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— updated 2017-01-08

RMHI admissions and enrollment information; admission application

Schedule and fees, terms of enrollment, admission application form
— for the curriculum in traditional Chinese herbal sciences

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Copyright ©1997-2016 by RMH-Publications Trust; all rights reserved.

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

1. Information for applicants for admission

We welcome international health care practitioners and students!

Up-to-date information and a complete catalog of courses are available on 
our website at 


1.1 Schedule and fees

--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. Terms of enrollment

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 [3] 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


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.

2.4 - Course materials, usage limitations

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.

2.6 - Changes in courses, schedules, and fees

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.)