The BIH started to accredit hypnotherapy diploma courses in spring 2014. The successful courses that achieve accreditation go beyond the minimum standards set by the profession 2010-11. Diploma courses that are accredited by the BIH lead to practitioner status and eligibility to register with the BIH from the point of the candidate being in training.
Accredited Diploma Courses to practitioner status are also recognised by UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations and agreed by the independent regulator the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
The BIH issues an Accreditation logo as given below, as an indication for prospective trainees. This is also time sensitive, which means accredited courses are re-visited every 4 years and when successful re-acccredited every 5 years. At present we are in the 3rd year of accrediting courses. From 2017-2022 a different Accreditation logo will be issued accordingly.