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Frequently Asked Questions for Herbal Classes

Webinar FAQ

Professional Herbalist Course FAQ

Advanced Professional Herbal Skills FAQ

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Webinar -- Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access the webinar that I purchased?
To access the recordings of your webinars you will need to be logged into the IIEI website. If you don't know your password, click on the "Request new password" tab on the link below. You will then be sent an email with further information.

To view your webinars at any time, you can login at the below link and visit the "My Account" section of the site. Once in the "My Account" section, please click on the "Paid content" tab to access the webinar recordings.

Here is the link to login to your account:
www.internationalintegrative.com/user

How can I make the recorded webinar video bigger?
To watch the presentation in full screen mode, select the icon with four arrows at the bottom right of the video (next to the HD icon). This will make the video fill your entire computer screen.

How do I install the webinar software on my computer?
Please see the below link for detailed instructions:
http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/Webinar/help_files/G2W060021?Title=Steps+for+Installing+on+Windows

I logged into my account on the IIEI website, but I don't see the webinar(s) under the "Paid content" tab. How do I get access to them?
First, make sure that you are using the same email address you used when purchasing those webinars. If you have multiple email addresses, you may have used that email address when making your purchase. If so, the webinars are associated with your other email address. If you are still having problems accessing your webinar, please contact us.

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Professional Herbalist Course -- Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Professional Herbalist Course for?

  • Anyone who wants to become a certified practicing herbalist
  • People who want to learn more about herbs so they can take care of their family or themselves
  • Other practicing health-care professionals would like to add knowledge of herbs and herbal preparations to their existing practice

What is the course like?

  • The Professional Herbalist Course is divided into two years, made up of three modules per year. You can take the Year 1 course by itself, without committing to take the Year 2 course.
  • You can begin both Year 1 and 2 at any point, since it is a modular system. As an example you could start with Module 2, the first year, taking modules in the order 2, 3, 1. So within that year, you can take the modules in any order.
  • Before you start Year 2, you must have either completed Year 1 or have taken equivalent classes and/or study.
  • Each class meets for 15 hours over a weekend, with a 1 hour daily lunch break. Three weekends, one a month, make up one module. The online course format consists of class once week for three months. Class includes lecture with some hands-on exercises done with support from instructor. Each instructor uses a variety of lecture, discussion, and group work.
  • The focus of the first year is on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions they come from.
  • The second year focuses on evaluation and assessment techniques and clinical application.

Will I become certified after completing the course?

Students will have obtained substantial academic knowledge toward applying for professional membership in the American Herbalists Guild, the only professional association representing herbalists in the United States. Each module is one term in length.

The Professional Herbalist course is designed to meet the needs of those working toward applying to the American Herbalists Guild for Registered Herbalist (R.H.) status. The topics and class hours are designed to be consistent with the educational guidelines of the AHG.

When completed with classroom hours and recorded homework hours, Modules 1, 2, & 3 (Herbal Healing, Herbs & Health, and Holistic Herbalism) will count for approximately half of the total academic course work, and the majority of the academic topics, required for the R.H. credential. (This will depend somewhat on the applicant’s background, previous education and experience.)

Students will then accumulate the remaining necessary course work by taking the Advanced Professional Herbalist courses (Modules 4, 5, & 6) and additional hours of therapeutic intensives, and anatomy. The R.H. credential requires clinical experience, so the certified student needs to practice, or to attend a clinical training program, for a period of time, before applying for the R.H. credential.

Applications for professional membership to the AHG are reviewed by an admissions committee of several AHG registered herbalists. Admission to the credential is by peer review. Since herbal training is diverse, the committee uses a set of criteria to evaluate applicants. The Registered Herbalist credential is granted upon successful application to the American Herbalists Guild. AHG publishes educational guidelines for working toward the credential. You can learn more about this application process here: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/becoming-ahg-professional-member.

How much does the course cost?

Cost for the Professional Herbalist course varies slightly, according to location and medium. Typically in-person modules are$725 per module, and online modules are $899 per module. The course cost, per module, will be listed with the schedule and location information for the course here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/classes

Where are courses being held?

Right now, Professional Herbalist Course modules are being offered in-person in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Tempe, AZ and Tustin CA. For a schedule of upcoming modules, please visit: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/classes

The modules are also offered online through Portland Community College. You can learn more about online courses here: http://www.pcc.edu/climb/health/herbalism/.

Who teaches the course?

K.P. Khalsa oversees and also teach in the courses. The Professional Herbalist Course is taught by practicing holistic health professionals from a variety of academic and clinical backgrounds. Each of these skilled instructors has been selected by K.P. for their experience and knowledge in the subjects that they teach. You can read more about these instructors here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/faculty.

I don’t see a course in my area. Will you hold a course in …..?

We are committed to offering the Professional Herbalist Course in as many places as we can. If you are interested in helping to sponsor the Professional Herbalist Course in your area, please contact us at [email protected].

Do you offer any scholarships or volunteer opportunities?

We are not able to offer scholarships or volunteer opportunities at this time.

This seems like quite a commitment! Do you have anything shorter?

Yes. IIEI also offers special topics seminars and webinars. For a schedule of upcoming trainings, please visit: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/classes. If you would like to sponsor a seminar in your area, please contact us at [email protected].

