What qualifications do I need to join the Faculty of Homeopathy?
You must be a statutorily registered healthcare professional. If you live outside of the UK you must hold qualifications which are registrable with the relevant professional body in the UK (for example the General Medical Council for doctors). Student membership is open to undergraduates on courses leading to certain professional qualifications. For more information please visit our membership section.
I have a BHMS or DHMS, can I join the Faculty of Homeopathy?
At the moment the BHMS and DHMS qualifications are not registrable with the General Medical Council (GMC) and so BHMS and DHMS qualified doctors are not eligible to join the Faculty.
Where can I get information about Faculty of Homeopathy exams?
For exam dates and deadlines for applications please visit the exams section of this website or contact the Education & Quality Officer on +44(0)1582 408679 or 020 3640 5903 Monday to Friday.
Is there a discount available on membership fees?
For someone whose earnings were less than £20,000 per annum in 2015 there is a £10 concession available on the Associate membership fee and a £30 concession on the Licenced Associate, MFHom and Specialist Register fee. All members who pay by Direct Debit also have the option of splitting their payments into two payments a year.
What are the Faculty’s qualifications and what do they mean?
Associate membership is open to all statutorily registered healthcare professionals and is not a qualification. Members who have achieved a basic level of training in homeopathy hold the LFHom. In podiatry and pharmacy, more experienced homeopaths may have achieved the DFHom qualification. Holders of the MFHom and FFHom are the most experienced Faculty members who have completed an advanced level of training. Some MFHom and FFHom members are also members of the Specialist Register. Faculty qualifications are only valid if the holder of the qualification maintains their Faculty membership. For more information visit our membership section.
If I get Faculty qualifications can I practice as a homeopath?
The Faculty of Homeopathy’s qualifications are for statutorily registered healthcare professionals. Faculty members integrate homeopathy with their conventional healthcare practice. If you want to practise homeopathy and you are not a statutorily registered healthcare professional contact the Society of Homeopaths.
Can I do your exams without Faculty-accredited training?
We advise you to complete Faculty-accredited training before attempting the exams. However, if you feel you have equivalent experience and would like to take an exam without training or apply for a qualification without examination, apply directly to the Education & Quality Officer - email@example.com
Where can I go to get Faculty-accredited training?
The Faculty has teaching taking place in Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Yorkshire and London in the UK, and overseas in India, Italy, Japan, and Russia. To find contact details visit our course providers section.
Is there a bursary or funding available to help pay for my Faculty course fees?
The Barcapel bursary is available every year for students who have completed the first year of their Faculty-accredited training. The bursaries are made available to help students complete their training so they can attain the DFHom or MFHom qualification. More information is available on our Training and exams page.
What are the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements that I need to fulfil to maintain my Faculty membership?
LFHoms in the UK and Republic of Ireland must complete 12 hours attendance-based learning and self-directed learning annually. DFHoms, MFHoms and FFHoms must complete 20 hours attendance-based learning and self-directed learning annually. The CPD requirements are the same if you are retired and still see patients for homeopathy, even if it is infrequently. Student members, Associate members or members outside the UK and Ireland do not need to fulfil CPD requirements to maintain their membership. The Faculty arranges CPD seminars at a variety of locations in the UK and every two years the Faculty of Homeopathy Congress takes place over three days, giving ample opportunity for CPD credits. See our events section for more information about upcoming events.