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Why become an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion practitioner?

Through registration within the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System, you make a commitment to quality Health Promotion practice based on agreed competency-based criteria.

Once you are registered your name is added to the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System Global Register (click here) and you can use the title 'IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner'.

 

Registration within the System can:

Stages in the registration of Health Promotion practitioners are: 

Who can apply for registration?

While job titles and academic course titles in different countries  may not always include the term ‘Health Promotion’, within the System the term ‘practitioner’ refers to all those whose main role reflects Health Promotion as defined in the Ottawa Charter and successive WHO charters and declarations to promote health and reduce health inequities by:

In the context of the System, the term ‘practitioner’ includes those working in management, education and research directly related to Health Promotion.

Health Promotion practice is defined as work which reflects Health Promotion as defined in the Ottawa Charter and successive charters and declarations to promote health and reduce health inequities.

 

To be eligible for registration you must have either:

 

1 - A graduate (Bachelor) or postgraduate (Masters) qualification from a Health Promotion course which is accredited within the IUHPE Accreditation System. Click here. Please note only those who graduate AFTER a course is accredited are eligible via this route.

 

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2 - A graduate (Bachelor) or postgraduate (Masters) qualification from a Health Promotion course which is not accredited within the Accreditation System or from a course in another relevant discipline (click here) AND have a minimum of 2 years' experience in Health Promotion practice (as described above) in the past five years.

 

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3 - A minimum of 3 years' experience in Health Promotion practice (as described above) in the past five years. This option applies to practitioners who are not a graduate of an accredited course or of courses as described above and is available for the first 5 years of the System only (i.e. to 2021 at Global level). The time limit for applying through NAOs will vary - please check with the relevant NAO.