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Hypnotherapist Certification With The International Hypnosis Association

Have you completed a hypnotherapy course? 

If you haven't taken a course yet, you may want to consider reading our "Complete Guide To Hypnosis Certification". Or you may want to skip right to searching for an IHA Approved course.

However, if you have already completed a hypnotherapy course, you might be wondering whether the certificate you got upon course completion is the only certification you to become a professional hypnotherapist.

The answer is simple - maybe

Hypnotherapy certification class

If you want to become (or already ARE) a professional hypnotherapist, then you may want to reassure future clients that you know what you're doing by getting a certification from an independent, 3rd party organization. Acquiring additional credentials beyond .


Your Path To Becoming A Professional Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapist certification is an important step in becoming a professional hypnotherapist, and you'll want to get certified by one or more organizations that are recognized both locally and world wide. This type of certification is important to your success.

In fact, many hypnotherapists get multiple certifications, both for the added prestige, and to help their clients feel comfortable with their credentials. Hypnotherapy certification with the IHA is recognized internationally, and we have members all over the world. When you join the IHA, you join a global community.

Is IHA hypnotherapy certification accepted in my location?

Hypnotherapy & NLP credentials recognized around the world.

Some locations may require you to be licensed in order to practice hypnotherapy, other locations may not be regulated at all. In fact, make sure you understand that hypnotherapy certification and a legal license to practice hypnotherapy in your area are two very different things.

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.

Global Hypnotherapy Regulations

Let's face it - hypnotherapy is a wildly unregulated profession around the world. Even within individual countries, there may be different laws and regulations depending on region or state (i.e. each state in the United States has different regulations and laws governing the practice of hypnotherapy).

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However, hypnotherapy certification is not about the law in your location.

It is about credentials. It is about proving who you are, and what you know.

It is about trust, and prestige, and confidence.

IHA Credentials Are Recognized Around The World

When you get your hypnotherapy certification with the IHA, you are telling people that you can be trusted.

We offer credentials that ensure that know what you are doing, that you have received ample education in hypnotherapy, and that you have agreed to abide by a certain Code of Ethics when practicing hypnotherapy.

We offer hypnotherapy certification and NLP credentials that are recognized all over the world and show that you have knowledge and training that meets our high standards.

IHA Membership & Ethics

Being a member of the IHA, which is required for certification, means you have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics.

That is an important element to helping your clients trust you. Your future clients may find you by searching this website, or they may search this website to find out what your certification means to THEM. When they do, they will see that not only does your membership mean you are a Certified Hypnotherapist (or NLP Practitioner, or both), but that you have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics that keeps your clients safe, and helps them feel confident.

Hypnotherapy Certification That Inspires Confidence

You didn't JUST take a class and get a certificate from an instructor that says you "completed a class".

When you become a Certified Hypnotherapist with the IHA, you have your education reviewed by a third party (us), and have met our standards. There is prestige and reassurance in that for your clients.

For individuals who have completed a qualifying course of instruction in hypnosis or hypnotherapy, hypnotherapist certification with a credentialing body like the IHA just makes practical sense. No matter where you are, it helps your future clients KNOW that you know what you're doing.

In addition, you'll be listed on our website, so future clients can search for a hypnotherapist in their area, and find you.

Hypnotherapy Certification For The Modern World

There are lots of benefits to becoming a member of the IHA, of course, but we recognize that our members primary concern is certification that remains trustworthy, easy, accessible and affordable.

So we have streamlined everything.

The IHA operates exclusively online, with virtual offices and Regional Advisors around the world. 

Hypnotherapy certification online

Every aspect of the application and membership process can be accomplished online and via email. Even your certificate will arrive via email, so you can print it as many times as you want on the fanciest paper you can find!


There are three simple ways to get your hypnotherapist certification with the IHA.

  • Take an existing IHA Approved Course.  When you successfully complete an IHA Approved Course, you automatically qualify for membership and certification.  Simply let us know when you have completed the course and send us proof, which can be as simple as snapping a picture of your course certificate with your phone.
  • If you've taken a course that has not yet been approved by the IHA, simply send us your credentials (course certificate).  The application process is simple and can be accomplished via email.
  • We offer reciprocal certification with several other certifying bodies, so if you have belonged to another hypnosis certifying body (like the NGH, etc), you can apply for reciprocal certification by sending us copies of those credentials.
  • And if you are interested in NLP Certification, we offer multiple certification options, without any additional charge.

If you have already submitted an application you can Submit Supporting Documents to speed up the process.