The American College of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy Practice & Licensure Information
Information is current as of September 2013
Information regarding any State laws for the practice of hypnosis/hypnotherapy are certainly subject to change. This information provided is based on research but one must understand that laws can change and new laws introduced at any time. If you have any specific questions regarding laws in your state of residence, please contact your specific state agency that governs the practice of hypnotherapy and/or counseling to pose your questions. If you are not sure of which agency to contact, you can do an internet search or you may want to contact the office of your Congressional representative to see if they might guide you to the correct agency.
The following states do not regulate the practice of hypnosis:
State with Possible Regulation
The following States likely have language which may prevent those who are not licensed health care/behavioral health professionals, from practicing hypnosis. The American College of Hypnotherapy & The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. requires that any candidate for certification be a licensed health care professional. Only licensed health care professionals can be accepted into our programs. However, it is strongly recommended that if you reside in any of the following states, you please contact your licensing board to ascertain if there are or are not any restrictions placed on the practice of hypnotism/hypnotherapy with your current license.
District of Columbia
States that have Regulations
The following states do have regulations in place for the practice of hypnosis. State laws vary from state to state and each one is unique. These states may require "registration" and have specific criteria that must be met to register. Or, these states may have laws which define who may or may not practice hypnosis. You will need to contact your state licensing agency to obtain further information.
You may access this link for more information: State Laws