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 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
- Study clubs/ book clubs time
- Teaching HT or other classes if you are the instructor
- 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.