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IPMA & Apprenticeship & Certification Board of Integrative & Pastoral Medicine®, is responsible for issuing Certification Marks and Regulating the Following Pastoral Medicine Professions.



Licensure & Board Certification Process

Faith-Based & Evidence  Based Medicine of the 21st Century

The National Commission-Apprenticeship & Certification Board of  Integrative & Pastoral Medicine® is the Federally registered Occupational Licensing Board for the "Practice of Integrative &/or Pastoral Medicine®. Thus as per our authorization to issue certification marks we are able to authorize & license exclusively or inclusively Doctors of Integrative Medicine, Pastoral Counselors, Integrative Medical Consultants and Therapists or other Integrative Health Care Practitioners, as well as exclusively or inclusively Doctors of Pastoral Medicine®i

Application Process-what you need to know before applying

Application for Pastoral Medicine Licensure & Board certification is a voluntary contractual act entered into by practitioners who choose to practice the science of integrative pastoral medicine principles & recieve the legal rights and approvals to practice under National Class B Licensure according to the standards set by the AAIPM/ACBIPM.. The Licensure and certification is at all times considered a form of Pastoral Care. It enables practitioners  who are grounded in orthodox healthcare and sciences to incorporate pastoral care/healthcare sciences derived from Jewish Talmudic Medicine teachings & Eastern cultures into their practice and to obtain a credential as a Federally registred certification mark,which attests to their knowledge & expertise in the field and affords them the recognition & practical rights of having met an identified peer-developed standard of achievement to practice this form of pastoral care under Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the AAIPM/IPMA with Federally Registered & recognized licensing.

Integrative Pastoral Medicine Licensing is not designed to circumvent state licensing laws. Any practice prohibited in any state shall be prohibited under Pastoral Medical/pastoral counseling Licensing. As per the by-laws of Charter of the Articles of Association of the American Association of Integrative & Pastoral Medicine, Pastoral Medical/Counseling Licensing is not a license to "Practice Medicine, Nursing, Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine(in states where prohibited), Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Secular Counseling, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy or any other practice tht is under the jurisdiction of State mandated licensing boards", unless one is a state licensed MD or other state licensed healthcare provider. In states that do no regulate natural or integrative medicine, but does not prohibit it, Pastoral Medical Licensures are designed to work under exemptions & exceptions State statutes & codes, including religious exceptions and such practices as pastoral counseling, religious practice and/or nutritional advice according to the specific state rules & the educational requirements to meet such exceptions & exemptions. Pastoral Medicine licensures & registrations specifies which State or Federal  laws, codes & statutes as well as Pastoral Medicine statutes in which such practitioner is able to legally practice and incorporate into this form of pastoral care. Thus there is no confusion, mistakes nor errors in what such practitioner is licensed and authorized to use the AAIPM Certfication Marks Licensure for as it relates to their pratice..The AAIPM has a zero tolerance for anyone who violates our codes, state & federal laws..

Licensure and Certificaiton process includes:
Note: Due to high call volume and to commit our time and resources to administrative works and to reduce administrative costs,  Please DO NOT call our office asking for additional information pertaining to Board Certification or Licensure. All information available is provided on our official website. It is YOUR responsibility to read all of the information and follow directions for licensure, irregardless of how much information is provided or whether or not you want to read it. Our representatives will simply redirect you to read the entire website. All fees, applications and information pertaining to our Legality, Registrations, Licensures, Intellectual Trademarks etc, are listed on each link to our site. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! 

Our phone lines are for practitioner inquries, filing a complaint or opening a case against a practitioner,  support and administrative follow ups of our Practitioners and for confirmation of documents and other general questions related to educational courses for "practitioners" who are members of our Association.

