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.

StatusQualification requirementsBenefits
Practitioner1. 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 for postal applications 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
Associate1. 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 for postal applications click here· Full voting rights at members’ meetings · Regular Journal · Regular updates on CPD courses · Group Practitioner insurance rates
StudentAvailable to Students engaged on an AMH approved course resulting in a professional qualification in Herbal Medicine. To download the relevant application form for postal applications click here· Full voting rights at members’ meetings · Regular Journal
FriendAvailable to persons with an interest in Herbal Medicine. Applications will be subject to approval by the Council.· Regular Journal

Register to join the Association of Master Herbalists

Please select the membership type you wish to apply for:

APPLICATION FOR PRACTITIONER MEMBERSHIP

Requirements

  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 attached.
  4. First Aid Certificate.
  5. Curriculum vitae (including your life history, job history, achievements and skills).
  6. 2 references, 1 may be from a registered herbalist.
  7. Recent colour photograph (head and shoulders only).

A COPY OF ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED

Please mail your documents to:

7 Dormans Close, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6RL


Register as a member of The Association of Master Herbalists

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required for registration
Section A
Site Registration Details
Nationality
Contact Details
Section B
Current and Planned Study
* If you are not studying Iridology, please supply details of other diagnostic techniques you are learning in the box above. Acceptance of alternative diagnostic techniques is subject to approval by the AMH Council
Section C
Section D
Declaration
If you answer is yes to any of the questions below, please give details in the text box below.
Terms Agreement
On submitting this form I confirm that the information given is correct and that I am happy for certain information to be verified. I will upload now or send by post ASAP:
  • My C.V. (This needs to cover your life history, job history, achievements and skills)
I will post ASAP:
  • Copies of my Certificates of Qualification, Professional Indemnity Insurance and current First Aid Certificate
  • 2 references (one can be from a registered herbalist; neither referee can be a family member)
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APPLICATION FOR STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Requirements

  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 attached.
  4. First Aid Certificate.
  5. Curriculum vitae (including your life history, job history, achievements and skills).
  6. 2 references, 1 may be from a registered herbalist.
  7. Recent colour photograph (head and shoulders only).

A COPY OF ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED

Please mail your documents to:

7 Dormans Close, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6RL


Register as a member of The Association of Master Herbalists

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required for registration
Section A
Site Registration Details
Nationality
Contact Details
Section B
Current and Planned Study
* If you are not studying Iridology, please supply details of other diagnostic techniques you are learning in the box above. Acceptance of alternative diagnostic techniques is subject to approval by the AMH Council
Section C
Section D
Declaration
If you answer is yes to any of the questions below, please give details in the text box below.
Terms Agreement
On submitting this form I confirm that the information given is correct and that I am happy for certain information to be verified. I will upload now or send by post ASAP:
  • My C.V. (This needs to cover your life history, job history, achievements and skills)
I will post ASAP:
  • Copies of my Certificates of Qualification, Professional Indemnity Insurance and current First Aid Certificate
  • 2 references (one can be from a registered herbalist; neither referee can be a family member)
Upload Documents
Please view our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions before completing registration

APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Requirements

  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 attached.
  4. First Aid Certificate.
  5. Curriculum vitae (including your life history, job history, achievements and skills).
  6. 2 references, 1 may be from a registered herbalist.
  7. Recent colour photograph (head and shoulders only).

A COPY OF ALL RELEVANT CERTIFICATES MUST BE PROVIDED

Please mail your documents to:

7 Dormans Close, Dormansland, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6RL


Register as a member of The Association of Master Herbalists

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required for registration
Section A
Site Registration Details
Nationality
Contact Details
Section B
Current and Planned Study
* If you are not studying Iridology, please supply details of other diagnostic techniques you are learning in the box above. Acceptance of alternative diagnostic techniques is subject to approval by the AMH Council
Section C
Section D
Declaration
If you answer is yes to any of the questions below, please give details in the text box below.
Terms Agreement
On submitting this form I confirm that the information given is correct and that I am happy for certain information to be verified. I will upload now or send by post ASAP:
  • My C.V. (This needs to cover your life history, job history, achievements and skills)
I will post ASAP:
  • Copies of my Certificates of Qualification, Professional Indemnity Insurance and current First Aid Certificate
  • 2 references (one can be from a registered herbalist; neither referee can be a family member)
Upload Documents
Please view our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions before completing registration