Berkeley Herbal Center Apprenticeship Program Application
If you have specific questions or wish to arrange a visit or interview,
please contact Berkeley Herbal Center staff at 510-930-8050 or

In order to be considered for enrollment Berkeley Herbal Center must receive your completed application along with your deposit.

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To secure your space in the program, a deposit is required via check or through PayPal. If using PayPal, please
see our website for the deposit amount listed here:

To mail a physical check, please mail to:

Berkeley Herbal Center
1250 Addison St. #G
Berkeley, CA 94702

Full payment is required by the first class. If you are paying by PayPal, please note your email address from which the payment was sent.

If the Berkeley Herbal Center is not able to guarantee you a space in the program, your deposit will be refunded
promptly. Otherwise, all deposits are non‐refundable.

Thank you. We will follow up on this application with an interview either in person or by phone.

We look forward to getting to know you!
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Email Address *
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Why are you interested in pursuing study in herbal medicine? *
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Do you have any herbal training to date? *
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What's your favorite herb book and why? *
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Tell us about other healing modalities you've worked with, and your level of experience. *
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What occupations have you held in the past? What have you enjoyed the most about them? *
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Do you have a formal education? What is the highest level completed? *
Courses at Berkeley Herbal Center are taught in English at a college level. Homework assignments involve reading and writing reports and assessments. Generally, students need 1–2 hours of study per hour of class to complete the course on time. Are you able to structure this into your schedule? Do you see any other challenges to completing your education that we should know about? *
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Our classes involve gentle day hikes and field trips. Do you have any physical challenges that would make this difficult for you? If so, how can we help create a learning environment that works for you?
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As herbalists in training, we will be consuming herbs in many form including organic sugar- based alcohol extract (1 dropper per day), organic or wild‐harvested dried herbs for teas or steams, beeswax‐based salve, and oil‐based creams. Do you have an allergy that will prevent you from using the basic materials in our apothecary? If yes, please explain. *
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We work to have a strong, committed community at our school, one which fosters respect and tolerance for all people regardless of their lifestyle, social, economic, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. Students spend a lot of time together carpooling, cooking, and eating together. How do you see yourself fitting into our community, and what skills or gifts do you see yourself bringing to it? *
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We require a level of commitment from our students, both in terms of the time for class trips, and financially. Can you make the financial and time commitment required right now in your life to study with us? *
Where did you hear about us? *
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I affirm that the above stated information provided by me is true, correct, and without forgery. *
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