                             PRACTITIONERS OF ALL LEVELS

           150 hours Pastoral Medicine Certification Course(formely
 part 3 of the IPMLEX Exam)-Theory & Practical Pastoral Medicine
All potential Licensee's & Registrants are required to enroll & take the 150 Hour Pastoral Medicine Certification, as a condition to Licensure & Board Certification Upon completion & applying for licensure or registration. The Certification course is sponsored by the CHY-Open Int'l University(reg Florida Dept of Education) and in collaberation with
South Central Public Health Partnership. Please click on the following links:

1. Introduction letter to Pastoral Medicine Certification -Click here
2. Pastoral Medicine Certification requirements- Click here

(Please note: despite the above requirements stating registration after licensure, our policy has changed. This certiication course must be enrolled into & completed
"before full licensure & Board Certification" is issued.  Enrollment & completion of the Pastoral Medicine Certification Course does not automatically mean applicant for licensure will be approved or issued a license upon application for a license, unless all requirements for licensure has been reviewed & met during initial application for both the IMPLEX exam & licensure. Application approval for licensure is dependant on applicants authentic qualifications, skills & academic education based on the standards & requirements for each of the Levels of Licensure or registrations listed below.  Applicants also understand that the Non-Refundable donation fee's for the Pastoral Medicine Certification of 650.00 is seperate from the Application for Licensure & Board Certificatin Non-Refundable Donation fee of 470.00 (4.9% admin fee for all paypal payments). Board Certification will be issued upon successful completion of the 150 Hour PMC Course.

We do issue "restricted provisional" licensure for the 1st year, while applicant enrolls into and completes the 150 Certification. Certification must be completed before the next licensure renewal. Failure to complete may result in licensure revocation and/or additional fee's for approved extensions under specific circumstances.
 Licensure and Board Certification must be kept active and renewed annually.

 3. Application for Pastoral Medicine Certification Course-click here



Note: These instructions must be followed COMPLETELY: Failure to follow directions will result in Application not being processed & fee being non-refundable.
  1. Submission of signed Application with professional portfolio with evidence of  education, transcripts, Degrees, diplomas & certificates from legally registered institutions that were in operation at the time of obtaining education. Must be Certified Copies of original documents via notary.
  2. 2 Passport Size Photo's
  3. Submission of detailed corricular vitae
  4. At least one  professional reference and one personal reference testifying as to the character &  clinical skills of applicant
  5. Proof of clinical or residency training if applying at the Therapist or Doctoral Level.
  6. Payment of assessment fee 650.00 for 150 Hour Pastoral Medical Certfication + 470.00(for licensure). To be submitted via payment options below(Applicant may choose to pay for Certification only or both fee's to obtain a provisional 1yr restricted license).

Please note: Payment must be made via online payments or money order only. Please do not mail Checks or Cash to the Administrative Office. We will not be held responsible for any payments sent via mail which may inadvertantly get lost. 


If your application is denied, you will be refunded minus a 100.00 application and review fee. If your application was denied to due fraud, attempting to use fraudulent education from a diploma mill or any other scam will result in NON-REFUNDING of any fee's. By using this service you agree to be legally bound by all terms, statutes and policies stated herein.

Licensure & Registration fee(4.9% Paypal Admin Fee)-Chargebacks will be Prosecuted for Fraud

                      Click Here to Download Application to apply for Licensure or Registration  Mail to:
1080 Cypress Pkwy #1108 Kissimmee Florida 34759
No Faxes or emails accepted for required documents

Email correspondence:

  1. Applicants who do not posess a Goverment State License in their respective Specialty will be required to take the 3 Part IPMLEX Exam:

                    A.  Part 1 Bio-Medical Sciences,

                    B.  Part 2-Clinical, Practical Skills Comprehension

                    C.  Part 3-Practical and Theoretical Pastoral Medicine/100 Hour Core education
                    enrollment via CHY Open Int'l Institutes in collaberation with the AAIPM(Additional fee's

  2. State licensed/registered practitioners may be exempted from taking Part 1 & Part 2 of the IPMLEX EXAM. All applicants must take Part 3 of IMPLEX Exam. Applicants who have not met the 100 hour Pastoral Medicine/Humanitarian Medicine requirements will be issued a Provisionary-Licensure permit and are required to take the Pastoral Medicine Certification course to meet the 100 hours mininum requirement and pass the Part 3 Pastoral Medicine Examination . Courses must be completed within the 1st year of licensure.
  3. Please allow 6 weeks for total review of all documents and to process application. Upon completion of review, we will schedule a phone, video/satellite or personal interview.
  4. **Applicants who are accepted will recieve a seperate license and board certification from respective Boards. Both must be renewed  to remain active.
    **Licensures, Registrations & Commissions are to be renewed Annually. The Board Certifications are to be renewed Bi-annually. Licensure must be active and up to date in order for Board Certication to be valid. Board Certification must also remain active during the entitre duration of licensure..

