Herbal Consulting

Online Program

Online Distance Learning (1 Year)

This 1-year program is designed for individuals employed, self-employed or seeking employment in the herbal industry to become competent Herbal Consultants. This program creates a balance between the western scientific approach to the study of Herbal Medicine and the traditional North American model. Students will learn how to assess & formulate herbal products, become familiar with the efficacy and safe use of herbs, produce and market herbs for industry, and consult with customers in a knowledgeable and professional manner.


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About the Program

Career Opportunities: This program is suitable for individuals working or seeking employment in health food stores, herb shops & dispensaries, pharmacies, supermarkets, network marketing, online stores or wherever herbs are sold and for individuals producing, wholesaling or distributing herbs and herbal products.

Admission Requirements:

Program Duration: The program duration is one year. The academic year is 12 months (1320 hours) from September through August.

Delivery & Instructional Methods: The Herbal Consulting Diploma Program utilizes a distance learning delivery method in which the course work is completed by self-directed learning together with a 2-day online seminar prior to midterm exams and final exams.

Program Information: The program consists of questions at the end of the lessons in the following courses: Biochemistry, Botany, Materia Medica I, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmacy. This program requires 20-30 hours per week of self-directed learning. Students are provided with a Required Textbook List and Supplementary Resources List. Students are required to complete a Herbarium and attend two 2-day online seminars in February and July. Students will write midterm exams and final exams in Materia Medica I, Nutrition, Pathology and Pharmacology. Exams are written online. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a diploma with the title “Herbal Consultant”.

Student Loans: Canadian students are eligible to apply for Canada Student Loans for this program. BC residents can apply for student loans online through StudentAidBC and non-BC residents can go to Canada Student Loans to learn how to apply through their home province.

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Payment Options:
We accept the following forms of payment—cash, Interac e-Transfer, PayPal, money order, check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

“As a woman working within a family business, I was drawn to this family’s business and its deep history of producing the most accomplished herbalists in North America. It was much more than I expected… It gave me strength, knowledge and a drive that I thought was long gone. My Dominion Herbal College education greatly assists me in meeting the needs of Hempco® customers.”

Angela Holmes, HC
Herbal Consultant & COO of Hempco®

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Herbal Consulting Diploma Program and have a great deal of respect for the balanced and ethical approach that Dominion Herbal College has to herbal medicine; they have combined traditional/holistic herbal medicine and modern science so as to get the most out of both worlds. This program exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend it to whomever is considering taking their herbal studies to a professional level.”

Sarah Hoffe, HC, 2019 Graduate