International Hypnosis Association FAQ
How much does membership cost?
Membership is currently $75/year, $150 for 3 years, or $300 for a lifetime membership. The fee covers all of any IHA certifications you might hold. In other words, if you're a hypnotherapist, it's $75/year, if you're yearly. If you're a hypnotherapist and an NLP practitioner -- still $75.
What certifications do you offer?
We offer certifications for hypnotists & hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners, and NLP master practitioners. We also have specialized certifications.
Who is eligible for these certifications?
There are a few different ways someone can become certified with us.
What are the standards for the IHA approved courses?
We have different standards for the three main certifications we offer, of course. In each case, an applicant must have passed a course which. . .
What are the benefits of being an IHA member?
Benefits To IHA Members
Your Membership Programs
When you join or renew, you can choose any one of the following programs to help you with your hypnosis, NLP or training skills, marketing or running your practice. You get one program for each year you renew. Lifetime members receive all programs.
How can I apply for membership with the International Hypnosis Association?
Just fill out the initial application. It should take less than a minute. After that, you'll receive a request for a picture of your qualifying documents. Usually that consists of snapping a picture of your qualifying course certificate and emailing it to us. Sometimes we'll need to get more information about a course you've completed.
If so, we'll let you know.
In most cases, the process is very easy, and only takes a few minutes.
How can I get my course approved/accredited by the IHA?
Just send us a request. We'll ask you for some course materials and get back to you if there's anything else we need to know before deciding if the course meets our standards. There's no cost to have your course evaluated, approved, or listed on our IHA Approved Courses page.
Is the International Hypnosis Association Hypnotherapy Certification Accepted in My Location?
Hypnotherapy certification and a legal license to practice hypnotherapy in your region are two very different things. Although hypnotherapy is often unregulated, it is important that you check your local and regional laws to be sure that you are practicing legally. Certification from the International Hypnosis Association MAY be helpful in proving your qualifications, but it is not guaranteed.
The IHA is a membership, certification and credentialing organization, NOT a governing body.
If you need information about the law regarding practicing hypnotherapy in your location, we strongly suggest searching online for that information.