Programs & Courses

Your herbal path awaits! We've been educating budding herbalists with some of the most comprehensive herbal programming since 1975. Explore our interactive online herbal diploma programs and courses.

Practical Herbalist

Are you ready to begin your journey into the world of plant medicine? Whether you are already working with and admire the magic of plants, or you are starting from the beginning following your curiosity or soul’s longing- this on-line diploma program will empower you with the knowledge to support yourself, your friends and your family with Herbal Medicine.

Get: 3 yrs Diploma Completion & Student Support; Lifetime access to content, 11 Comprehensive Courses, Live On-line Case Study Review & Instructor Q&A’s; In Person & On-line Apprenticeship Options

Master Herbalist

The Master Herbalist Diploma Program builds on the extensive foundation of the Practical Herbalist Program. Dive deeper into Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic Theory and Materia Medica, Applied Phytotherapeutics, Advanced Nutrition, and Herb/Drug/Nutrient Interaction.

You will graduate from this program with extensive herbal knowledge, a comprehensive understanding of the functions of the human body, the effects of single and combined herbs and their modes of action.

Clinical Herbalist

The Clinical Herbal Apprenticeship with Wild Rose College is a unique in-person offering that may be taken in conjunction with either the Practical Herbalist Diploma Program or the Master Herbalist Diploma.

This is your opportunity to gain the hands-on experience and supervised clinical hours required to become a Registered Herbalist. Work with developing herbal protocols with clients–by learning directly from a practising Herbalist.


Start with Herbology 101

Herbology 101 is the foundational course for your herbal studies with Wild Rose Herbal College. Instructed by College founder Terry Willard PhD & Cl.H., 15 course modules are packed full with clear instruction, introducing 90+ herbs, over 100 video lessons, along with 30 bonus in the field videos!

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One Course at a Time

Prefer to follow your path one course at a time?
Browse our selection of herbal courses, nutrition, fermentation, botany, organic gardening, and so much more


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions about our herbal courses & diploma programs.

Practical Herbalist Diploma

  • It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake our curriculum and basic English competency is expected.

Master Herbalist Diploma

  • Students must be enrolled in or have graduated from our Practical Herbalist Diploma, or have an equivalent education, if they wish to enroll in our Master Herbalist Diploma Program.

Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship

  • The Practical and Master Herbalist Diploma Programs are required to receive your clinical designation. However, you may begin your clinical training once you are enrolled in the Practical Herbalist Diploma Program and you have completed the Herbology 101 course.

You can enroll in our programs and courses by selecting a payment option and processing your tuition payment through your cart. Once you have processed your tuition payment, you will gain access to all the materials required to complete your studies via your student dashboard.

It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake our curriculum and basic English competency is expected.

Courses taken at another school may be accepted as substitutes for Wild Rose College courses upon submission of transcripts, course outlines or syllabus. In some cases students may be asked to write a challenge exam at a cost of $75.00+GST. Courses allowable for transfer must have been taken within the past ten years.

Students must receive approval from our Student Services team prior to enrollment. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Our programs at Wild Rose Herbal College were created so the most casual or serious learner can take part. Our timelines and delivery ensure our students will be able to participate in our in-depth teachings while working or maintaining their other commitments.

Depending on your other obligations as well as how quickly you absorb the information, it is possible to complete a Diploma program in as little as 1 year. However, students are given 3 years to complete the requirements and extensions are available upon request. Lifetime access pertains to course materials and course videos only.

Senior Citizens (60+) are eligible for a 10% discount on full price online courses and diploma program tuition.

Note that this discount cannot be combined with sale pricing, seasonal courses or any other offers. To receive this discount you will need to provide documentation of your birth date by contacting Student Services at [email protected]. You will need to enter the promo code at checkout in order to receive the discount, no exceptions can be made.

RESP funds and government loans cannot be used to pay for tuition. Additionally T2202A slips cannot be issued. Taking this into account, Wild Rose Herbal College offers affordable payment plans for all Diploma programs.

Wild Rose College will issue a refund upon request, less a 30% administration fee, when a student withdraws from a course a maximum of seven (7) business days following purchase. Because course access is immediately granted and course material links are automatically emailed directly following payment, they become the property of the student. As such, Wild Rose College is unable to offer full refunds.

Our refund policy also applies to our monthly diploma program payment plans. If cancelling a payment plan, a $75.00 cancellation fee will be applied before remaining payments are cancelled. All payment plans will remain active unless cancellation has been acknowledged by the Student Services team. Students can request cancellation of a payment plan if they are withdrawing from a diploma program. If a student contacts the college to re-enroll in their studies on a payment plan outside of the allotted completion time frame, they will be responsible for a reinstatement fee of $75, plus the extension fee of $150 to extend their access for one (1) year, and any remaining program fees at current program rates.

Printed course manuals are non-refundable.

A note about Wild Rose College manuals: herbalists and practitioners who teach at Wild Rose College work for many years on their courses offered at the College. Thus, we respectfully ask that students do not give or sell used course manuals, as this would result in course creators not earning an income from course sales. All course material is copyrighted. Wild Rose College, instructors and staff strive to support the herbal community and herbalists. We thank our students for their support in this mission.

Stand-alone courses, intensive workshops, clinical apprenticeships, and seasonal courses are non-refundable.

Please note that refunds will be issued using the original payment method provided at time of registration.

All courses can be completed online and at your own self-guided pace. Video lessons can be accessed at all times from anywhere with an internet connection; there is no need to attend class at a specific time.

Our courses are designed so the most casual or serious learner can take part. Our delivery ensures you will be able to participate in our in-depth teachings while working or maintaining other commitments.

Any courses that have live sessions will be announced in advance for a certain date and time. These can be accessed online and will be recorded so that they can be reviewed at a later date.

While we do our best to support our students with disabilities, students are encouraged to connect with Student Services at [email protected] to discuss any specific needs or accommodations needed as soon as possible to ensure that they understand what support is available to them and best set themselves up for success.