Searching for an herbal certification program can be confusing. There are a LOT of different programs and options.

Here is the thing. In the U.S., there is no license for herbalists like there is for acupuncturists or massage therapists. As a result, there is no real certificate that means much. Certificates can have varying purposes. A certificate can range from a simple acknowledgement that you completed a program to recognition of a program that is approved for professional membership into the American Herbalists Guild. Even this is not a license to practice anything, but a peer group of medical herbalists.

At LearningHerbs, we stay out of that whole thing, and just focus on learning and having fun with herbs. To us, it's the herbs and learning that are important, and not a piece of paper. We are not devaluing a piece of paper, for a medical school diploma is also a piece of paper. We are just saying that we do not focus on any sort of certification program. 

Our main herbal program is our HerbMentor website. Please take the time to watch the video on the home page, as well as testimonials from current members.

HerbMentor is not actually a "course," but an ongoing learning experience using multimedia content, such as audio, video and articles. It is also a dynamic community, so one can learn from others' experiences as well as get questions answered. That said, many people do use the site as their herbal training program.

Being that it has no "end," we do not offer a certificate. We believe learning about herbs is too huge a topic and too much fun to try and put a boundary around it. On our site, you can choose one of many directions. You can either dabble in it, or you can REALLY get into it.

If you are looking for a dynamic and supportive learning community, you've come to the right place. However, at this time we have no certification programs within it.

There are a lot of people on HerbMentor in various herbal programs, as well. Perhaps they can help you in our Forum. We also have a Reference section on HerbMentor pointing to a few programs. We interview many herbalists that have schools, and often people choose a program after they get to know a teacher on HerbMentor.

Now, if you are talking about the Herbal Remedy Kit on, this is an introductory experience, so a certificate is not warranted.

This may not answer your question directly, but it will at least give you a better sense of what herbal certification means and if it's something you want to do.

Best Wishes in your Herbal Adventures!

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