Do you practise one or more of the following?
Alexander Technique teaching; Aromatherapy; Bowen Therapy; Colon Hydrotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy; Healing; Hypnotherapy; Massage Therapy; Microsystems Acupuncture; Naturopathy; Nutritional Therapy; Reflexology; Reiki; Shiatsu; Sports Therapy; Yoga Therapy.

If you practise one or more of the disciplines listed above please read below. If you practise other disiplines that are not on the CNHC register then CNHC registration is not possible at this time.

To be eligible to apply to register with CNHC you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have undertaken a programme of education and training which meets, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards (see below) and the core curriculum for the discipline concerned. Please note, courses delivered entirely by distance learning do not meet CNHC requirements.


  • Have achieved competency to the level of the National Occupational Standards (see below) for the discipline concerned by means of relevant experience of at least three years and relevant training and been assessed as having met those standards.

During the initial registration process and at annual renewal you will have to declare that:

  • you do not have a conviction or conditional caution that is unspent, or have notified CNHC of any such conviction or conditional caution for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
  • there are no health issues that have an impact on your ability to practise
  • you have not been the subject of any disciplinary or civil proceedings against you in relation to your practice or have notified CNHC of any such proceedings for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
  • you have current professional indemnity insurance to practise in the UK and there have been no successful claims against your insurance
  • you will respond to any request from CNHC for evidence of professional indemnity insurance and CPD activities

Any identified False declaration results in removal from the CNHC register.

You will be required to comply with the following:

National Occupational Standards (NOS)
The National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements which describe the knowledge and understanding an individual needs to have and what they need to be able to do in order to be safe and competent to practise. Skills for Health, an independent agency, is responsible for establishing NOS across a wide range of health care disciplines, including many complementary therapies. 

Click on the links below to view the two generic NOS units which apply to ALL sixteen CNHC registered complementary therapies:

Click on the links below to view the specific NOS units for all current CNHC registered complementary therapies:

CNHC Core Curricula
We are currently working with our Profession Specific Boards (PSBs) on a rolling programme to review the current versions of the core curricula for each of the professions included on our Register to ensure that they meet the requirements of the CNHC Core Curriculum template

Below are the core curricula where this work has been completed. Others will be published as soon as they are available:

We have published course lists for some of the disciplines we register. Click here for further information