What is the difference between the 3-Year North American Practitioner Program and the 2-Year International E-Learning Program?

In North America, we only offer the 3-year Practitioner Program in order to meet the standards of ACHENA. The 2-year E-Learning program does not currently meet these standards for North American certification.

Students who wish to take the CHC board exams in order to become a nationally board-certified practitioner in North America must complete and graduate from a three-year ACHENA eligible or accredited program.

However, prospective students who have already attained CCH status, are offered the 3-year North American program at a 50% discount.

Prospective students who are not already certified (CCH) should apply to our 3-year North American Practitioner program in order to be considered eligible for certification as our 3-year program is an ACHENA eligible program.

What is the process and timeline for a prospective student to apply, study, graduate, and become a certified and registered professional homeopath?

1. Apply

A proactive student can potentially complete the application process in less than one month. Prospective students must complete and application, send proof of identification, furnish 2 letters of recommendation, a background check (which takes a minimum of 2-3 weeks), and have transcript and proof of prior education submitted. (Please see more info under Admissions Process)

2. Study

Once the admissions board has carefully considered each applicant’s submission, those accepted to the program are notified in July or August of the same year that matriculation is to occur.

A new student’s first tuition payment is normally due in the third week of August, and Orientation for each new class occurs on the last Saturday of every August.

Classes begin the first week of September.

Entire class schedules for each enrolled class can be found under the Course Details tab at https://vithoulkas.college/

Each Student is enrolled for 3 years.  At the end of the 3-year program, students who have passed their final exams and have completed their 10 supervised cases will receive an IACH diploma.

Graduation ceremony typically occurs on the third weekend of every August.

Students who have received a diploma are eligible to register to take their board exams to become a certified homeopathic practitioner.

The 3-year program includes all classroom hours, clinical hours and necessary tools to successfully graduate and apply to register for certification exams.

3. Become Certified and Registered in North America

The CHC Certification Exam is offered twice yearly, Monday-Friday, in April and October. Registration is open for seven weeks prior to the exam month.

For more information regarding board certification registration please visit: https://www.homeopathicdirectory.com/exam

Once a student practitioner has become certified (CCH), he or she can become a nationally registered homeopathy (RSHom (NA) through NASH https://homeopathy.org/nash-membership/registered-membership/

This entire process from application to full national certification takes approximately four years to accomplish.

What are the prerequisites for the 3-year North American Practitioner Program?

An associate degree (or equivalent) is required, and a bachelor degree is preferred.  At least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education at the baccalaureate level that is appropriate preparation for graduate level work, or the equivalent (e.g. certification in a medical profession requiring at least the equivalent training of a registered nurse or physician’s assistant), from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education is required. Two academic years at the baccalaureate level, which include basic human science courses is preferred. Students who have not taken Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology classes prior to taking our program need to also complete these certification prerequisites prior to finishing the 3-year program in order to obtain their diploma from IACH.

I am already a Doctor/Homeopath. Can I apply for advanced standing into the program?

While we also have some students who are new to homeopathy, the majority of our students are practicing health professionals and also homeopaths who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge in classical homeopathy. Therefore, the entry-level is standard for all professional applicants from all modalities of healthcare.

In order to ensure that each and every IACH graduates with the same tools, education, and learning experiences, and as our program is unique in emersion methodology as students are observing Professor Vithoulkas take actual cases during nearly every class, IACH does not offer advanced standing into our program. However, IACH offers the 3-year North American program at a 50% discount to those who are already CCH.