Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to take the herbal modules in any particular order?

No.  With the exception of Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge which must be taken first, the five herbal modules can be taken in any order.

2. If I take one module on-site do I have to take the rest of the modules on-site?

No, you can take all the modules on-site, all the modules online, or a combination of both.

3. What's the format of the online lectures?  How can I access them?

Each online module grants web access to labs and lectures for four months. Online modules include lectures and quizzes that are self-paces and may be accessed at any time during the four month period. After you register, you will receive instructions for accessing the online lectures via email. If you do not opt out of receiving it, you will also be shipped a binder of lecture slides with which you can take notes and follow along.

Click here to watch samples of online lectures and lab demos.

4. If I took herbal classes at another school, do I have to repeat them in order to get certification from the Chi Institute?

It depends on the content of the herbal program and its similarity to the Chi Institute curriculum.  If you have taken classes which overlap with our curriculum, you can pick up where you left off.  However, you would still be required to pass all take-home quizzes.