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Information on "what counts" for Continuing Education


Continuing education is typically intended to expand a person's educational foundation. It is expected that continuing education classes help to develop the practitioner's skills and abilities necessary for the ever changing health care environment.

Healing Touch Program HTCP Certification Renewal requires significant ongoing education. The expectation is to choose traditional continuing education courses (offered in a physical location) or distant learning programs (online or web-based) or conferences, or a combination of both. 

Here is the specific breakdown of the 75 continuing education hours:

20 of the 75 hours must be related specifically to Healing Touch education.This includes:

  • all HTP classes (repeated, helper or Level 6),
  • conferences, conference workshops,
  • Healing Touch Advanced Practice 1&2,
  • Anatomy for Healers,
  • Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA) business calls/ Energy Medicine in the Spotlight 

At least 37.5 of the 75 must come from an official Provider of CE programs. 

  • ANCC, AHNA, ACEP, HTP, ISHA, etc. (Yes, the above mentioned 20 hours of HT credentialed courses DO apply towards the 37.5 Total)

Professional Development: If the class or course upgrades your skills or expands your knowledge base, we're quite flexible in "counting" submitted credits. Examples include:

  • nursing education, massage therapy, pain management, 

You may count, up to 2 credits per book, DVD, CD read or listened to (up to 10 hours total)

What does NOT count:

  • Yoga classes, meditation classes
  • Study clubs/ book clubs time
  • Teaching HT or other classes if you are a certified instructor 
  • Participation in and/or implementation of a Healing Touch community project
  • Practice groups 
  • Watching the required instructor videos 
  • Volunteer hours

We highly encourage the courses have a Certificate of Attendance or Certificate of Completion attached to the course. If not, you might pause and consider whether taking it is a good investment in your Renewal efforts. Of course, many practitioners have loads of Continuing Education credits so including coursework that is not "eligible" is acceptable, as long as the basic credits have been met and included.

We ask that the Practitioner commit to a life-long learning philosophy that enhances effectiveness and more quickly solves problems. We encourage you to grow beyond the basic HTP curriculum.

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