Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)
HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Feb 26, Sat
All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand. On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience.
Classes are from 10am to 3pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request
Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and
New Aspiring Nutritional Consultants!
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2022
Each level special $195
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Master Herbalist Certification
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, Feb 26, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Feb 27, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, March 13, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, March 27, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, April 10, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, April 24, Sun
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, TBA
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, TBA
To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
Master Herbalist Program
Herbal Medicine Level 1: System Affinity/Terminology
History and philosophy of Western Herbal medicine, medical, herbal and botanical terminology. Herbal sources and formulations, How to use herbal medicine safely, Benefits of compounding herbs, Holistic approach and Constitutional herbalism, Treating body systems-Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculo-skeletal system, Skin, hair and nails, and Eyes and ears health. Completion of Holistic Health Care 3- exempt from this level
Herbal Medicine Level 2: Treating Body Systems and Detoxification
Treating body systems – Digestive system, Circulatory system, Nervous system, Respiratory system,. Food protocol to use when on a cleanse, In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants. Detoxification protocol for candida albicans and other parasites
Completion of Holistic Health Care 2- exempt from this level
Herbal Medicine Level 3:: Introduction to Eastern Herbal Medicine
Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine &Tongue analysis. Student will learn the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the principles of using herbs. Learn how to analyze the tongue to determine imbalances.
Herbal Medicine Level 4: Phytochemistry/Research
Herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular specific herbs
Herbal phyto-chemistry of tonic nervines.
Herbal treatments for diabetes, and arthritis
Herbal treatments for cancer, nervous disorders and digestive disorders.
Herbal Medicine Level 5: Plant Identification/Harvesting:
A detailed study of botany in relation to herbal medicine. Plant anatomy, identifying,
cultivating and harvesting herbs. Students will learn how to make their own herbal remedies, including healing balms, lotions, teas, syrups, oils, tinctures, and more.
Discuss the entire process of preparing herbal medicines at home. Discuss methods of growing, gathering, and drying herbs, to different ways of extracting their vital essences. Students will be expected to send in a sample of a homemade remedy during their final grading.
Herbal Medicine Level 6:Vitamin/Drug/Herb Interaction
Students will learn how to avoid making mistakes when using natural supplements and common medications together. Drugs that deplete the body’s essential nutrients. Herbs that help prescriptions work better, or reduce drug side effects.
Herb and drug contraindications.
Herbal Medicine Level 7: Business Procedures Jurisprudence & Clinical procedures
Student will learn the forms to use to interview the client. What questions to ask and how to determine what recommendations to make based on the client’s answers.
Students will learn how to set up their own practice and how to avoid legal complications. Standard disclaimer forms will be presented, which should be used while practicing any aspect of herbal medicine.
“Master Herbalist” certification is comprised of 7 Levels
Each Level is 5 contact hours which includes 2 to 3 hours of homework
The student will receive a certification after the completion of all 7 levels and the nutrition levels seen below, completion of the ANHA.
Take-home exam and completion of Holistic Nutrition Levels 2 and 3 required.
Books Required for Master Herbalist Program
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
The Herbal Medicine –Maker’s Handbook by Green
Business Mastery by Sohnen-Moe
Suggested but not required
How to be your own Herbal Pharmacist by Linda Rector Page
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland.
District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.
Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner
Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540