The National Board for Colon HydroTherapy (NBCHT) is a nationally recognized body formed to set competency standards for those who practice colon hydrotherapy. It accomplishes its mission by establishing and maintaining a recognized and credible certification program that evaluates the competency of the practitioners.
The National Board for Colon HydroTherapy (NBCHT) was established in 2000 by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT), a voluntary, not-for-profit organization. A group of therapists recognized the need to formalize the training and credentialing of those who perform colon hydrotherapy. In recognition of this need and in response to growth in the profession, I-ACT established this organization under its umbrella. Once fully operational and financially stable the NBCHT will become a totally separate and independent organization.
The NBCHT is governed by a five member Board of Directors. Four members of the Board represent and are practicing colon hydrotherapists while the fifth member of the Board is not a member of the profession and represents the public interest. The primary purposes of the NBCHT and its Board of Directors are to:
• provide a quality voluntary system for certification and recertification for practitioners of colon hydrotherapy
• promote the status and credibility of the profession
• safeguard the public trust by establishing and maintaining a set of competency standards that establish minimal safety
• advance uniform standards of practice and ethical conduct
• help clients and employers choose practitioners through a referral program
• promote continuing professional development
• issue certificates to and prepare a directory of credentialed individual
• support ethical and educational standards for colon hydrotherapy; and,
• cooperate with accrediting agencies to support colon hydrotherapy education.
The NBCHT, through its founding body I-ACT, is a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). In an effort to maintain the quality and the integrity of the certification program, the NBCHT is seeking program accreditation with the accrediting arm of NOCA, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a recognized leader in the accreditation field.