How To Join

The Association of Master Herbalists (AMH) was started in 1995 to support students and practitioners who were training or had trained with Dr. John R Christopher's School of Natural Healing or affiliated schools. The criteria for joining the AMH were based upon the applicant's understanding of and commitment to the philosophies and practices of the School of Natural Healing.

We have accepted practitioners from other schools on a case by case basis, which has meant that some practitioners had to undertake further training or CPD updates in support of their application and/or attend a viva voce interview with several members of the AMH Council. If successful they could then join the AMH as an Associate member, until further training had been completed.

All our Practitioner members must have some form of diagnostic qualification – our preferred method is iridology, although we are open to considering other methods on a case by case basis.

If you would like to apply for membership, please write to the General Secretary, The Association of Master Herbalists, 7 Dormans Close, Dormans Land, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6RL, stating why you want to join the AMH and, if applying for Practitioner or Associate membership, send copies of the following documents:

  • A certificate of qualification in Herbal Medicine;
  • Any other certificates of qualification in any other therapies that you practice;
  • CV of your training and experience to date;
  • Details of where you are practising;
  • Your current insurance certificate.

If appropriate we will then send or email an application form for you to complete and return to the Secretary together with the subscription fee.

Status

Qualification requirements

Benefits

Practitioner

1. Professional qualification in Herbal Medicine from an AMH approved teaching establishment

2. Professional qualification in Iridology. Other diagnostic techniques may be acceptable subject to approval by the Council.

3. Professional Indemnity insurance to a minimum value of £1m. Details of the AMH block scheme can be provided.

A COPY OF ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED

To download the relevant application form click here.

· Full voting rights at members’ meetings

· Certificate of Membership

· Inclusion on the AMH Referral List and Register

· Regular Journal

· Regular updates on CPD courses

· Group Practitioner insurance rates

Associate

 

1. Professional qualification in Herbal Medicine, but who are required by the council to undertake further studies to upgrade their qualification in line with the accepted association standard

OR

2. Professional qualification in Herbal Medicine from non-accredited
Institutions and who are seeking assimilation into the Association as
Practitioner members once all the pre-requisites have been achieved.

A COPY OF ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED

To download the relevant application form click here.

· Full voting rights at members’ meetings

· Regular Journal

· Regular updates on CPD courses

· Group Practitioner insurance rates

Student

Available to Students engaged on an AMH approved course resulting in a professional qualification in Herbal Medicine.

To download the relevant application form click here.

· Full voting rights at members’ meetings

· Regular Journal

Friend

Available to persons with an interest in Herbal Medicine.

Applications will be subject to approval by the Council.

· Regular Journal

 

 

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