Ontario Herbalists Association

Promoting safe & natural healing with plants since 1982

Applying for Professional Membership

What You Need to Know:

Applicants for professional membership in the OHA must satisfy OHA Educational Standards, and practice in accordance with the professional Code of Ethics, Code of Practice and Scope of Practice.

Please note that membership in other professional associations, regardless of required standards, does not necessarily mean automatic acceptance as a professional member of the OHA. Supporting evidence of education and practice will be required.

The application process to become a professional member requires the applicant to complete and submit an application package. A complete package contains payment for application processing, and all required documents outlined in the Application Procedure.

Application packages will be checked for completion, including the required non-refundable processing fee of $56.50 ($50 + $6.50 HST), which must be submitted prior to review. Complete application packages will be reviewed by a committee and eligible applicant interviews will occur three times per year. Package submissions must be completed and received by the OHA office at least one month prior to the interview dates for eligibility.

Upcoming Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 (interviews to be held mid-February)
The next application deadline: April 2023 (interviews held May 2023)

Professional Members of the Ontario Herbalists Association are required to submit professional dues ($254.25) and record of Continuing Professional Development hours, annually. They are also required to abide by the OHA’s Code of Ethics and Code of Practice at all times.

Application Procedure:

The procedure for applying for Professional Membership with the Ontario Herbalists Association is outlined on the Application Procedure page: Application Procedure for Professional Membership.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to apply for Professional Membership.

Additional Documents for Professional Members:

Bursary for Professional Members
Liability Insurance
Continuing Professional Development
Disciplinary Procedures
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