    a. The National Commission-Apprenticeship & Certification Board for Integrative and Pastoral Medicine has two seperate Ministry Boards. 1. The Board of Examinars  processes and issues Missionary Medicine Board Certifications based on the Academic Qualifications and core skills the practitioner possesses.  2. The Health Professional Licensing Administration regulates and issues Pastoral Medicine® Licensure(Federally Registered Certification Marks & Ecclesiastical Endorsement, dual licensure) to qualified applicants who meet or exceeds the requirements and standards as set forth in the USPTO Federal Registration as listed herein under Educaitonal Requirements for Licensure & Registration
  5. Certification Marks(Licensure) and Board Certification are two seperate Credentials. The Health Professional Licensing Administration Board does not offer training or education for Licensure/Certification Mark® requirements. The Board of Examinars works with Approved or Recognized Institutions and Training Programs to insure educational, clinical and apprenticeship standards are met and that practitioner meets all the requirements set forth for BOARD CERTIFICATION only.

Based on education, skills and  clinical training, the following Commisions, Registrations or Licensures will be issued after review.

Educational Requirements for Licensure and Registration:

Please note for each Licensed level, the applicants Board specialty and expertise will be listed along with the Pastoral License, Registration or commission(i.e. Licensed Pastoral Therapist with a Focus in  Therapeutic Massage; Commission Pastoral Health Consultant, specialty Natural Health Consultant; Integrative Pastoral Medicine Doctor, specialty Chinese Medicine etc.. ).


All Board Certified practitioners who engage in dispensing, prescribing or administering Herbal Medicines, Nutritional Medicine or any Homeopathic Medicine or who gives advise, recommendationsare or pastoral counsel of the same is required to adhere to the Board of Examiners  evidence based pharmacology Certification Level Requirements( See below in right column for information) & official code of Ethics & regulations.. Certificaiton courses are taken via an approved Institutions(This is a seperate process from Certification Mark Licensure).

Board Certifications are only issued the first year along with Licensure approvals only if applicant has taken the required Phramacology Certication Course or recieved an equivelency waiver based on review of courses taken from other institutions. If Pharmacology Certification Requirements are not met at the time of Application for Licensure and Membership, then Board Certification will be issued After completion of such requirements. Board Certification requirments must be met within 6 months of first year of Licensure. Board Certification Fee's are a separate fee from licensure and must be paid Bi-annually on or  before the date of issue in order to remain valid and active. Licensures are renewed annually.


Integrative Pastoral Medicine Physicist(Physicien) or Doctor of Integrative Pastoral Medicine (MD.P/PMD/P-MD®, P-MD(Ayur)/P-MD(AM)®, P.MD(TCM)®, I-MD.P/IMD-P®, I-DC(P)/DC-P®,      I-DN(P)/DN-P®, I-DO(P)/DO-P®, P.MD/HMD(P)®, O.M.D(P)®, N-MD(P)/NMD.P®, D-NM(P)®

 This Licensure & Board certification(Certification Mark) level is the Kingdom recognition for Western & Eastern medicine "Scientific & Evidence based" Clinically Trained Healthcare Professionals who are licensed by the State(i.e. MDs, NMDs, Acupuncturistts/OMDs, IMDs, DO's, DCs, Nursing, Advanced Midwifery, Physical Therapists,  etc). Candidates are certified to be quality, cutting edge, well prepared, educated and clinically effective in providing Integrative Family Life Care® & Integrative Pastoral Healthcare Specialty Services

If candidate is not a Licensed MD or DO, Acupuncture Physician, or Chiropractor but is another licensed or registered allied healthcare provider, then they must be Post Graduates of a College or Institution, foreign or domestic, that is legally registered in the State or Country of origin & is authorized to issue Academic or Technical Degrees & Diplomas & operates within the International Healthcare Community Network according to accepted standards or those who have completed the Clinical  Program through an approved clinical apprenticeship program under direct training of qualified Licensed/Board Certified Healthcare professionals that are competent to teach and impart the knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty the student is aspiring to achieve. CHY-Open International University will be available to offer supplemental training for all allied healthcare professionals wishing to expand their knowledge & Incorporate Pastoral Medicine or Pastoral Counseling intot heir practice as the Doctorate level, which is a form of pastoral care.