I have already completed the Professional Herbalist Course and loved it! What’s next?

If you are interested in refining you clinical skills, please consider the Clinical Herbalist Program. You can read more the curriculum here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/courses/clinical-herbalist-program.

You may also be interested in the Nutritional Therapy Program. This online program meets the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition. You can learn more about this course here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/courses/nutritional-therapy-program.

If you want to tell us what you loved about the course, or if you have any questions about other training, you can email us at [email protected]. We would love your feedback.

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Advanced Professional Herbal Skills FAQ

Who is the Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program for?

The Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program is intended for:

  • Students of herbalism who want to become practicing herbalists, and who may be interested in applying for professional membership in the American Herbalists Guild
  • Students of nutritional therapy who want to become practicing nutritional therapists, and who may be interested in applying for professional credentialing with the National Association of Nutrition Professionals
  • Students and Interns in other holistic health disciplines who are interested in practicing and honing their clinical skills while they prepare to start seeing clients

Are there any prerequisites?

Because this course focuses on clinical skills, and requires students to have enough herbal or nutritional knowledge to suggest a treatment protocol, we suggest that you complete at least one year of academic training or rigorous self-study before registering for this course.

What is the course like?

The Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program meets 1 weekend (all day Saturday and Sunday) per month spaced over six months, plus a recommended standard 3 hours independent study outside of class for each classroom hour.

Led by Khalsa and his highly trained core faculty of practicing Naturopathic Physicians and Herbalists, you will participate in the ongoing treatment of real clients with real cases. You will manage them over the course of their recovery, from their initial intake session through their follow up sessions. You will also learn about the ins-and-outs of running your own clinical practice; including charting, interviewing, orienting your client to treatment, and follow-up and fine tuning their regimen.

Where do the clients come from? Will they be provided by the course coordinators?

Students in the Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program will be expected to recruit clients from among their own community. In order to fill all of the time-slots for the class, each student should be prepared to bring in at least three clients over the course period.

The clients that you will be interviewing as a part of the course work will be your own clients. You will be in charge of managing their case, orienting them to the program, doing the formal intake and follow-up. Throughout this process you will be guided by your teacher and helped by your fellow classmates.

Will I become a certified herbalist after completing the course?

The goal of this course is to help you prepare for a successful application for professional membership into the American Herbalist Guild and/or the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).

  • The Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program is designed to provide clinical hours for you to apply toward the American Herbalist Guild clinical requirements for the AHG credential, Registered Herbalist (RH). (This course is oriented toward clinical skills, and does not supply basic academic study hours, which are also required for the AHG credential.)
  • The Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program is designed to provide internship hours for you to apply toward the NANP requirements for the NANP credential. (This course is oriented toward clinical skills, and does not supply basic academic study hours, which are also required for the NANP credential.)
  • Your total hours will equal approximately 400 hours of study over two terms. This is roughly equivalent to two 5 credit classes.
  • There will be 100 total classroom hours over six weekend classes (not every weekend for six months), plus a standard 3 hours independent study outside of class for each classroom hour. This is expected to bring you to a total of 400 clinical hours. (To use independent study hours towards AHG or NANP certification, self-documentation is very strongly recommended.)
  • Obtaining a professional credential from the AHG helps to recognize those that are competent in herbal medicine, and gives the general public greater confidence in you as a qualified herbalist. (Attaining the American Herbalists Guild professional credential requires a minimum of 2 years of academic study, in addition to 400 hours of clinical training and/or experience, at a level of consistent professional clientele.)
  • You can learn more about this application process here: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/becoming-ahg-professional-member.
  • Obtaining a professional credential from the NANP helps to recognize those that are competent in nutritional therapy, and gives the general public greater confidence in you as a qualified herbalist. (Attaining the NANP professional credential requires a minimum of 1 year of academic study, in addition to an established number of hours of clinical training and/or experience, at a level of consistent professional clientele.) You can learn more about this application process here

Where are courses being held?

Right now, the Advanced Professional Herbal Skills Program is being offered in Seattle, WA, and Online from anywhere in the world. For a schedule of upcoming modules, please visit: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/classes

Who teaches the course?

The Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program is taught by practicing holistic health professionals from a variety of academic and clinical backgrounds. Each of these skilled instructors has been selected by K.P. Khalsa for their experience and knowledge in the subjects that they teach. You can read more about these instructors here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/faculty.

I don’t see a course in my area. Will you hold a course in …..?

We are committed to offering the Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program in as many places as we can. If you are interested in helping to sponsor the program in your area, please contact us at [email protected].

How much does the course cost?

Cost for the Advanced Professional Herbal and Nutritional Therapy Skills Program varies slightly, according to location and medium. The course cost, per module, will be listed with the schedule and location information for the course here: www.internationalintegrative.com/classes

Do you offer any scholarships or volunteer opportunities?

We are not able to offer scholarships or volunteer opportunities at this time.

I have already completed the Clinical Herbalist Course and loved it! What’s next?

You may also be interested in the Nutritional Therapy Program. This online program meets the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition. You can learn more about this course here: http://www.internationalintegrative.com/courses/nutritional-therapy-program.

If you want to tell us what you loved about the course, or if you have any questions about other training, you can email us at [email protected]. We would love your feedback.