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Types of Memberships

There are three categories of professional membership:

  • Full membership - for practising herbalists.
  • Non-practising membership - for members who are currently taking a leave of absence from their practice.
  • Retired membership - for former practising Institute members now in retirement.

Our members can be recognised by the letters MNIMH after their name, whilst FNIMH denotes a Fellow of the Institute.

Other categories of membership

Student membership is offered to all students on accredited courses, and allows them access to the same benefits as full members, but at a nominal fee.

Life membership can be offered by the Institute Council to members who have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of Herbal Medicine (in a professional capacity).

The Institute includes Honorary Associates, who are elected by Council, having contributed notably to the advancement of herbal medicine (not in a professional capacity).  An Honorary Associate does not have any professional status, is not a practising herbalist, and is not subject to the Institute’s requirements of its professional members.

We also offer a Corporate Membership, for organisations who share our values, and with whom we can work to further advance the profession.

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