Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training

There has never been a better time to become a certified I-ACT professional colon hydrotherapist!

 

Thank you for your interest in training to become a certified I-ACT professional colon hydrotherapist. Colon hydrotherapy (aka colon cleansing) can be traced to the ancient Egyptians in the 14th century. Your interest in learning professional colon hydrotherapy in the 21st century is proof of the popularity colonics have begun to enjoy again recent years.

The Inner Spa Colon Hydrotherapy Instructional Center is proud to offer training courses for new students entering the field of colon hydrotherapy as well as for current therapists who wish to advance their knowledge, skill and certification level.

When you enter training at Inner Spa CHIC, you receive the instruction and support necessary to complete the requirements for I-ACT certification as well as those for national board credentialing.

Courses Offered

Inner Spa CHIC offers courses of study approved by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) as follows:

Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course (for new students)

Advanced Level Training Course

Instructor Level Training Course

Why I-ACT Certification

There is nothing more important to a professional holistic service provider than being part of a professional association.  It says you are committed to your profession and actively participating in its advancement.  It says you care about the clients you serve and the way you show up each and every time.

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The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) is the premiere professional organization for colon hydrotherapists around the globe whose focus is to ensure continued and progressive education in the field with the highest standards for professionalism.

As an I-ACT certified professional colon hydrotherapist, you have access to the best education and training; exciting professional development opportunities; professional standards and ethics; mentorship; marketing compliance materials and direction; advocacy, legislative and legal support; up-to-date communications; community connectedness; and so much more.

Becoming an I-ACT certified professional colon hydrotherapist means you not only have the knowledge and skill, you also have the support of the entire professional organization around the world. As an I-ACT certified professional colon hydrotherapist, you are always part of something more because you are never alone.

Why NBCHT Credentialing

In 2000, the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy (NBCHT) was formed as a sister organization to I-ACT, established for the sole purpose of certifying therapists through standardized testing.

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As the organization evolved, it recognized the need for professional credentialing, and in 2013 became a standalone certification organization focused solely on the purpose of maintaining credentialing exams that are legally defensible and say a therapist has necessary skills and knowledge to practice to a high standard.  By passing the NBCHT exam, a therapist can say they are among the best in the industry and have the credentials to prove it.

 

As part of the Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course, students will take the NBCHT exam as the final certification step.  Upon successful completion, a student will hold both national board credentials as well as I-ACT certification as a professional colon hydrotherapist.

Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course

This training program is for anyone who desires to learn colon hydrotherapy.

The program was expanded and enhanced in 2020 and ensures a student has all the knowledge and skills necessary to become I-ACT certified and national board credentialed. The expanded curriculum includes both online learning modules and in-person training for an experience that brings the practice together in an exciting, learning-focused manner to help the student become immersed in digestive health.

The PCHTC training program is 265 hours of education and training, giving you the knowledge and skills necessary to complete all of the I-ACT certification requirements. It includes:

  • 200 hours of online learning modules
  • and 65 hours of in-person training and practicum.
    (See Course Requirements for additional details)

This program is also applicable for licensed healthcare practitioners (doctor, nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc.) who wish to learn colon hydrotherapy.  Credit will be given for applicable evidence of portions completed through other training.

Tuition – $5,000 
Deposit – $2,500 required at the time of application, of which $250 is non-refundable.
Tuition must be paid in full prior to entering training.

In order to enter training, the student must pay the $900 I-ACT Administrative Fee; this is non-refundable.  The administrative fee is collected by Inner Spa CHIC and payable to I-ACT directly.  It includes:  I-ACT membership for one (1) year; I-ACT certification fees; NBCHT membership for one (1) year; NBCHT exam fees; and access to Cengage online learning modules, including three separate certifications, one in nutrition and two in business.

Class size for the Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course is limited to two students per class offering.  All applicable online learning modules must be completed prior to entering in-person training.

Foundation to Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course

This training program is only for those currently certified at the I-ACT Foundation Level who wish to advance their training and earn the new certification designation professional colon hydrotherapist.

Students will be given credit for the portions of the PCHTC they have already completed through previous I-ACT training.  This course is 120 hours of education and training with 105 hours of online learning modules and 15 hours of in-person training and practicum.  (See Course Requirements for additional details)

Therapists certified at the I-ACT Intermediate, Advanced or Instructor Level can also advance their training and earn the new certification designation professional colon hydrotherapist.  The course will include 115 hours of education and training with 105 hours of online learning modules, 5 hours of digestive anatomy & physiology review, and 5 hours of video presentation and review in lieu of in-person practicum.   (See Course Requirements section for additional details)

For those already at the I-ACT Levels of Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced or Instructor, that wish to attain the new designation Professional Colon Hydrotherapist and be on par with those newly entering the profession, the Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course tuition is $2,500.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to entering training; a deposit of $1,250 is required at the time of application, of which $250 is non-refundable.  The I-ACT Administrative fee for these courses is pro-rated based on your current status with I-ACT and NBCHT and will be given at the time of application.  The applicable I-ACT Administrative Fee must be paid in full in order to be registered with Cengage for access to the online training modules.

For those already I-ACT certified therapists wishing to advance to new professional colon hydrotherapy designation, the class size is limited to three students per class offering.  All applicable online learning modules must be completed prior to entering in-person training. 

