Professional Herbalist Path Package

Professional Herbalist Path Package

From: $441.00 $417.00 / month

Do you already have a strong herbal foundation in place and are ready to take your herbalist training to a professional level? Our Professional Herbalist Path Package skips past introductory content and bundles together our Intermediate Herbal Course and Advanced Herbal Course for a serious discount. (If you’re looking for a professional path that includes our complete foundational collection including the Introductory Herbal Course and Clinical Skills Herbal Course, please see our Clinical Herbalist Path Package.)

The in-depth, online Professional Herbal Path Package is designed to prepare students for a career as a professional herbalist. Whether you envision yourself handcrafting your own original formulas, complimenting an existing profession, opening a brick-and-mortar herb store, or embarking on any other type of herbal career, this nearly 675-hour curriculum will set you on the right path toward achieving your dreams. 

If your goal is to become a clinical herbalist, we encourage you to pair this coursework with a mentorship alongside a practicing professional herbalist who sees clients, with the understanding that obtaining hands-on clinical hours—and even additional course training—is advised before opening your own practice. (Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging! The package includes suggestions for how to best acquire this hands-on training.) 

All of our courses are self-paced and come with Lifetime Access*, allowing you to study whenever is most convenient for your schedule. Further your herbal calling with the Professional Herbalist Path Package!

Professional Herbalist Path Package is valued at $2,644. Sign up for the discounted Professional Herbalist Path Package using our pay-in-full option or choosing our 6-month payment plan!


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If you’re like us, you dove into your introductory herbal studies with enthusiasm and heart. You fell in love with tea blending and tincture making, and you feel more connected with the plants than ever before. Even a simple walk through your neighborhood has turned into an opportunity to identify dandelions, chickweed, henbit, and other wild and wonderful “weeds.” You’d love to share your herbal knowledge with others, and the idea of making a living from your passions sparks a light within you. 

If you’re thoroughly enchanted with herbalism and asking yourself, “What’s next?” then our Professional Herbalist Path Package may be for you. 

As one of our most robust herbalism programs, this package boasts 150+ plants covered throughout monographs, more than 200 time-tested herbal recipes, topic-specific case studies, beautiful printable charts for handy references, inspiring videos, an exclusive students-only forum, discounts at online herb stores, regular access to our teachers, and all the other amenities of a modern online classroom.

Sign up for the discounted Professional Herbalist Path Package using our pay-in-full option or choosing our 6-month payment plan!

The Professional Herbalist Path Package is an online, self-paced herbalism course designed to prepare students for a career as an herbalist


Because you have already laid the groundwork for your herbal studies, the Intermediate Herbal Course will take you beyond the basics with an additional 59 in-depth written lessons, 175+ recipes, 150 plant monographs, and numerous handouts, charts, videos, quizzes, and exercises to further your herbal studies.

The Professional Herbalist Path Package is an online, self-paced herbalism course designed to prepare students for a career as an herbalist


  • Herbal first-aid: Bites, stings, burns, rashes, wounds, and more 
  • What is an herbal action? Decoding labels like “expectorant” or “sedative”
  • Introduction to energetics: dry, warm, moist, cool, etc. 
  • Food as the foundation of wellness: kitchen spices, pantry potions, and more
  • How to formulate your own multi-herb recipes
  • Side effects and safety considerations
  • Herbs for children
  • In-depth units with anatomy, plant profiles, charts, and dozens of recipes specifically related to:
    • The digestive system 
    • The immune system
    • The nervous system
    • The cardiovascular system
    • The liver
    • The respiratory system
    • The urinary system

Learn more about the Intermediate Herbal Course

The in-depth and newly expanded Advanced Herbal Course will elevate your studies to the next level and help to prepare you for a professional herbal practice. Taking approximately 500 hours to complete, this robust online herbalism course features 84 text-based lessons written by some of the most brilliant minds in modern herbalism along with printable charts and downloads, case studies, exclusive videos, and more.

Herbal Academy Clinical Herbalist Course


  • Herbal wisdom traditions
  • Western energetics
  • Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • Eclectic and physiomedialist philosophy
  • Phytochemistry and herb-drug interactions
  • Health and wellness of the endocrine system
  • Reproductive health
  • Fertility, pregnancy, birth, and childhood
  • Managing pain
  • Healthy aging
  • Working with older adults
  • The gut-brain connection
  • Supporting clients with weight loss
  • And much, much more….

Learn more about the Advanced Herbal Course

Save by bundling these two courses together via the Professional Herbalist Path Package

Herbal Academy Professional Herbalist Path Package


What kind of certificate will I receive and will I be a certified herbalist?
Upon completion of any of our foundational courses, you’ll receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing that states you’ve completed the course under the direction of the Herbal Academy. You will receive a certificate after successfully completing each individual course.

Note that because the field of herbalism is not officially regulated by any specific set of standards or governing bodies in the United States, certification is a tricky subject. While one can study herbalism courses for a certificate of completion, one cannot become a “certified herbalist.” We discuss this topic a bit in this article, which you may find helpful:

The practice of herbalism in the United States is protected by the first amendment right to free speech. An herbalist cannot treat, cure, diagnose, prescribe, or see patients, instead, they can educate clients about dietary and lifestyle habits and make suggestions for herbs that will help balance the body and support wellness.

