1. What is the minimum length of mentorship required to attend Level 5?
  2. What is the minimum length of mentorship required to apply for practitioner certification?
  3. Is there a time limit on how long mentorship with an HTP Apprentice working toward Level 5 can last?
  4. Is there a time limit between Level 5 program completion and applying for practitioner certification?
  5. What is the difference between a Mentor and a Qualified Mentor (QM)?
  6. Why is a QM required in the mentorship process?
  7. Do all mentors and QMs charge to mentor mentees?
  8. If the mentor I choose is not a Qualified Mentor, do I have to also find a Qualified Mentor?
  9. If I have a mentor who is being supervised by a QM, what are their roles and responsibilities in the mentorship?
  10. What if I want to change mentors after the mentorship has started?

What is the minimum length of mentorship required to attend Level 5?
Six months.

What is the minimum length of mentorship required to apply for practitioner certification?
Twelve months. The mentorship between Levels 4 and 5 is included. The mentorship may extend beyond a year. Sometimes the mentorship may have one or more periods of inactivity. The total cumulative time of active mentorship is used to meet the requirements. When a mentee becomes aware of the need to temporarily make the mentorship inactive, s/he shall work out the details and create a new timeframe and agreement for working with the mentor. A revised written contractual agreement is highly recommended.

Is there a time limit on how long mentorship with an HTP Apprentice working toward Level 5 can last?
Not at this time. The standard time between Level 4 and 5 is one year. The two most common reasons for extended time periods within a mentorship are various life circumstances and mentorships where the mentee or mentor identify the need for a longer mentorship in order to support adequate learning and competency for either graduation or certification requirements.

Is there a time limit between Level 5 program completion and applying for practitioner certification?
When applying for practitioner certification, a Certificate of Course Completion from HTP must be dated within the last five years.

What is the difference between a Mentor and a Qualified Mentor (QM)?
Any Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) who is active and in good standing with Healing Touch Program HTP may be a mentor to a mentee preparing for Level 5 or practitioner certification. A QM is an experienced mentor who has applied for and been approved as a QM by HTP and holds a QM number.

Why is a QM required in the mentorship process?
The role of the QM was developed to ensure that an experienced mentor who meets specific criteria be part of the mentorship process. This provides guidance and support for mentors that are not QMs, and an enhanced mentorship experience for the mentee. A QM may work directly with the mentee, or they may supervise a mentor who is not a QM and is working directly with a mentee.

Do all mentors and QMs charge to mentor mentees?
There are no policies regarding charging for mentoring. Most QMs charge a monthly fee for mentoring. The mentor’s experience and knowledge is an important factor in determining if they charge for their services. Mentors who have taken the Mentor Training Course have shown a financial and professional commitment to quality mentoring.

If the mentor I choose is not a Qualified Mentor, do I have to also find a Qualified Mentor?
It is the responsibility of the non-QM mentor to be supervised by a QM. You should be sure to know who the QM is because you will need to obtain.

If I have a mentor who is being supervised by a QM, what are their roles and responsibilities in the mentorship?
The QM and mentor determine between them their roles with each other and with you as the mentee. You will sign a mentorship agreement with your direct mentor and it should include the role and responsibility of the QM in the mentorship.

What if I want to change mentors after the mentorship has started?
When a mentorship is not meeting the needs and conditions agreed upon in the written contract, or the relationship feels incompatible, either party may modify the agreement or chose to end the relationship. A change in mentorship is not frowned upon and may be an opportunity for change and growth. Guidelines are offered in the Level 4 class notebook in Unit 7.