The many benefits to membership with The BC Association of Homeopaths range from access to members-only content, voting privileges, as well as a listing in our online directory of members, which can be accessed by individuals seeking a Homeopath. See full list of Benefits of Membership 2018 and Forms to Apply
The following documents supplement the information provided below:
Please contact our Membership Coordinator, membership.bcah(at)gmail.com, if you have any questions or require more information.
Membership Requirements of Each Category | Continuing Education Requirements | Membership Application Fees
There are five categories of Membership in the Association
Registered members and Resident members have full voting privileges. Student, Associate and Non-practicing members are non-voting members.
The BC Association of Homeopaths represents professional homeopaths and those persons who are in training to become one. If your training or experience do not appear to fit directly within any of these categories, please contact our Membership Coordinator, membership.bcah(at)gmail.com, so that we can review your individual situation.
To apply to become a member in any class, a person must submit the applicable application form and pay the application fee as prescribed by the Board.
To be eligible to become a member, an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
- be a Canadian citizen,
- be a landed immigrant, or
- possess a valid and relevant work permit.
All Members of the BC Association of Homeopaths, regardless of Membership category, are required to adhere to the BC Association of Homeopaths Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
All membership categories, with the exception of the Student and Non-practicing members, must fulfill the Continuing Education requirements of 6 CEU’s in 1 membership year (April 1st-March 31st) for membership renewal. Documentation of CEU’s is required.
Contact: Membership Coordinator, membership.bcah(at)gmail.com
Membership Requirements of Each Category
(1) A person applying to become a Registered Member must meet each of the following requirements:
(a) Credentials/Registration: holds in good standing one of the following credentials or registrations:
(i) Certified Classical Homeopath awarded by the Council for Homeopathic Certification U.S.A. (CCH);
(ii) Registered with the North American Society of Homeopaths (RSHom(NA));
(iii) Registered with the Society of Homeopaths UK (RSHom);
(iv) Registered with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.
(b) Interview: has been interviewed by a member of the board, either in person or by telephone, to the satisfaction of the board;
(c) Residence: is a resident of British Columbia.
(2) A person who does not hold the credentials or registration required in clause (1)(a) may, instead, meet the following alternative education and clinical experience requirements:
(a) Education: (i) has completed at least 500 hours of formal homeopathic training and received a diploma from a college or homeopathic training program recognized by the board, or (ii) has attained the equivalent of such training by virtue of long-standing experience;
(b) Clinical experience: has treated constitutionally at least 40 patients, and has been in practice for at least one year.
(1) A person who has not yet obtained the clinical experience of a Registered Member may apply to become a Resident Member and must meet each of the following requirements:
(a) Education: has completed the educational requirements to become a Registered Member as per (2)(a) above;
(b) Residence: is a resident of British Columbia.
(2) For clarity, a person applying to become a Resident Member need not have been interviewed by a member of the board as per (1)(b) above, but must meet that requirement to become a Registered Member.
(a) be a member in good standing of another healthcare profession recognized by the Board, meet the requirements of a Registered Member as per (1)(a) or (2), and be a resident of British Columbia; or
(b) be a Registered Member who now resides outside of British Columbia and maintains a homeopathic practice within the province.
(a) Residence: be a resident of British Columbia
(b) Education: be currently enrolled in a homeopathic training program recognized by the board.
A Registered Member in good standing may apply to become a Non-Practicing Member if that member has retired from practice, but wants to continue to support the BCAH.
(1) A Non-Practicing Member in good standing may, within two years of transferring to non-practicing membership, return to being a Registered Member on payment of the applicable fees (prorated).
(2) For clarity, a member who has been a Non-Practicing Member for longer than two years and wishes to transfer back to being a Registered Member must reapply as if that member had never been a Registered Member before.
Continuing Education Requirements
In the link below is a list of CEU categories and corresponding point allocations. Each Registered Member, Resident Member and Associate Member is required to complete 6 CEU’s over the course of 1 Membership year (April 1st– March 31st) in order to be able to continue to uphold full professional membership with BCAH.
Membership Application Fees
There will be a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 for administration costs.
The membership fee is as stated per category. Once your application has been approved you will be contacted for your membership fees.
Our membership year goes from 1st April to 31st March of the following year and are prorated for less than full year terms; so join anytime.
If a membership lapses, the application fee will need to be paid again when the member wishes to resume membership.
When applying for an Associate or Resident or Registered Membership, we need the following documentation:
- photocopy of your Diploma.
- course outline of Homeopathic Diploma course attended.