Jenks Hypnosis and Training Center, LLC

805 N. Fir, Jenks, OK 74037    (918) 298-6884
Located in Jenks, America, near the heart of south Tulsa

What Does Certification Mean?

Nancy and Don are certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists. What does that mean?

There are educational requirements for any type of work that a person chooses to do. Some are fairly simple and can be learned with on the job training. Others are more complex and require extensive training, either in special classes or in an institution of higher learning, and often require approval from a state licensing board or other certifying entity.

Oklahoma does not offer or require state licensure to be a hypnotherapist, but there are organizations who offer training and certification. The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the oldest and largest organization of its kind, offers various levels of certification. The Guild is dedicated to the practice of hypnotism as a profession. They have stringent requirements not only of the educational background, but also professional behavior. The Guild requires a minimum of 100 hours of specialized education in hypnosis to be considered for their basic certification exam. Once the exam is passed, each certified hypnotist is required to obtain 15 hours of Continuing Education annually to maintain that certification.

As a hypnotist grows and improves upon the basic skills, the NGH officially recognizes this higher level of achievement by administering additional tests to achieve advanced certifications. A Certified Hypnotist (CH), who meets all of the qualifications, can apply for the next step in the NGH certification ladder - Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH). This requires two written (non family) references, a 2000 word paper suitable for publication, oral and written exams. Additional certifications, with ever higher qualifications and requirements, are Fellow (FNGH) and Diplomate (DNGH).

Nancy Reno took the board exam and became a Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) in August, 2004.