Candidates must have completed basic under graduate education courses in English, Communications, Humanities, College Mathematics, pre-med clinical courses or approved undergraduate Health Sciences Courses, Diplomas or Certifications.

Additional Post Graduate(for US educated candidates) or 4-5 year undergraduate (for foreign educated  graduates) Education(i.e. those who have taken 4-5 Year Bachelors of Science Degree in Naturopathic Medicine & Surgery or Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga Science, Unani, Ayurvedic Medicine or equivalent in countries such as India, Pakistan etc) which includes 2-3 years of basic medical sciences and 2-3 year of Clinical Medical Education & cliical rotations as follows:

"Mandatory" minimum of 4000(Doctorate) or 4500(Physicien*) hours/4-6 years total Graduate &/or Post Graduate Studies In Integrated Medical/Health studies to include:


 *2-3 years(1000 Hours) of Advanced Medical Sciences(Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry w/labs, Naturopathic Physical medicine, Microbiology & Parasitology, Embryology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Nuero-science,Medical Lab etc..), Pathophysiology;

*200 Hours of Public Health/Social Medicine;

*2000 Hours in  Naturopathic/Natural/Integrative Medicine Theory & Clinical Sciences( i.e. Homotoxiclology, Hebrew Midwivery/Maternity or Natural-Child Birth, Clinical Homeopathic Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese/ Oriental Medicine, Integrative Medicine etc), Behavioral Sciences(Naturopathic Psychiatry, Pastoral Psychotherapy or Psychotherapy or equivelant), Clinical Diagnosis & Assessments,

150 hours Pastoral Care &/or Humanitarian or Tropical Medicine from an an approved Institution(this does not include the mandatory 150 hour Pre-Licensure Pastoral Medicine Certification Course );

*1000-1500 hours Clinical  apprenticeship, Externship or residency.


*First Aid and CPR Certifications should also be current.


 For Naturopathic Physicians( or Ayurvedic, Oriental Medicine, Integrative Medicine or Homeopathic Medicine Physicians) Primary Care Education or Medical Specialty Equivelant requirements: Residency/Clinical Rotations acquired through approved Clinic, Hospital, Missionary or Humanitarian Medical Mission or Apprenticeship during the duration of the training program, having chosen & trained under either of the Scientific Paths of Naturopathic, Ayurvedic or Oriental Medicine( i.e. TCM, Unani, Siddha or Islamic Medicine) tracts covering:Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Cardiology,  Hematology & Oncology, Minor Surgery for Missionary Medicine, Tropical or Rural Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology-Maternity, Geriatrics & Assessment of Basic, Extended, Treatment Skills Comprehension or equivelant education.

Allopathic Doctors(MD's, DO's, MBBS, Surgeons) must complete an additional 200 Hours of Integrative and/or Natural Medicine Sciences/Clinicals from a legitimate evidence based Institution,  plus 150 hours pastoral medicine certification  to apply for licensure.

MDs, Naturopathic Physicians, DO's, Acupuncture Physicians & Chiropractors whose state license is active may be exempted from Part 1 & 2 of the IPMLEX Exam.  Part 3 is the Pastoral Medicine Certification Course. Part 4 of the IPMLEX Exam is as follows:

Must qualify via exemption based on academic equivelency or take and Pass the Part IV Integrative Pharmacology Certiication IPMLEX Examination.

Any Deficiencies can be met by enrolling into Distant Learning Apprenticeship program to meet eligibility requirements. No More than 25% of course work can be done by correspondence/online(for Doctorate & Physician Level Licensees). Distant Learning Apprenticeship is not the same as Correspondence or online training. No Clinical courses can be taken by correspondence or online. If you have a Doctorate Degree and all coursework is through correspondence/online training then please refer below to other Licensure options.

