Accreditation criteria basic course hypnotherapy

IHR | hypnotherapy training institutes and universities can have their basic professional training course hypnotherapy accredited by the IHR Register. The institute can also become an IHR accredited agency. Recognition (accreditation) of their course(s) means that the diplomas of (former) students that attended such hypnotherapy training institutes automatically meet the standards set by the IHR Register. If a IHR | hypnotherapy training institute becomes an IHR accredited agency they will have the ability to offer extra benefits to their (former) students, such as the participation in the IHR knowledge test for hypnotherapy for free. The accreditation audit of the hypnotherapy training will be requested Global Network Group; IHR Register is a subsidairy of Global Network Group. We consider the accreditation audit as a joint process that aims solely in the realization of the accreditation. In doing this we give a potential agency the abbility to prove itself in more than one way. If the audit file of a potential agency does not meet our standards yet we advise them on necessary changes and/or improvements so that can go ahead to get to our standards. In term this creates a fair, and thorough process to achieve accreditation where there is not one sole road to becoming an accredited agency. We do this because here at the IHR Register we value diversity and differentiation in approaches to learning and also in our business process. The accreditation of the training will be completed in a accreditation-decision. The eventual relation between an agency and the IHR Register will be agreed upon and documented in the Agency Agreement.
If a hypnotherapy practitioner is interested in becoming certified by the IHR Register but the training institution does not posses accreditation of their course and is also not interested in becoming accredited in the future, the practitioner's individual educational curriculum will be evaluated by the IHR Register. The individual Audit limits itself to criteria 3, 12 and 13 described below.
The basic professional training course hypnotherapy can be accredited if the program meets the following criteria set by Global Network Group:
  • The number of participants is not limited to a minimum or maximum; no limitations.
  • Numbers
  • If the size of the group is: ≤ 12 participants: there must be a minimum of 1 lead trainer
  • If the size of the group is ≥ 13 participants:there must be a minimum 2 lead trainers.
  • If the size of the group is ≥ 20 participants: there must be a minimum of 2 lead trainers, aswell as at least 1 assistant trainer for every 10 participants
  • Qualifications
  • Lead trainers possess the IHR Full Certified accreditation for hypnotherapy OR have a comparable employment and experience level. Whether this level meets the IHR Registers standards is to be determined by Global Network Group.
  • Lead trainers have a minimal applied vocational experience of 5 calendar years of practising hypnotherapy
  • Guest and assistant trainer(s) are allowed to be employed, if they provide relevant support to the course that is given, This is to be decided by the hypnotherapy institute.
  • Minimum of 57 contact hours or 19 part-days existing of 3 contact hours/day-parts
  • 1 contact hour = 1 clock hour in which there is a class and a trainer physically present in one location OR the group intervision between training blocks.
  • Minimum of 75% of the training is skills orientated.
  • Anomaly
    • Global Network Group will always make the final decision with every anomaly
    • Indications for anomalies
      • The amount of clock hours must be compensated in a similar way
      • Online versions are allowed
  • If the minimum amount of contact hours are met the amount of training hours are not set by the IHR Register
  • Online versions are allowed
  • Possible to hold plenary and sub session meetings
  • Online solutions are allowed
  • There are no set guidelines as long as all provided material is contributory to the course training
  • The minimum a student must receive is a (digital) syllabus or reader
  • The final responsibility for the handing out of the participation certificate lies with the lead trainer
  • The student must have attended 80% of the available course contact hours. It is also possible to do this via a course retake.
  • Not included.
  • The knowledge test will be conducted by the Global Network Group. The agency can also conduct the knowledge test if their accreditation allows this as described in each individual agency agreement.
  • No applicable limitations or guidelines
  • Completed further educational or vocational college or training or a comparable think-/ experience-/ work level, whether the level of the comparable work level is sufficient, is to be determined by the training institute
  • o specific regulations in accordance to the specific IHR related (prior) knowledge and/ or experience
  • Automatic qualification as associate hypnotherapist if the student has followed an accredited hypnotherapy training and has passed the applicable IHR knowledge test.
  • Individual testing if there is no applicable accredited training and/or IHR Register knowledge test can be negotiated; read also about the individual curriculum audit.
The basic curriculum is provided to the student in such a way that after completion the student can participate in the IHR Knowledge test, and begin their own hypnosis practise.
The student is provided with an adaquete amount of knowledge and experience, both through theory and in practical-& simulation moments, in relations to:
  • General introduction of hypnosis.
  • Classification of clientele.
  • Knowledge of the abbility to execute and apply regression and induction methods.
  • Knowlegde of the abbillty to recognize the stages of hypnosis and depths of trances.
  • The abbility to recocnize the risks of hypnosis and during hypnosis and the abbility to control these.
  • Legal aspects of hypnosis ( which includes the national legal status, liability, and insurance policies.), field of practise, behavioural code, complaints procedure, the CPD programme, branch organisations such as IHR Register and the economics of hypnosis practises.
  • Basic level knowledge of business studies: (Legal) entities, business management & organisation, acquisation, liability, insurance.
As a result of a roleplay of other skills based assignments the student produces at least:
  • 1x client intake form
  • 1x client session evalution form
  • 1x proof of one real-time executed client session
The trainings institute can examine their own assignments, however they are also allowed to have a group of participants examine the given assignments through self assesment.
The institute must show that their training goals are being met to a satisfactory level. This level is determined by Global Network Group. In order to show this the institute must deliver a digital audit file to Global Network Group. Global Network Group only accepts digital audit files. The accreditation audit will be requested by Global Network group via e-mail.

The accreditation audit file includes:
  • Detailed trainers guidelines
  • Course material, readers, syllabuses
  • current, non expired registration of the training institution with an official business registrar or chamber of commerce
  • Proof of IHR registration and certification of all lead trainers or the application for registration
The detailed trainer guidelines include:
  • Design and (logistic) planning of the training including planning of sessions and topics; the trainingsplan contains a verifiable citation to course topics as stated in this document
  • Description of the practical and skills roleplays, assignments
  • If applicable: description of homework assignments
  • Overview of lead trainers, guest and assistant trainers