Verification of Integrated Professionals

Canada Health Alliance is launching the official Verification of Integrative Professionals (VIP) program in Canada. 

Our goal through verification is to honour the wisdom and caregiving passions of our members. After the verification committee reviews and accepts a member’s application, CHA will provide a Certificate of Verification. This Annual Certificate will indicate that the individual in question has the training and experience to become one of the following designations:
  • Integrative Health Coach
  • Integrative Health Counsellor
  • Integrative Health Consultant

For practitioners to ensure they are following lawful and ethical standards, it is recommended they adopt the following dictum:

“I do not diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any known illnesses or diseases in my practice.”

This outlines a zone which is under the adjudication of licensed colleges which in Canada are under provincial governance.

Parallel Health System

At Canada Health Alliance, we aim to simplify health and wellness groups by offering new certifications, allowing practitioners to work with confidence in a new integrative health-supportive model that enhances the interaction between health professionals and their participants.

CHA believes in the need for private, reliable, and independent health and wellness support to create a functional health system. Our goal is to collaborate with all health-focused professionals in building an ideal parallel health system that empowers individuals to enhance their well-being and quality of life.

Supporting this parallel well-being model empowers individuals to access preferred care and benefits healthcare professionals. This shift enhances awareness of diverse healthcare modalities to improve the well-being of all Canadians.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application for validation is available to those interested in practicing as a Integrative Health Coach, Integrative Health Counsellor, or Integrative Health Consultant. To apply, you must demonstrate an active CHA membership, government-issued ID, diplomas/certificates of completion, CV or resume, and reference letters.

Alternatively, you can submit a copy of your current license from a health regulatory college. If you’re no longer affiliated with your college or have recently been dismissed, we will request a brief explanation of the circumstances.

The CHA committee will evaluate your application and determine if you qualify for any of the three designations. Please note that this program does not provide practice insurance or income generation, as that falls outside the scope of CHA.

As we begin the verification process, we kindly request that you accept the decision of the verification committee as final. We will keep you informed throughout the process.

Yes, it is possible to change your designation if you have upgraded your skills and credentials. To do so, you will need to provide proof of your additional training and education for review, along with a $100 fee for the designation change application.

The initial application fee for verification is $100 and must be preceded by a $100 CHA membership fee.

The verification certificate will be active for one year from its completion date.

  1. Your CHA verification certificate will provide self-confidence as a verified individual in your specific field.
  2. A displayable certificate to show participants or CHA members that you have fulfilled the CHA verification and adhere to the CHA code of ethics.
  3. The possibility of simplifying third-party requirements as it becomes more accepted within your specific field.

The goal is to process the applications within two to four weeks. The processing time may be longer if not all information is provided or if your individual case is complicated or unique.

No, refunds will not be provided, and the decision of the verification team is final. However, you may have the option to appeal or submit a new application after a period of 12 months from the initial application date.

You can pay the $100 fee for verification via e-transfer to or send a check or money order to 715 Larch Drive, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, V9K 1H5.

If completing the form online, it will be sent automatically to the CHA. If you have printed out the form, you can scan it and email it to

If you choose to mail your application, use the following address: Box 877, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L3Y2.

Ready to apply?

Join our community of verified professionals! Apply now for CHA verification and gain confidence in your practice.