Information on "What Counts" for Continuing Education
Healing Touch Program’s HTCP Certification Renewal requires a dedication to ongoing education. The process is to expand the practitioner’s quest for further energy therapy knowledge that extends beyond Healing Touch. A variety of learning should be demonstrated.
Continuing education requirements are in place to honor the HTCP’s learning, growth and self-development. The broad range of education accepted is designed to support the practitioner’s personal interests in continued development of knowledge and skills. 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 are the specifics of the 75 continuing education hours:
35 of the 75 hours must be energy-based education.
- Examples include: Healing Touch education. Association of Energy Psychology (ACEP) classes, other energy-based modalities classes i.e., aromatherapy, reflexology, cranial sacral, sound therapy, etc, other energy/holistic conferences such as the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), ACEP, etc.
The remaining 40 hours can be in Professional Development or Self-care/ Spiritual 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, other energy modality trainings, business development courses, other non-energy based holistic therapy education
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 (your own personal self-care)
- Study clubs/ book clubs time
- Teaching HT or other classes if you are the instructor
- HT class coordinator. (Exception: if you also servered as a helper and were present the entire class)
- Participation in and/or implementation of a Healing Touch community project
- Practice groups
- Watching the required instructor videos
- Volunteer hours
- Instructor calls
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.