Advanced Level Training Course

This training program is designed for those who are currently certified at the I-ACT Professional Colon Hydrotherapist level who wish to advance their training.  This course is 60 hours of education and in-person training.

The Advanced Level course tuition is $5,000.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to entering training; a deposit of $2,500 is required at the time of application, of which $250 is non-refundable.

Class size for the Advanced Level (60 hours) training course is limited to two students per offering. 

Note – These courses do not appear on the regular course offerings schedule; please contact Inner Spa CHIC for details.

Instructor Level Training

This training program is designed for those who are currently certified at the I-ACT Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Advanced Level who wish to advance their training and become a certified instructor This course is 60 hours of in-person education and training, including practicum teaching hours, as well as student preparation time beyond course instruction with the instructor.  The student must enter into Instructor Training no later than October 1 in order to submit all requirements for consideration to I-ACT by the April 30 deadline.

The Instructor Level course tuition is $5,000.

Tuition must be paid in full prior to entering training; a deposit of $2,500 is required at the time of application, of which $250 is non-refundable.

Class size for the Instructor Level (60 hours) training course is limited to two students per offering. 

Note – These courses do not appear on the regular course offerings schedule; please contact Inner Spa CHIC for details.

Course Structure
Online learning modules are supervised by an I-ACT certified instructor at the student’s pace; each student will have six months to complete the online learning modules once registered with I-ACT through Inner Spa Colon Hydrotherapy Instructional Center.  The instructor will be available for questions via email and regularly scheduled consultations as the student works through the learning modules.

In-person training takes place at Inner Spa located in historic Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Certified I-ACT instructor, Cathy Agasar, will lead students through training modules and intense practicum in order to ensure knowledge and skill level that is top notch. All training materials necessary for this portion of the training will be provided by the instructor. In order to enter the in-person training, the student must complete the required online learning modules as well as all course prerequisites as outlined in the course requirements section.

Course Pre-requisites

In order to enter any training and certification course offered by Inner Spa Colon Hydrotherapy Instructional Center, a student must fulfill the following pre-requisites:

  1. Student must use and/or be trained on only FDA registered devices.
  2. Student must have a high school diploma or equivalent requirement completed prior to entering training.
  3. Student is recommended to have received 1-3 colonics prior to entering training.
  4. Student must show proof that they have taken a CPR class and have a current CPR card; must be completed for final certification.
  5. Student must complete course enrollment agreement and pay tuition in full prior to entering training.
  6. Student must complete the I-ACT administrative fee form and payment to be registered for and enter online training.

Course Requirements

Entering any training course offered by Inner Spa Colon Hydrotherapy Instructional Center requires the student to be fully committed to the process of learning and self-development.  We take training very seriously, and so should each student.

Students are required to have their own computer or tablet on which to complete the online learning modules included in each course. Online learning modules are completed at the student’s pace and location, unless otherwise arranged with the instructor. Students are required to participate in regularly scheduled consultation calls with the instructor during the online portion of the course; these will be set for each student at the beginning of the course. Student will need to complete all noted online learning modules prior to entering in-person training.

The in-person training schedule is set based on the course offering; it is published at the time of course application. In order to get the most out of the training experience, students are required to be on time for each day and segment of training. As Vince Lombardi said, “If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.”

Students are required to wear comfortable, professional attire during all in-person training hours. Acceptable attire is:

  • Black bottoms – ankle-length pants are best; no crop or yoga pants
  • White or black tops – comfortable; appropriate fit; nothing see through or revealing; no spaghetti straps
  • Black shoes – closed toe; flat; non-skid sole
  • Hair & nails – clean and well-kept; hair should not be in face; nail polish is acceptable as long as it is neat and appropriate

Registration Next Steps!

1. Complete the application in its entirety and mail along with required payments.

2. Get ready to embark on the most exciting career trajectory in digestive health!

Mail to:
Inner Spa
4 Terry Drive
Suite 12
Newtown, PA 18940

Course Offerings for 2021/2022

Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course for those already I-ACT certified

Session One:
Application deadline: Jan 6, 2022
Online start date: Jan 17, 2022
In-person dates: Feb 14-23, 2022*

Session Two:
Application deadline: Aug 4, 2022
Online start date: Aug 15, 2022
In-person dates: Sep 12-21, 2022

Professional Colon Hydrotherapy Training Course for New Students

Session One:
Application deadline: Nov 4, 2021
Online start date: Nov 15, 2021
In-person dates: Jan 10-20, 2022*
Session Two:
Application deadline: Feb 10, 2022
Online start date: Feb 21, 2022
In-person dates: Apr 18-27, 2022*
Session Three:
Application deadline: Sep 1, 2022
Online start date: Sep 12, 2022
In-person dates: Nov 7-16, 2022*

Advanced Level Course (must have completed requirements for PCHTC to enter)

Session One:
Application deadline: Mar 3, 2022
Online start date: NA
In-person dates: Mar 14-24, 2022*

Instructor Level Course (must have completed requirements for PCHTC to enter)

Session One:
Application deadline: Oct 1, 2022
Online start date: NA
In-person dates: TBD**

* final training schedule will be determined upon formation of class

** final training schedule will be determined with each candidate; this course is for instructor certification in the class of 2023