IPHM is an international recognised accreditation board. Our board is independent from any college or awarding body, and therefore will accept appropriately qualified therapists & training providers equally and fairly. We offer a personal service for each member, looking into your membership exclusively. We exist to keep standards and support all practitioners, training providers and the public who work in the health/beauty/wellbeing/spiritual sector. As a member you will be entitled to be added to our directory of professional practitioners and advertise your services reaching thousands of visitors worldwide. Join Now
Yes. We have a number of recommended insurance providers and IPHM strongly recommend that all practising therapists and training providers are insured. Public liability insurance is offered by the majority of insurance providers in most countries and our affiliated insurance providers will offer you a fair quote. Our UK members however will also benefit for a discount if choosing one of our recommended providers. See Insurance for Practitioners.
Yes you can still join IPHM on completion of your application form and subscription. If you already hold insurance you will stand out and the public will have more confidence in you. Many beauty therapists will be required to take insurance.
The IPHM now recognises over 1000 complementary/natural/holistic and spiritual & Beauty therapies. If you are unsure whether your therapy is recognised then please see "Therapies Covered" If your particular therapy is not listed then please contact us.
I don't just practice my therapies, I also teach them. Can I use my therapist IPHM membership for teaching my courses?
No. If you intend to teach students to become qualified practitioners then an assessment of what you are providing in the way of tuition and course material will be required to evaluate your qualifications. You will also need to complete a separate training provider application.
I have received my training and qualifications outside of the U.K. Some are also Online qualifications, Can I still join the IPHM?
Yes, we accept Practitioners and Therapists who have gained their qualifications internationally, provided their certification and training meets our criteria and internationally recognised standards. We also accept online training qualifications especially if you have been trained by a recognised IPHM training provider.
No. You must provide proof of your qualifications or training provider. If you are a student currently training you cannot become a member of our association until you are officially qualified. Please note you may be asked for proof of your qualifications. Any member found to have given misleading or false information about their qualifications may be removed form our website and no refund will be offered.
The IPHM strongly recommend that you have insurance if working with the public and in most cases this is a legal requirement. You may as a member working in the UK obtain insurance with our affiliate Westminster Indemnity.
Yes, we accept membership from anyone who meets our criteria for both therapists and training providers worldwide however all applications must be submitted in English. We do not offer translations.
You may be required to have your qualifications officially translated into English. You may be required to submit a copy of the translation with your IPHM membership application if a copy of your qualification is requested.
All members of IPHM should be aware of our T&C's and by joining IPHM you are confirming that you are in agreement with all our T&C's and disclaimer notice - See our T&C's.
Membership fees are paid yearly or monthly and your fee will not increase providing payments are kept up to date and your membership does not lapse.
The simplest way is to complete the online application form on our website. You will then have the option to make payment via monthly or yearly option. Your payment can be made either by Paypal, Stripe, Credit or Debit Card.
You may cancel at any time. Once you have cancelled your membership your details and listing will be removed from our website with immediate effect and you should no longer use our logos or state that you are a member of IPHM on any of your paperwork or sites. Please note if you have signed up for a monthly subscription and wish to cancel the remaining balance will still be due and requested for full payment. No refunds are offered for any cancellations during the term of membership.
Yes you may be asked to submit a sample of your course work so should have these prepared if asked for or in the case of online training courses we may request log in details to assess the courses.
You do not need to be able to teach the courses personally but if not teaching personally then you should ensure the tutor/educator you use are qualified in the subjects they wish to teach. If you are personally not teaching but want your training school and course listed and accredited you may need to register your tutors as sub-educators
Memberships need to be renewed every 12 months. On renewal you will receive an updated certificate and membership badge (if applicable) You will be sent a reminder 10 days prior to renewal.
NO, IPHM does not supply certificates however you may use our logo on your own certificates showing that you are an approved IPHM training provider. Only on the relevant courses. You can download these logos your Members dashboard.
We ask you to allow up to 12 days however providing all information that we require has been submitted on the application form and we do not need to contact you for further information, then this process is usually quicker.
Yes. If for example you offer training courses and also therapies or vice versa then you are welcome to apply for both memberships. A separate application form should be submitted and payment made for each membership request. You will then be listed under the heading of both therapist and training provider and have a unique IPHM number for both. If you have other educators who work independent but are teaching your courses they may require a sub-educator application.
There is a members dashboard. You will be able to log into this and details will be sent with your acceptance information. Here you will find many features such as members discount shop/request referral fees/update your listing/option to advertise free on our events page etc...
No, we recognize all educational institutions. If your training provider is not an approved or listed IPHM provider then once we receive your application we will contact you if we have any questions and may ask you to submit a copy of your qualification. The benefits however of applying for membership when you have studied with an IPHM approved training provider however is a guarantee of acceptance and your application is usually processed quicker.
Here you will have access to a number of features especially for IPHM members only. You can advertise any event of workshops or offers you have coming up free of charge at any time. You can check your listing and profile page if applicable, update your payment details, have access to the members only Discount Shop for products, iphm badges and special offers. Download your Referal members pack with great tips on how to earn money and how submit your referral invoices for payment.
Check that you are using the correct email address as shown on your listing. Check that you are indeed listed and your membership is not un-published ( this can happen if your membership has lapsed or payment has not been made)
All amendments must be requested via the members dashboard. We are always happy to amend, and add any links, or profiles pictures as and when you require free of charge. ( change of name, photo or more in-depth amendments may incur an admin charge) Should you have gained further qualifications for example since joining us and would like to offer further services then please contact us with details.
Log into your dashboard and download your referral invoice template. Simply complete this and email to us. On receipt of this we will then check off against our records. You should submit your commissions forms on a regular basis either monthly or quarterly. Please note commissions that are not requested on a regular basis will not be backdated more than 3 months previous.
You can download your referral pack from the members area.
Firstly please complete the online application form and we will also require the following: A photo if requesting a membership badge, a copy of your qualifications for the subjects you wish to offer, & a copy of your insurance certificate if applicable (if not insured you will be sent details of how to apply for this with your acceptance letter) - Should we require further information once we have received your application we will request this within a few days. Your application can take between 5 - 12 days to process.
Firstly please complete the online application form and we will also require the following: An example of your course content, a copy of your qualifications for the courses you wish to teach, your insurance certificate if applicable (if not insured you will be sent details of how to apply for this with your acceptance letter) - Should we require further information once we have received your application we will request this within a few days. Details of any other educators to be included.
Firstly check our Pre-Requisites and if agreed you should then complete the online application
Training Provider - Is someone who is qualified and experienced to offer training to others and may have other people working for them, either on a self employed basis or be employed by the training school.
Corporate Provider - Is a company or business, who does not necessarily hold any personal qualifications in the subjects they are offering, but does have a platform providing high quality courses that are either written by a professional or are using the services of other professional trainers/teachers.
You will be able to download a copy of your membership badge if applicable and certificate at any time via the members dashboard free of charge.