Professional Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT)

$100 annually + one-time $45 admin fee ($100 membership fee does not need to be paid until member acceptance)

This category is for individuals who have attained a degree of Western Herbal Medicine training suitable to preparing and recommending herbs within the context of a professional patient-practitioner relationship.  We welcome non-residents of BC to apply for membership.


  1. Professional business listing in our online directory.

  2. May submit articles to the newsletter

  3. Access to members-only content and resources. 

  4. Voting rights at the AGM.

  5. May run for a position on the board of directors, or volunteer for subcommittee projects.


  • Must be active as a full- or part-time herbal therapist.
  • A minimum of 2000 training hours (derived from one or a combination of formal education, apprenticeship, or self-directed study).  

     * For details about the education requirements click here .
  • A minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical experience (250 hours must be completed in-person).

     * For details about supervised clinical experience requirements click here.
  • Submit 3 case studies where you have worked with clients in your own clinical practice (outside of your 500 supervised hours).  For a template click here.

  • Pass a Peer-review interview.

  • Final approval by the board of directors.

  • Take the Oath at subsequent AGM or board meeting

  • Agree to uphold the Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics at all times.

  • Complete ongoing Continuing Education (40 hours each calendar year) and submit a report alongside annual membership renewal

  • Professional liability insurance is strongly recommended for this membership category.

NOTE: If you are a new graduate you may submit 3 case studies from your supervised clinical hours.  One year from acceptance as an RHT member you will be required to submit 3 new case studies from your own clinical practice in order to confirm RHT status.

List of required documents to submit with application:

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Objective
  3. Two letters of recommendation from herbal therapists (one letter may be from a retired therapist).
  4. Three Case studies
  5. Copies of diplomas, degrees, certificates and transcripts
  6. Two passport size photo

NOTE: If you are applying for RHT membership and you are not a new graduate and you have a lapse in your clinical practice being active (i.e. you were on maternity leave or took a leave of absence from clinical practice) you are required to submit documentation that you have completed 40 hours of continuing education for each year of leave.  For example if your clinical practice was not active for 2 years, you will need to submit continuing education documentation for 80 hours.

Next Peer Review Dates:

  • January 28, 2024 - Deadline to submit application, including all supporting documents is November 30, 2023
  • May 26, 2024 - Deadline to submit application, including all supporting documents is March 31, 2024
  • September 29, 2024 - Deadline to submit application, including all supporting documents is July 31, 2024

Refund Policy

  • No refund on Admin fees.

  • No refund on prorated discount when/if there is one.

  • 60% refund on the annual fee up to 5 days after a new/renewal application has been processed. No refund after that.

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