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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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The Intermediate Level

Prerequisites to enter training:

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

- This MUST be completed prior to training.

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

4. 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 entering into training.

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

5. Each student MUST be a current I-ACT full member prior to entering into training and prior to taking any I-ACT exam. The student must pay 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 to the office within 14 days of the student’s departure from training (last day of attendance).

6. The time frame between Levels 1 and 2 will be 1 year minimum (after completing Level 1 certification requirements / This is the date on the I-ACT Foundation Level Certificate.

-- Only exceptions are Licensed Health Care Providers (MD, DO, PA, RN, LAc, ND, Massage Therapists Licensed by the State Board of Medicine/Health, Etc.) - does not mean Estheticians, Reiki masters, etc.

7. Each student must show proof of administering 100 colon hydrotherapy sessions since the date on the Foundation Level certification.

8. Each student must attend a mandatory webinar on I-ACT Standard Office Procedures - put on by the I-ACT office before starting the classroom course.

 

Requirements for Schools or Instructors:

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

2. Each school / instructor will provide 50-hours of training, 26 hours may be by webinar put on by the School / Instructor and 24 hours (3 days minimum including practicum) must be in the actual “brick and mortar” classroom of an active I-ACT instructor / school.

- The Level 2 exam may only be offered after the 50-hour course is completed.

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). The student must not take the exam until all training is complete.

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.

8. Each instructor / school will send the checklist with the package for each student.