The Foundation Level

Prerequisites for Entry into Training and for Certification for the 100 Hour Course

1. Any individual not using FDA registered devices may not be an I-ACT Member and no I-ACT school / instructor may train any individual that does not use FDA registered devices.

2. Each student MUST have a High School Diploma or equivalent requirement showing they have achieved High School Standards. This may be documented by Diploma, GED or equivalency exam such as the Wunderlich Ability to Benefit Test or College transcript/degree. - This must be completed prior to entering into training. (The Instructor/School must document completion of this requirement on the official I-ACT transcript.)

3. I-ACT recommends that each new student receive 1-3 colonics prior to entering training. This recommendation can be waived if the student has contraindications to receiving colonics.

4. Each student MUST show proof that they have taken a CPR Class and have a current CPR card.

- This MUST be completed prior to certification; however, It is strongly recommended this be accomplished before entering training.

- The Instructor/School must document completion of this requirement on the official I-ACT transcript.

5. Each student MUST have completed a post Secondary (or higher) Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Course (verified by school transcript) of at least 3 Credit Hours (30 class room hours) from a licensed institution or from an institution or course on the I-ACT recognized list posted on the I-ACT website (www.i-act.org).

- This MUST be completed prior to certification; however, It is strongly recommended this be accomplished before entering training.

- The Instructor/School must document completion of this requirement on the official I-ACT transcript.

6. Each student MUST be an I-ACT full member prior to taking any I-ACT exam. The school or instructor can collect the application - with payment - and hold this until the scheduled training is completed to submit with the entire package. The student must pay the application fee and the test fee prior to taking the exam. If a student departs the class and does not complete training, the instructor / school must document, on the transcript, the portion of training that was completed and send that (along with the membership application and fee) to the office within 14 days of the student’s departure from training (last day of attendance).

 

Requirements for Schools and Instructors - 100 Hour Course

1. Each school / instructor will only train the students using FDA registered equipment, or equipment registered with appropriate agency in the country in which the school / instructor trains.

a. This training must follow the guidelines of the equipment as published by the manufacturer.

b. All Practicum hours must be supervised by an Instructor, and be consistent with I-ACT Policy.

2. Each school / instructor will provide 100-hours of training which must be done in the physical presence of the Instructor at the location of the school; or, “brick and mortar” training facility used by the school or instructor. Distance learning of any type may not be used in fulfilling the 100-hour requirement for I-ACT training. The 100-hour course may not be completed any faster than 10 days at the school or brick and mortar facility of the school / instructor.

3. Each school / instructor will have an Application/Enrollment Agreement/Contract of Training (the agreement/contract each student signs that outlines the training they will receive from the instructor / school; the expectations that instructor / school has for student attendance/participation/behavior while in school; and, the instructor / school refund policy in case the student does not complete the training). In addition, the Application/Enrollment Agreement/Contract of Training must inform the student of the type of equipment they will be trained on (Open / Closed). Additionally, the contract must inform the student the training is not Manufacturer (device) training. Each student will receive copies of these documents.

4. Each instructor / school will provide the student with a certificate of completion for the classroom hours taught in the course. The instructor will ensure that the student understands that this certificate is not an I-ACT certification, it is simply a certificate from the instructor documenting completion of the classroom hours.

5. The instructor / school will notify I-ACT of each student that completes their training. This documentation will be done through the I-ACT transcript and mailed to the I-ACT office within 14 calendar days of training completion (date on exam). If a student departs the class and does not complete training, the instructor / school must document, on the transcript, the portion of training that was completed and send that to the office within 14 days of the student’s departure from training (last day of attendance).

6. The instructor / school will maintain student records (attendance, quiz scores, etc.) for an indefinite period of time. These files may be maintained electronically. Please ensure that all records are maintained in compliance with regulations for record keeping in the county, state, federal, and /or the country of the instructor/school.

7. Each instructor / school will use the I-ACT approved Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) pretest to ensure that the student has the appropriate level of A&P knowledge to allow the student to have the opportunity to succeed in the training.

 

 

Prerequisites for Entry into Training and for Certification for the 16 Hour Course

1. Proof the individual has been in the profession of Colon Hydrotherapy for more than one year.

The verification of the prerequisites and the approval to take the 16-hour course must come from the I-ACT Office prior to allowing the student to start the 16-hour course.

-- Documentation must be verifiable in a court of law and may include:

--- W-2, 1099 or W-9 - showing one year’s experience as a Colon Hydrotherapist.

--- sales receipt for the purchase of a Colon Hydrotherapy device or Colon Hydrotherapy supplies

--- Certificate of training (with date and signature)

--- *** Statement by employer is not acceptable***

2. Document 100 colon hydrotherapy sessions in the preceding year.

-- Must be by log or daily schedule.

3. Each student MUST have a High School Diploma or equivalent requirement showing they have achieved High School Standards. This may be documented by Diploma, GED or equivalency exam such as the Wunderlich Ability to Benefit Test or College transcript/degree.

- This must be completed prior to entering into training.

4. Show proof that they have a completed a CPR class and a current CPR card.

- This must be completed prior to entering into training.

5. - Each student MUST have completed a post-secondary (or higher) Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) Course of at least 3 credit hours (30 Ð 45 class room hours) from a licensed institution or from an institution or course on the I-ACT recognized list posted on the I-ACT website (www.i-act.org).

- This must be completed prior to entering into training.

6. The instructor / school must document completion of all prerequisites on the official I-ACT transcript.

 

Requirements for Schools and Instructors for the 16 hour course

1. - Student must attend an I-ACT approved 16-hour course that includes:

2. - A review of Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System (See Unit 16.1) (5 hours).

3. - Instruction in I-ACT Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (See Unit 16.2) (5 hours).

4. - Instruction detailing the contraindications specific to the type of FDA registered equipment being used (See Unit 16.3) (2 hours).

5. - Must provide three colonics (minimum) - (recommend that one be given to the instructor) (See Unit 16.4) (3.75 hours).

6. - Must give a 15-minute presentation on how to talk to a new client about the digestive tract demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of the digestive system so that they will communicate relevant knowledge to a client effectively (See Unit 16.5) (1/4 hours).

7. - Must take the I-ACT Level 1 Exam (2 hours).

-- The Foundation Level exam (Level 1 exam) is given at the end of the 16 hour training.

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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

Information for all Clients and Members (outside Texas): "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices by federal law. A practitioner licensed by state law to use such prescription devices must authorize the purchase of the colon irrigation device, must use or supervise its use, and must order each colon irrigation for a patient."

Information for all Clients and Prospective new members in the State of Texas: "Colon irrigation devices are prescription devices and their purchase must be authorized by a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. A colon hydrotherapist must be supervised by such a physician to use a colon irrigation device and must have a written order on file for each procedure from a physician licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners."

Information for all Clients and Members (outside the USA): "Comply with the laws of your country to ensure that you are in compliance.

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