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The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc (AIHCP) offers comprehensive, quality, Certification and Fellowship programs for qualified professionals. The AIHCP offers a two-tier program beginning with Certification of Attention Deficit Consultants with advancement to Fellowship status in the Institute.

Please be sure to visit our website and review our FAQS (frequently asked questions) for more information on this specialty program: Access Link

Certified Attention Deficit Consultant- requires attainment of the following certification criteria:

  1. Completion of an official, established education program to prepare qualified professionals for practice as a Certified Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Consultant.
  2. Candidates for the Certification must successfully complete the continuing education program by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. Completion of the required education courses qualifies the educational component necessary to apply for Certification. This program consists of 200 contact hours of continuing education. See Full Program: Access here
  3. Requisite for all Applicants for Certification: in addition to meeting the educational criteria as provided above, applicants for Certification must meet one of the following pre-requisites to enter this program: 1). a psychologist, 2). a licensed social worker, 3). a licensed counselor, 4). a registered nurse, 5). a physician, 6). a school counselor, 7). hold a graduate degree in educational counseling, 8). a college degree in human services, psychology, or human behavior, 9). other college degrees may be applicable if they are in a related area or if the candidate can verify significant job experiences working with clients diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder under the direct supervision of one who would qualify as a candidate above. Such cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Please direct questions regarding eligibility to: info@aihcp.org info@aihcp.org

Certification- Identification & Credentials

Those applicants who become certified by the AIHCP in Attention Deficit Consulting may use the initials/credential "ADC-C" after their names:

"Certified Attention Deficit Consultant "


Timeline

All certifications shall be for a period of four (4) years from the date that the initial certification is conferred.


Certified members may receive recertification at the expiration of their four (4) year term by one of the following means:

  • Obtaining 50 or more hours of continuing education within the four (4) year period of certification .
  • Have successfully advanced to Fellowship Status in the AIHCP prior to the expiration of their current certification. Once a certified member achieves "Fellowship" , they are required only to reapply for Fellowship status, and continue to maintain their Certification along with their Fellowship.
  • AIHCP, Inc. will provide online continuing education courses that are designed specifically to meet eduation contact hours for "recertification."

Fee Schedule

  • The certification fee for Attention Deficit Consulting Certification is $ 200.00 for the four (4) year term of certification. Payment in full is due at the time of application. The Application is available on this website.
  • Application for Recertification is $ 200.00 for the next four (4) year period. This is a one time payment and is required in full at the time of application for recertification. A completed application must accompany the payment. There is no limit to future recertifications, as long as certified members continue to meet the recertification criteria.

EDUCATION PROGRAM

Candidates for Certification as a "Certified Attention Deficit Consultant" MUST successfully complete all of the defined courses in the continuing education curriculum in order to qualify for Certification. Applications for Certification will not be accepted until the candidate has successfully completed the courses.

Please Access the CE Program information for a list and description of each of the required courses. At the end of each short course description you may note the course code, the number of CE contact hours of education, and the course cost.

Also, below each course description please access the red links "Course Information." Our Course Information pages provide full information regarding the course, including the required textbook (s) and or learning materials used. You will also find the name of the course author/instructor as well as a link to their resume and/or biography.

Access the CE program for this specialty: click here

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Education Program:

1. How are the courses designed and accessed?

* All courses are continuing education courses. They are provided in online classrooms via our website. The courses are formatted as independent study with one-to-one faculty mentoring. You will progress with your study materials at your own pace. Anytime you would like to discuss course materials and/or have questions for the course author/faculty, you may contact them via email. You are provided with the email contact information for your course instructor at the time of course registration. Each course requires the completion of a comprehensive final examination. All examinations are taken via the online classroom. All examinations are formatted as "open book" exams. Questions are formatted in an objective manner (multiple choice, true-false). There are only a few courses which also include some essay type responses.

*Once your coures registration and payment have been received, you will receive a welcome email from our staff with full course access information. You will be provided a unique password with which to access the online classroom. You have full, 24 hour a day, seven day a week access to your online classroom. You will receive your email notice with course/classroom access within 24 hours of recipt of your registration form and payment.

