A hypnotherapy certification is required for those who want to practice in this area. People who want to start their own agency are also required to have this certification. The training involved in this type of therapy can be from distance learning and seminars. Home study classes allow the person to learn at their own pace. After completing the course work, the student can take an exam. A certain percentage of these questions must answered correctly before the individual will receiving a passing grade. However, taking the examination does not always qualify the student for the certification. Quality training for this type of therapy is usually under a licensed professional within this industry. When starting a business, the individual will need to obtain malpractice insurance for the firm. The cost for a certified hypnotherapist can be as much as $150.00 per hour, while the non-certified hypnotherapist is $100.00 per hour.