Professional Membership

Professional Membership Application Requirements

In order to accommodate different traditions, educational backgrounds and models, we include 3 different educational pathways for our professional membership. They include:

  • Formal education
  • Self directed study
  • Apprenticeship through an oral tradition

The details of each pathway of application are outlined in full detail in the five files of our application package below:

Professional Membership Fees

  • HANS Practitioner Membership (registered herbal practitioner) $100.00
  • One-time administration fee (non-refundable) $45.00
  • Annual Membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.

Professional Membership Maintenance

  • To maintain your professional membership, you must show that you have completed 40 hrs professional development each yer.

Professional Membership Benefits Include

Practitioner Members offer their registered title and related clinical services to the general public as an herbalist. Benefits include those for general members plus the following items:

  • May display services at HANS selected events.
  • May participate in decision-making about standards, scope of practice and disciplinary procedures for professional herbalists in Nova Scotia.
  • Listing on the Practitioner section of the website.
  • Benefit of being a registered practitioner, accountable to a standard of education, code of ethics, scope of practice and governing board of directors.

Member Discounts

Members may be entitled to discounts from the following participating businesses:

  • Venus Envy (Halifax) offers a 10% discount on all in-store books and products
  • Savayda Jarone Herbal Dispensary and Clinic — 10% discount off preparations
  • Jeanette Poirier Herbal Dispensary — 10% discount off preparation
  • Michele Graveline, Master Herbalist & RHN — 10% off classes or workshops
  • Casaroma offers a 25% discount
  • Blue Apples Arts & Wellness Centre offers practitioners 15% off regular sales and 30% off bulk orders of herbs and herbal preparations.

Please be prepared to present your membership card.

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How To Become A Professional Member

Download our HANS Professional RHP Professional Membership Application and send either a cheque or money order, payable to The Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, to:

Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (HANS)
989 Young Avenue
Halifax, NS
B3H 2V9