The Rockwell School of Holistic Medicine® (RSOHM) Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Certification Program® (RTD) comprises three core foundations of holistic medicine and offers training, title, and professional designation for a Doctorate of Traditional Naturopathy® (DTN), a Doctorate of Clinical Herbalism® (DCH), and a Doctorate of Advanced Holistic Nutrition® (DAHN). We recently added a fourth and final program, the Doctorate of Spiritual Medicine® (DSM). Graduates receive a certificate of completion for each doctorate and an additional designation as a Rockwell Certified Holistic Health Professional® (RCHHP). Graduates will receive 5 major titles, above, and 7 minor certifications, which include Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Clinical Homeopath Specialist, and more. Download our free brochure for more information.
WHEN DOES THE NEXT RTD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM BEGIN?
The RSOHM Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Certification is an open enrollment program which means you get access as soon as you register and enroll.
The RTD is self-paced, and program modules open up as you complete the previous module, allowing you to progress in sequential order.
You can access the program online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
HOW LONG DOES THE RTD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Certification Program® takes 3 months to 2 years to complete.
Those with 10-40 hours a week to dedicate can finish it most quickly, but the average trainee takes 6-8 months.
Once you've completed the program, you can schedule an exit interview, write and submit your thesis, and receive your five certificates of completion.
Please see our program tour for additional information on course content and curriculum.
DO I NEED ANY CREDENTIALS TO ENROLL IN THE RTD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
No. The RTD Certification Course has no pre-requisites and is open to anyone looking to expand their educational repertoire, build upon their current credentials, change professional careers, or help heal themselves and their family.
DO NON-PHYSICIANS NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT PRACTICING MEDICINE ILLEGALLY BY DOING THE THE RTD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
No, because regardless of your background or location, you will not be practicing medicine unless you are otherwise licensed to do so.
As a Rockwell Certified Holistic Health Professional® (RCHHP), you are uniquely positioned to help educate clients on how to improve their health, as the original meaning of 'doctor' or docere in Latin means 'teacher.'
We never treat disease, diagnose conditions, or prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. The practice model we provide focuses on building health through bloodwork and holistic lifestyle choices.
What we teach and what you learn is radically different from the disease care model of conventional medicine.
When you graduate, we guide you in your practice and provide you with client intake forms that include disclaimers and built-in liability protection in writing, making your provider description and credentials clear, including things you don't do, which is practice medicine.
We don’t treat, diagnose, or prescribe. That’s all you need to remember in your terminology as an RCHHP.
WILL I QUALIFY FOR ANY KIND OF BOARD CERTIFICATION AS A HOLISTIC WELLNESS PROFESSIONAL?
Yes. Any board certification provider will allow you to apply to become board certified. Some organizations, like the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), allow you to become a member by simply applying, as a member organization.
Other providers, like the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) and the American Association of Wellness Professionals (AAWP), allow those who have completed the Doctorate of Traditional Naturopathy to sit for board certification, which requires testing by proxy.
The ANCB and the AAWP provide study guides and your education here helps prepare you, although each board has its own educational standards and requirements.
Trainees who have completed the Doctorate of Clinical Herbalism, and begun practice, gaining their clinical hours as a part of their business operations, may apply to become a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
However, board certifications are optional, although most trainees feel that it enhances their professional credibility.
IS THERE REQUIRED READING?
There are some required textbooks for some module courses. We provide exact reading times so you know how long a book will take to get through, as well as reading speed tests to find out what your reading speed is. Our required reading provides invaluable resources that you will fall in love with and use as a desk reference for years and years to come.
AM I REQUIRED TO BUY OR SELL A CERTAIN BRAND OR BRANDS OF PRODUCTS AND SUPPLEMENTS AS A PART OF THE RTD PROGRAM?
No. We make product recommendations based on our own research and experience, and we share those with you. You are not required to buy or sell any specific products and you are always free to choose what products work best for you, independent of the RSOHM.
DOES THE RSOHM PROVIDE CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION ONCE A PROGRAM IS FINISHED?
Yes, we provide a stunning digital certificate of completion for each of our programs that a trainee completes, signed by Ava Rockwell, the founder of the RSOHM, suitable for framing and display, and conveniently distributed online or via email.
DO YOU PROVIDE A PRICING MODEL FOR OUR SERVICES?
Yes, we do. We provide sample pricing structures for each level of practice according to the program. As you complete each doctorate, this pricing structure is updated.
WILL I QUALIFY FOR ANY KIND OF LIABILITY OR ERRORS & OMISSIONS (E&O) TYPE OF INSURANCE FOR MY PRACTICE?
Yes, we provide global insurance options for your holistic practice so that no matter where you are, you can be protected from liability as long as you practice within the model we outline for trainees.
IS THERE ANY KIND OF RECERTIFICATION PROCESS?
Yes, because yearly recertification shows your current client base, prospective clients, and the general public that you are practicing according to the model set forth in the RTD.
As a part of this process, we require annual recertification for all RCHHP professionals by completing 3 hours of outside CEUs or continuing education units and submitting a $49 fee.
WHEN DOES THE NEXT RTDCP BEGIN?
The RSOHM Rockwell Tri-Doctorate Certification is an open enrollment program which means you get access as soon as you register and enroll. The RTD is self-paced, and program modules open up as you complete the previous module, allowing you to progress in sequential order. You can access the program online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can read about the final graduation requirements here.