The SAPH registration process (ie for full practising membership of the Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths, with the right to use the initials RSAPH) aims to assess the prospective member as to professional standards and ethical practice and to support ongoing development of practice.
There are four parts to the process, and an ongoing requirement, see below:
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Educational standards are not accredited by SAPH at present, so each prospective member is investigated individually.
As a guide, he or she is expected:
The applicant must pay the SAPH Registration application fee before the registration process begins.
The prospective member is expected to have studied UK National Occupation Standards and to have in place the following:
During the registration procedure the prospective member will be required to attend up to 4 days in the first year when on each occasion he or she may be asked to present at least one aspect of his or her work.
This may be a case, an ethical issue, a question of philosophy or Materia Medica that has arisen in practice, etc.
Each is encouraged to participate in non-judgemental feedback and sharing. Please note that members of this Assocation are expected to practise what is loosely described as 'Classical Homoeopathy'.
A portfolio should be maintained (a model template for this is provided by SAPH) and updated yearly which should be lodged with the Registrar on 1st January each year.
There are certain minimum standards of ongoing professional development which are set out on the form. For people applying for full, practising membership, demonstration of an existing and ongoing CPD programme is viewed positively.
Note. In addition to the Registration fee, an annual subscription is payable on 1st January each year.
If the applicant is elected to SAPH membership after the commencement of the year, the annual subscription due for that first year of membership is calculated on a pro-rata basis, taking each month or part thereof outstanding until the year-end as a proportion of a whole year. If, for example, an applicant's membership begins on 1st April, 9 full months remain during that year, so the annual subscription for that year will be 9/12 or 75% of the annual subscription.
Re-application: if someone fails the application procedure the reasons are explained and they are encouraged, in most cases, to re-apply later when the Registration fee will be payable again.
Applicants should apply to the SAPH Registrar.