Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

What are Trinity's hours of operation?

Trinity School of Natural Health is open Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm ET and Friday, 9am to 4:00pm ET. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday, as well as all major holidays. Should you call and get a recording during the day, please leave a detailed message. We check messages daily and will return calls as soon as possible.

Why Trinity?

You will receive the most complete natural health education that provides hope, practical solutions and the support necessary to transform your life and improve the world.

When health is poor, every part of life is affected. There is less energy and enjoyment of the things we love, such as time with family and friends and productivity toward our passions. When we have the best health possible, we can create, live and fully experience the best life possible.

Drawing on decades of experience, this knowledge is absolutely fundamental for everyone that wants life more abundantly. Regardless of occupation, age, race, gender, geographical location, social status, personal beliefs and passions, great health is the foundational aspect that is vitally necessary for everyone.

Trinity School of Natural Health is a nonprofit educational institution offering professional natural health programs focused on the whole body and the integration of the body, mind and spirit. Trinity offers online programs that allow students to have direct contact with course instructors, peer discussion and hands-on activities to put their education into practice. Our online learning management system, Canvas, is designed to help keep students on an accelerated path towards achieving their professional natural health careers. Trinity is accredited and recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board (ANMAB) and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Our vision as an innovative company is to guide millions of people around the world to dramatically change their life through this empowering natural health education.

What is the value of the natural health designations received at Trinity School of Natural Health?

A designation demonstrates to the public that you have been trained in these areas of natural health. It also signifies that you have passed the appropriate exams required for the designation. You will obtain knowledge of alternative natural health, which hopefully will serve you well as you seek to help others in obtaining and maintaining health. However, as in any program or endeavor, you get out of the program just what you put into the program.

What will I be able to do with this type of education? Can I prescribe, diagnose or perform surgeries?

Our programs are focused on personal enrichment. However, it is possible to start your own business and take on clients to counsel people in the areas of natural health. As far as using this in a public organization (such as a doctor's office, schools or nursing homes) it really depends on that organization and what they are looking for. We do not provide job placement once you have graduated from the program.

Prescribing, diagnosing and performing surgeries are generally a part of the "practice of medicine" and it would be a violation of state medical practice laws for anyone to prescribe, diagnose or perform surgeries without holding the appropriate state license. A federal drug license is also needed to prescribe drugs legally. Naturopaths do not prescribe or advocate the use of drugs. Typically, Naturopaths are referred to as "drugless doctors." A traditional naturopathic education does not include training in surgery.

May I put the ND designation (or any of the other designations) after my name?

You may always put any educational or professional designation after your name, but a few states license naturopaths and unless you are licensed in those states, you cannot practice or identify yourself as a naturopath (ND).

For more information on state laws, visit:

Is Naturopathy licensed in my state?

It is best that you check with your state's laws. Unfortunately, we do not have the information on each state here at Trinity School. You will need to research those laws on your own to find out if you can practice in your state legally. Some states have not finalized their laws due to legal challenges from those who believe that naturopathy should not be licensed and is a public domain. If laws change after the completion of your program, it is ultimately up to each state as to how they handle the situation. Some states may choose to "grandfather" in prior ND's, while others may not.

Click here to be redirected to a helpful website that may assist you in researching licensing for each state .

Why did you change the Doctor of Naturopathy to Certified Holistic Health Practitioner?

In light of confusion over the years that Trinity School of Natural Health was awarding a "doctoral degree", and the fact that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to practice in many states as a traditional naturopathic doctor, Trinity determined that it was our job to educate students in the field of natural health practice. Many of the calls that come into our office are students or potential students asking why, if I can't practice as a naturopathic doctor in my state, would you award me a diploma with that title? So we listened and selected a board-certifiable title that clearly describes what we do. Board Certification is available with the CHHP at

Does your school have a license or accreditation?

Trinity School is accredited and recognized by the American Natural Wellness Practitioners Board located in Sarasota, Florida, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners located in Galveston, TX, and the International Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners located in Algonquin, Illinois.

I am interested in your school, but I am wondering how your school compares with others.

We believe we have the best direct education program available in natural health. We have 3 core programs and 6 specialized programs composed of a variety of well-designed courses. Our students frequently call us to tell us how excited they are over the course materials. We use the best texts available. We have student service representatives to assist you with any problem you may encounter.

