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Subscription renewal and annual practicing certificate 2022/2023

Membership Fees

Your 2024/25 subscription fees are due by 31 March 2024.

    • Membership fees
    • First annual subscription pro-rata based on the month you join.

    • Non-Practising $50

    • Provisional $130

    • Professional membership $150

    • Registered Professional $150

    • A nominal one-off administration fee of $50 to upgrade from Provisional to Professional will apply. 

    • Making payments to the NZAPH link

Late fees apply after 31 March 2024. All fees are inclusive of GST.

Receipts and Annual Practicing Certificates (where appropriate) will be issued upon receipt of payment and completion of declaration (see below). 

Payments are done through a secure online payment system.

The NZAPH is an independent non-profit incorporated society established to promote practicing standards and professionalism for hypnotherapists, and to increase the New Zealand public's awareness of the powerful benefits of hypnotherapy. For many years we have been at the forefront of developments in the NZ hypnotherapy profession. 

*All members are required to adhere to the NZAPH professional ethics and code of conduct as set out in the constitution.

Membership of the NZAPH is available at four levels:
1. Non practicing member
  • For people that have an interest in hypnotherapy

  • or are retired hypnotherapist's who would like to learn and share information with other hypnotherapists in the NZAPH

2. Provisional Member
  • Is studying towards a qualification in hypnotherapy

  • or has finished their hypnotherapy certification but has less than one years practice a a clinical hypnotherapist

  • or less that 150 hours with clients as a hypnotherapist (with minimum of a year practicing)

  • proof of study 

  • 2 personal character references with contact details

  • We will require you to fill out a police clearance form for this when joining


3. Professional Membership
  • For people who have completed their clinical hypnotherapy academic qualification

  • Maintains a police check

  • Holds full indemnity and liability insurance

  • Have been in practice for a year or more

  • Have a minimum of 150 clinical practice hours

  • Applicants should provide proof of having done at least 600 hours of study at a reputable clinical hypnotherapy school (course should include 120 hrs practical hands-on classroom experience).  The applicant should be prepared to demonstrate to the examination committee knowledge and/or experience on the following subjects:

(subject to change at the discretion of the executive committee)

  • Hypnotic Induction Techniques, Supportive Hypnosis, Hypno-Analysis, Age Regression, Post Hypnotic Suggestion, Ideomotor Questioning, the Conscious and Subconscious Minds, the Principles and Laws of Suggestion ...

  • Counselling techniques

  • The psychological appraisal of clients; Neuroses, Psychoses, Depression, Psychosomatic, Stress...

  • Therapies for Smoking, Slimming, Anxiety, Stuttering, Migraine, Study and Memory improvement, Sexual problems, Hypnosis in childbirth, Enuresis, Skin disorders, Phobias, Insomnia ...

  • Human sexuality, Sexual dysfunction, Anatomy and Physiology ...

  • An overview of various psychotherapies as used in hypnotherapy

  • Client Management, Professional and Ethical Practice, Hypnosis and NZ Law

  • The Constitution, Rules and Ethics of the NZAPH Inc.

  • Professional development 15 hours per year

  • Evidence of practice experience and ongoing supervision must be provided to the organisation at lest 6 hours of clinical supervision over the last year.

  • The final step is an interview with the Examination Board

  • Please note that applicants must complete a minimum of a year of practicing and supervision before they can apply for professional membership. Then if you meet the requirements for registered professional membership you can apply to upgrade.

4. Registered Professional Membership
  • Meets the requirements of Professional Membership, plus

  • Professional development 15 hours per year

  • Maintains a police check

  • Holds full indemnity and liability insurance

  • Holds an up to date first aid certificate

  • Undertakes at least six hours of clinical supervision per year, one on one.

Professional Development

Who needs to do professional development?

ALL Professional and “Practicing” Honorary Members are required to complete the required minimum of 15 hours’ on-going training per annum in order to receive an Annual Practicing Certificate. 

How many hours do I need to complete each year?

A minimum of 15 hours’ ongoing study/training/active learning over a one-year period is required to maintain Professional Member status and to meet the NZAPH Professional Development Requirements of your Annual Practicing Certificate.

What happens if I don't complete my professional development hours?

Failure to comply within three months from the due date (31 March) may cause the status of membership to be reduced to Non-Practicing Member. Should a Member fail to complete this requirement due to mitigating circumstances and that Member approaches the committee in confidence, then the committee may use its discretion to grant an extension of time.

What type of professional development do I need to have done?

Members are encouraged to undertake a range of professional development throughout the year.

Examples include:

  • Hypnotherapy Conference, Seminar or Workshop (Hour for hour)

  • Professional Peer Group Supervision (1 hour per Session.  Maximum 6 hours p.a.)

  • Publishing an article in NZAPH Newsletter, “Hypnopatter” or similar peer reviewed journal (1 hour per article. Maximum 4 hours p.a.)

  • Author or joint author of a published book on hypnotherapy (15 hours)

  • Book and/or DVD (1 hour per book or DVD  Maximum 4 hours p.a.)

  • Postgraduate Study in Hypnotherapy (Up to 15 hours)

  • Original presentation at a hypnotherapy seminar, workshop or conference (4 hours per original. 1 Hour per subsequent for same presentation)

  • Active learning: reading technical books, attending short/online courses/webinars (1 hour per item. Maximum 4 hours p.a.)

  • First Aid Certificate course (Maximum 5 hours p.a.)

  • Business management courses longer than 20 hours (Maximum 8 hours p.a.)

  • Volunteer work in hypnotherapy for a community-based agency or project (Hour for hour. Max 5 hours p.a.)

  • Subscription/s to a journal on hypnotherapy (2 hours per subscription. Max 4 hours p.a.)

  • Hypnotherapy examiners (1 or more exams. 5 hours p.a.)

  • Attendance at associated mind related seminars, workshops or conferences that can be applied to hypnotherapy (Hour for hour)

How do I show I've done my required hours?

Members are asked each year to declare they have undertaken the minimum hours required.


Members are also required to maintain a professional development log.  The log must be submitted as part of the annual declaration. 
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NZAPH Membership Renewal & Personal Declaration 2024/25

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