What is the Community Herbalist Certification?
This part-time, 9-month certification was crafted for the beginning herbalist to empower them to learn about their own body, their own ancestry, and traditional and modern uses of plant medicine locally and beyond.
You will learn the uses of everyday plants found in your local area, such as weeds, trees, culinary spices, and medicinal foods.
Is the Community Herbalist Certification right for me?
This class is perfect for any person interested in cultivating their knowledge of North American herbal medicine from the convenience of their own home.
With our part-time, one-weekend-a-month live, online course, the Community Herbalist course is perfect for a parent inspired to support their family, the healing professional seeking a deep overview of clinical herbal medicine, or a school teacher dealing with daily immune and stress issues in the classroom.
After you finish the course, you will leave the program as a Community Herbalist with the knowledge and skills to address common ailments such as colds/flus, basic first aid, making botanical beauty products, ancestral remedy you researched and medicinal foods to uplift the health of your friends, family, and yourself!
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...
What will I learn in the Community Herbalist Certification?
You'll learn all about the history of western herbalism and research your own ancestral traditions to discover your personal connection to ancient healing practices. You'll also engage in Herb of the Month explorations and create herbal monographs to support your folk medicine practice.
Over the course of 9 months, you will learn about:
- Herbal First Aid
- Botanical Beauty
- Digestive Health
- Adaptogenic Stress Support
- Energetic Clearing and Ancestral Rituals
- Botany and Plant Identification
- Reproductive Health
- Kitchen Medicine Making
- Up to $250 curated products shipped to your door
- Dried herbs, tinctures, glycerites, teas, essential oils, medicine making supplies, herb bundles.
- Featuring our favorite brands and trusted sources
Conveniently crafted for working professionals and busy parents.
- One weekend a month from 9am - 3pm PT
- February - November with a break in July
- No live classes on National Holidays
*Want to know the exact dates before committing to the program? Click here.
How much does the certification cost?
The investment for the Community Herbalist Certification is $2950 USD.
We offer two in-house payment plans:
- 3 monthly payments of $1032
- 6 monthly payments of $516
Paypal credit (6-month plan, interest-free) is also available directly at checkout.
Scholarship applications are closed for this year.
Class Dates for 2023 Program
February 4 + 5
March 4 + 5
April 1 + 2
May 6 + 7
June 3 + 4
August 5 + 6
No Classes in July!
September 2 + 3
October 7 + 8
Nov 5 + 6
Who teaches the Community Herbalist Certification?
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 Community Herbalist Course?
LIVE SESSIONS WITH VIDEO REPLAY
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.
RENOWNED TEACHERS + HEALERS
Exclusive classes and workshops created by Registered Herbalists, Holistic Practitioners, Professional Divination Readers, Working Artists, and Sacred Space Holders.
6 MONTH ACCESS TO ALL MATERIALS
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.
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Want to Learn more Before Committing to the Full Certification?
We've Got You!
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.
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.