How does Trinity School compare with on-campus programs?

Our online approach means that you can study at your own pace, without leaving your home or moving to a campus site. Price is another consideration. Campus programs require tuition large enough to pay for buildings, dormitories, dining facilities, gyms and other facilities that have nothing to do with naturopathy. On-campus programs cost $50,000 to $60,000 more than Trinity School of Natural Health.

How many students are currently enrolled in your programs?

We currently have approximately 2500 enrolled students. That number is consistently increasing at a fast pace!

How many graduates do you have?

Trinity School has over 28,000 graduates, including CNHP, which merged with Trinity in 2014.

Do you have any samples of course work or diplomas that you can send me?

We do not have samples of diplomas or course work at this time.

Do you offer any of your classes in a classroom-type setting?

All of our programs must be completed through Canvas, our online learning management system, including an online Practicum. The Specialized programs do not require a Practicum. The Practicum must be completed within 1 year of completing your core curriculum (not the case studies or certification exam).

Do I have to come to Trinity School for any reason?

All coursework and tests are submitted through the online classroom, Canvas, so you will complete your program in the privacy and convenience of your own home. For the CNHP, CHHP, and CTN programs, you will complete an online practicum after completing your core courses. The practicum must be completed within 1 year of completing your core courses (not the case studies). For all programs, you will earn your designation, and your certificate will be mailed after completing all requirements.

How long does it take to complete a program?

The set completion time varies based on each program. Each program is made up of several courses. Students will have four weeks to complete each course, with short, engaging assignments due weekly. Upon completing the CNHP and/or CHHP coursework, students will complete case studies and an online Practicum. Case Studies and the online Practicum must be completed within 1 (one) year of completing your program curriculum.

•Health Coach: 8 weeks
•Certified Natural Health Professional: 40 weeks (including case studies and online practicum)
•Certified Holistic Health Practitioner: 36 weeks (including case studies and online practicum)
•Certified Traditional Naturopath: 16 weeks (including online practicum)
•Certified Holistic Fitness Specialist: 8 weeks
•Certified Aromatherapy Specialist: 8 weeks
•Certified Flower Essence Specialist: 8 weeks
•Certified ZYTO Specialist: 8 weeks
•Certified Master Herbalist: 16 weeks
•Certified Nutritional Consultant: 16 weeks
•Master Iridologist: 20 weeks (including case studies)

Can I submit transcripts from other schools to have classes waived at Trinity?

Since Trinity School is committed to graduating the finest trained naturopaths, we currently do not give credit for studies completed from other schools.

If I complete your programs, are the courses I've taken transferable to another school or organization?

Transcripts are available to students and may be forwarded on to other education institutions for review. Each school sets its own policy on accepting credits from other institutions.

What are the tuition fees? Do you offer installment plans? Are books included in the tuition fees?

Canvas access and the online Practicum are included in your enrollment cost. Students enrolled in the Master Iridology program - Trinity School of Natural Health will pay for the first year of IIPA membership. To complete the online Practicum, 75% of your program must be paid, and in order to graduate, a balance of $0 must be achieved. Case Studies and the online Practicum must be completed within 1 (one) year of completing your program curriculum.

We are able to offer installment plans for our programs. The pricing is:

Core Programs:
Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP): $4400
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP): $4000
*Installment: We only require a down payment of $350 to begin and offer customizable, interest-free monthly payment plans starting as low as $325/month. Upon passing each course and a payment of $325 or more, you can continue into your next course.

Health Coach (HC): $800
Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN): $1600
*Installment: We only require a down payment of $350 to begin and offer customizable, interest-free monthly payment plans starting as low as $350/month. Upon passing each course and a payment of $350 or more, you can continue into your next course.

Specialized Programs (vary in price):
Full Payment: $800-$1,600
*Installment: We only require a down payment of $350 to begin and offer customizable, interest-free monthly payment plans starting as low as $350/month. Upon passing each course and a payment of $350 or more, you can continue into your next course.

Please note: For those programs that begin after 2/3/20, books are not included and will need to be purchased at Thriving 4 Health.

******Prices are subject to change without notice******

Are your programs available in any other language?

At this time, we are not accepting enrollments in our Spanish Department. Trinity intends to offer the CNHP program in Spanish in the future.

