We are in the process of updating and relaunching all of our certificate programs. The new programs includes exciting new classes, updates to core curriculum classes, and new assignments to help students interact with the material in a more hands-on way. When we the program update is launched, tuition cost will go up to reflect the increase in content and student-teacher interactions. If you sign up before relaunch, you get the lower price locked in AND receive all of the new material as it comes out.


The school youtube channel has several medicine making videos, a lecture on fatigue differentials, and a lecture on thyroid physiology that can be found HERE.

The program outlines the basic therapeutic guidelines, critical thinking skills, clinical level nutrition and acute care for a variety of health issues, as well as an introduction to the 6 tissue states and detailed beginner through advanced medicine making. 

Family Herbalist certification presents educational material that will open up the world of herbalism to any beginner, but with a strong clinical focus. Through this pathway, you will explore our basic healing modalities, gain a solid foundation in medicine making, clinical nutrition and learn how to address acute care situations. If you are interested in attaining the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand health and in turn disease, then this is the course pathway for you.

What you get:

  • An Integrative Approach to Herbal Medicine
  • Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Herbal Medicine for Acute Care
  • The Art and Science of Plant Medicine Making
  • Critical Thinking with Traci Picard
  • Live monthly Q&As
  • Access to private facebook group and nonmedia forum to ask questions and connect with your cohort.
  • Access to optional in-person weekends

What you will be able to do when you complete certification: When you complete the family certification, you will be able to support yourself, family and friends with nutritional and herbal interventions for common acute health issues, be able to make basic and advanced herbal preparations for sale or for family/friends/home use, and understand the basics of herbal energetics focused on the 6 tissue state model, along with basic herbal actions. This course will not prepare you for active clinical practice.

Cost: $1450.00 or 12 payments of $121

Time: This program is 100% self paced, therefore the time it takes to complete it depends  heavily on the amount of time you devote to the course. It takes folks anywhere between 3-12 months to complete generally.

Requirements for Certification:

  • Complete all coursework
  • Turn in and revise as needed all tests and assignments
  • 10 monograph papers