Chapter 9A: International Health Professional Program


This program applies only to Market America Independent Distributors residing in Canada. Market America Independent Distributors residing in the United States wishing to work with Health Professionals must refer to Chapter 9 of this Career Manual. The International HP/HP1 Program offers products and services to Health Professionals seeking customized wellness and financial solutions for their practices comprised of nutrition, weight management, and much more.    

SEC. 1                International Health Professional Program

Health Professionals may participate in the program as a Health Professional Distributor (“HP”) or as a Health Professional 1 (“HP1”).

(A)   HP: HPs participate in the Market America Management Performance Compensation Plan (“MPCP”). HPs therefore must meet all the requirements imposed by the MPCP. Please see Chapter 8 for further information on MPCP. All training and activations requirements apply to HPs.

(B)   HP1: HP1 option provides Health Professionals with the opportunity to develop ancillary income from within their current practice by making retail profit and earning commission from sales of Market America products.

(1)   HP1 Earning Commissions: HP1s receive three BDCs. However, only BDC001 is eligible to earn commission.  HP1s can earn commissions up to US$1,500 per week or US$78,000 per year on commission. BDC002 and BDC003 are used only for the placement of BV generated by HP1 sales. HP1s can only accrue BV from their own personal sales. BV generated by the organization below the HP1 does not accrue for HP1 commission purposes. The Commissions payout criteria for HP1s follows the Weekly Compensation Criteria and Management Parameters set up in section 11 (B) of Chapter 8 of the Career Manual. However, HP1s do not earn Leadership Bonus. Also, HP1s do not participate in the IBVCP.

(2)   Minimum Activity: HP1s must have an active UFMS subscription in order to qualify as a HP1.  No further activation or qualification is required in order to earn commissions.

(3)   Sponsorship: HP1s are not allowed to sponsor distributors or build a sales organization. Should HP1s want to develop a sales organization and take advantage of the MPCP, HP1s must upgrade their status to HP (see Section 2 below). HP1s do not count for activation of their upline distributor.

(4)   Administrative functions and trainings: HP1s are released from any obligation to attend trainings such as NDT, Basic 5 and ECCT. HP1s are also released from the obligation to submit the Forms 925, 1000 and 1001.

SEC. 2                Converting to the International Health Professional Program

(A)   Upgrade to HP: HP1s can upgrade to HP status, at any time, by submitting the HP Upgrade Form duly completed. The Form is available on in downloads area. No additional subscription fees apply. HP1s upgrading to HP will count toward activation of their upline effective as of the date of the upgrade to HP. HP1s upgrading to HP must meet the Minimum Commission Requirements, as set up in Section 10 of Chapter 8 of the Career Manual in order to earn commission.

(B)   Existing Distributors converting to HP1: Existing Distributors may convert to HP1. However, in doing so the converting Distributor will lose his/her sponsorship of his/her personally sponsored distributors. The sponsorship rights may be re-activated once the concerned Distributor upgrades to HP and complete the Minimum Commission Requirements.

SEC. 3                Health Professional Subscription Fee and Annual Renewal

(A)   The initial subscription fee for HP1 and HP Distributors is $129.95 (Code: ENGLISH-CHPSUB, CHP1SUB, SPANISH-CHPSUBSPN, CHP1SUBSPN, CHINESE-CHPSUBCH, CHP1SUBCH). This fee includes one Web Portal subscription, in addition to all items included in the standard Market America subscription kit (Code CSUB).

(B)   HPs and HP1s must renew their subscription with Market America as per stated in section 7 of the Chapter 8 of Market America Career Manual. Failure to renew will result in disruption to his/her status in the International Health Professional Program. (This will also cause a purge, losing all accumulated Group Volume and Personal Volume.)

SEC. 4                Individual or Business Entity

HP1s and HPs may be individuals or business entities. If applying as business entity specific information about the creation, ownership and control of the business must be provided to Market America. Please see the Business Entity Distributorship Section of this Career Manual for further information.

SEC. 5                Health Professional Policies

The following policies apply to HP1s and HP Distributors: 

(A)   Both HP and HP1s must offer their health professional services in a qualified and legitimate healthcare practice with an active patient/client base.

(B)   Each HP or HP1 (or its principal, if the Distributor is a business entity) must have an active, valid Health Professional license or equivalent professional certification. A list of Health Professional licenses that meet this qualification is provided in Section C below. A copy of this license must be submitted to Market America within 30 days of applying to participate in the International Health Professional Program. Failure to timely submit the license results in the revocation of the right to participate in the Health Professional Program as described in this Chapter. A Health Professional who holds a license or certification other than one listed in this section, and who wishes to be qualified as a Health Professional in the International Health Professional Program, should contact Market America. In order to be considered on a case-by-case basis, the Health Professional must provide the following documents via mail or fax 336-605-0041.

(1)   A cover letter on office stationery stating

(a)   The nature of the practice (group, solo, hospital-based, etc.)

(b)   Type of patients seen

(c)   Type of services provided

(d)   Special training, degrees, etc.

(2)   Copies of supporting credentials: licensure, certificates, diplomas, etc.

(C)   Acceptable licenses for Health Professionals include: 

(1)   Aesthetician (In a medical office) (21)   Licensed Massage Therapist
(2)   Approved Health Professional Business Owner (22)   Licensed Nutrition Counselor
(3)   Certified Athletic Training (4 yr. degree/no personal trainers) (23)   Licensed Practical Nurse
(4)   Audiologist (24)   Nutritionist
(5)   Speech Pathologist (25)   Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Without Prescribing Rights
(6)   Certified Clinical Nutrition (26)   Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with Prescribing Rights
(7)   Clinical Psychologist (27)   Nurse Practitioner
(8)   Certified Midwife (28)   Doctor of Optometry
(9)   Certified Nutrition Specialist (29)   Optometrist
(10)   Certified Respiratory Therapists (30)   Occupational Therapist
(11)   Doctor of Chiropractic (31)   Physician Assistant-General
(12)   Doctor of Dental Surgery (32)   Physician Assistant-Specialty
(13)   Doctor of Dental Medicine-General (33)   Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences or Psychology
(14)   Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (34)   Physical Therapist
(15)   Doctor of Oriental Medicine (35)   Registered Dietitian
(16)   Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (36)   Registered Dental Hygienist
(17)   Doctor of Physical Medicine (37)   Registered Nurse-Primary care
(18)   Licensed Acupuncturist (38)   Registered Nurse-Specialty Care
(19)   Licensed Dietitian (39)   Registered Respiratory Therapists
(20)   Licensed Dental Hygienist  


The above list is for illustrative purposes. Health Professionals electing to join Market America as HPs or HP1s must ensure that the distributorship with Market America does not conflict with laws and regulations governing their profession.

SEC. 6                Policies for the Sale of Products

(A)   Subject to any professional ethical code and/or regulation application to them, HP1s and HP Distributors may only sell and/or distribute Market America products to their patients, clients and immediate family members.

(B)   Market America highly recommends that each HP1 or HP Distributor provide a Commission Disclosure Statement to each patient to whom he/she sells a Market America product, informing the purchaser that he/she will receive a profit or commission on the sale of Market America product. 

SEC. 7                Married Couples

Market America shall consider each married couple as a single distributorship. Married couples cannot have separate distributorships. If two current Distributors become married or plan to become married, they must contact the Compliance Department for instructions, as marriage between Distributors can impact a variety of policies, including the prohibition of multiple distributorships. If a Distributor is married, a copy of the Distributor’s marriage license should be submitted to the Compliance Department in order to add the Distributor’s spouse to the distributorship.



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