If I refer a friend (or friends) to Trinity School of Natural Health, do I receive a referral bonus?

Yes! You would be eligible for a $50 referral bonus once the student has been active in their program for a minimum of 90 consecutive days. The student must give your name at the time of enrollment, along with any contact information they can provide for you (a phone number, e-mail address and/or mailing address). We are not able to issue a referral bonus if we do not have a way to contact you. You do not need to be a current student to be eligible for the referral bonus

Enrolling in a program FAQs

What are the requirements to enroll? Do I need a Bachelor's or a Master's degree?

You need to be at least 17 years of age or have proof of early completion of your high school diploma or equivalent. You do not need a Bachelor's or a Master's degree to enroll.

Prerequisites for each program:
HC: none
CNHP: none
Specialized Programs: none

PLEASE NOTE: The software for the ZYTO cradle is only compatible with Windows at this time.

What is required of me to enroll? When can I enroll?

You can enroll at any time! A $350 deposit reserves your place and counts towards your first payment. The CNHP and CHHP programs enroll new students every month. Our other programs offer new starts every few months. Review our term start calendar or call an enrollment specialist at 1-800-428-0408, option 2, to determine when the program you're interested in will start next.

CNHP is the prerequisite for CHHP, if you have already earned a CNHP or have other healthcare experience, you may be able to test into the CHHP program. Please call to verify eligibility for the placement exam.

PLEASE NOTE: The software for the ZYTO cradle is only compatible with Windows at this time.

How do I take the placement exam?

Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) is a prerequisite for the Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP) program. If you are a previous Trinity Student, you have the option to test out of the Certified Natural Health Professional program (CNHP). An academic panel reviews all exams to assess your results. You will be notified after the exam on whether you will be able to bypass CNHP. To schedule your placement exam, please call Student Services. Specialized programs do not have prerequisite requirements.

How do I enroll?

In order to enroll, you must meet all prerequisites for the specific program. If you meet those requirements, you can enroll whenever you are ready to begin the program. To get started in a program, you need register online. With the registration, you will need to also submit a form of payment (please refer to payment information). We accept personal checks, money orders, cashier's checks and credit cards. We accept the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Once I submit my enrolllment, what will I receive?

The processing of your enrollment may take 24-48 hours. Upon finalizing your enrollment, you will get an e-mail directing you on when your program will begin. Programs begin on a four-week cycle. The e-mail you receive will provide you with information concerning the purchase of textbooks (not all programs require textbooks). You will gain access to Canvas on the Friday before your program begins on the following Monday as well.

PLEASE NOTE: The software for the ZYTO cradle is only compatible with Windows at this time.

When can I start my program?

Once you enroll, you will be given a date as to when the next course begins. You will gain access to Canvas on the Friday before your course begins. Courses begin every four weeks.

How often are materials released to me?

Each class is four weeks long. If you paid for your program in full, you will move onto the next class as soon as your previous class is completed. If you are paying monthly, you must pay by the last week of your current course to gain access to the next course. If you fail a course, you will continue to move through the classes in succession, but will have to retake the course the next time it is offered.

PLEASE NOTE: The software for the ZYTO cradle is only compatible with Windows at this time.

How is the material presented to me?

All course work will be presented in Canvas. This offers real-time interaction with classmates and instructors. Every week there is a discussion, activity, and quiz. There is a comprehensive final at the end of each course.

PLEASE NOTE: The software for the ZYTO cradle is only compatible with Windows at this time.

Once I have completed my program, can I add additional programs?

A student may decide to enroll in additional programs at any time. When a student decides to enroll in an additional program, a new registration will need to be submitted to Trinity School of Natural Health.

Will my prior coursework taken with Trinity School of Natural Health transfer to the new programs?

Prior course work completed through Trinity School of Natural Health will not transfer to the new programs as these are completely new programs.

Can I study with others?

You are more than welcome to study with others. Studying with others is a great way to understand the material! However, when it comes to the test answers, you must answer them on your own. We do realize that some of the answers will be identical (such as multiple choice, or true/false), and this is unavoidable. We will not accept a photocopy of answers for more than one student. If it is found by Trinity School of Natural Health that the answers are identical to another student, you may be asked to resubmit your work and/or you could also be assessed up to a 10% penalty on your grade. The issuance of the penalty is at the discretion of the Staff at Trinity School.

