Change your life with herbal medicine.

Our Apprentice Herbalist Certification is a 200-hour live online course structured to build a comprehensive base for a clinically minded approach to herbal medicine.

2024 Program to be Announced Soon

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Our Course

What is the Apprentice Herbalist Certification?

The Apprentice Herbalist Year provides the core foundation to becoming a modern herbal practitioner.

This year journey is one of academic study and self discovery through the lens of herbal medicine.

This Certification is only available for US residents.

Conveniently crafted for working professionals and busy parents.

  • Two weekends a month from 9am - 3pm PT (second and fourth weekend of the month) & every Tuesday night from 5:30pm - 8:30pm PT.
  • February - October with a break in July
  • No live classes on National Holidays 
Community Herbalist Certification - Verse

What will I learn?

This course is taught entirely through live instruction, featuring lecture, medicine making, group discussion, and Q & A sessions.

 Learning will be supported through student cohorts that meet regularly outside of regular course time and receive group mentorship from program instructors.
Unlike other online herb schools, students have the opportunity to pursue individual inquiries, receive peer support, and cultivate real relationships with teachers and classmates.

In this 250-hour Apprentice Herbalist Year, you will build the foundations you need to dive deep into the world of herbal medicine and will set the foundation to build your professional career as a Clinical Herbalist.

Classes are focused on:

  • Clinical Knowledge
  • Medicine Making
  • Body Systems
  • Herbal Medicine Entrepreneurship

Your Classes This Year

You will receive instruction from integrative doctors, medical aromatherapists, master herbalists and traditional medicine people, combining the wisdom of traditional perspectives with the strength of modern science.

  • Tissue states to ID pathology
  • Herbal actions
  • In depth study of 40 herbs
  • Physiology and anatomy of body systems
  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbalism for spiritual disease
  • First Aid
  • Botany
  • Formulations
  • Multicultural perspectives on healing and herbs

Products Included

  • $400+ curated box of supplies 
  • Dried herbs, tinctures, glycerites, teas, essential oils, medicine making supplies, herb bundles, and crystals.
  • Featuring our favorite brands and trusted sources

How much does the certification cost?

The investment for the Apprentice Herbalist Certification is $4995 USD.

We offer two in-house payment plans:

- 3 monthly payments of $1748
- 6 monthly payments of $874

Paypal credit
(6-month plan, interest-free) is also available directly at checkout.

Scholarship applications are closed for this year. 

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Payment Plan available for the Apprentice Herbalist Year

More than just one teacher, more than just one voice of wisdom.
Meet your community of Apprentice Teachers!

Which Herbal Program is right for me?

Herbal program comparison

Is the Apprentice Herbalist Certification right for me?

We offer an inclusive view on how different cultures have created what we now refer to as North American Medicine.

Our academic approach is anchored in an immersion into traditional herbal medicine systems from multiple North American communities, including the philosophy and core pharmacopeia of Traditional European Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda.

This melding of traditional medicine systems, science and hands on experience is uniquely supportive for the person who works in the healthcare field and seeking an authentic integrative herbal medicine education, diving into a botanical product line and wants a stronger understanding of the medicine of plants, a desire to work in a healing career, and those who are called to an herbal way of life.

You will leave as an Apprentice Herbalist, possessing basic diagnostic skills to identify pathology and skillfully apply herbal medicine with precision. Resourced by a blend of medicine systems, energetic practices and science, you will be able to craft simple formulas and recommend lifestyle practices, uplifting the health and wellness of your friends, family and yourself!

You will also be prepared to begin the Clinical Year, diving deeper into diagnostic strategies and sitting in session with clients.

Community Herbalist Certification - Verse

Interactive & Community Based

  • Live synchronous Zoom classes for real time questions with teachers
  • Monthly cohort meetings to connect with peers and dive deeper into materials
  • Sit-Spot Practices to connect with natural world around you 
  • Internal Slack Channel to build community and engage in between classes
  • Experiential learning through hands-on medicine making projects

From our students...

Class Dates for 2023 Program

First Semester

February: 11, 12, 14,
21, 25, 26

March: 7, 11, 12, 14,
21, 25, 26, 28

April: 4, 8, 9, 11,
18, 22, 23, 25

Second Semester

May: 2, 9, 13*, 14*, 16,
23, 27*, 28*, 30

June: 6, 10, 11, 13,
20, 24, 25, 27

No Classes in July!

*Holiday weekends will be recordings so no live class attendance required.

Third Semester

August: 8, 12, 13, 15,
22, 26, 27, 29

September: 5, 9, 10, 12,
19, 23, 24, 26

October: 3, 10, 14, 15, 17,
24, 28, 29, 31

American Herbalists Guild's Associate Herbalist

Proud Member of the American Herbalist Guild

Our certification hours are eligible to be applied towards the American Herbalist Guild's Associate Herbalist and Registered Herbalists memberships.

What's included in the Apprentice Herbalist Course?


Each class is available as a video replay to rewatch as many times as you'd like. So, when you register for VERSE class, you never have to worry about missing a moment of learning.


Exclusive classes and workshops created by Registered Herbalists, Holistic Practitioners, Professional Divination Readers, Working Artists, and Sacred Space Holders.


We understand life happens and you might need some time to get through our rich learning content. That's why you have 6 months access to class materials to review at your leisure.

Our Trusted Sources, Suppliers and Sponsors

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Want to Learn more Before Committing to the Full Certification?

We've Got You!

Community Herbalist Workshop with laura Ash

Free Recording

Community Herbalist Workshop with Laura Ash

Meet Laura Ash, Clinical Herbalist for 16 years, owner of Scarlet Sage,and founder of Verse. In this workshop, we will get a chance to talk about 5 herbs to support building immunity, cold and flu season,
and discuss what is most important
to the community as we shift seasons. 


Free Recording

Community Herbalist Workshop with Kelsey Barrett

Meet Kelsey Barrett, director of the Verse School of Herbal Medicine.
Kelsey will explore the herbal wisdom and practices of the community herbalist.
We will also get a chance to talk about 5 key herbs to support building immunity through cold and flu season.



Dive into the depths of what a Clinical Herbalist can be.

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