Certificate in Herbalism

Receiving a certificate in herbalism signifies that you have received additional training or it may be used as a “stepping stone” towards a diploma program. If you choose the Herbal Consultant or Master Herbalist Program at a later date all of your courses transfer towards the program. Even our certificate programs include an online teacher-led study group!

Estimated time to complete this program is 3-6 months, 16 credit hours/256 study hours.

Tuition Paid in Full: $640 (includes $150 non-refundable application fee).
Installments: $690 ($150 application fee as the down payment and $135.00 per month for 4 months)
Note: Down payment includes the $150 non-refundable application fee.

Required Classes Include:
Estimated Time: 6 months

G400 Herbal Preparations
SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
G420 Men Herbs
G430 Women Herbs
SG30 Herbal Reference Project
SG21 Study Group: Client Case Studies
(Homework: Client Profiles #1)

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REQUIRED BOOKS AND STUDIES
herbalmakerThe Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook by James Green (2000): A practical manual and informative guide on the basic preparation of herbal medicines. It includes very detailed recipes and instructions. James Green covers growing, gathering, drying, curing, and how to make extracts, glycerites, salves, lotions, elixirs, and much more!
herbprojectSG31 Herbal Preparation Projects – Learning how to use fresh or dried herbs and a few simple ingredients to create your own formulas will spark your creativity and confidence. You will be able to choose the 2 projects that interest you the most.
maleherbalThe Male Herbal by James Green (2nd Ed. 2007): Great recommendations for/about men and boys and the tools they need to create or maintain physical and emotional health. One of the tools he offers is based on a constitutional model. Are you a Monarch, Seer or a Warrior? This book emphasizes prevention and health with sensitivity and wisdom.
womenherbWomen’s Herbs Women’s Health by Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville: A valuable sourcebook for understanding hormones, mood disorders, PMS, menstruation and anemia, vaginal and urinary tract infections, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis, fibroids and cycts, menopause, and more. They define the conditions and explain the medical approaches but they also offer suggestions for natural healing through diet, lifestyle, supplements, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy.

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SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This study-group project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. The same system can be used with supplements and homeopathics.

girl-computerSG21 Study Group – Client Case Studies : 1.5 hours using GoToMeeting
Required Reading: Download “Client Profiles #1” During our study groups you will learn how to determine which questions to ask and how to determine what your client needs. Your homework will include all the information that is known about a specific person. During class we will talk about how to use the information, what additional questions you would like to ask, and what should be done for the client.

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