Trinity School does not maintain a list of available study groups or support groups.

New Student Orientation FAQs

What is the New Student Orientation, and how can I watch it?

The New Student Orientation is a comprehensive overview of our Canvas-based courses. Navigating within Canvas and the course requirements are discussed. A link to the orientation is provided in the new student welcome email and the Canvas Training Course. You may also watch it here.

What is the Canvas Training Course, and when does it begin?

The Canvas Training Course is designed to help new students feel more confident working within the online classroom before programs officially begin. You will be added to this course 10 days before your program start date. You'll receive an email from Canvas with steps to create your account when you are added to this training course.

Canvas Classroom and Navigating Canvas FAQs

How do I access Canvas?

There are a few options:

•Follow the link from Canvas, which is sent the Friday before your program start date. Go directly to Canvas by clicking here.

•Click "Canvas Login" on the upper right-hand corner of Trinity's website. Please do not confuse "Canvas Login" and "Student Login", which are both on the upper right-hand corner of Trinity's website. The "Student Login" button will take you to your Trinity account where you can make payments.

•Watch a video explanation here.

Something isn't working correctly in Canvas. How do I fix it?

Canvas tech support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-833-279-4027.

To prevent or reduce issues with Canvas:

•Keep your browser and PDF viewer up to date.

•Always use Google Chrome, never Safari or Explorer, for your browser and Adobe for your PDF viewer.
Download Google Chrome here.
Download Adobe here.

•Avoid the Canvas app, which is considered difficult to navigate and limited in function. If you are working from a cellphone or tablet, use your browser to access the website version , rather than installing the app.

• Regularly clear your cache to improve your Canvas course loading.

Watch a video explanation here.

Can I ask my instructor for personal healthcare advice or recommendations?

No, it is unethical and unsafe for Trinity instructors to give recommendations without a full consultation and signed waiver.

How do I print my lectures?

•Download the lecture PDFs from Canvas. You may print multiple slides per page with Adobe (download here).

If you haven't already done so, download Adobe here.

Watch a video explanation here.

When are my assignments due?

There are 2 forums per week, one for a discussion topic and one for an activity, each with 3 parts.

•The initial post, where you answer the assigned question, is due by Wednesday.

•The first classmate reply is due by Friday.

•The second classmate reply is due by Sunday.

•All assignments are due by 11:59 pm Pacific Time (PT) on their respective days.

•Canvas is set to Eastern Time (ET) so assignments will be incorrectly coded as "late" if the assignment is submitted between 11:59 pm ET and 11:59 pm PT on their due date. Do not be concerned about the "late warning" in Canvas as instructors do not deduct due to this time zone difference.

Watch a video explanation here.

When will my grades be updated?

•Quizzes are automatically graded by Canvas so you'll see your score instantly.
•Discussion and activity forums require instructor time and attention so those will be posted by 11:59 pm PT on Wednesday after their Sunday due date.
•Check your "Grades" tab for your scores and instructor feedback.

What are the quizzes and finals like?

•Quizzes are 20 questions and you have 40 minutes to complete it.

•Finals are 50 questions and you have 100 minutes to complete it.

•All questions are multiple-choice, true/false, or matching.
•Matching sections make it appear as though there are not 20 questions per quiz or 50 questions per final since a group of matching shows in Canvas as one question.
•Rest assured, there are always either 20 or 50 correct answers possible.
•Canvas will allow matching answers to be used more than once without any warning.
•Be careful to use answers only once in these sections.

Time limit:
•You may reference your notes, but keep track of your time limit.

Grading of Quizzes/Finals
•Quizzes and finals are graded instantly and you may review your correct and incorrect answers right away.
•If you leave an answer blank, you'll receive an error message that says "You have 1 unanswered question. Submit anyway?"
•If you hit "OK" it will submit with the unanswered questions.
•If you hit "Cancel" you'll be taken back to your quiz to answer the missing question.

Why do spelling and grammar, word count, and citations matter in my forum posts?

