Membership & Certification

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Become a part of this important community, and be among the first certified professionals in Integrative Health & Addiction - as The CIHA is the first organization in the world focused on highlighting the importance of Integrative Health & Addiction work. Membership in The CIHA includes a specialized certification (see below), acknowledging professionals who have endured the rigor of training in an addiction specialty, building in a practice and identity that incorporates complementary or mind/body practices. Scroll down to view the benefits of memberships and learn about the certification types. We would be fortunate to have you among our esteemed membership.

Membership in The CIHA is offered as a open system for all applicants who qualify, as a way to address the cost barriers often associated with seeking certification and connecting with a professional association. This is due to our status and mission as a low-profit, social benefit corporation (L3C) and our mission to minimize barriers for all people struggling with addiction to receive integrative healthcare.

A one time donation of $300 USD will help sustain our mission by helping to pay for current web hosting services, outreach, and by working toward developing a better system for our members and for public visitors.

To apply, send an email through the following link. Please specify the certification that you wish to hold, with an explanation of how you meet the criteria. Prior to providing certification, applicants will need to present documentation of licensure, degree, and qualifying training required. We look forward to working with you!

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Benefits of Membership in The CIHA
  • Certification as a Specialist in Integrative Health & Addiction (see below) via a unique digital certificate coded specifically for you.
  • A professional profile in our Specialist Directory.
  • Member's Only access to The CIHA's professional listserv and private social media groups.
  • Financial discounts on professional tools, including telehealth and EMR software.
Membership Certifications and Requirements 
 Specialist in Integrative Health & Addiction (SIHA)
  • NAADAC or IC&RC approved addiction counselor certification, equivalent governmental designation, or 5 years of supervised professional experience providing addiction counseling/treatment.
  • 30 clock hours of professional education in Integrative Medicine/health or a complimentary approach.
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    Certification in a complementary approach (eg: mindfulness, yoga, Reiki, Ayurvedic medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, expert knowledge in Integrative Medicine, etc).
  • 30 sessions of addiction counseling utilizing integrative concepts.
 Master Specialist in Integrative Health & Addiction (MSIHA)
  •  A Master's degree.
  • NAADAC or IC&RC approved addiction counselor certification, or SAP distinction, equivalent governmental designation, or 5 years of supervised professional experience providing addiction counseling/treatment.
  • 18 clock hours of professional education in Integrative Medicine/health or a complimentary approach.
    OR
    Certification in a complementary approach (eg: mindfulness, yoga, Reiki, Ayurvedic medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, expert knowledge in Integrative Medicine, etc).
  • 20 sessions of addiction counseling/treatment utilizing integrative concepts.
 Distinguished Specialist in Integrative Health & Addiction (DSIHA)
  • A Doctoral degree.
  • NAADAC or IC&RC approved addiction counselor certification, SAP distinction, Addiction Medicine/Addictionology specialty, equivalent governmental designation, or 5 years of supervised professional experience providing addiction counseling/treatment.
  • 18 clock hours of professional education in Integrative Medicine/health or a complimentary approach.
    OR
    Certification in a complementary approach (eg: mindfulness, yoga, Chiropractic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Reiki, Ayurvedic medicine, Nutritional Therapy, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, expert knowledge in Integrative Medicine, etc).
  • 20 sessions of addiction counseling/treatment utilizing integrative concepts.

Membership in The Center for Integrative Health & Addiction acknowledges competency in both Addiction counseling/treatment and one or more complimentary health approach. Membership does not attest to the quality of service or conduct of any individual, nor does not grant the ability to legally practice in any professional medical or mental health capacity. Members agree to practice within and according to the scopeethics, and laws which govern their respective professional license or certifications.

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