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Hypnotherapy CE Courses Program

Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

The American College of Hypnotherapy

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Information: The American College of Hypnotherapy offers a Hypnotherapy CE Courses Program, leading to the fulfillment of education requirements to apply for and receive Certification as a “Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist” by the ACH.

This program consists of the completion of five (5) core Modules of continuing education. The program provides for a total of two-hundred and thirty (230) hours of continuing education.

State Regulations for the Practice of Hypnosis


Prerequisite to enrolling in the continuing education program: registrants must meet at least one of the following:

  • A registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing
  • A licensed social worker
  • A health care licensed professional
  • A health care provider with a minimum of an bachelors degree
  • A licensed counselor or psychologist
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, human services, or other health related field
  • A practicing pastoral counselor
  • Is in current practice as an ordained minister or crisis counselor
  • Holds current national certification as a certified hypnotist

Additional Overview Information:

  • All of the continuing education courses are taken “online” inside of online classrooms. There are no travel requirements to take the courses.
  • Each course is assigned specific contact hours of education and includes self-paced study, textbooks, audio programs and instructor contact. Course syllabi and assignments, as well as all examinations, are provided in online classrooms. Resources and references are also provided to participants.
  • Upon successful completion of each course, participants receive a certificate of completion detailing hours of continuing education awarded.
  • A Clinical Practicum course is included in which participants receive full instructions for conducting practice sessions and actual clinical sessions via cassette/CD recordings. Qualified instructors review participant’s recordings and guide in progression to recorded sessions with clients.
  • Once enrolled into the first online continuing education course, participants have two years to work with the continuing education courses and complete them.


Course Fees: Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed. All textbooks and learning materials are separate and not included in the course cost.  

The following CE Courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595.


HYPN 200 – Hypnosis & Trance Inductions

This course provides participants with a solid introduction to hypnosis and trance inductions. Students will study from textbooks, as well as learning from audio recorded lectures and sessions of inductions and hypnosis techniques. Students will study comprehensive issues regarding trance inductions, workings of the subconscious mind, the art and science of hypnosis, and the uses and therapeutic effects of hypnosis and hypnotherapies. Contact hours of education = 35 hours. Course Code: HYPN 200. Course fee: $150.00. This course has approvals for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, and Marriage and Family Therapists. See below for details.


HYPN 250 – Hypnosis & Hypnotherapies

This course provides for continued study of both hypnosis and hypnotherapies. Participants continue to study and learn more about trance work, the inner workings and therapeutic effectiveness of hypnotherapies and hypnosis treatments, as well as advanced techniques in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Participants gain more advanced knowledge and skills in the uses of and the conduction of sessions and treatments. Precautions around the use of hypnosis are also examined. Participants will be able to establish a solid working foundation of client assessment, pre-talk, appropriate and effective use of trance work and the use of foundational and advanced techniques in hypnosis/hypnotherapy. Contact hours of education = 50. Course Code: HYPN 250. Course fee: $150.00


HYPN 300/SM 590 – Self-Hypnosis

This course provides focused and comprehensive study in the art and science of “self-hypnosis.” Participants learn theories and skills needed to conduct self-inductions and how to work with thoughts, affirmations and visualizations to benefit the self. Participants also learn a solid methodology for teaching clients how to perform their own self-hypnoses sessions for continued self-practice and effectiveness of outcomes. Effective and sound strategies are explored and allow for first hand practice of hypnosis. Students learn the techniques to teach self-hypnosis as a highly effective stress management therapeutic modality. Contact hours of education = 30. Course Code: HYPN 300/SM 590. Course fee: $100.00


HYPN 350 – Advanced Hypnotherapy

This course explores more advanced theories and techniques in the art and science of hypnotherapy. Participants learn a wide array of uses for hypnosis and hypnotherapies related to impacting positively, the subconscious mind, and facilitating therapeutic and highly effective outcomes for clients. Participants study comprehensive information related to both clinical and experimental hypnotherapy. A second major focus of study and skill attainment in this course is that of advanced issues and techniques in trance work. Comprehensive study is done on all facets of trance, including effective inductions and uses. An emphasis is placed on the safe and therapeutic uses of trance work and hypnotherapies. Script creation and development is examined. Contact hours of education = 80. Course Code: HYPN 350. Course fee: $200.00.


HYPN 400  – Hypnotherapy Practicum

This course provides participants with the opportunities to work with actual scripts, inductions and therapeutic strategies. Participants will conduct recorded practice sessions of inductions and use of scripts for therapies. Evaluations are made by qualified instructors and participants are progressed to conducting actual sessions with volunteer participants, with full evaluations by instructors. The experiential process in this course is carefully developed, guided and evaluated. Contact hours of education = 35. Course Code: HYPN 400. Course fee: $200.00.


Additional Information

Continuing Education credit for this course (HYPN 200: Hypnosis & Trance Inductions) is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Information and Policies for Commonwealth Educational Seminars: access here

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 35 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 35 hours of continuing education credit.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists will receive 35 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Marriage and Family Therapists:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 35 hours of continuing education credit.

Nurses:  As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 35 CE hours of credit.