Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! CEUs Available thru Westbrook University!
What do the degree / credit hours refer to?
Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and PhD Level Degree / Diploma is a comparison to a Government funded Higher Education Authority Organization. This is for reference only. Academy EPIC is not accredited by Any U.S. Department of Higher Education Authority. Nor are various other “distant” learning establishments utilizing the “credit hours” method of comparison.
For every 1 hour program /clock hour = 3 credit hours. Only those funded by the Government would, in reality, have a true picture of Higher Education degrees. Therefore, all organizations using these “titles” is a semantics application only.
We are an Organization choosing to EQUIP and EMPOWER!
Are there any prerequisites?
NOPE! Any age, any race, any religious belief systems, any hair color, any political party and…well you get the idea. All our courses are designed to EQUIP you from “I kno nothin” to “I am a seasoned professional” and all the FUN in between. So what we are saying …ALL are welcome!
How does the Stair-Step/ Trade-IN-what-I-have-paid work?
All of our programs lead to the Premiere CAHP program. The contents of the CAHP program are bundled throughout the other levels of designations. So as you completed a Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced course(s) (Sharpen your Saw courses are NOT a part of CAHP at this time), you are in essence completing modules of the CAHP program….one step at a time.
We allow you to “trade in” all your monies paid on any of the Beginner/Intermediate*/ Advanced programs towards the regular listed price of the CAHP-Premier program.
*Not valid on 3rd party Collaboration projects/programs- currently that is Iridology and Homeopathy programs.
There is a processing fee- for obvious reasons- it takes woman power to do the behind the scenes work to trade up what you have paid in. So we charge $147.00 paid in full to move you up the ladder to the next level. Each level has payment plans however, the $147.00 must be paid in full to gain access to the next designation/level.
This is our way of encouraging you to keep on MOOOVING up to more knowledge and Practical application of EPIC training!
Are these courses at my own pace?
YES - LIFETIME ACCESS! 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?
How do I get Access to the program?
Once you have completed your order and the funds have been approved you will be sent LOGIN instructions for the coursework. As much as we hope that the automated email never ends up in your “junk or trash”, we make no promises….'cuz it may happen. We encourage you to LOOK there for the automated (within minutes) email to unlock the Contents of your program.
Note- modules are released over time…depending on your payment plan.
Having issues? Contact TechSupport@academyEPIC.com They are the ONLY ones qualified to get you thru the door to EMPOWERMENT.
Is there a Specific Start or End date?
NOPE! You can start any day, any time from any where. You are able to work through the program at your own pace….of course we love to Encourage you along the way. Stay connected for a better learning experience. Our PRIVATE FB - CAHP Premiere level only or For EVERYONE else - even if you haven’t purchased one of our EPIC programs join our FB Community page- or check out our CRAZY adventures on our FB BIZ page.
Do I 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.
How long does CAHP take to complete?
How is the CAHP program divided?
Do I have to complete the designation in a certain time frame?
How are Assignments and Homework turned in
WHY? This work is done on the “honor system”which is designed to do just that -build your honor. As such, you will learn to build your integrity clinical app/ study guide/ SEAN sheet at a time. Either you APPLY the knowledge and choose to become successful at your craft or you “fake” the work and get that in return as your success barometer….the Choice is always yours.
Can I download the videos?
Are these videos of Live lectures?
How do I get copies of the CAHP Transcripts?
How are you different than the “other” organizations that teach Natural Health concepts?
- 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.
- We are teaching current topics, with current SUCCESSFUL practitioners, using current technology to support you.
- 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...
What/ When/ HOW is the FINAL EXAM for CAHP Graduation?
For our Premiere Program - CAHP - We currently offer 2 options:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!!
- 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?
Why don't we offer individual modules or sections for sale?
WE DO! We have created bundled modules out of our Premier CAHP designation into smaller designations. We do know the STAIR STEP approach can be much more affordable and manageable. You will see the “bundled” modules reflected in the offer beginning, intermediate course work, specialty designations and advanced/practitioner programs, as well as individual CEU modules.
However, we do not offer “each” module sold separately. WE do frequently “give away” modules as prizes for our Epic Adventure fun …check out our FB community page for more information. Plus from time to time we may offer individual "specialty" modules on short term sales -- sign up for our newsletter to be notified about them!
Designations - SO WHAT?
CAHP- Complementary Alternative Health Practitioner - is One of a Kind- Comprehensive Integrative 600 credit hours* 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.
SPECIALTY DESIGNATIONS - our four programs, Master Herbalist, Homeopathy, Clinical Health and Iridology programs also offer designations.
CERTIFICATES - Our beginner and intermediate courses offers a variety of certificates. Check them out!
*See "What do credit hours refer to?" at top of FAQ.
Are there long term contracts, hidden fees, or additional charges?
NOPE! Once you complete your purchase, you will get Lifetime access to the programs/coursework. No monthly contracts, No activation or renewal fees, nor “updated” information fees. Pay once and keep your program (and any updated info) and ALL that it can EMPOWER you to be….for LIFE!!
What we are really saying…..ditch the fine print…the You have Expired….you no longer have access blah blah blah and GRAB this Knowledge -TAKE ACTION and let’s go Impact this world…together!
Where's the small print?
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- 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)
Is the CAHP- Complementary Alternative Health Practitioner program for everyone?
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 600 credit 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.
*See "What do the degree / credit hours refer to?" at the top of this FAQ
Are the LIVE courses/workshops extra payment, or included in my CAHP program?
Is there a state-to-state regulation on being CAHP Board Certified?
Is Academy EPIC the only platform for the CAHP program?
Are there CEU’s that need to be completed for being CAHP Board Certified?
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.
The CAHP designation- There is no additional fee... there is a small fee for any add-on person in attendance.
The CISP designation - Online (ZOOM) or Live Event Challenge Exam, Certificate MAILED upon completion - OR - alternative 10 clinic hours with confirmation document.
Beginner Level Certifications - an online exam and Completion certificate Emailed /mailed upon completion
Intermediate Level Certifications - an online exam and Completion certificate Emailed/ Mailed upon completion
Specialty Designations - an online exam and Completion certificate Emailed/ Mailed upon completion. Exception is Iridology and Homeopathy are 3rd party Collaborative partners and they facilitate independently their own Challenge Exam- they provide those details.
CEU Exclusives/ Sharpening Your Saw courses - there are NO online exams and a Completion Certificate will be mailed to you Upon Request to stuff@AcademyEPIC.com