Academy Epic

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! All courses QUALIFY via Westbrook for 23 CEUs required annually by ANMCB

Do you need to be Board Certified in order to get a Diploma of Completion / Certified for the CAHP designation?

NO - The Board Certification from the SCAHP (Society of Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioners) is just an added level of certification....acquired after completing a 4-hour NO notes exam. Well maybe not “just” but it does lend a level of competency once completed.

Once you have completed the CAHP FINAL EXAM, you will be awarded your EARNED Testament of Completion Certificate and hold the credentials to offer your gifts to the world as a Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioner (CAHP).
Are these courses at my own pace?

YES - All the modules are viewed ONLINE at your convenience. Don't worry we won't watch you curled up in your favorite pj’s with a cup of delicious hot tea....well unless you invite us over or FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or... you get the idea.

Does my time ever expire?
NO - you bought it....you view it whenever you want....as often you want. As long as the program is offered, you have access. If for some strange....crazy...reason we choose to discontinue you will be notified and arrangements will be made for your completion.
How long does CAHP take to complete?
The CAHP designation takes anywhere from 12 - 24 months to complete thoroughly. If you have some level of Anatomy & Physiology or have worked in the Natural Health field the comprehension of the modules will go faster. Keep in mind, it TRULY depends on the time you are devoting to view the material and then COMPLETE the Clinical Application of the material. On average, time spent of 5-7 hours per week = 12 months projected completion.
Do I have to complete the designation in a certain time frame?
NO - This is YOUR program. Will we encourage and prod you to move forward - of course. We will not TAKE your money and then say “oops....too slow” and then CANCEL or EXPIRE you.... Again this is YOUR program. You bought it....Keep in mind we will encourage your completion like a coach on the sidelines. But we do know life happens!
Are the tests online too?
For the CAHP Program,  NO - We are EPIC! Therefore, we do not require an OPEN book test online at the end of every module. WHY? Because it’s an OPEN book....where you are trying to find the answer for whoever wrote the strange “gonna trick you” question. So let’s skip the “games” and let’s focus on SUCCESS. Your FINAL exam will show us “you know what you need to know”.
The Certificate Collections have a Multiple Choice knowledge confirmation at the end of the course.  Once completed it triggers a Certificate that is mailed to you.
Can I download the videos?
NO - we even tried to put the ENTIRE CAHP program on the biggest memory holding IPAD available...Even it couldn't hold all the material. Well that is a great thing....not so great for those on limited internet or spotty reception. At this time you can only
view the videos ONLINE. We will keep you posted as technology and tools change.
How is the Program divided?
We have 3 MAIN sections:
1) The EPIC Foundation (over 13 hours of video instruction)
2) Symptoms AND their solutions (over 40 hours of video instruction)
3) Tools N Techniques (over 40 hours of instruction)
Within EACH of the sections we have charts, research reports, guided clinical application of tools n techniques, Solutions cards and so much more. Check out our snap shot of materials you can print -->
Of course, don’t forget the Clinical Application hours, forum hours, Coaching hours and so much more to make this The Most Comprehensive Integrated Program you will find.
Are these videos of Live lectures?
Yes and NO. We know there are many learning types so we have Included LIVE as well as power point trainings. You will find everything from...basic white board with marker illustrations, oranges, curling irons, ketchup, race cars, heavy machinery..well you get the Idea...we are EPIC and we love to BRING IT TO LIFE so your learning and retention is EPIC!
How are you different than the “other” schools that teach Natural Health concepts?
  1. We are NOT a school and we have no desire to be thought of as a school.....seeking Higher Education Authority or conducting itself as one. We are a KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY! Why does that matter? Because we WANT you to succeed. So we have chosen a Trainer/Instructor team that ACTUALLY uses the material. Not “theory” based Trainers who only teach a topic but ones that  ACTUALLY practice their Craft.
  2. We are teaching current topics, with current SUCCESSFUL practitioners, using current technology to support you.
  3. Our CAHP designation is so full of Knowledge it won't even fit on the largest GB memory I-Pad available...so that is bigger than “one of those other health coach institutes” entire program......just saying...
Our Certificate Collections are segments customized from of our CAHP program. This allows you to select just segments and not feel pressured to purchase the entire CAHP- Premiere program.
What/ When/ HOW is the FINAL EXAM?

For our Premiere Program - CAHP - We currently offer 2 options:

Option ONE:
- EVERY fall we have a LIVE 2 -day skills Challenge Exam. Locations vary and are posted on our Website once determined. We also partner the LIVE Exam with a Graduation Celebration AND a Homecoming for all the past graduates during the same weekend.
Day ONE
- You are presented case studies and you sit right down and we discuss WHAT you would do? We are seeking your “critical thinking” skills. After all, you are potentially holding someone’s life in your hands with each case study.
Day TWO
- We speak to our Symptom Solutions - this is where you bring to life your “remedies” for the symptoms presented. It is all about discovering the patterns and triangulating the confirmation of each solution. And then BOOYAH!!! We have a Graduation Celebration!!

