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 Clinical 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
PROFESSIONAL COURSE EAST WEST CLINICAL HERBALIST (E.W.C.H.) FAMILY COURSE
East West Herb Course All 36 lessons All 36 lessons 1st 12 lessons
Other Materials 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 Books

  • Family Herbal
  • Way of Herbs
  • A Kids Herb Book
  • Planetary Herbology DVD

Study Guide to Family Herbal

Lesson Tests Personalized evaluations and responses Personalized evaluations and responses Self-correcting
Other Requirements 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

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Additional benefits  

  • 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  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
  • Letter of recommendation
Certificate Awarded Yes, in professional studies with Michael and Lesley Tierra Yes, plus endorsement of Michael and Lesley Tierra
Seminars Encouraged to attend all three tracks Required to complete all 3 tracks. As desired
Learning Center (Student Assembly Online Classroom)* 5 year subscription/access Lifetime subscription/access 1 year subscription/access
Length of Time to Complete 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 years 3- 4 years 3-6 months
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