Program: Clinical Master Herbalist

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  • Delve into case studies & health strategies
  • Learn the science of herbal medicine-making
  • Acquire techniques for setting up your new office & working with clients
  • Enhancing your research & studies utilizing the resources in the “Tool Kit”
  • …and Hang out in the Student Lounge, Herb Garden, or even check out the Bulletin Board!
    There’s a lot to learn and do right here at Genesis School of Natural Health!

Student Resources:

Newest Class Notes: Herbal Infusions & Teas Part One

Clinical Master Herbalist graduates will receive two diplomas: MH and CMH. Our CMH program is the complete Master Herbalist program with additional studies in functional anatomy & physiology, disease and pathology, health protocols, and the study of phytochemistry.

The  Anatomy & Physiology and Phytochemistry tests have been divided into sections for study purposes. There is one book per course. The CMH program makes you eligible to apply for Board Certification with The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board.

Requirements include 15 books/manuals, 2 projects, 3 online classes, 1 DVD, and a final exam. Estimated time to complete this program is 24 months. 67 credit hours/1072 study hours. The estimated time is a guideline. It is possible to finish earlier if you have the time to devote to your studies. Some students will need to extend the time by several months. 


  1. The TEST QUESTIONS are in a PDF format – it will not let you enter the answers but, you may download and print the test and fill in the answers for your personal files. 
  2. The TEST ANSWER SHEET is in a word document format that mac or pc computers can open. Download this document – it is where you will type in your answers, save, and email the answer sheet to


You may sign up for class at any time during your studies. Classes are offered every other month and you only need to attend once but may join a class more than once. Most classes last about 2 hours.

SG10 Functional Anatomy Study Group: 
Class Notes: Functional Anatomy
Study Group Schedule

SG22 Client Case Studies #3 & #4 

  1. Karen – Case Study  
  2. Cole – Case Study
    Study Group Schedule

Quarterly Online Class
Teacher’s choice online class! These classes are optional and are limited to the first 25 students that sign up. A PDF of the classes will be added to the student resource pages for those unable to attend.

Estimated Time: 6 months


Student Profile: A student profile and picture is required for your student folder. All information is confidential. Having goals and a mission will help you stay focused! Please send the picture and profile to
Download: Student Profile

Nutrition & Health by Sharlene Peterson

  1. M200: Nutrition & Health Manual
  2. M200: Nutrition & Health Test (Rvsd 1020)
  3. M200: Nutrition Answer Sheet

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements
by Darlene Jorgens (2020)

  1. M310: Vitamins/Minerals…Manual
  2. M310: Vitamins/Minerals Test (Rvsd 1020)
  3. M310: Vitamins/Minerals Answer Sheet

Herbal ABC’s (2018)
Dr. Sharol Marie Tilgner
(It has been brought to my attention that this book is a difficult one to start in phase one studies. Feel free to start it in phase 2, 3, or phase 4.) 

  1. G350: Herbal ABC’s Test
  2. G350: Herbal ABCs Answer Sheet

**You may choose either the free Anatomy PDF book download
or you may purchase the Anatomy book by Ross & Wilson***

Part One: PDF Anatomy and Physiology

  1. G215 PDF Book: Anatomy & Physiology PDF
  2. G215-A: A&P Manual/PDF (part A) Test
  3. G215-A: A&P Manual/PDF (part A) Answer Sheet



Part One: Anatomy and Physiology
(11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson
Cost should be $35-$50

  1. G210-A: Anatomy (part A) Test
  2. G210-A: Anatomy (part A) Answer Sheet

Part One: Herbal Constituents
by Lisa Ganora (2009)

  1. G480-A: Phytochemistry Test (part A)
  2. G480-A: Phytochemistry (part A) Answer Sheet


SG30 Herbal Reference Project: This project will become a valuable reference guide for your office. It is a simple system that expands with your knowledge about herbs. This project can and should be started as soon as you are reading herbal books.
You do not need to list every herb you have studied – include those that “spoke” to you, the herbs that when you were reading them really caught your attention as something you would want to use in your office with clients.
Directions: Herbal Reference Project
Directions by Darlene: Reference Creation Blog/Guide

Estimated Time: 6 months

Botany in a Day (6th edition/2013)
by Thomas J. Elpel

  1. G415: Botany Test (Rvsd 1020)
  2. G415: Botany Answer Sheet


School of Natural Healing
by Dr. John R. Christopher

  1. G440: Test Questions: Natural Healing
  2. G440: Answer Sheet: Natural Healing

The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook
by James Green (2000)

