Wondering if there is a license or certificate test available to those with the knowledge? Kind of like how a pharmacy tech can read the exam book and then with a little training, can get licensed to be a pharmacy technician. Just wondering if there is anything like that for an herbalist, or holistic medicine or homeopathy.
I know I would still need training from a professional, Im just curious if there is a way or a need to get licensed or certified to do the above. If so where do I go, how do I do it. Cant seem to find a good school online, the only one I found, Clayton School of Holistic Health, had a very bad review, and it was really the only school that seemed to cover herbalism, botany, holistic medicine, homeopathy, etc.
In North America, the definitive examining body for Naturopathic Medicine is NABNE (North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners.)
In order to qualify to write NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations), you have to be registered in or have graduated from a school approved by the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC.)
The AANMC does not accept online programs/online learning among the qualified schools. All of the qualified schools run 4+ year programs. Now… all of that is to be a registered Naturopathic Doctor (primary care physician.)
There are courses out there through community colleges, etc. where you can get various assorted certifications as a holistic/clinical nutritionist, herbalist, etc. – – Not the same thing as an ND, but certainly there’s value in the work that these practitioners do.