Herbalist Certification in Michigan - MI
By Susan Maphis, allied health world contributing writer
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Herbalist certification in Michigan is not mandated by the state or any federal agency, and there are no licenses or specific degrees required in order to practice herbal medicine. Herbal certification in Michigan may amount to completing herbal studies at a school and getting an herbal medicine degree. For those who want to pursue professional certification, however, it is a possibility. Some of the larger organizations and companies around Michigan who employ herbalists might look more favorably upon certified job applicants than non-certified herbalists. Companies such as Dyni K Enterprises in Grand Haven and Vitamin Warehouse in Grand Ledge are more apt to hire herbalists who hold certification through the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), which is the most widely accepted certification organization for herbalists in the United States.
AHG certification involves possessing four years of training and experience (a combination of the two is fine). In addition, candidates for AHG certification must submit three letters of recommendation, write three case histories, and pass an examination. Those who become AHG certified may call themselves Herbalist, AHG or, if you prefer, Registered Herbalist (RH).