Educational Awards and Union Certification are awarded from two different sources. The educational Awards of Accredited Certificate of Completions and Diplomas are earned through HMI.
Certification, on the other hand, is optional and awarded through the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472, AFL-CIO, OPEIU.
Union Certification is not a requirement of HMI or State Law. It is an option a student has to let consumers know they have met the standards of a notable independent agency.
Students that have successfully completed both the Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course and HMI's Advanced Hypnotherapy Training Program are awarded HMI’s Diploma in Hypnotherapy. This educational award fulfills the requirements for Certification as "Master Hypnotist" with the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472.
HMI Students are eligible for Certification as a "Hypnotherapist" with the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 when they have completed HMI's Advanced Hypnotherapy Training and received their Diploma in Hypnotherapy from HMI and have also completed 200 hours of supervised experience under an authorized supervisor as defined by the Hypnotherapists Union.
HMI Tutors are authorized supervisors and can supervise hours for HMI Advanced Students during their enrollment period. HMI tutors supervise students during their phone tutorials by discussing the work they are doing with clients. These hours are documented on the HMI Supervised Hours Form.