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Accreditation and Credentialing

HSI is no longer seeking re-accreditation with ACHENA

As a state approved school, HSI has to operate in compliance with State regulations. The State of Colorado does not recognize accrediting agencies (such as ACHENA) that do not have the approval of the US Department of Education.

CDHE Colorado Department of Higher Education

On April 1, 2024 the State of Colorado enacted a DECEPTIVE TRADE AND SALES PRACTICES law (8 CCR 1504-1) that says in part, “No school may advertise “accredited” unless such status has been received and maintained from an accrediting body currently listed as recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education…”

Unfortunately, ACHENA, in their 13-year history, has not gotten the necessary recognition from the Department of Education, nor have they begun the application process for recognition. We were recently informed by ACHENA that an application to the US Department of Education is not imminent, and once submitted the approval process could take three or more years.

HSI has supported ACHENA and staff members have served on the ACHENA board. However, it is no longer feasible to maintain an accreditation with ACHENA. Claiming ACHENA accreditation is now unlawful in the State of Colorado.


Several organizations offer homeopathic credentials. None of these credentials should be confused with having a homeopathic license nor are they required for homeopathic practice.

North American Society of Homeopaths https://homeopathy.org/

The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is the leading organization of unlicensed professional homeopaths. NASH is a membership organization and Registered Members with NASH receive the internationally respected designation RSHom (NA) acknowledging the independent professional practice of homeopathy in North America.

Association for International Homeopathic Certification https://www.aihc-cert.com

The AIHC has been established to advance Classical Homeopathy by creating an international standard for the certification of homeopathic practitioners. 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) after completing a 750-hour program in Classical Homeopathy.

Council for Homeopathic Certification https://homeopathcertification.org

The CHC is an NCCA-accredited homeopathic certification organization and offers a valid exam for certifying individuals who meet a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy after completing a 1000-hour program. The CHC issues the credential CCH (Certified Classical Homeopath).

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