Option TWO:
- Every SPRING - We embrace technology and offer your Skills Challenge Exam at a quiet yet comfy place near you. This enables those with travel challenges to still be EMPOWERED in an EPIC way. We offer a “sign up” link on your dashboard for the designated day and time.

Do you have a time line that all courses must be completed?
No “expired” time to complete. We know life can get in our way and we respect that. We also know we tend to need support and coaching so life doesn't take us OUT of the game. Check out our SASS coaching and FB group for just that...EMPOWERING YOU on your journey called LIFE.
 
Any course or designation you choose to purchase is on YOUR timeline. However, for the CAHP designation we do offer “graduation” and completion ceremonies a couple times per year. So many folks “plan” their completion to align with one of those dates.
Why don't we offer individual modules or sections for sale?
WE DO! We offer our most popular modules as a “Specific Selection” or as a package with other TOP requested modules.
We have also grouped together “Complementary Collections” to support our most common requested Themes and groups of information.
Designations - SO WHAT?

CAHP- Complementary Alternative Health Practitioner - is One of a Kind- Comprehensive Integrative 300 Hour PLUS program that prepares you to be a Certified Practitioner. We pride ourselves on training how to “pull it all together” and triangulate using our tools, therapies and symptom solutions brought to by Experts in their fields.

Extra FEES and other Small print
We make every attempt NOT to have ADD ON fees and a bunch of small print. Keep in mind we do embrace the directions of our attorneys so sometimes to keep us “legal” there may be Small print.
 
But we make EVERY attempt for you to see the small print without a magnifying glass and the need to secure your own legal counsel prior to joining our EPIC Community. Extra FEES or costs involved are listed RIGHT UP FRONT. WE offer packages and bundles and OPTIONS with as much clarity as we can. We choose Transparency for all of our LIVE events, ONLINE trainings, and any extra materials that are needed for anything Academy EPIC offers.
 
We partner, when possible, with our vendors and resources to offer discounts if “outside” support is needed or desired.
Testing procedures

For the CAHP program = NO we do not require you to complete an OPEN book...OPEN answer...as many LIFE LINE calls as you need... type of testing. WHY? Because we are DIFFERENT. We believe the BEST way to confirm your knowledge is for YOU to demonstrate such knowledge with our Final exam options.

The seek and find....hunt and peck....ask FB friends the answer approach doesn't serve anyone. We want you to comprehend the concepts and theories being taught so you can EMPOWER others with that information.

Our Clinical Application approach and our guided Solutions blueprint documents will take you further than an open book test based on questions generated from someone not even in Practice!

That is why we offer 2 options to Complete our Skills Challenge Exam. 1)Live event and 2) Online Technology utilization. Check out What/ When/ HOW is the FINAL EXAM? for more details.

The Certificate Collections have a Multiple Choice knowledge confirmation at the end of the course. Once completed it triggers a Certificate that is mailed to you.

What type of support do we offer you?

For the CAHP program… We have our closed Facebook group that is open 24/7 for our Community. The contributing instructors are available to answer and support your questions about the information presented in the Academy EPIC programs.

We use no fancy titles or require you to call any of our contributing instructors ‘Doctor’, but rather we are a COMMUNITY driven for YOUR success. With that said, we also do not “babysit” and give you all the answers. After all, this would stall your personal growth and not equip you to Embrace the Power of NOW, in your life lessons and your journey, in this thing called LIFE.

We EQUIP you with the thought processes or Critical Thinking competencies needed for YOU to be successful. WHY?... because there may be a time where only YOU are available to save a life....no life line... no FB chat group...NO nothing...just YOU and your GOD given talents and knowledge. Our GOAL is to EQUIP and EMPOWER you before this need arises so that you do not rely on US, but rather SELF.

