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Register for Herbalist Training Program

To apply for the Herbalist Training Program, please send your completed application form to the address shown below. Contact us at 503.432.0842 or if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Online Application for

Herbalist Training Program


Print and Mail

the completed application to:

Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine

P.O. Box 15021

Portland, OR 97293

After we receive your application, you may be contacted to arrange for an interview. Once you have been interviewed, we will inform you if you have been accepted into the program. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are accepted, there is a $300 non-refundable deposit due within 14 days of your acceptance. The deposit is counted toward your total tuition.

1) Tuition: $2900 (paid in full by Feb. 1st)

2) Early-bird Special: $2400 (paid in full by Dec. 1st)

3) Payment Plan: We appreciate the full tuition in advance; however, for individuals who need it, we will accept half of the tuition with the balance to be paid in four installments through the year.

Things to consider when applying: Can you commit to the entire program, both sessions? Once the program has started, the tuition is not refundable. The field trips include hiking and can last all day. Rain is persistent here in the Pacific NW. Are you physically able to hike for several hours, and are you willing to hike in inclement weather?

Refund Policy: You will be refunded in full (less the $300 non-refundable deposit) if you notify us three weeks before the first day of class. After that, we will give you a refund only if we can find a replacement from our waiting list. Once classes begin there will be no refunds.

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