Designations

Because homeopathy is not a regulated profession in the province of BC, there is currently no standard designation for a professional homeopath. Many of our members have different education and credentials. This can make it confusing to identify or compare practitioner’s qualifications. Below is an alphabetical list of these designations with website links, where available, to clarify them.

Designations Defined for BCAH Members

BSc (Aust)
-Bachelors of Science Degree

CCH
-Certified in Classical Homeopathy
-provided by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathicdirectory.com

C.Hom
-Certificate of Homeopathy
-provided by the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy (3yr program) (closed in 2015)
-this program has been replaced with the 4year program (see DCH below)

DCH
-Diploma in Classical Homeopathy
-provided by the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy (4yr program) (closed in 2015)

DHom
-Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy
-provided by the School of Homeopathy
-more information can be found at www.homeopathyschool.com

DIHom
-Diploma in Homeopathy
-Entry level course
-provided by the British Institute of Homeopathy (1 year program)
-more information can be found at www.britinsthom.com

DIHom(Pract)
-Diploma in Homeopathy
-Practitioner level course
-provided by the British Institute of Homeopathy (3 yr program)
-more information can be found at www.britinsthom.com

DSHom
-Diploma of the School of Homoeopathy
-provided by the School of Homoeopathy (4 year part time attendance program)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathyschool.com

DSHomMed
-Diploma of the School of Homeopathic Medicine
-Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine (3 Year Program)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathycanada.com

DVM
-Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

FBIH
-Fellow of the British Institute of Homoeopathy

FCAH
-Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy

HMC
-Homeopathic Master Clinician
-provided by Luminos Homeopathy Courses (2 year program)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathycourses.com

LCH
-Licentiate of the College of Homeopathy

LPN
-Licensed Practical Nurse

MA
-Masters of Arts

MARH
-Member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. A qualified UK homeopath who has satisfied the registration criteria of the Alliance

MCH
-Member of the College of Homeopathy

MLCH
-Diplomat of Lakeland College of Homeopathy

ND
-Naturopathic Doctor

PDHom(UK)
-Practitioner Diploma in Homoeopathy
-provided by the School of Homoeopathy (4 year program)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathyschool.com

RN
-Registered Nurse

RSHom(NA)
-Registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths
-provided by the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
-more information can be found at www.homeopathy.org

RSHom(UK)

-Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths United Kingdom
-provided by the Registered Society of Homeopaths
-more information can be found at www.homeopathy-soh.org