HeartMath® Interventions Certification Program FAQ's
Last Updated on Monday, 23 April 2012 11:18 Written by HeartMath Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:05
Do I need to take the HeartMath® Interventions Program (HMI) in order to teach my clients or patients HeartMath tools and technology?
Many of our products are designed for self-learning and easy to use for instruction. For example our computer-based and handheld emWave® products have many features that can facilitate the instruction of HeartMath’s basic coherence-building skill, the Quick Coherence® Technique.
Do I have to attend any classroom sessions?
No. HMI is a distant learning program that includes home study, on-line Webinars, recorded presentations and on-going on-line support.
Why do I have to agree to the terms stated in the Letter of Agreement?
By virtue of taking HMI, you have HeartMath's permission to use the confidential and copyrighted information, processes and materials included in the program. The Agreement is the primary way HeartMath maintains the standards and boundaries of the program. The Agreement states what we agree to do and what you agree to in regard to these materials and in order to make the claim you were trained by HeartMath in the HMI program.
What does ‘individual instruction’ mean?
HMI protocols are designed to be used in clinical modalities and settings. Typically this means treating individual patients and clients. This program is not designed for instruction of the HeartMath System outside of the clinical or therapeutic setting, like public workshops, lectures, conferences, courses, etc. We have other programs each with their own unique processes and guidelines for these venues.
How is HMI different than HeartMath's 1:1 Provider Program?
The 1:1 Provider Program is open to non-health care professionals. It does not include therapeutic applications of the HeartMath System nor does it require you hold a health professional credential. Providers typically work outside of clinical or therapeutic settings, unless they are also a health care professional. 1:1 Provides have a license which allows them to promote and ‘sell’ individual HeartMath instruction to the general public. E.g. life coaching, professional development, stress management education, sports performance, etc.
How much is the HMI course?
The HMI fee is $1295. Scholarships may be available to some community-based agencies and clinics and certain educational institutions that work with underserved populations. Your HeartMath representative will let you know if you qualify.
How do I sign up for the course?
First fill out our on-line application form. Within a couple of days, HeartMath’s Director of Training and Licensing will send you an email with specific instructions to arrange an admissions interview. During your interview, you will receive specific registration instructions for the series you choose. Payment in full is due upon registration and required before we ship your course materials.
Can I resell HeartMath products?
Many health professions choose to make products available to their clients or patients. You may set up a resellers account to receive discounts on a variety of products, including the emWave technology. Contact your HeartMath representation for more information.
Do I get automatically get a discount on HeartMath products?
From time to time HeartMath offers special discounted prices to health professionals. As an HMI participant, unless you opt out you will automatically receive these notices. Otherwise, you may prefer to open a reseller’s account.
Do I have to pay any additional fees, like royalties?
No, there are no additional charges, fees or royalties. However, if you take the certification option, which is valid for three years, there is a small processing fee for renewal.
What are the certification renewal requirements?
Certified HeartMath Practitioners will receive notification of renewal 1 month before their 3 year anniversary. To renew you will have to submit an on-line form that asks you to confirm your contact information, preview the latest science presentations that are posted in the HMI community Library and pay the $100 processing fee.
Can I get CEUs?
Because HeartMath is not an academic institution we cannot issue CEUs. However, many have had success applying for CEUs through their regional, state or national licensing board. Documentation RE course content and syllabus, faculty and attendance are posted in the HMI community Library. We will be happy to provide other documentation you may need.
My patients don’t speak English. Can I translate the forms and handouts?
Yes. However, all translations are considered ‘derivative works’ as noted in the Letter of Agreement and as such must be submitted to the HMI program administrator for approval before distribution. This includes any information you wish to ‘publish’ on your Website. You are responsible for translations including all related costs.
When is the next series?
Check the schedule here: HeartMath Interventions Training Schedule
What is the cancellation policy if I decide to drop out of the class?
Once you registered for a series, we are happy to refund the full fee if you cancel before we ship your class materials. Otherwise will we withhold a processing fee based on the following schedule:
Certification candidates must demonstrate competency in the HMI information and processes by submitting an Assessment Report that includes a Clinical Case Study relevant to the candidate’s professional practice.
Case Study Criteria
The Case Study is a descriptive report of your assessment, treatment approach or plan and work with a specific client or patient that includes:
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