The Program Requires
- Access to a computer with MS Word software
- Access to equipment capable of playing USB flash drives
- Access to reliable email and Internet services
- Competency in spoken and written English
Admission into HSI courses requires the satisfactory completion of two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) at an accredited educational institution, or the equivalent. Upon enrollment submit a copy of a current government picture ID.
If an applicant has not completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours at an accredited college or university, he/she must write a letter to the Admissions Committee, explaining how work, military training, other earned certification or experience is equivalent to the formal educational requirement. Include in the letter any reasons the committee should consider regarding the applicant’s ability to succeed in this program. Attach to the letter any documentation that supports the request. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement, but whose qualifications indicate that they will succeed in the program may be admitted to HSI 101 on a probationary basis. Once HSI 101 is successfully completed, the student will be formally admitted to the Practitioner Certificate courses.
Competency in Spoken and Written English
Applicants to the program must be competent in spoken and written English. If the completed application or communication with the school indicate that the applicant’s English is not sufficient to successfully complete the program and the applicant feels they can succeed in the program, the applicant must submit scores of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Langue (TOEFL) at least the currently reported mean score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to be admitted to the Practitioner Certificate Program. Applicants who do not meet the minimum English Language requirement, but whose qualifications indicate that they will succeed in the program will be admitted to HSI 101 on a probationary basis. Once HSI 101 is successfully completed, the student may be formally admitted to the Practitioner Certificate Program.
Over 1000 credit hours are earned for the completion of the program: courses HSI 101, 102, 201, 202, and 301.
Homeopathy School International (HSI) supports the Code of Ethics established by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC), the CHC Client/Patient Rights within the Health Care Setting, and the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH), which serves as a guideline of conduct for the professional homeopath. Each student receives copies of these codes of conduct.
HSI students are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, responsibility and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Academic and professional dishonesty that includes cheating, inventing false information, plagiarism, and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty, are not tolerated. Students engaging in acts of academic or professional dishonesty or disregard of confidentiality are subject to any or all of the following actions:
- Failure on the assignment or test
- Probation or dismissal from the program
- Notation on transcripts
This applies to punctuality, homework completion, respect for instructors, fellow students and clients. Cases observed, taken and discussed in the classroom are to be held in the strictest confidence.
Case and case follow-up information is to be held in the strictest confidence. This includes recorded clinic cases. Cases and follow-ups are only to be discussed with individuals who are enrolled in the current program or HSI faculty.
Practitioner Certificate Program
Transcripts and Certificates will be issued when:
- Assignments and casework have been successfully completed.
- Quizzes have been successfully completed.
- Evaluations and assessments have been submitted.
- Final course tests have been passed.
- Tuition and fees have been paid in full.
- The flash drive has been returned.
After completing all requirements for courses HSI 101, 102, 201, and 202, a transcript documenting the number of hours earned for each course is issued. Transcripts indicate the theory and clinical hours earned, the final test score and an overall course grade. After HSI 301 – Advanced Clinical Studies requirements are met, participants are issued the certificate Certified Professional Homeopath (CPHom), and a transcript documenting the number of cases and case hours earned.
National Certification Requirements - Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
Completion of the Practitioner Certificate Program meets the CHC 1000-hour requirement for homeopathic education. Requirements for applying to the CHC – Exam include CHC approved human science classes.
USB Flash Drive Deposit
Students pay a refundable $200 flash drive deposit upon enrollment which is refunded when the undamaged flash drive is returned in working order at the end of the program or when students complete a course and indicate they will not be continuing, or at the conclusion of HSI 202. A $200 replacement fee will be assessed for a damaged or lost flash drive.
Videos and all course materials are copyright protected and are the sole property of HSI. The flash drive videos are for personal use only, must be returned to the school, and may not be copied or disseminated without the permission of HSI.
The flash drive is HSI property and must be returned to HSI as each module is completed. Course credit is only awarded once the flash drive has been returned. Flash drive deposits are not refunded if the flash drive is not received within 30 days of the conclusion of a course of study.
Students are expected to adhere to an honor code and follow all quiz instructions. The passing grade for quizzes is 80%.
