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Herbalist Certification in New Jersey - NJ

Herbal Medicine Degrees in New Jersey

For most students of herbal medicine, herbalist certification in New Jersey simply consists of completing the one- to two-year program in herbal studies and receiving a certificate or herbal medicine degree from your school. However, there are professional certification options for those who choose to become certified. New Jersey does not require herbalists to be certified, but certification is available through two organizations: the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH).

To become AHG certified, herbalists must have four years of training and experience, pass the AHG examination, submit three letters of recommendation, and they must provide three case histories. Upon acceptance, professionals certified with AHG may use the designations Herbalist, AHG or Registered Herbalist (RH). The NIMH requires completion of an approved herbal medicine training program and passing specific examinations. While the organization is based in the United Kingdom, it is open to international herbalists, with a current membership of 700.


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