* Once inside the classroom, you will be provided with the course syllabus, instructor information, full instructions for progressing in the course, full examination access instructions, course objective and course content. You will also be provided with many more links which provide much more information regarding the course and resources.

2. Does the cost of the course tuition include the cost of any required textbooks and/or learning materials such as CD audios, Videos, etc?

* Textbooks and most requird CD audios are not included in the tuition fee. You are requird to obtain the necessary texts and audio learning materials on your. To assist with ease of obtaining materials, you may access our online AIHCP Book Store at any time. You may click on the link of your specialty. This will take you to page listing all course books/materials for all of the courses in your program. You may easily order them online via our AIHCP bookstore (in affiliation with Amazon.com). Please note that most all of our required textbooks are available for order as "used" editions via Amazon.com. This can save you considerably on your costs of books.
Access AIHCP Book Store: click here

3. How long do I have to complete each course in the program?

Our courses are self-paced wtih faculty mentoring as needed. You decide how to pace yourself and meet course requirements. The only "time-frame" policy that we have is: Once you enroll and begin the "First" course in the CE program curriculum, you must complete ALL of the courses within a two-year period from the date of your enrollment into the "first" course. If you do not meet this time-frame, you will never lose credits of course completions, however, if there has been changes in courses and/or curriculums, you will be required to comply with the most recent revisions/changes. There is a small "re-entry" fee assessed as well.

4. How long will it take me to complete "a course?"

To provide a more detailed response for you to this question, please access this link. It iwill take you to a seperate page on this website where more information can be reviewed.

5. What are the cost of the courses?

Please access this link. This will take you to the CE program page. On this page you will all required courses in the curriculum. At the end of each course's brief description is the course tuition fee.

6. Must I register for and pay for "all" of the required courses at one time?

No. We offer our candidates the option to register for and pay for "one course at a time. This is an added advantage to our candidates so that costs can be spread-out over a long period of time. Of course, if you wish, you may enroll into more than one course at a time. This is your option.

 

7. Do you accept payment from organizations/employers?

Yes. Many of our candidates who enroll into our programs are sponsored by their organizations/employers. We will accept checks, money orders and payments from organizations/employers.

8. How do I pay the course tuition fee?

We accept persona checks, money orders, and credit card payments. We currently accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. Check and money orders may be mailed in to us along with a completed course registration to our postal address. Click for contact information. We have a Merchant Service Credit Card account that is highly secure online. Once you have completed the online course registration, you will be automatically taken to another web page with a link right to our secure online credit card payment server. Or, you may go directly to our credit card server by accessing this link.

9. Do you have a program for accepting loans, grants, etc?

No. We do not at this time have any type of programs where we are authorized to accept loans, grants, etc. We are a professional organization and a non-government organization. We are not a college/university. As such, we are not participants in any type of state, government loans/grant programs. Also, we do not have any type of scholarship programs available at this time. To assist in the affordablity, rather, we have a policy of letting our candidates pay for "one course at a time" thus speading the costs of the program out up to a two-year period.

10. Do you CE courses have any types of "organizational or board" approvals?

YES. Please access this link to be taken to another page with this specific information.

11. When may I register for a course?

We have "open" enrollment. This means you may enroll into any course at anytime and begin your studies. There is "no waiting" for any type of specific start dates.

12. Do your courses have "accreditations?" Are you "accredited?"

We are a professional health care organization. We are NOT a chartered school, nor a college/university. To preview additional information regarding this, please access here

13. Do you accept students/candidates who reside outside of the USA?

YES. Our courses and certification programs are open to anyone living outside of the USA. Our only requirement is that one have a good foundation in the English language, as all our courses are provided in English only.

14. If I enroll into a course and decide to "withdraw," may I do so?

YES. We have a policy which allows for course withdraw. To review our policy, click here.

15. Are there resources/tools in the online course classrooms?

YES. Here is what you will find in the online classrooms:

* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schudule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.