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The Reiki Association and CNHC Registration
The Reiki Association is one of the verifying organisations who will ensure that practitioners who are to be registered meet the required standards. This is a service available to TRA members, and non-members initiated into Reiki.


CNHC registered logo CNHC registered Reiki practitioners using the CNHC quality mark demonstrate to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that they conform to national standards of practice in their work.


Registered Reiki practitioners are able to display this CNHC quality mark on their current certificate, in their place of work and can also use the quality mark on promotional literature such as leaflets, headed notepaper and on their website. The CNHC quality mark provides an independent seal of approval to well-qualified, responsible professionals in the complementary healthcare field.


All Reiki practitioners who are CNHC registered are clearly identified in our Reiki Directory on this website.

To be eligible to register with CNHC you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have undertaken a programme of education and training which meets, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards (see below) and the core curriculum for the discipline concerned. Please note, courses delivered entirely by distance learning do not meet CNHC requirements.


  • Have achieved competency to the level of the National Occupational Standards (see below) for the discipline concerned by means of relevant experience of at least three years and relevant training and been assessed as having met those standards.

You will also have to declare that:

  • you do not have a criminal record (including cautions), or have notified CNHC of any such record for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
  • there no health issues that have an impact on your ability to practise
  • you have not been the subject of any disciplinary or civil proceedings against you in relation to your practice or have notified CNHC of any such proceedings for consideration by the Registrar prior to acceptance
  • you have current professional indemnity insurance to practise in the UK and there have been no successful claims against your insurance
  • you will respond to any request from CNHC for evidence of professional indemnity insurance and CPD activities

Any identified False declaration results in removal from the CNHC register.

You will be required to comply with the following:

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements which describe the knowledge and understanding an individual needs to have and what they need to be able to do in order to be safe and competent to practise. Skills for Health, an independent agency, is responsible for establishing NOS across a wide range of health care disciplines, including many complementary therapies. 

Click on the links below to view the two generic NOS units which apply to ALL fifteen CNHC registered complementary therapies:

Click on the link below to view the sixteen specific NOS unit for Reiki practitioners:

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Published course lists

Registering for Reiki:
Please click on the link below for additional information on which qualifications meet the NOS and core curriculum for Reiki and routes to registration for those whose qualifications do not meet these standards:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The aim of the CNHC's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy is to ensure that standards are maintained, whilst keeping requirements in line with existing professional association arrangements as far as possible.


You will now need to confirm at renewal that you have undertaken CPD activities over the previous registration year. CPD is not just about doing courses. Many people think that only formal courses or seminars count towards CPD but there are a wide range of activities you can include.


The Reiki Association organises and supports many workshops, retreats, training days and other events for its members which can be regarded as supporting professional development. Certificates for CPD can be provided.


Make sure you note down what you do and when. Registrants need to complete a CPD log for each registration year. It will be far easier to complete the CNHC CPD log as you go along.


Please note, you do not need to send your CPD log to CNHC when you renew, but you do need to complete and keep it. This is because CNHC will begin the first formal sampling of 10% of CPD log sheets in May 2014. Registrants contacted as part of the sample will receive a request for the CPD log of the last full registration year.


To learn about CNHC's Policy for Continuing Professional Development Standards, a guide for CNHC registered practitioners, please read more here. This will open a PDF which you can read online or download and save. You can also download a CNHC CPD log template from the link on the key documents page here.


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