In order to use hypnosis in the medical context, it is necessary that you have a background in the field of health. This is achieved through getting the right degree in the area of health such as becoming a medical doctor, dentist, a nurse, a chiropractor or any other related qualification. A qualification as a counselor such as the clinical psychologist, the counseling psychologist or as a social worker is also acceptable. The other alternatives include life coach, motivational speaker, neuro-linguistic programmer or a personal trainer can also work.
Other than the degrees in the medical settings, the degrees as a community social worker, psychiatrist, psychologists, and other counseling related qualifications are acceptable. As such, other than medical workers and counselors, the other people who register for these courses are the motivational speakers, the life coaches, the personal trainers and the neuro-linguistic programmers.
There are no academic courses in hypnosis and this means that it is not offered as a degree or a certificate course in the universities and colleges. This means that it is only available as a professional course and you have to get your basic degree in the relevant field before proceeding to get a certification in this area.
Even with wide acceptance in this field of medicine, the universities and colleges do not offer hypnosis as academic courses. If you are lucky, you might be taught a few topics as part of your main course. As such, the only available avenue it to get your basic degree or relevant qualification and proceed to pursue its training as a professional course thereafter.
As such, the practitioners with training and certification from the Milton Erickson Foundation, SCEH, or ASCH and have an advanced degree are in a better position in appreciating the complexity of the subject and the related psychological factors associated with the subject.
Increasingly, the schools are relying on the internet as the main tool of advertising their programs. As such, your search for the right school starts from the internet. With this in mind, you should consider a school that has an easy to read web pages, with organized, attractive and informative information. A poorly organized website, many typing errors as well as inadequate information on the web, maybe the pointer at the quality of training offered.
As such, the bottom line statement is that you should first equip yourself with a standard degree as a medical professional, a counselor, a social worker, or any other relevant profession and the go for the additional training from the right institution such as the one in NA and get certified by the societies such as the Milton Erickson Foundation, SCEH, or ASCH.