Herbalist Certification in California - CA

Herbal Medicine Degrees in California

It’s estimated that one third of Americans use herbal remedies and medicines in addition to conventional western medical treatments. This percentage is estimated to be higher in California, where alternative medicine treatments are extremely popular.

In light of the significant usage of herbs and other alternative medicinal techniques by Californians, the California State Legislature recently passed a bill allowing people who are not licensed as health practitioners to perform certain medical treatments, including providing herbal remedies. This law has opened the doors for herbalists and other alternative medicine practitioners to practice more widely and openly, making it a great time to start a career as an herbalist in California.

Herbalist certification is not required in California in order for herbalists to practice, nor does the state issue licenses to certified herbalists. Practitioners only need be licensed if they plan to practice herbalism in conjunction with acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, or other forms of licensed alternative medicine. However, certification can signify to potential employers and customers alike that you are serious about your profession, skilled in the craft of herbalism, and measure up to the highest safety and health standards. A number of independent organizations and associations, such as the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), offer certification in specific branches of herbalism or in general herbalism.

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