Students are required to pass a test at the conclusion of courses: HSI 101 through HSI 202. The test is open book and an 80%
passing grade is required for each section of the test. Tests have to be taken within the allotted completion time period. Students are expected to follow an honor code and adhere to all instructions.
To be eligible for course final tests all tuition, assignments, casework must be current, and the flash drive returned.
If a section of a course final test is not passed:
Schedule a make-up test within one week of receipt of the score. Make-up tests must be taken within 30 days of the original test date. A $50.00 fee is required for each section of the test that is being made-up (maximum fee $200.00).
Repeating Final Sections
Tests may not be retaken if the original score received was 80% or higher.
Academic Progress - HSI 101 through HSI 301
Satisfactory progress is determined through scores on tests and quizzes, assignments and casework. To successfully complete the program a minimum score of 80% must be earned
for each of the following: 1) assignments, 2) each quiz, 3) casework, and 4) final tests. Each course must be satisfactorily completed to be eligible for advancement into the next course (HSI 101, 102, 201, 202 and 301).
Course grades for HSI 101- HSI 202 are determined by equally weighting the average score on assignments, quizzes, casework, and the final exam score. Transcripts are sent at the completion of each course.
Revision of Assignments
Assignments receiving a score of less than 80% may be revised and resubmitted before submitting assignments for the next module. Quizzes receiving a score less than 80% must be retaken.
This self-paced program provides flexibility but it is not opened-ended. Each Practitioner Certificate course (HSI 101, 102, 201, and 202) consists of five modules. Each course is to be completed in six months. The completion date for each of these courses,
indicated in the enrollment agreement, is six months from the start date. Learning throughout the four courses is accumulative and continuous progress is recommended. Re-application is required if a break between courses is longer than three months. Leaves of absence are not allowed. The allotted completion time for HSI 301 - Advanced Clinical Studies is one (1) year.
Transferring to HSI
Individuals wishing to transfer to HSI from another institution that teaches classical homeopathy must follow the process outlined below:
Complete an HSI application, and include:
- Transcripts from the school/college at which classical homeopathy studies were complete.
- Course descriptions or syllabi for any completed work in classical homeopathy.
- You will be invoiced for the fees for the HSI application ($100) and transcript evaluation ($80). [Total $180]
Once the application and transcripts have been evaluated by HSI, the applicant will be contacted and notified of a tentative course placement within the HSI course of study.
Before enrolling in a particular course demonstration of the necessary skills and ability required for that level of study must be verified through an exam process. The process includes:
- Submitting a $150 exam fee.
- Passing the final open book exam (Minimum score 80%) for the pre-requisite course in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Course outlines will be provided for test preparation.
- Depending upon the placement within the HSI program of study, the exam may require submission of a written case report based on a case taken and analyzed by the applicant (Minimum score 80%). The required case format will be provided.
With successful completion of all of the above, the applicant will be eligible to enroll in the appropriate HSI course. To be eligible to graduate from HSI, transfer students must complete a minimum of 50% of the program at HSI.
Students who have studied Classical Homeopathy from institutions that issue transcripts in languages other than English, Spanish or German, must have their transcript evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as Educational Credential Evaluators. The evaluation is then submitted with the application to HSI.
Transferability of HSI Credits
HSI does not guarantee the transferability of HSI-credits to any other institutions unless there is a written agreement with that
Non-credit Remedial Classes
HSI does not offer remedial classes.
Please notify the school if you plan to withdraw from a course. Refer to the refund policy.
Probation and Dismissal
Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress in any area will be notified in writing that they are subject to probation, suspension and possible dismissal. HSI reserves the right to dismiss a student who, after written warning and reasonable consultation is deemed unsuitable to continue the program.
At the discretion of the school's Director, extensions may be
granted. Extensions are for 6 months only, and the extension
period begins at the initial completion date. When asking for
an extension, the reason for the extension has to be clearly
stated by the student. The expiration fee for an extension is
$300. Only one extension is allowed. If after 6 months assignments
and tests are not successfully completed, the student
will be issued a transcript identifying the number of hours
completed and will no longer be in the program.
Repeating Coursework (Re-admittance)
If a course needs to be repeated, grading is based on the assignments and tests of the repeated (new) course. Previously completed coursework will not be applied to fulfill the requirements of the repeated (new) course.
