How to choose a hypnosis school? Great question! There is no degree in hypnosis and no licensure (A therapist may claim licensure, but it is in therapy, not hypnosis). So how do you evaluate and compare the instructors and schools that offer hypnosis training?

We’ve put together a checklist of items to help you compare “apples to oranges”:

  • Is the school licensed by the state in which it operates?
  • Does the facility have a comfortable, dedicated classroom environment?
  • Is the certification from an established national organization, like the National Guild of Hypnotists, or is the certification offered by a lone practitioner/trainer?
  • Does the school’s certification offer Standards of Practice, a Code of Ethics and Client Bill of Rights by which you should ethically operate?
  • What kind of ongoing training and support does the school offer after graduation?
  • Does the school allow you to retake the training as a refresher after graduation?
  • Is the course dedicated to teaching only hypnosis and hypnosis practice information?
  • What hypnosis styles and techniques are taught? (Ex: modern or classical, Elman, Erickson, NLP)
  • Is regular time allowed for supervised and critiqued practice?
  • Does the course instructor use hypnosis with clients on a regular basis?
  • Who certified the course instructor?
  • How many hours of actual class time ? (Minimum of 80)
  • Does the course offer self hypnosis instruction?
  • What kinds of issues will I be able to address upon graduation?

Choosing a school, a program and an instructor

doesn’t have to be challenging when you know what questions to ask!


At The FARE Hypnosis Center, the same values are applied to our students as we apply to the clients we serve. KITE Knowledge, Integrity, Trust and Empowermenta perfect hypnotic metaphor for reaching great heights and freedom for our students.

Call us today for answers at 952-934-1315, then check with the rest. We encourage you to look around because we are confident that the courses and instruction offered at The FARE Hypnosis Center will help you become a confident and competent Consulting Hypnotist!