After taking this course, can I become a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (AHG)?
Our courses will provide study hours on such foundational topics as history and herbal traditions, materia medica, botany, anatomy and physiology, and herbal therapeutics that are required educational topics for becoming an AHG Registered Herbalist. (See AHG’s recommended areas of study here: 

Depending on how extensive the student’s herbal background is, additional advanced training hours may be needed to fulfill the AHG requirement of 800 study hours. In addition, students need to seek out 400 hours of hands-on training under the guidance of an experienced herbalist or mentoring program to gain the clinical experience needed. Of course, the AHG review process will evaluate a student’s proficiency in herbalism, including a working knowledge of an extensive materia medica as well as case studies gained through hands-on experience, and is not just based on study hours. You can read more about the AHG requirements, including their two-step application process and the detailed requirements for both steps, here:

How long will it take me to complete this course package?
All of our online herbalism courses are self-paced, which gives you the flexibility to study whenever your schedule allows. Everyone studies at a different rate, but we have found that the average completion time is approximately 175 hours for the Intermediate Herbal Course, and 500 hours for the Advanced Herbal Course, which is a combined 675 hours for the Professional Herbalist Path packageBecause our courses are self-paced, there are no live lectures to attend and students have access to their courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What materials will I need?
You will need an internet connection to access course materials along with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You will also want to have a writing utensil and notebook to keep notes (our Materia Medica Journal is a great resource for this!). You may like to purchase herbs, oils, butters, waxes, and containers for any of the recipes that you choose to make. Both the Intermediate and Advanced Herbal Courses come with discounts to a variety of online herb suppliers to help make your studies more affordable!

Do I need to purchase textbooks for this package?
Textbooks are an optional add-on for students who also want the course material in book form. You can purchase the Intermediate Herbal Course Textbooks and Advanced Herbal Course Textbooks separately via our Goods Shop. Once you register, log in to your student account to receive significant student savings on textbook upgrades. Students enrolled in the Professional Herbalist Path Package receive discounts on both textbook sets.

When can I get started?
After you purchase the course, it will be available via your Student Dashboard immediately. Simply click the “start course” button for a given course to begin your studies!

How long will I have access to the course materials?
You will receive Lifetime Access* to your courses. Simply press the “start course” button in your Student Dashboard when you wish to begin each program! You can also download all course materials as PDFs for future reference.

Does this package include video content?
Yes! Our courses have videos taught by top-notch herbal educators throughout course units to help supplement the written material. The Professional Herbalist Path Package features 120+ videos altogether, and each video comes with a video transcript.

Can I take this course if I don’t live in the United States?
Our classroom is a global classroom. We are honored to have students joining us in class from around the world. Herbal Academy courses offer a wide range of information about plants, and much of the information will be applicable outside of the United States.

Is this course available in any other languages?
No. At this time, our courses are only available in English. 

Still have questions? Check out our in-depth FAQ page or our Right Fit Assessment Guide for more details! 

Professional Herbalist Path Package

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Testimonials from Class

“For about 7 years, my husband and I were looking for the right herbal school for us. We ended up traveling and researching on our own until we found the Herbal Academy. I am literally blown away by how in-depth their Intermediate Herbal Course is, as well as the very professional design-savvy layout. I will enroll in every online herbalism course this school provides!”
– EK Bradley, Herbal Academy Graduate
“I am so glad I made the decision to enroll in the Herbal Academy’s Intermediate Herbal Course… This is far more than a “how to use this herb” course! There are specific dosing suggestions and many recipes to get you started. You will not be left hanging! I actually sent them an email and told them they are not charging enough!”
– Lea, Herbal Academy Student
“I’m so happy I found you. The best part is even though it’s an online course, I don’t feel alone at all! You are there every step of the way. Thank you so much for that!
– Nicole, Herbal Academy Student
“The best herbalism course in the whole world! … If you’ve ever thought of pursuing a course in herbalism, the Herbal Academy will get you where you want to be. The support is amazing and the feedback is proper (no shortcuts). The content is exceptional. You are guided one step at a time. No pressure, and you can complete your studies at a pace that suits you.”
– Glenn, Herbal Academy Student
“I especially love that the Herbal Academy’s photography and videos make it feel like I am right in the classroom learning with everyone.”
– Stephanie, Herbal Academy Graduate
“The community is one of the best things about taking these courses.”
– Nicole, Student
“I really enjoy this online approach to learning. The Herbal Academy is a very affordable way of increasing your skills as an herbalist while being able to talk with others taking all of the courses from beginners to advanced in their student-only Facebook Group.”
– Thurza, Student
“I love it. Each program builds on the previous one. In the advanced course, I am learning more about the body and it really is interesting and fascinating.”
– Ellen, Student

Are you ready to get started?
Sign up for the Professional Herbalist Path Package!



* Lifetime Access is access to the course that you purchased for as long as the particular course is offered by the Herbal Academy. View Terms & Conditions for more detail.

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