NOTE: As of May 2019, the 3-Year Homeopathic Practitioner Program was moved to the PIHMA Center for Professional Education & Development (CPED). This move has given the CPED team the opportunity to work to re-engineer aspects of the program to take advantage of advancements in the integrative healthcare environment and to more fully meet the opportunities that may be presented to you upon completion. The Practitioner Program is scheduled to resume in Spring 2021.
Applications and inquiries into coursework available to advance place for the next generation of the program are now being accepted. These are exciting times. We hope you will join us on the journey!
As we work to create the next generation of this program, please consider any of the self-help or continuing education programs (40 Hour Acute Care or the 150 Clinical Homeopathy).
The AMCofH at PIHMA CPED Homeopathic Practitioner Program prepares students for the professional practice of homeopathic medicine. This program is offered in both a real-time synchronous online format and in a classroom format. Online students interact live with the instructor during class. The program is a three-year, part-time program, that encompasses over 1,300 clock hours, exceeding the CHC requirement of didactic and clinical training hours. Students attend an average of two weekends per month over three years. This program is specifically designed for both non-licensed and licensed health care professionals to practice classical homeopathy.
The Homeopathic Practitioner Program provides a solid preparation for the professional practice of homeopathic medicine. It is based on a foundation using the fundamental principles and philosophy of homeopathic medicine. The curriculum is designed to enable students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and perspective necessary to meet the educational learning objectives of the program and the career for which they are being prepared. Clinical training is integrated throughout the program and includes mentorship and supervision. Development of business and practice management skills is also an important part of the program.
Slow Track and Non-Matriculation Options
Students can elect to go through the Homeopathic Practitioner Program more slowly than the usual three years. The Slow Track option allows students to complete the program in as long as 4 1/2 years.
Students can also elect to non-matriculated in the program. Non-matriculation allows students to take courses in the program without enrolling or completing the program. Non-matriculating students must meet all prerequisites for courses they enroll in and some courses may not be eligible for non-matriculation. A maximum number of credit hours may apply.
Licensure, Accreditation, and Certification
The AMCH at PIHMA CPED homeopathic practitioner program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA), an independent, non-profit, specialized accrediting agency whose mission is to promote excellence in the education of professional homeopaths.
Effective in January 2018, the Council for Homeopathic Certification (the national homeopathic certifying body) has created the following policy:
“The following educational requirements are effective for new applications received for exams to be taken after January 1, 2018: All US and Canadian trained applicants must attend schools/programs that have either had their curriculum approved or are fully accredited by ACHENA.”
ACHENA released the following statement in 2014:
“Students are strongly encouraged to seek out school programs that have been accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (www.ACHENA.org). These
programs have met a high standard for homeopathic education as established by the homeopathic
Although the lecture is an important aspect of training homeopathic practitioners, it is the clinical training that lies at the heart of creating true homeopathic healers. Homeopathic medicine is integrated into all aspects of treatment in the Practitioner Program. This includes clinical observation, clinical training, supervision, and externships.
Online and Campus-Based Learning
Classes are available on campus and in a synchronous online format. We have had students attend this program from all over the world.
Why Become a Homeopathic Practitioner?
Choosing a Career in Homeopathic Medicine is a booklet that describes in more detail the reasons to pursue a career in homeopathic medicine.
- Treatment Success: You will be prepared to treat clients in first aid, acute and chronic conditions.
- Certification: As a homeopathic practitioner you are eligible for national certification in homeopathy, greatly increasing your credibility.
- Foundational Training: Your training as a homeopathic practitioner comprises 500-1,300 hours of either campus-based or distance learning education.
- Add Value to Your Practice: You can incorporate your training as a homeopathic practitioner into your existing practice or use it as a stand-alone healing modality.
- Laying the Foundation for Future Growth as Homeopathic Practitioners: Homeopathic practitioner education lays a solid foundation for you to continue your education as a homeopathic practitioner.
- The Benefits of Homeopathic Medicine: You will learn a system of healing that is gentle, natural, inexpensive, and potentially curative of chronic disease.
- Growing Demand: As a homeopathic practitioner you will help meet the growing demand for alternative options in healthcare.