EHTPA Accreditation

The EHTPA has been accrediting Institutions offering herbal and traditional medicine programmes since 2002.

To achieve fully accredited status, Institutions need to demonstrate compliance with the EHTPA Core Curriculum and meet the criteria laid down in the Accreditation Handbook. Once a programme is fully accredited, graduates will gain entry to one or more Professional Associations.

EHTPA Professional Association members will accept graduates from EHTPA accredited programmes of the relevant tradition. Note however, that some Professional Associations may have additional entry criteria which help to confirm a recent graduate's fitness to practise. Graduates may, for example, be required to have an interview, provide a declaration about their health or provide details of any previous criminal convictions.

The EHTPA strongly recommends new graduates contact the Professional Association(s) they are interested in joining BEFORE graduation to ensure all relevant entry criteria can be met.

The EHTPA Accreditation Process provides information to Institutions wishing to seek EHTPA accredited status.

EHTPA Accredited Awards

Lincoln College with validation by Lincoln University

BSc(Hons) Western Herbal Medicine - course closed to new entrants

Lincoln College with validation by Open University Validation Partnerships

BSc(Hons) Clinical Herbalism

Middlesex University

Post Graduate Diploma Professional Practice Herbal Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma Professional Practice Chinese Herbal Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma Professional Practice Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
BSc (Hons) Chinese Herbal Medicine

Above courses are now closed.

Northern College of Acupuncture

MSc/PGDip in Chinese Herbal Medicine

White Crane Academy

Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine

University of East London

BSc (Hons) Western Herbal Medicine - course closed

University of Westminster

MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine - course closed

BSc(Hons) Western Herbal Medicine (closed to new entrants)

The European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association accredits courses on behalf of all EHTPA Professional Associations. This enables graduates to apply for membership of an EHTPA professional association register having successfully completed an EHTPA accredited course. The EHTPA system of accreditation was endorsed by, and included in, the initial Steering Group Report to Government which recommended that a statutory register for herbal medicine practitioners be established.

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