Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing (CNPM)


Graduates of the Certificate in Natural Products Manufacturing will be able to use herbs and essential oils to manufacture natural products including lotions, creams, salves, bath and bodycare products and formulate natural perfume blends.


Gain an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils and botanicals

Recognize and confidently use common herbs, including Borage, Dandelion, Chamomile, Sage, Horehound, and Lavender

Create and use herbal remedies for personal health and wellness and to help family and friends

Identify and safely use the essential oils studied, from Bergamot to Ylang Ylang

Grow herbs organically, gather wild herbs ethically, and dry and store herbs

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics, including AHG ethics and ARC requirements, keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle and wellness consulting
  • Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
  • Discuss herbal medicine and aromatherapy, their history, and status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
  • Be able to incorporate herbs and essential oils into quality bath, household and bodycare products
  • Discuss the current state of regulations of the Natural Products Industry, including FDA regulations, FCC regulations, GMP requirements in the U.S. and contrast with regulations in Canada and Europe

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Career Goals:

  • Certified Natural Products Manufacturer
  • Health Care Industry Assistant
  • Product Formulator and Manufacturer for Day Spas, Holistic Retreats, Spa Facilities
  • Aromatherapy Product Manufacturer
  • Herbal Product Manufacturer

Current Instructors:

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

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