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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 ICE

Providing an Accredited Certification Program

In an effort to maintain the quality and the integrity of the certification program, the NBCHT is a member of ICE the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, 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




8521 Blanco Rd., #2-179
San Antonio, TX 78216-3069

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