted to the PQE Committee documenting classical homeopathic training that includes the following:
500 hours of classical homeopathic foundations
500 hours of clinical work
One college level course in Anatomy and Physiology
One college level course in Human Pathology.
The homeopathy schools from which applicants graduated must also meet one of the following requirements:
The homeopathy school is approved by a foreign government’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, or equivalent agency.
The homeopathy school is approved by a private accreditation agency with standards that are comparable to those of ACHENA and are recognized for that purpose by the respective government entity.
Program Content Requirements
Transcripts must document content that meets ACHENA curricular standards and CHC Exam eligibility requirements. Eligibility will be determined by the PQE Committee. The curriculum must include:
At a minimum, the curriculum of study in classical homeopathy must include 500 hours of study in the
foundations of homeopathy (Historical and Theoretical Aspects of Classical Homeopathy, Materia Medica,
Repertory, Health Science, Homeopathic Case Taking, Initial Homeopathic Case Analysis, Posology, Follow-up
and Case Management) from a school of homeopathy.
2. Clinical Training Requirements
A minimum of 500 hours in clinical observation and analysis must be documented by a qualified homeopath. A
minimum 140 hours of the 500 hours of clinical observation and analysis must document one-on-one supervision
of the applicant by a qualified homeopath.
The 140 hours must have included independent cases taken and analyzed by the applicant with appropriate
follow-ups that were supervised by a qualified homeopath.
3. Health Sciences
In addition to the 1000 hours of homeopathic study, a college-level course in human anatomy and physiology
and a college-level course in human pathology are required.
Applicants may be asked for to verify their education through evaluation service such as American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (aacrao.org), Educational Credential Evaluators (ece.org), or World Educational Services (wes.org).
Individuals whose education does not meet CHC eligibility requirements may be asked to complete additional training.
Transcripts in a Language other than English
Transcripts which were issued in a language other than English must be submitted with an English language evaluation report of all applicable transcripts by a credential evaluation service such as American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (aacrao.org), Educational Credential Evaluators (ece.org), or World Educational Services (wes.org).
Additional coursework, clinical training, and/or supervision may be required based on the evaluation received from the service.
The CHC does not have reciprocal agreements with any homeopathic certifying, licensing or registering organizations within or outside of the United States or Canada. All applicants who have been educated in non-accredited ACHENA or CHO schools outside the US or Canada must meet all requirements for qualifying to take the CHC exam.
Candidates from Non-Accredited Schools, graduated 2019 or prior
For 2022 exam cycles only (April and October), applicants who graduated in 2019 and prior who did not attend ACHENA or CHO programs, must submit their transcripts and supporting documentation to the Pre-Qualification Evaluation Committee (PQE) for review. Applicants who studied outside the US and Canada, must submit their transcripts and supporting documentation to the PQE for review. Based on specific criteria, this committee conducts a review of the submitted documentation to determine pre-qualification for exam eligibility.