Two tier: 

Pastoral Medical Doctorate Level I-Those who have Doctorate Level Certifications in Specialties such as Napraphathy, Chiropratic, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Psychothrapy ect, will obtain a Doctorate in Pastoral Medicine as a Specialty.

 Pastoral Medical Physicien Level II- This is reserved for candidates whose concentration is in evidence based  Naturopathic Medicine, Western Allopathic Medical Doctors with 300 Hours of additional Natural Medicine Training(or Integrative Medical Doctors), Oriental Medicine(Chinese, Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, Islamic, Eastern Talmudic) or Spagyric-Homeopathic Medicine with a strong emphasis and focus in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Primary Care(Integrative Family Life Care®) with equivelent health sciences education as a Western trained Allopathic MD with Residency requirements met etc. or any other Concentration that focuses on Primary Care/Internal Medicine.

Diploma Program: Those who become Licensed Integrative Pastoral Medicine Physiciens or Doctors are Eligible to take the optional Diploma Course in Integrative Family Life Care® (Faith based & Evidence based Equivalent to Primary Healthcare or Family Medicine) or any other Post graduate diploma program available to further ones skills and knowledgei. 

Note: Whiile Lic Acupuncturists is a form of oriental medicines, this profession is considered  a Specialty as opposed to Oriental Medical Doctors(OMD-P) which is  a Primary Care profession in regards to licensure & definition of IPMA.  Acupuncturist who meet the requirements of Acupucture Physician, will be considered as Oriental Medical Doctors.


Specialty: Licensure/Registrations will also include a Board Certification in the specialty practice of the applicant such as, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Integrative-Homeopathic Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Integrative Oriental Medicine, Eastern Medicine, Naturopathic Psychiatry ....



Registered Doctor of Integrative Pastoral Health(IHD-P): This registration &  certification level is the Kingdom recognition of those who hold Doctorate level degrees in Traditional and/or Indigenous Natural health(i.e Naturopathy, homeopathy, african holistic health, Ayurveda, Nutrition etc) as opposed to State Licensed Practitioners as enlisted in Doctor of Integrative Pastoral Medicine. This licensure is also for forieng trained Naturopathic & holistic practitioners who may not be able to obtain a state licensure despite having proper advanced education as per the Doctor of Medicine Licensure.

Applicant of this certification will have a stronger focus on Pastoral Care or Humanitarian/Missionary Medicine instead of Primary Car and Clinical based healthcare as practiced under State Licensures, or a combined education but with less clinical skills training  and education in evidence based training compared to the Physician/Doctor Level, and more indigenous, traditional health..

Candidate must have 4000 Hours of Training in combined natural health therapies and Pastoral Care modules and possess a DoctoreateDegree or Doctorate Certification. Must have undergraduate basic course work in Anatomy, Phyiology and Biochemistry. & Labs.Coursework can include traditional naturopathy, homeopathy, iridology, nutrition, aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, religionn, evidence based laboratory assessmentetc....Must also have at least 500 hours of Clinical Experience/Work under a qualified licensed Physican, Therapist or healthcare professional...Must have at least a Bundergraduate achelors Levell Degree or Diploma inNatural Health Sciences, Mental Health Sciences or equivelent, and Masters and Doctorate level Education in Natural Health sciences, mental health sciences or equivelant. from a legally operating and registered institution at the time you recieved education.M

Candidate mst also Pass the required I4 Part PMLEX Exam.(All four Parts are Mandatory.. Part 1 and 2 exam is included with the Application fee/ Part 3 and 4 are twp seperate fee's).

Note about non-medical undergraduate degrees: Those who obtain Doctorate level natural health degrees with no undergraduate related degree or course-work will not qualify for this Registration...(i.e. Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Technology, Architecture, Computer Sciences, Engineering or any non medical field who then obtain Doctorate in Naturopathy or Nutrition does not meet the 4000 clock hours)..We will not count such Degrees towards Healthcare Education Credits..  NO EXCEPTION!!!

