The AIHC has been established to advance Classical Homeopathy by creating an international standard for the certification of homeopathic practitioners.
As the world becomes more interconnected and the popularity of homeopathy increases, the AIHC aims to unite the homeopathic community as a global force to strengthen and support the profession internationally.
The AIHC will meet the demand for qualified homeopathic practitioners by certifying individuals from around the world who achieve and maintain a recognized standard of professional competence.
In 2015 a group of international homeopaths came together with the purpose of creating a standard for Classical Homeopathy internationally. The result was the AIHC, which allows homeopaths globally to attain the status of International Homeopathic Certification (IHC).
The AIHC has a Board of Directors of internationally known homeopaths who have generously lent their support to the goal of international homeopathic certification. They are Rajan Sankaran, Paresh Vasani (President), Maria Berger, Divya Chhabra, Helen Darroch, Mahesh Gandhi, Roopali Gupta, Jonathan Hardy, Birgit Kleinfeld, Resie Moonen, Anne Schadde, Jan Scholten, Janet Snowden, and Susan Sonz. Misha Norland (1943-2021) was an original Board member and supporter of our cause, who's presence will be greatly missed.
When you apply for and attain the status of IHC (International Homeopathic Certification), you will be joining the first truly international homeopathic certification program. The AIHC has the support of the most distinguished homeopaths in the world. All homeopaths who hold the IHC will know that you are well qualified as a classical homeopath because of the shared experience of becoming certified, and will confidently refer patients to one another.
Anyone who has been trained as a classical homeopath and fulfills the prerequisites listed here, is welcome to apply for the IHC. This includes well-trained homeopaths with or without medical licenses, regardless of their case-taking style.
Candidates for the IHC need to have graduated from a recognized school of homeopathy*. That homeopathic education must have included at least 500 didactic hours of classical homeopathic education and 250 clinic hours (both documented), along with documentation of a course in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology & Disease (at least 90 hours). A letter of recommendation from the director of that homeopathic school, or from one of the main instructors must be included.
Read all of the application prerequisites here.
To apply for the IHC credential, please begin by completing the Initial Application.
*The AIHC reserves the right to confirm your school's credentials.
FAST-TRACK FOR PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED HOMEOPATHS
Candidates for the IHC who already hold a professional homeopathic certification such as CCH, BHMS, DHANP (all international credentials will be considered on an individual basis), can apply for their certification without taking the exam. If you are a previously certified professional homeopath you may complete the Fast-Track Application in order to attain your IHC.
Read all of the requirements for the Fast-Track Application here.
*If you are a certified/licensed professional homeopath who has been practicing for more than 5 years, with a minimum of 200 cases, please contact us.
AIHC Code of Ethics
Homeopaths who are certified IHC shall practice homeopathy according to the following principles of Classical Homeopathy, as put forth by Samuel Hahnemann in his treatise, The Organon of the Medical Art.
The Law of Similars - similia similibus curentur
Totality- treating the whole person on all three levels; physical, emotional and mental
Individuality- every person is unique
Potentization- dilution and succussion of medicines
Minimal dose- the least amount of medicine required in each individual case
Internationally certified homeopaths shall use every available method to profoundly cure their patients in order to restore health and balance, and when necessary, they will suggest the use of other helpful modalities including traditional western medicine. As stated in the first aphorism of the Organon:
“The practitioner of the medical art’s highest and only calling is to make the sick healthy, to cure, as it is called.”
Internationally certified homeopaths shall honor the profession of homeopathy by respecting the work of others, and the right to privacy and confidentiality for all clients.
Donating to the AIHC
Your donations to the AIHC are always welcome, thank you!
The AIHC is a 501(c)(6) corporation, so please consult a tax professional to determine whether your donation is tax deductible, given your individual circumstances.