We offer the following programs, depending on the requirements a student wishes to meet:

1) Certificate of Completion of the East West Herb Course

Requirement:

  • Completion of the 36-lesson East West Professional Herbalist Course (written material only; no seminars)


2) Certificate of Completion as a Planetary Herbalist 

Requirements:

  • Completion of the 36-lesson East West Professional Herbalist Course
  • Completion of the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Tracks of the East West Herb Seminar


3) EWCH Certification Program

Requirements:

  • Completion of the 36-lesson East West Professional Herbalist Course
  • Completion of the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Tracks of the East West Herb Seminar
  • Completion of 400 minimum mentoring hours under the supervision of an East West Herb School approved mentor. More info on mentoring here.
  • Presentation of three hour-long chat room studies covering the following topics: 1) a case study, 2) a clinical plant monograph and 3) a specific disease treatment
  • Completion of Anatomy and Physiology course (from an approved school or our East West A&P Course)
  • Completion of Pathology and Disease course (from an approved school or our East West A&P Course)

 NOTE: If at any time you''ll want to pursue being a professional or clinical herbalist, it is more cost effective to enroll in the Professional Herbalist Course from the start.

COMPARE EAST WEST CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
  FAMILY COURSE PROFESSIONAL COURSE E.W.C.H.
East West Herb Course 1st 12 lessons All 36 lessons All 36 lessons
Other Materials Books
  • Family Herbal
  • Way of Herbs
  • A Kids Herb Book
  • Planetary Herbology DVD

 

Study guide to Family Herbal

Books
  • Way of Herbs
  • Way of Chinese Herbs
  • Planetary Herbology
  • Healing with the Herbs of Life
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Volumes I & II
  • Way of Ayurvedic Herbs
  • Botany in a Day
  • Medicine Makers Handbook
  • Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth
  • Tao of Nutrition
Books
Same as for the Professional Course
Lesson Tests Self-correcting Personalized evaluations and responses Personalized evaluations and responses
Other Requirements none none Completion of:
  • Professional Herbalist Course
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Pathology & disease
  • 400+ clinical hours
  • Attendance at all 3 seminar tracks

Admittance is by the East West School directors

Additional benefits  
  • One year student membership in the American Herbalists Guild
  • Personalized answers and evaluations to lesson test essays and projects
  • Eligibility for the East West Mentorship program
  • Eligibility to apply for admittance into the EWCH degree program after completion
  • All the benefits of the Professional Herbalist Course
  • Free advertising and promotion of your clinical practice
  • Free referral to your clinical practice
  • Lifetime access to the Student & and Graduate Learning Centers
  • Discounts on Planetary Formulas
  • AHG Professional Membership
  • Letter of recommendation
Certificate Awarded   Yes, in professional studies with Michael and Lesley Tierra Yes, plus endorsement of Michael and Lesley Tierra
Seminars As desired Encouraged to attend all three tracks Required to complete all 3 tracks.
Learning Center (Student Assembly Online Classroom)* 1 year subscription  / access 5 year subscription / access Lifetime subscription / access
Length of Time to Complete 3-6 months 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years 3- 4 years
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