The IPHM is run independently from any college or awarding body, and therefore will accept appropriately qualified therapists equally and fairly. We exist to maintain Standards and support holistic practitioners as well as training providers. As such we are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice. We can provide you with a certificate from IPHM as further confirmation as a professional therapist or training provider. As a member you will be entitled to be added to our directory of professional practitioners and advertise your services. If you require a therapy badge (therapists membership) this is also included and you will be entitled to use the letters IPHM after your name. Join Now
Yes. We have a number of recommended insurance providers and IPHM strongly recommend that all practising therapists are insured. Public liability insurance is offered by the majority of insurance providers in most countries and our affiliated insurance providers will offer you a fair quote. Our UK members however will also qualify for a discount if choosing any of our recommended providers. See Insurance for Practitioners.
Yes you can still join IPHM on completion of your application form and subscription. If a therapist is insured this will show on their listing.
The IPHM now recognises over 400 complementary/natural/holistic and spiritual therapies. If you are unsure whether your therapy is recognised then please see "Therapies Covered" If your particular therapy is not listed then please contact us.
No. If you intend to teach students to become qualified practitioners then an assessment of what you are providing in the way of tuition and course material may be required to evaluate your qualifications. As an IPHM Approved Training Provider you are then entitled to advertise this on your training materials and advertising and use our logo to denote your affiliation. To qualify for this status you are required to be a Full IPHM Corporate Member and meet the IPHM’s Approved Training Provider Status requirements. You may then join our referral programme.
Yes, we accept Practitioners and Therapists who have gained their qualifications internationally, provided their certification and training meets our criteria and internationally recognised standards.
No. You must provide proof of your qualifications or training provider. If you are a student currently training you cannot become a member of our association until you are officially qualified. Please note you may be asked for proof of your qualifications. Any member found to have given misleading or false information about their qualifications may be removed form our website and no refund will be offered.
The IPHM strongly recommend that you have insurance if working with the public and in most cases this is a legal requirement. You may as a member working in the UK obtain insurance with our affiliate Westminster Indemnity.
Yes, we accept membership from anyone whom is a qualified therapist worldwide however all applications must be submitted in English. We do not offer translations.
You will be required to have your qualifications officially translated by a certified translator. You may be required to submit a copy of the translation with your IPHM membership application if a copy of your qualification is requested.
All members of IPHM should be aware of our T&C's and by joining IPHM you are confirming that you are in agreement with all our T&C's and disclaimer notice - See our T&C's.
Therapists membership is paid yearly and your fee will not increase providing payments are kept up to date.
The simplest way is to complete the online application form on our website, either as a professional therapist or training provider. Your payment can be made either by Paypal, Credit or Debit Card.
Invoice: Request via email
Bank Transfer: Request details.
You may cancel at any time. Once you have cancelled your membership your details and listing will be removed from our website with immediate effect and you should no longer use our logos or state that you are a member of IPHM on any of your paperwork or sites. Should your membership fee not be kept up to date or lapses then your membership will be cancelled automatically and you will be notified of this. Should you then wish to re-join in the future, you may do so but a new application form will need to be submitted.
You may be asked to submit a sample so should have these prepared if asked for
You do not need to be able to teach the courses personally but if not teaching personally then should ensure the tutors you use are qualified in the subjects they wish to teach.
Yes all memberships need to be renewed every 12 months. We then send you a renewal updated certificate and badge if applies.
NO, IPHM does not supply certificates however you may use our logo on your own certificates showing that you are an approved IPHM training provider. Only on the relevant courses.
We ask you to allow 5 days however providing all information is submitted on the application form and we do not need to contact you for further information the process is usually much quicker.
Yes. If for example you offer training courses and also therapies or vice versa then you are welcome to apply for both memberships. A separate application form should be submitted and payment made for each membership request.
No, you do not need any log in details, the only time you will be asked for your IPHM number is to access the members only area - simply use your iphm number to gain access to any restricted areas.
No, all amendments must be requested by emailing us. We are always happy to amend, and add any links, or profiles pictures as and when you require. Should you have gained further qualifications for example since joining us and would like to offer further services then please contact us with details. If you are a training provider and would like to add more courses then please contact us for further details.
No, we recognize all educational institutions. If your training provider is not an approved or listed IPHM provider then once we receive your application we will contact you if we have any questions and may ask you to submit a copy of your qualification.
Yes we can always send you out a new or updated membership badge or certificate. The cost of a replacement badge is £10.00 within the UK or including p&p or £13.00 outside UK including p&p. We will arrange to send you an invoice for the correct amount due on request.