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NBCHT - Who we are

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 credentialing program that evaluates the competency of the practitioners.

  • Established in 2000 by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT), a voluntary, not-for-profit organization.

  • Founded by a group of therapists who recognized the need to formalize the training and credentialing of those who perform colon hydrotherapy.

  • The NBCHT became an independent organization by separating from I-ACT in 2013.

Governed by a 5-Member Board of Directors

4:1 representation

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.


NBCHT Primary Purposes

On-Going Credentialing Program, ensuring Professional Standards and Safety

  • provide a quality voluntary system for credentialing 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 credentials 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.

NBCHT is a Member of NOCA

Providing an Accredited Certification Program

In an effort to maintain the quality and the integrity of the certification program, the NBCHT has secured program accreditation with the accrediting arm of NOCA, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a recognized leader in the accreditation field.

Become a Member


To apply to the NBCHT for membership and testing:

  • Please download the NBCHT Handbook, and the NBCHT Application. Read them entirely, then fill out the application on the last page.

  • Ensure that you sign the application and indicate the type of equipment that you are using.

  • The equipment must be registered with the FDA and you must provide a serial number that can be verified.


Once the application is received, verified, and processed; you will then be sent an authorization to test. Please comply with the instructions written on your test authorization.

NBCHT Testing




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