Such doctorate degrees will quality only for Pastoral Health Consultant or Pastoral Health educator level registrations, depending on courses taken.... Education obtained from illegal institutions that are not properly registered or authorized to function or issue Diplomas, Degrees or Certificates in the State, Country or territory of residence will not be accepted..NO EXCEPTIONS!! That includes Institutions shut down for illegal operations..(We will NOT issue refunds if you apply and use education, diplomas, transcripts or certificates from in-eligible institutions that do not operate in accordance with the Law. It will be considered Fraud.)

Registered Doctor of Clinical Pastoral Care/Doctor of Integrative Pastoral Care -4000 Clock Hours/Doctor Level Degree Focused Education is more Religious & Spiritual Centered with at least 100 clock hours of Holistic Health, with a concentration in Pastoral Care,  Religious Counseling & Theology from a recognized Religious Institution. Ideal for Rabbis, Priests, Pastors, Imams, Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors and Licensed Ministers.


Bachelor/Masters Degree in evidence based Health Sciences, orthomolecular medicine/Nutrition, Dietetics, Naturopathic Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Public Health or other related field with 500 hours(6months) of clinical training and 100 hours of Pastoral Care.

 Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses who have also taken 1000 hours of evidence based Natural Health Sciences  or 500 hours with BSN and 100 hours of Pastoral Care.

Physician Assistants who have completed a Naturopathic Physician Assistant Training Program or an Approved 4-5 Year Bachelors Degree in Naturopathic Physician Assistant or Secular Allopathic Physician Assistant who has also taken up 500 Hours of a combination of Natural Health and 100 hours Pastoral Care. (Note: Naturopathy & Naturopathic Medicine are not the same, one is traditional, one is scientific)

Registered/Certified Clinical Pastoral Medical Assistant(Clinical Missionary Medicine Assistant)-Must have either an Associates of Clinical Medical Assisting or Diploma from a legal institution or have completed minimum of 1000 hours of  combined clinical Medical & Nursing Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Phlebotomy, EKG, IV therapy, Natural Health & Nutrition, Spirituality & Health & First Aid/CPR and at least one course in Humanitarian or Missionary Healthcare(can be taken via our affiliates if lacking) training under apprenticeship or traditional education(Many of our Licensees have also qualified for the Secular Clinical Medical Assistant Certification through National Healthcareer Association. We work to help our Licensees to obtain this credential to further their careers).



Doctor of Professional Pastoral Counseling/Doctor of Professional Pastoral Psycho-therapy(D-PPC, PsyD(PPC)-- Doctorate Level In advanced pastoral psychology with clinical supervision. Please note: we do not agree that Christian Psychology adequately prepares a person to provide effective Counseling to a diverse audience. While Pastoral Psychology is faith based, one should have a general Pastoral Psychology or Pastoral Counseling Degree that is applicable interfatih wise and that does not contain "Christian" modification. If you have a Christian Psychology or  Counseling Degree, we will consider registering you as a Profressional Pastoral Therapist® or you may take appropriate classes to upgrade your Education to obtain this certification.

This Licensure's Board Certification will be based on applicants training & Educational knowledge. Applicant may be Certified as a Clinical Integrative Pastoral Psychotherapist, Pastoral Clinical Family Therapists, Pastoral Crisis Counselor, Pastoral-Health Psychology, Youth Counseling, Pastoral Drug & Alochol Counselor etc... 



Licensed Or Registered



 Clinical  Pastoral Mental Health Therapist/ Integrative Pastoral Medicine Therapist:: Must have a minimum of 2400 Hours/Master Degree of Mental Health or related education. Master Degree in Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Psychology, Temperament Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychotherapy, Family Marriage Counseling or any other Behavioral Health Sciences.  100 hours of Pastoral Care education.

