Become a Board Certified Professional in the Field of Natural Health

Why Become Certified?



   Here are some of the many reasons:

  • Certification as a professional in your field showcases your commitment, experience and dedication to consumers seeking your services. It also demonstrates to the public that those certified by the ACHM have successfully completed an approved educational program and evaluation process.
  • Certification can lead to higher visibility, opportunities, and employment. In today’s increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Even though you know you have the education and skills to do the job, how do you convince potential customers and employers? For many career-minded professionals, certification is the answer. Becoming certified can instill confidence; in yourself, your profession and in your clients.


Why the American Council of Holistic Medicine?

  • The American Council of Holistic Medicine is the certifying agency that recognizes differing levels of expertise, education, and specialty for the Natural Health Professional in the field of alternative medicine. If you are a Naturopath/Natural Medicine Practitioner, Holistic Health Practitioner, Herbalist, Aromatherapist, or Nutritional Consultant, you want recognition for your hard-earned expertise and specialization. We acknowledge your credentials and specification.
  • The American Council of Holistic Medicine (ACHM) is different and stands alone in its approach. The upfront certification fee is less than most groups and annual fee is lower. Yet the ACHM offers much more to its members than any other similar group in America. Some of the more important aspects for those who are certified are:
  • Stay abreast of field-related news via Facebook. 
  • Access to the best supplements to help your clients (not sold in stores and or in network marketing companies) 
  • Access to counseling from those who already are successful in private practice. 
  • Information as to where to purchase malpractice & liability insurance at low costs. 

Become Certified Now

Certification is a three-step process. Follow the steps below:

1. Select the level of certification that you are qualified for (below). Your degree or diploma must be from a credible and recognizable institution,
in a discipline applicable to the classification for which you are applying. Initial Application is below
Diplomate: Candidate is a Clinical Practitioner possessing an advanced degree (PhD, NP, DC, MD, DO, ND) with at least one year of documentable, clinical experience. Examination is required with a pass score of at least 85%.
Consultant: Candidate has a diploma in natural healing/medicine from an established institution consisting of at least 26 credits. Examination is required (specific to classification) with a pass score of at least 75%
2. Select category for which you wish to be certified. Download, fill out and return the application. All instructions are on the form, including those for the required examination. Payment can be either by check or by PayPal (buttons below). Please note: Yearly renewal of $79 is required.
List of Classifications:  

Holistic Health

Herbal Medicine                          
Naturopathic/Natural/Alternative Medicine (you may specify either) 

Upon becoming certified, you will receive an attractive wall document suitable for framing.

Please note: We do not physically mail wall documents to those residing outside of the United States. Instead an official, printable electronic version will be emailed.

3. Submit the completed Initial Application (below) with payment.

Questions? or 727-998-3500


Initial Application (pdf)


Renewal Application (pdf)



Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card