Change your life with herbal medicine.

Our 9-month live online
 Apprentice Herbalist Certification
is crafted for herbalists-in-training.

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Online Course

What is the Apprentice Herbalist Certification?

This weekly intermediate herbalism online program provides the core foundation for a modern, inclusive herbal practitioner including:

○ Introductory Clinical Knowledge
○ Advanced Medicine Making
○ Foundations of Body Systems
○ Herbal Entrepreneurship

Over the course of 9 months, you'll build a structured comprehensive base for a clinically-minded, cross-cultural approach to herbal medicine and go beyond folk practices with live-tutorial demos on weight to volume tinctures, glycerites, oil infusions, bitters, salves, creams, cordials, and oxymels.


Program Overview

Verse Herbal Medicine School- 100 hours


Students love that our classes are live and online because it's more interactive! Class is also recorded so you never miss a moment of learning.

Verse Herbal Medicine School- 12 teachers


You get a front row (in-home) seat to teachings from Registered Herbalists, Practitioners, Medicine Makers, Nutritionists, and Lineage Holders.

Verse Herbal Medicine School- 9 months


Live classes meet monthy from February to November on the 2nd Weekend from 9AM - 3PM PST and every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30PM PST.

What will I learn in the program?

You'll get a strong foundation to build your professional career as a practicing herbalist while researching your own self-care medicine making project traditions to discover a personal connection to applied herbal practices.

Our academic approach is anchored in an immersion into traditional herbal medicine systems from multiple North American communities and Eastern cultures. This melding of traditional medicine systems, science, and hands on experience is uniquely supportive for modern herbalists. This program is crafted for people who works in the healthcare field seeking an authentic integrative herbal medicine education, people who wants to dive into a botanical product line and wants a stronger understanding of the medicine of plants, and anyone who has a desire to work in a healing career and is called to an herbal way of life.

Class Topics include:

    • Energetics & Tissue States
    • Anatomy & Pathophysiology
    • Aromatherapy
    • Botanical Beauty
    • Black North American Herbalism
    • Herbal Actions
    • Face & Tongue Diagnosis
    • Native North American Essences
    • Business 101 + 102
    • Mexican North American Herbalism
    • Nutrition & Therapeutic Foods
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Botany & Plant Families
    • Growing Medicinal Herbs
    • Advanced Medicine Making
    • Ayurvedic Medicine
    • Sitting in Clinical Sessions
    • Plant Spirit Medicine

Only the best teachers.

We're honored to have a unique mix of long-time teachers, emerging voices, and in-the-field practicing herbalists who are excited to share their wellness wisdom with you!

Merging evidence-based research with traditional knowledge.

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. 

Join the Waitlist for 2024
Payment Plan available for the Apprentice Herbalist Year

Product Included

over $400 in herbal supplies!

  •  Shipped straight to your door
  • Packed full of dried herbs, tinctures, glycerites, teas, supplements, essential oils, herb bundles, and more..
  • Featuring your favorite brands and trusted sources
  • Embodied learning for online classes
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Full scholarships are now closed.
Congrats to all of our 2024 scholarship recipients!

Join the 2025 waitlist to be notified
as soon as scholaships open for next year's cohort.

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Student Testimonials

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"These classes are really fun, and beyond expectations.

I can't stop thinking about class while at work!"

- Apprentice Herbalist, 2022

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"I really appreciate the blend of science & spiritual contexts.

I’m excited to continue on to Clinical in the upcoming year"

- Apprentice Herbalist, 2022

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"Because the online program is all “live”

My experience has been truly immersive during class time!"

- Apprentice Herbalist, 2022

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"I'm someone who can't learn from a recording

it's been really important for me to have this beautiful interactive experience"

- Apprentice Herbalist, 2022

Committed to Engagement

Verse Herbal Medicine School- 20 herbs


You'll engage in Herb of the Month explorations and create 40 Herbal Monographs to support your apprentice practice by combining research and personal experience.

Verse Herbal Medicine School- 12 months


We understand life happens and you might need some time to get through our rich learning content. That's why you have 1 year of access to all class materials to review at your leisure.

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Your classes go beyond a Zoom screen with a robust online community through Thinkific + Slack, plus IRL Sit Spot Practices that connect you to the natural world in your everyday environment.

2024 Program Dates

First Semester

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10th, 11th, 13th, 20th, 27th



5th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 19th, 26th



2nd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Second Semester

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4th, 5th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


1st, 2nd, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th


3rd, 4th, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th


Third Semester

Community Herbalist course- dates


3rd, 7th, 8th, 10th, 17th, 24th


1st, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 22nd


5th, 9th, 10th 12th

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Our mission is to train 1 million herbalists, because we know that herbalism can change the world.

Want to experience a class before enrolling in the program?

Check out these on-demand  
herbalism workshops.

Trying to decide which program is right for you? Compare our programs below!

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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