To ensure that a student is receiving a complete and in-depth understanding of the practice of Chinese medical herbalism, we have developed three primary programs toward your Certification as an Herbalist.
The descriptions of the three sections below outline Program One: Comprehensive Herbalist Training.
If you are not continuing through all three programs to become a Certified Herbalist, you are able to take Program One outlined below and you will receive a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing all course work. The program is designed to provide a valuable and comprehensive understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Note: Health professionals who have a background in Chinese Herbology may begin with Program Two.
Comprehensive Herbalist Training: Program One is an Online series of Herbology classes, and is a virtual home study program intended to thoroughly educate students in the foundational principles of practicing Chinese Herbology. No previous knowledge of herbs or Chinese medicine is required.
Students who successfully complete this program will have the capability to begin treating a wide range of common health conditions.
After taking all courses included in Program One, and accurately completing a self-administered review exam, students will receive the ICH Certificate of Completion for this comprehensive herbalist training program.
Upon completion of Program One, CEU students are eligible to receive 113 hours of class credit.
- California State Acupuncture Board (CEUs): Provider number CE Provider #357
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) PDAs: Provider #069
All Home Study Courses are available in CD (standard) and MP3 (digital download) format. Course materials also include a complete set of notes, study guides and exercises. Three classes include herb samples. The Comprehensive Herbalist Training Program consists of 125 hrs. of audio. Most students take between 6 to 9 months to complete all three sections outlined in Program One.
While the Institute does not offer financial assistance with its programs, we do offer different payment options for your convenience. Purchase individual courses and pay as you study, or choose from different purchase options to receive discounts on ICH courses. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and also PayPal Payment Plan.