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Professional homeopaths and graduate students can apply for Registered membership if they meet the educational requirements of graduation from a 4-year part-time or 3-year full-time course of homeopathic study that includes study in homeopathy, health sciences, and clinical experience. Experienced homeopaths with less training can request individual consideration of their application.
The criteria for Applying for Registered Membership requires that the applicant shall pass both Entrance Requirements and Individual Assessment, as outlined below.
1. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Applicant shall be required to meet initial Entrance Requirements that will be satisfied by either A or B:
Applicant shall be a practicing homeopath who has been accredited by the Council for Homeopathic Certification;
Applicant shall be a practicing homeopath or recent graduate who has successfully completed a 4-year part-time or 3-year full-time course of homeopathic study at any of the educational institutions provisionally recognized by the Canadian Society of Homeopaths and who has received the school’s credentials. Recognized schools and their minimum credentials to date include:
● British Institute of Homeopathy: DIHom(Pract)
● The School of Homeopathy, UK: DHom
● Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, ON: DSHM or DCHM
● Vancouver Homeopathic Academy, BC: DCH
● Western College of Homeopathic Medicine, AB: DCH
Applicants with other educational backgrounds who meet our minimum requirements for homeopathic and health sciences study, supervised clinical training, and/or experience shall be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants passing the Entrance Requirements will be granted Associate membership, which provides a 24-month period during which to meet the Individual Assessment.
2. INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT
The applicant shall be assigned an Assessor with whom they have had no prior association (to avoid the possibility of conflict of interest). The Assessor shall be responsible for reviewing and reporting on the following requirements:
a) Case Studies: The submission of 5 cases with follow-ups spanning over a year or that demonstrate a complete resolution of the case in less than a year. This requirement is waived for applicants who have current CCH (Certified in Classical Homeopathy) credentials.
b) Interview: A one-to-two hour phone conversation discussing case management, ethical concerns, practice management, and implications of Registered membership with CSH.
Homeopaths who have been certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) can apply for expedited assessment.
Acceptance of applications for Registered Membership shall be based on recommendations of the Registry Committee, with formal approval by the Board at its following monthly meeting.
Successful applicants shall sign the following Agreement:
I assert that all information in this Application is accurate; that I am a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant; that I have never been convicted of an indictable offence; and that I will abide by the Society’s Professional Standards of conduct, competency, accountability, and professional development as the Board may establish and amend from time to time. I also acknowledge that membership with CSH shall include membership with the Affiliate organization in the province or region in which I live (where applicable).
See also the Steps to Registration before completing the Application for Registered Membership form.