  1. G400: Test Questions: Herbal Maker
  2. G400: Answer Sheet: Herbal Maker

SG31 Herbal Preparation Projects
Herbal medicine making project! You will prepare one tincture and one project of choice (salve, decoction, oil infusion…).
Download Directions: Herbal Preparation Project

Part Two: Herbal Constituents
by Lisa Ganora (2009)

  1. G480-B: Phytochemistry Test (part B)
  2. G480-B: Phytochemistry (part B) Answer Sheet


Part Two: PDF Anatomy and Physiology 

  1. G215-B: A&P Manual/PDF (part B) Test
  2. G215-B: A&P Manual/PDF (part B) Answer Sheet



Part Two: Anatomy and Physiology
(11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson

  1. G210-B: Anatomy & Physiology (part B) Test
  2. G210-B: Anatomy (part B) Answer Sheet


Estimated Time: 6 months
The Earthwise Herbal Repertory:
The Definitive Practitioner’s Guide

by Matthew Wood (2016)


Basic Blood Chemistry by Sharlene Peterson
  1. M610: Blood Chemistry Manual (rvsd 8/21)
  2. M610: Blood Chemistry Test  (rvsd 8/21)
  3. M610: Answer Sheet: Blood Chemistry (rvsd 8/21)

Part Three: PDF Anatomy and Physiology

  1. G215-C: A&P Manual/PDF (part C) Test
  2. G215-C: A&P Manual/PDF (part C) Answer Sheet



Part Three: Anatomy and Physiology
(11th or 12th ed.) by Ross and Wilson

  1. G210-C: Anatomy & Physiology (part C) Test
  2. G210-C: A&P (part C) Answer Sheet

Part Three: Herbal Constituents
by Lisa Ganora (2009)

  1. G480-C:Phytochemistry Test (part C)
  2. G480-C:Phytochemistry (part C) Answer Sheet


Part Four: Herbal Constituents
by Lisa Ganora (2009)

  1. G480-D: Phytochemistry Test (part D)
  2. G480-D: Phytochemistry (part D) Answer Sheet


Parasites of Human Interest
by Sharlene Peterson

  1. M250: Human Parasites Manual  (rvsd 8/21)
  2. M250: Human Parasites Test (rvsd 8/21)
  3. M250: Parasites Answer Sheet


Estimated Time: 6 months

*PDF VERSION OF  Natural Medicine Book 3rd edition.  Purchased on Ebay as an easy way to prepare the tests.

The Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Medicine
by Joseph Pizzorno (3rd ed.,2015)

  1. G550 – A: Natural Medicine (part A) Test
  2. G550 – A: Natural Medicine (part A) Answer Sheet
  3. G550 – B:Natural Medicine (part B) Test
  4. G550 – B: Natural Medicine (part B) Answer Sheet
  5. G550 – C: Natural Medicine (part C) Test
  6. G550 – C: Natural Medicine (part C) Answer Sheet

*** Natural Medicine Therapeutic Pages (PDF) – an excellent addition for your desk reference (particularly if you add notes for specific herbs)

Medical Herbalism
by David Hoffman (2003)

  1. G460: Test Questions: Medical Herbalism
  2. G460: Answer Sheet: Medical Herbalism


Immune System Fundamentals & Autoimmune Disorders
by Sharlene Peterson

  1. M230: Immune/Autoimmune Manual (PDF)
  2. M230: Immune/Autoimmune Test Questions
  3. M230: Immune/Autoimmune Answer Sheet


Part Five: Herbal Constituents
by Lisa Ganora (2009)

  1. G480-E: Phytochemistry Test (part E)
  2. G480-E: Phytochemistry (part E) Answer Sheet

Students may now choose either G600 Muscle Testing OR A125 Pregnancy & Remedies (Aromatherapy & Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding, 2015, by Demetria Clark) 


Muscle Testing For Your Health DVD
David J.Getoff
  1. G600: Test Questions: Muscle Testing
  2. G600: Answer Sheet: Muscle Testing

Sign up form: Free use of G600 DVD

———–  OR ———-

Aromatherapy & Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding, 2015, by Demetria Clark

M240 Lyme Disease & Co-Infections


TCMH Final Exam 

  1. TCMH Questions: TCMH Final Exam
  2. TCMH: Answer Sheet: CMH Final Exam
SG80 Business Building Resources 

#1: Your Office
#2: Consent to Treatment Form
#3: Symptom Form
#4: Supplement Recommendation Example