Registered Clinical Pastoral Care Therapist-2400 Clock Hours/Master Level Degree Focused Education is more Religious & Spiritual Centered with at least 100 clock hours of Holistic Health, with a concentration in Pastoral Care,  Religious Counseling & Theology, but less education & concentration than the Licensed Pastoral Counselor, Clinical Mental Health  from a recognized Religious Institution


 Professional Integrative Pastoral Midwifery or Professional Integrative Hebrew Midwifery for professionals of the Jewish Community- Traditional Midwives with a minimum of 4 years of apprenticeship & clinical training(please see NARM for requirements as we follow a similar tract) to include 2 years of theoretical training(2000 hours) at least 1 year of clinical training(1000 hours) & 1 year of evidence based Natural Medicine/Healthcare training(1000 hours) & 100 hours of Pastoral Care Education or who have obtained a 4 year Bachelors of Midwifery & Natural Health or Equivelant. 4100 hours total from a legally registered Institution for midwifery or via apprenticeship from a valid Certified Professional Midwife via NARM , OBGYN, IPMA or legally recognized foreign Midwifery apprenticeship program.

Naturopathic Physicians, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Allopathic Medicine or Integrative Medicine practitioners, who meet all of the qualifications for "Licensed Doctor of Integrative Medicine Level" who also obtains and additional 1000 hours of Apprenticeship under a Licensed or Certified Professional Midwife(via Narm or IPMA, OBGYN) or legally recognized foreign Midwifery apprenticeship program(including missionary via missionary or United Nations NGO programs) .

Licensed Integrative Hebrew Midwife: Those who have dedicated their lives to serving the Hebrew-Jewish Community & have met all qualifications, education, apprenticeship and training to include Jewish faith based education & meet the above requirements.

Those who complete the 4 year Bachelors of Hebrew Midwifery and Natural Health(or equivelent) & then complete an additional 1 1/2 years of Naturopathic, Biological or Pastoral Family Medicine will be eligible to be Board Certified in Integrative Family Life Care®(Equivalent to primary healthcare/naturopathic family medicine)  and Licensed as Doctor of Hebrew Midwifery & Pastoral Medicine

Bachelor of Physiotherapy who have incorporated a minimum of 500 hours of Natural Health Sciences & Evidence based Pastoral Medicine/Care. (Note: Registered Nurses with a BSN who take up 1000 hours of Integrative, Pastoral Medicine & Natural Health may apply for the Pastoral Medicine Physician Assistant License). (CPM.P/Lic.MW.P, RN-P/P-RN, P-LPN, PPT-)




 Registered Integrative-Pastoral Health Educator or Integrative-Pastoral Public Health Educator: Health Educators are those who work in positions to educate the public about health, wellness, diet & nutrition. They also work in collaboration with institutions, NGOs and government organizations to create, plan and implement educational resources and policies that affect community health. Pastoral Health Educators work to reduce human suffering by creating programs & educational resources for humanitarian medicine, rural emergency medicine and disaster relief protocols and teach principles based on Edenic Law Concepts that promotes and integrative acceptable universal spiritual principles with Education, that is specific and unique to each culture or faith group that he/she seeks to serve. Must have at least a Bachelors Degree or Equivalent in Health Education, Public Health, Health Sciences, Hospital Administration or related fields. Health Educators must have training that includes at least 30 hours of Education in the 7 Areas of responsibility as required and defined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.  100 Hours of Pastoral Education

Licensed/Registered* Integrative Pastoral Health Therapist -For Massage therapists and Physical Therapist. Graduates with at least a Associate Degree or equivalent (i.e. Diploma) or a Bachelors in Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Asian Body Work, Beauty Therapist, or other Massage Diplomas with clinical training (2000 hours ot 60 credit hours total minimum) with 50 hours of Pastoral Care or Religious studies. 



 Pastoral Health Consultant with focus in Natural Health- Entry Level Must have a Minimum of 700 Hours in Natural Health Education or have obtained a recognized Natural Health Consultant Diploma, Chinese Herbalism Diploma or other health related diploma from a legal institution that is recognized by the Herbalist Guild or other legitimate Certification/Registration Board or who has completed an Apprenticeship through a qualified Herbalist who is certified by the Herbalist Guide or legitmately recognized Certificaiton/Registration Board and 150 hour pastoral Medicine certification.