1- S.A.S.S - Structured and Strategized Solutions- this is an ONLINE Video conferencing format (or you can call in too) brought to you to 2 x per month. We have Guest Speakers bringing you additional training for FREE. We discuss Critical Thinking processes by distilling down Case Studies that are REAL current clients that our community is needing support to create protocols and understand pathways to balancing. S.A.S.S. coaching is our way to always be supporting you in real time. They last an hour…or longer …the EPIC community guides this… (Never expires... even after you graduate)

2- Coaching Connection - These are “circles” of support that meet several times per month. You are assigned a Personal Coach to guide you on the Road Map to CAHP completion. This mentor has completed the CAHP program so knows the ins/ outs and all the “tricks" to navigate through over 300 hours of course work. Did we mention…this is a Value Added program that our Graduates Volunteer to “pay it forward” at NO additional charge to you. After all, WE ARE COMMUNITY! (6 month support duration)

3- Forum Support - We have a private CAHP - ONLY FaceBook page where you can bring us your questions, concerns and celebrations. The majority of our “instructors” are there to answer you and guide and support. Keep in mind we do have over 25 contributors to our EPIC program, so not all instructors are hanging out on our FB page. They have successful practices, work in hospitals, are medical educators and etc. However, we DO get your questions answered as timely as possible. (Never expires... even after you graduate)

For all other purchases please JOIN our FB community where we are here to SUPPORT and LYFT you to success

Is the CAHP- Complementary Alternative Health Practitioner program for everyone?
YES - The knowledge gained from any or all parts of the program will enhance your ability to take YOUR or your FAMILY’s health
care back into your own hands. This allows you to learn from Professionals that actually successfully practice versus searching for an answer from someone who may or may not really know.
Are there LIVE classes for the CAHP program?

NO - in the sense you do not HAVE to attend a LIVE class in order to complete CAHP. However, we have recorded some LIVE teachings for those that learn in that style. We also OFFER Live events if you would like to enhance or expand your learning on a particular subject matter.

We call these EPIC Adventures and are packed full of ADVANCED work outside of the 300 + hours of coursework provided in the CAHP program. Check out our website for the dates of Adventures packed full of POWERFUL training material presented by Practicing trainers…and always EPIC surprises.

Are the LIVE courses/workshops extra payment, or included in my CAHP program?
The courses/workshops that are presented LIVE are intensives that focus on ONE subject matter. Therefore, they are optional, presented by various trainers and will be at an additional charge. CAHP members are offered discount prices if they choose to bring a particular subject matter to LIFE and learn hands on at a LIVE event. However, since the LIVE courses/workshops are OPEN TO ANYONE that chooses to learn from experts we offer an investment fee in education...meaning.. we charge for the event.
Is there a state-to-state regulation on being CAHP Board Certified?
NO - As is true with any training organization that is non-accredited through the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, understanding current Legislature in regards to “how to” and “can I” use this designation or information can be found at
www.ANMA.org or www.SCAHP.org. Many states have actually written into the bylaws the acceptance of “You can practice as a Complementary & Alternative Health Care Practitioner.”
Is Academy EPIC the only platform for the CAHP program?
Currently YES - it is the only one approved and supported by www.SCAHP.org. The Society of Complementary Alternative Health Practitioners. Though you may be Board Certified thru SCAHP without completing our Academy EPIC course, ultimately the board certified exam is based on the information trained within the CAHP program offered via Academy EPIC.
Are there CEU’s that need to be completed for being CAHP Board Certified?
YES - there is an annual requirement of 23 CEUs. Academy EPIC offers ONLINE and LIVE programs that qualify and are approved via Westbrook and SCAHP - the governing board certification organization.
Will Academy EPIC update material to continue with education into each module? As in- will there be added material from the original program?

We will update as science and knowledge evolves. In regards to more complex information or deeper learning, we will offer those as “add on” courses. That doesn't mean that we will give you just a “little” bit of tantalizing....oh “inquiring” minds want to know.... info and then BOOM we sell you some overprice program. NOPE!!! Each module is packed full of support materials and relevant information. We will add to those as we find “value add” opportunities. However, we will partner with outside Expert resources to offer Additional fee based trainings as well.

Did we mention our Updates are included FREE. If we enhance modules... yep you get them... FREE!

Do you need additional books and other materials?

NO… you do not have to purchase a bunch of books…a bunch of out of print…out of date books. NOPE- our program INCLUDES all the material needed. Yes, Sure we will offer reference tools… via books, etc, but they are NOT required to purchase in order to get the FULL benefits of our programs:))

How much is the Final Exam/ Practical Application/ Skills Checklist/ Graduation?

There is no additional fees to attend or complete your Challenge Exam for the official graduation celebration. Now admittedly, we are to providing you transportation, catered meals, or our choice of hotel stay. We opted to allow you to ‘choose’ those details for yourself. However, you are included in our Homecoming/ Skills enhancement celebration that happens right after the official graduation.

What is this you ask? Our graduates get together every fall to Celebrate with the NEW graduates as well as Sharpen their own saws via our Personal Growth workshops during the following 2 days.

And Guess what? We even invite “outsiders” to come and enjoy the Personal Growth workshops because we love COMMUNITY. Bring a friend, spouse, enemy or even your competition and show them the love. Depending on venue there may be a small fee for the add on person in attendance.