Healing Touch Certification (HTC) is actively pursuing national accreditation with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Healing Touch Program and Healing Touch Certification, consultants and many dedicated volunteers have been working on the process of becoming qualified to apply for national accreditation of the Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) credential from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance NOCA) is the membership body of NCCA.
Accreditation is a process where an official body gives recognition or authority to someone or something when identified standards have been met. For Healing Touch Certification, the accreditation will be for the certification process for the credential HTCP.
In other words, the credential HTCP will become an accredited credential.
Healing Touch Program is a Member organization of ICE.
Benefits of Accreditation
An Accredited Credential can affect or create:
- A certificant’s employability
- A certificant’s job promotion opportunities
- A certificant’s ability to increase salary/compensation
- Reimbursement opportunities from healthcare insurers
- Generate brand recognition
- Create a standard of training in the field
- Enhance the program’s credibility or prestige
Achieving Accreditation can ensure:
- Certified individuals are able to perform at an expected high level.
- Employers can identify qualified workers.
- Regulation is driven by the profession’ Standards and Codes, rather than by legislators.
- Meet the public’s demand for standards.
To read the September 23, 2011 update of activities and changes in the structure and process of Healing Touch Certification to come into alignment with the requirements for accreditation click here.