Other Certifications:

Registered Diplomat of Integrative Pastoral Medicine(Dipl-IMD-P): A Prestigious Award for those who show outstanding and extra-ordinary knowledge, skills, work and dedication to promoting the Pastoral Medicine profession. Awarded to those who pledge to dedicate themselves to promoting and representing the Integrative Pastoral Medical Association and providing dynamic Missionary and Humanitarian Medical Work. Must have at least a Bachelors Level education in Health Field to qualify for this appointment....


Medical Chaplain for Doctors/Physician of Integrative Pastoral Medicine-this is an additional Certification that is specifically intended for those Pastoral Medicine Doctors/Phyicians, who are not licensed MDs or NMD's with hospital priviledges, who intend to visit their patients who may become hospitalized for the purposes of coordinating a holistic recovery or recommending an integrative healthcare approach during and after their stay in a Hospital setting and for those who offer alternative services to those who are terminal and placed in a hospice care in which conventional medicine is no longer an option for saving or maintaining life. This Certification gives Pastoral-Client Priveledges in a chaplain setting and removes the need to obtain Hospital Physician Visitation rights. All services rendered will be under the Pastoral Medical-Pastoral Care mandate. This empowers you to be able to offer equivelent quality care and support to your patient/clients as any other Primary Care Physician or Medical Specialist for those patients who rely only on Alternative Medicine Care!!


Board Certified Doctor of Integrative Missionary Medicine or Doctor of Integrative Humanitarian Medicine  BC-DIIM, BC-DIHM,-Doctors, Physicians(MD, NMD,  I-MD, EMD, PMD, OMD, DO, DN, DC etc), Nurses & Midwives with Doctorate Level Training in Naturopathic, Eastern, Oriental, Homeopathic, Homotoxicology or Integrative Medicine with at least 1 year of training in Humanitarian, Disaster relief, Rural or Tropical Medicine, who work in a Humanitarian, Community Health or Not for profit Capacity for impoverished or low income families, disaster areas or emergency medicine. Must have all relevant CPR/First Aid Certifications up to date.

Licensed Master Interfaith Chaplain or Master Netzarim Chaplain- For Master Netzarim Chaplain, One must complete a Bachelors and Masters Level Training Course through Cushite Hebrew Yeshiva or an approved Legitimate Theological Institution that teaches the foundation to Orthodox Mizrahi Netzarim Culture and  Hebraic roots as the Core foundation. For Master Interfaith Chaplain one must graduate  with a Masters Level Training from either Cushite Hebrew Yeshiva or an Islamic, Buddhist, Hindoo, Jewish or other mainstream Theological Institution that teaches interfaith studies.

This is for those who feels called to perform Interfaith Chaplain services beyond ones traditional religious duties, serving multi-cultural & diverse religious & social groups. Chaplain services vary & may include but are not limited to:  Hospital-Hospice, Prison Ministry, Military Chaplain, Business Chaplain, Humanitarian or Disaster Relief, Homeland Security and other outreach and/or volunteer services. To qualify one must have at least a Masters Degree or Equivalent in Rabbinical Studies, Jewish Theology, Masters of Divinity, Masters of Pastoral Counseling with a minor Theology from a Legitimate recognized Religious or cultural Institution or Community. May be required to have Ecclesiastical Endorsement from Religious Body. Subjects studied must include Pastoral Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Bereavement Counseling, Interfaith Relations, Hospital, Prison & Hospice Ministry, Disaster Relief, Multi-cultural studies, Conflict Resolution, Theology etc...(please visit the Mizrahi Netzarim International Rabbinical Board in regards to this non-medical Chaplaincy for Jewish and gentile believers of the Jewish Faith(Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed, Reconstruction, Netzarim and/or Mizrahi, Sephardi or Ashkenaz)i


Institutional Members- Those Educational Institutions, Colleges, Universities or Apprenticeship Programs that are recognized as offering quality evidence based Alternative Medicine, Humanitarian Medicine and Residency Training. Must be legally operating in the State or Country of Origin & authorized to issue Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates or Certifications.


Affiliate Supporting Member: This membership is open to anyone who supports the vision and ideals of the IPMA & believes in the principles of living a holistic natural lifestyle 


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