Our diploma and online course graduates qualify for membership to numerous accrediting and regulatory bodies, however experiencing the healing power of nature is a human right, not one bestowed by individual institutions. All of the topics covered in our Diploma courses are voluntarily regulated in most countries.

The accrediting bodies and associations listed below offer the many benefits of professional membership, including established professional standards, sharing community, supporting each others work, protecting the role of Natural Physicians as a group, membership benefits such as reduced insurance rates, conferences for continuing education, sharing of pertinent changes to the profession along with current clinical studies and research.

Our graduates have gone on to success in every field associated with Natural Medicine; creating their own schools, regulatory and accrediting bodies, health clinics and retreats, managing and creating high-end spas, creating their own businesses, such as herb, tea and herbal drink companies, natural skin and makeup companies, naturopathic equipment companies, teaching workshops and seminars, writing books, becoming herb growers, creating flower essence systems, researching medicinal herbs, hosting talk and radio shows, creating Herbariums for corporations, running integrative medicine clinics, and much more. Dream your reality and you can create it!

American Alternative Medical Association Accreditation

The AAMA has granted School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation. Both traditional and non-traditional schools and colleges recognise the AAMA as an independent international accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions. The AAMA can assist Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant, Quantum Botanicals Advanced, Master Herbalist, Naturopathy and Natural Physician graduates with many professional benefits.

AAMA, Certification & Accreditation Board - School of Natural Medicine UK listing at AAMA

American Association of Drugless Practitioners Accreditation

“The AADP has granted the School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation and certification. Your school’s curriculum fully meets our accreditation board’s educational requirements, and should give your students a thorough knowledge of courses set-forth by the Institute. Graduates of your school will be eligible to apply to be board certified holistic health practitioners through the AADP.”

AADP, Board Accreditation - School of Natural Medicine UK listing at AADP

*This Organisation Recommends SNM as the Best Naturopathy School.

American Herbalist Guild

American Herbalists Guild

The American Herbalist Guild is a leading professional body for traditional and medical herbalism. Offering many benefits to members, including annual conferences, continuing education and a community of dedicated, highly skilled practitioners, this organization is highly recommended. Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Natural Physician graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership upon assessment of required case histories.

American Herbalists Guild Website

British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association

British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association Accreditation BFVEA

The BFVEA is a friendly association which was established in 1998 to support and serve the best interests of all practitioners of flower and vibrational essence therapy as well as providing an information resource for the general public. In 2013 it helped form the essence therapy lead body - The Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners ( - which now serves as the knowledge base for essence practice in the UK. Quantum Botanicals, Quantum Botanicals Advanced and Natural Physician graduates are eligible for professional membership, with benefits including their superb annual gathering, Essence Magazine, a delightful and inspiring essence community and reduced practice insurance.

School of Natural Medicine UK listing at BFVEA

International Iridology Practitioners Association IIPA

The IIPA is the leading international professional association for Iridologists. Offering regular conferences and other member benefits, IIPA offers School of Natural Medicine Master Iridologist, Master Herbalist, Naturopath, and Natural Physician graduates the opportunity to apply to become members and certified teachers. Graduate, Betty Sue O’Brian, acted as President of the IIPA until 2015!

Success is won, not by a qualification, but through doing fine work with clients who then recommend others to come to you. Authentic practice rests on rigorous academic training integrated with personal experience. All practice and teaching is accomplished with respect for the laws of where you live. Most Naturopaths are educators of health, wellness and healing, helping those seeking rejuvenation understand their own body and guiding them in self-healing programmes.

Please note: As is the case with all herbal medicine courses in the UK/EU, our herbal medicine course may require a bridge course if herbal regulations change. All graduates of the School of Natural Medicine, UK, from any country, can become a member of the American Herbalist Guild. See below for further details. Some countries, such as Germany, require that you pass an examination in their own language if you wish to practice in a clinic setting. This restriction does not apply to teaching workshops and/or group classes. In the USA, regulations for practice of Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine vary by State and, although you can practice, you will need to abide by the unique laws in the State where you practice. You can visit the American Naturopathic Medical Association at this link for a guide to practice of Naturopathy in each US State.