Diplomate Specialty Certification: DHANP

The Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) was founded and incorporated in in 1981 (Oregon) for the purpose of promoting excellence in the practice of homeopathy among naturopathic physicians. The HANP grants Diplomate (advanced specialty) status (DHANP) to naturopathic physician applicants who meet the prerequisites and successfully demonstrate competency through case submission and an oral interview. Diplomates of the profession establish and uphold specialist standards, provide education and mentorship, and are committed to protect and preserve homeopathy as a core therapeutic modality within the naturopathic profession.

We evaluate applications once a year. The deadline to submit your cases for review is September 1st annually. Decisions will be returned by no later than January of the following year.

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Benefits of DHANP Credential

  • World expertise status as a homeopathic practitioner
  • Addition to DHANP Directory
  • Teaching and publishing opportunities
  • Supporting quality standards of homeopathy
  • Discounts on continuing education

Candidates for DHANP by the HANP

  1. A naturopathic doctor currently licensed in the USA or Canada. A photocopy of the naturopathic medical license will be requested.
  2. Be a HANP Professional Associate Member in good standing.
  3. Applicants must have practiced homœopathy for a minimum of 3 years post-graduation and treated a minimum of 100 new patients.
  4. Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 350 hours of homeopathic education credits and provide documentation with the application.
    • The 350 hours must include the DHANP Core Curriculum.
    • The HANP highly recommends that you complete the DHANP Core Curriculum prior to submitting your application that includes your case submissions.
    • Documentation for courses includes either signed and dated certificates or letters of completion.
    • Official school transcript.
  5. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae.
  6. Applicants must submit 2 letters of reference: one professional and one from a DHANP in good standing (see guidelines for recommendation letters.)
  7. Applicant must submit an online application  (we will email a link) and pay the application fee (below).
    1. Your application expires after one year.
  8. You must submit a minimum of five cases (two acute, two chronic, one failed case) or up to as many cases of your own work that are of a quality suitable for publication as are necessary to demonstrate all of the required competencies listed in the competency requirements.
    1. The deadline for case submission is September 1st annually.
    2. An oral examination will be conducted after the submitted cases has been evaluated.

Helpful Downloads:

DHANP Application Tips

Overview of Case Submission Guidelines with Dr. Oskin

Reviewing a Case for the DHANP Application with Drs. Wheeler and Amerine

De-Mystifying the DHANP Application – Dr. Vassighi

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Important Notes:

  • Application graders are blinded to ensure integrity and objectivity for every application.
  • You are permitted three attempts to pass the DHANP case submission process. See ‘Appeals’ section below for details regarding the third and final attempt.
  • Due to the time commitment involved in grading case submissions, you must pay the full DHANP application fee for each re-submission.
  • Feedback regarding failed general competencies will be provided in the fail letter, however should you desire more detailed feedback a formal written request to HANP must be submitted within 60 days upon receipt of a fail letter; a fee equivalent to $360 per hour will be charged for time required to compile this detailed feedback.
  • Because HANP uses a standardized multi grader approach to grade case submissions, HANP does not change grades assigned to your case submission.


You may appeal to be granted the third attempt** at the case submission process under the following conditions:

  • A minimum of three years must have passed since your last case submission attempt.
  • You must show documentation that you have completed additional training in homeopathy.
  • You must make a compelling case in writing for how the additional training and passage of time has prepared you to successfully complete the case submission process.  This must be submitted electronically to the HANP Board of Directors ([email protected])

**the previous requirements and allowances (4 attempts total) will be granted to applicants who have submitted at minimum their first application for submission by 12/31/2020

Maintaining DHANP Status in the HANP

  1. Diplomates must accumulate a minimum of 10 hours/year of CE.
    DHANP CME Guidelines
  2. DHANP membership annual dues of $150.00

DHANP Certification Contact Person

Executive Director
Hannah Bryant
600 W. Emma St.
Lafayette, CO 80026
P. 541.708.1827
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