Tuition and Expenses
Tuition is due at the beginning of each course and will be invoiced.
|The costs for each course are as follows:
Required books necessary for the program are not included in
the price of the course. The present estimated cost of books is
There is a $200.00 USB flash drive deposit (refundable on
return of undamaged flash drive) carried over from course to course.
To start your coursework on time please order your books ASAP.
The school adheres to the refund policy required by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools. Students not accepted to the school are entitled to all monies paid. Students who cancel this contract by notifying the school within three (3) business days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid Students who withdraw after three (3) business days, but before the Start Date are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid except the maximum cancellation charge of $150.00 or 25% of the contract price whichever is less. In the case of students withdrawing after the Start Date the school will retain a cancellation charge plus a percentage of tuition, which is based on the percentage of lessons completed as described below. The refund is based on the last date of recorded attendance.
- The student may cancel this contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing this contract.
- All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The official date of termination or withdrawal of a student shall be determined in the following manner:
- The date on which the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or
- The date on which the student violates published school policy, which provides for termination.
- Should a student fail to return from an excused leave of absence, the effective date of termination for a student on an extended leave of absence or a leave of absence is the earlier of the date the school determines the student is not returning or the day following the expected return date.
- The student will receive a full refund of tuition paid if the school discontinues a course/program within a period of time a student could have reasonably completed it, except that this provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.
- The policy for granting credit for previous training shall not impact the refund policy.
|Within first 10% of program (Lesson 0)
|90% less cancellation charge
|After 10% but within first 25% of program (Lesson 1)
|75% less cancellation charge
|After 25% but within first 50% of program (Lesson 2)
|50% less cancellation charge
|After 50% but within first 75% of program (Lesson 3)
|25% less cancellation charge
|After 75% (Lesson 4) if paid in full cancellation charge is not applicable.
Postponement of starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires a written agreement signed by the student and the school. The agreement must set forth:
- Whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or student, and;
- A deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be postponed.
If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an appropriate refund of prepaid tuition within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement, determined in accordance with the school’s refund policy and all applicable laws and rules concerning the Private Occupational Education Act of 1981.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. To the extent that any lawsuit is permitted under this Agreement, the Parties hereby expressly consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Colorado.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
HSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, handicap, marital status, national origin or ancestry in its educational programs, activities, admission policies, and employment practices.
Transcript and Certificate Fees
Fee for each additional transcript: $20 per transcript
Fee for each additional certificate: $25 per certificate
Concerns and Complaints
It is highly unlikely that an HSI Community member will encounter any problem that cannot be resolved through open, respectful and professional communication. However, if such a circumstance should arise, members of the HSI Community may utilize the following procedure:
If a student, faculty or staff member has a complaint regarding a member of the HSI Community, it is the individual’s responsibility 1) to bring the issue to the attention of the individual(s) involved and attempt to resolve the problem, or 2) request assistance from the HSI Director or Student Advisor.
A complaint may be made to the HSI administration in writing (Mail to: HSI, 727 Sheridan Ave., Loveland, CO 80537). Written complaints must be signed, dated, and contain a clear description of the problem, its circumstances, and any attempts to resolve the conflict. A written complaint will receive a response from an HSI administrator within five days of its receipt.
When a complaint is received, the HSI Director or Student Advisor will propose a plan of action. In the event that the issue is still unresolved, the Board of Directors will make any final decisions concerning the matter. If upon the program’s disposition of a legitimate student complaint, the student is not satisfied that the program has adhered to its policy or been fair in its handling of the complaint, the student may contact the State of Colorado.
Complaints may be filed online with the Division of Private Occupational Schools. The State of Colorado, Department of Higher
Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools shall not consider any claim that is filed more than two years after the date the student discontinues his or her training at HSI. The Division of Private Occupational Schools is located at 1600 Broadway, Suite 2200, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 862-3001.
HSI reserves the right to make changes in policy, program and instruction in order to maintain HSI standards of education.
Receipt of Policies and Procedures
I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have read and agree to comply with the terms of the Homeopathy School International’s Policies and Procedures, as a condition of my enrollment.
These policies shall remain in effect from course to course as the student progresses through the program.