RMHI admissions and enrollment information; admission application
Schedule and fees, terms of enrollment, admission application form
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You may order the HerbalThink-TCM software at any time; no admission application is necessary if you do not wish to partipate in our courses. To apply for admission, follow the steps outlined in Getting started; applying for admission; guidelines for Level-1 students
We welcome international health care practitioners and students! Up-to-date information and a complete catalog of courses are available on our website at http://www.rmhiherbal.org/ai/catalog.html
--LEVEL 1 and 1-H: Supervised Self-Study. Start and complete at any time. (Formal enrollment periods begin Jan 01, Apr 01, July 01, Oct 01.) Costs: (1) For Level 1: HerbalThink-TCM "Pro" version-option, $1295 plus shipping/handling fees, if any. For Level 1-H: a minimum of the "Basic" version-option is required, $695. (2) Annual tuition for online course participation (website forum, email/phone consultation privileges, password access to "Study Toolbox" area on website), $850 per year; or, if paid in 6-month installments: $700 for first 6 months of first year, $500 for second 6 months of first year, and $500 for each 6-month extension, only if needed by student in order to complete course requirements. Level 1: Total estimated cost = $2145, if tuition for one year is paid prior to enrollment. Level 1-H: Total estimated cost = $1545, if tuition for one year is paid prior to enrollment. --LEVEL 2: Supervised clinical case reports. The predominant portion of this course consists of 16 individual written case studies submitted by the student for discussion and evaluation by instructor. Schedule is flexible, but course requirements must be completed within a year of start date. For time extensions over one year, an annual tuition fee equal to the Level-1 tuition will be charged. Fees -- $2700 for first year + tuition equal to that of Level 1 for extensions, as needed by student to complete requirements. Alternatively, tuition of $900 may be paid for each group of 4 case studies; each group should be completed within a 6-month period. --LEVEL 3: On-site clinical education. Completion of a minimum of two 7-day seminars are required for certification. Seminars offered on demand for a minimum class of three students, generally during first half of July. Next 7-day seminar schedule: S100, Seminar in Clinical TCM Herbology. 2017.July.06 7-9pm, July.07-12 9am-4pm. Tuition due 2017.June.06, $950. Total estimated cost = $1900 ---------------------------------------------- Add 10% surcharge to fees and tuition paid after due dates. Tuition fees are not refundable after due dates. During seminars, noon meals are provided. Registrants are responsible for lodging, breakfast and dinner - these are conveniently available at several establishments in Hot Springs. Estimated cost of additional non-RMHI course materials, including herb supplies and textbooks, $1000. We reserve the right to change fees, schedules, and course offerings due to enrollment and economic factors beyond our control.
2.1 - Prerequisites
As of 2016: There are now NO prerequisites, except the requirement of passing our self-administered admissions aptitude test. Anatomy, physiology, and misc. biomedical topics are integrated into the Level-1 curriculum on a self-study basis, with instructors available to answer questions. (We have over 15 years of student performance statistics to prove that our aptitude test is far more predictive of your ability to successfully apply the knowledge you will learn than any college degrees or formal academic achievement. We have had people of widely varied backgrounds complete our courses, from gardeners, homemakers, carpenters, massage therapists, physicians, computer programmers... Like some major corporations, we are now "college-neutral" and place far more importance on your life experiences, ability to solve practical problems, natural pattern-recognition abilities, etc.) All applicants, regardless of academic background, must complete our (greatly simplified) application for admission see section  below.
2.2 - Tuition payments
All course fees are to be made payable to "Rocky Mountain Herbalists Trust c/o Roger Wicke". For payment options, see http://www.rmhiherbal.org/payments/
2.3 - Refund policy
Refunds for Level-3 seminars requested prior to due dates will be charged a 20% processing fee. No refunds will be given for seminar fees after the corresponding due dates. However, if a course registrant gives notice of withdrawal from a seminar before the first day of class, the fees paid may, at the instructor's option, be credited toward any future course taught by the instructor that begins within 18 months after the starting date of the course from which the registrant has withdrawn. All other tuition fees are non-refundable.
The course software and Self-Study Course are copyrighted and may not be copied without the author's permission. The only exceptions to this are clinical charts included in the appendices, which course participants and software licensees may photocopy or print for their own use only.
2.5 - Conduct
(1) Course participants should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to ethical and compassionate health professionals at all times and they should respect the safety, well-being, and integrity of other class members, staff members, and clients. (2) Confidentiality of clients' and course participants' health and personal information must be maintained. (3) All homework, progress reports, and exams submitted must be the product of each course participant's own labors and effort. Additional reasonable regulations may be adopted for the safety and well-being of clients, course participants, and staff members, and shall be effective upon receipt of notification.
Enrollment for each course is independent from each other section; registrants may drop out of the program after completing any course section for which they have already paid. Likewise, RMHI commits to offering courses one level or seminar at a time; due to unforeseen circumstances, such as increases in national monetary inflation, lack of enrollment, or other crisis, we reserve the right to change published fees, schedules, or course offerings for future course sections prior to their respective tuition due dates. (We have offered this program since 1992 and thus far have been able to adhere to published fees and schedules or to provide equivalent options.)