How to Register, Prerequisites and Payment Options
We offer two options for registration.
The first is to enroll for the entire ten-weekend program. Cost is $2,500. See payment options below.
The second is to enroll for individual weekends. Cost is $275 per weekend.
To register for either option, you must submit a program application and a non-refundable deposit.
Details below. Feel free to contact us with questions.
Certification: Upon completion of the program or individual weekends, students are awarded a “Certificate of Completion.” Students enrolled in the program receive a certificate acknowledging the successful completion of 140 hours of training.
Students enrolled in individual weekends receive a certificate for each class attended (12 hours of training). Note that we do not confer any titles such as “Certified,” “ Registered” or “Master Herbalist.” For more information, see Is This Program Right for You?
Program Prerequisites: Applicants for this program should have a working knowledge of herbal medicine. Specifically you should be familiar with the medicinal uses of 60 to 100 herbs and their actions, have an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, know how to make medicinal preparations and have some experience using herbal remedies to treat specific health conditions. Not sure you have what you need to apply? We invite you to contact us.
Advanced Herbalism Program Registration
Submit an Advanced Herbalism Program application, along with a non-refundable deposit of $250.00. If you are accepted into the program, this amount is deducted from the balance of your tuition due. We do not process deposits until we’ve reviewed your application and notified you that you have been accepted into the program. Payment in full is due at the first class unless you have made other arrangements. See our Refunds and Cancellation Policy before registering.
Submit an Advanced Herbalism Individual Classes Application, along with a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 for each weekend you’d like to attend. If you are accepted into the program this amount is deducted from the balance of tuition due. We do not process deposits until we’ve reviewed your application and notified you that you have been accepted into the program. Payment in full is due at each class unless you have made other arrangements. See our Refunds and Cancellation Policy.
About Payment Plans: We offer students enrolled in the entire Advanced Herbalism Program the option of making tuition payments. We charge an additional administrative fee of $200.00 to participate in the payment plan. This amount is added to your tuition balance. Payment plans may be customized to meet your budget. You determine the amount you pay each month. You may choose to make one payment per month, or arrange to make several lump sum payments throughout the program. However, all tuition must be paid in full by October 1, 2017 and payments must be received before or on the first day of the month. You may begin making tuition payments as soon as you register for the program or on March 1, 2017.
Payment Plan Due Dates: All payments are due on first of the month. We accept payment by cash, check, money order, credit or card debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). If paying by credit or debit card, your payments will be automatically processed on the first of the month. If you choose to pay by check or money order, your payment must be received on or before the first day of the month and you must provide us with a credit or debit card number. In the event that your payment does not arrive by the first of the month, the amount due will be charged to your card. Payments will not be accepted on any other dates or at class weekends.
To Apply for a Payment Plan: Please send us a detailed letter with your proposed payment dates and amounts. After we review your payment proposal, we’ll be in touch to confirm your proposal, and you’ll be asked to sign a legally binding promissory note that describes the payment plan. Your payment plan is activated once we receive your signed promissory note. Send payment plan proposal to us by email or postal mail to BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies, PO Box W, Mountain City, GA 30562.
IMPORTANT: A payment plan agreement with BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies is a legally binding document that requires your signature on a promissory note outlining the terms of your payment agreement with us. In the unfortunate event that you are not able to complete the program for any reason, the terms of your payment plan remain in effect and payments must continue to be made until the terms of the agreement are fulfilled.
Work Exchange, Barter and Trade: We offer a limited number of work exchange, barter and trade options and recommend that you apply early if interested. It may be possible to waive up to $500 of the program tuition for an equivalent work exchange, barter or trade arrangement. All agreements for work exchange, barter or trade must be finalized before the first class.
As with regular admissions, we require a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 when you submit your program application. This amount is deducted from the balance of your tuition due if you are accepted into the program. You may pay the tuition balance in full at the first class, or apply for a payment plan. The deadline for completing all work exchange, barter or trade agreements for the 2017 Advanced Herbalism Program is October 1, 2017. After this date, all agreements are void and the dollar amount equivalent to any remaining work exchange, barter or trade is due in full.
What Constitutes Work Exchange, Barter or Trade?: If you have specific skills, a service you can provide or an item you are interested in trading, we’re open to creative non-cash payment options if you are offering something we truly need or want. Past barter/trades have included: hand-made clothing; graphic design; website design; fruits and vegetables; massage; furniture; firewood; kefir; and nursery plants.
To Apply for Work Exchange, Barter or Trade: Send a detailed description of the services or items you are offering and their value (in dollars). Feel free to include photos. Please don’t submit vague or general offers such as “helping out” or “yard work.” You must be very precise. For example, “Five hours of yard work, using my own tools, on these dates and times,” “Two one-hour foot reflexology sessions at the location of your choice,” or “Handmade lamb’s wool shawl,” etc. Once we receive your proposal, we’ll contact you. Be aware that the number of work exchange, barter and trade options we offer are limited and go quickly, usually as soon as we open registration.