United States laws governing the practice of Hypnosis
Current Information as of May 2006
Unregulated States (Our program is all you need)
To the best of our knowledge, the following states have no regulation that affects the practice of hypnosis. The American Alliance of Hypnotists recommends that you follow our standards and terminology (taught in our classes) in these states even though there may not be a legal requirement to do so.
Our program (online or in person) is all you need to get started in practice in these states: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Regulated States (You may need to do more than take our program)
There is an explicit or indirect law or set of laws in these states that regulates the practice of hypnosis. Check with your state for specific details on how to comply: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire (regulation voluntary), New Mexico, Nevada (forensic hypnosis only), North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.