Proper writing increases your professional image, so it's essential to practice this skill now.
You can type in a word processor, like Microsoft Word, to run a spelling and grammar check before copying your answer into the Canvas forum. This method allows you to save a copy in case an error occurs while posting. It's important to stay within the word cap so that the forums are manageable. When one post takes up the entire viewing area, it becomes difficult to navigate within the forums. Also, expressing yourself clearly and concisely is an important skill to practice so that you don't overwhelm your clients.

Citations add credibility to your post and help you to avoid plagiarism.
• It is necessary to reference all material that you share in class and in your practice to demonstrate its validity and credit the original author.
• Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. If plagiarism occurs:
1. On the first offense, you'll be asked to resubmit the assignment for partial credit.
2. On the second offense, you'll receive a "0" for the assignment.
3. On the third offense, you'll be removed from your current course and required to repeat that 4-week session.
An additional occurrence would result in removal from your program.

Tips that apply to all citations:
Credentials are not appropriate. Use the author's last name and first initial.
If no author name is available, use (n.a.) for "no author."
If no publication/revision date is available, use (n.d.) for "no date."

•Website citations must link directly to the specific source, not a general one.
For example, Professional/ links directly to specific information and should be provided rather than this general link to the website homepage

Citing a book:
•If you are using a specific chapter, you may note that. Page numbers are not necessary and can cause confusion if the book has been reprinted.

Last Name, First Initial. (Year of publication). Title of work: Subtitle. Publisher Name.

Example: Dickens, C. (1860). Great Expectations: chapter 3. Chapman & Hall.

Citing a video/recorded lecture:
Last Name, First Initial. (Year or n.d.) Lecture title: subtitle. Retrieval date, from URL.

Example: Seay, J., and Hovis, B. (n.d.) Herbal Starter Kit: Plus 3 Bonus Non- herbals. Retrieved July 5, 2020, from: herbal-starter-kit

Citing a website:
Author name(s) and revision dates are often at the top or bottom of the site.
Last Name, First Initial or n.a. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieval date, from URL.

Example: Stegowski, J. (2020, January 28) How to Train Your Dog. Retrieved on July 6, 2020, from:

Citing a live telephone or online interview:
Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Date.) Personal interview.

Example: Ameling, J. (2020, July 5.) Personal interview.

For help,visit:

Where is my current, past, or next course?

•Your current course is on your Dashboard.

•To access your past coursework, click 'Courses" on the Global Navigation toolbar within Canvas.

•This icon looks like a textbook on the left sidebar in Canvas.

•From there, click "All Courses," and you'll be able to view the Canvas-based courses that you've taken with Trinity.

•Your next course will appear on your Dashboard the Friday before its official Monday term start, in time for your "free preview weekend."

•If your next course does not appear on your Dashboard, you likely need to make a payment. Please review your Trinity account here.

• If your next course is the CNHP or CHHP practicum (HP190/HP290), it will appear when you've paid at least 75% of your tuition.

Watch a video explanation here.

Can I work ahead on my coursework? Can I move into my next course if I finish this one early? What should I do if I'm going on vacation or need to take a break?

•Within an individual 4-week course, you may work ahead, but there are aspects of the forums that require peer interaction. These conversations need to take place during the assigned week.

•You will gain access to the next course in your rotation when it populates on the Friday of its "free preview weekend," and payment requirements are met.

•You cannot be added to a new course early.

•Since you can complete an online course from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, it's possible to meet the course requirements even if you're on vacation.

•You may also work ahead within a given 4-week course so that you can disconnect for a short period.

• If you have an emergency or need to take an extended break, please contact student services at 800-428-0408, option 1.

•Since certain courses are offered as infrequently as once every 7 months, skipping a course means you'll have an increase in the time required to complete your program.

What are the next steps after completing a program?

•After grades are finalized and you've officially completed all programmatic requirements, an e-mail will be sent asking you to verify the spelling of your name and your mailing address to receive your certificate.

•You may consider obtaining board certification as an added layer of credentialing. Review programmatic accreditation and board certification options here.

•Become a life-long learner to keep your mind active and your skills sharp to offer the best care for your clients.

•Earn Continuing Education at our yearly Trinity Live or Trinity Health Freedom Expo.

Expand your expertise with a specialized program.

What happens if I need to reschedule my enrollment or if I have trouble completing my courses?

We understand that situations change and that you may need to cancel or reschedule your program. If you cancel within the first week of your program, you'll receive a refund minus administrative and technical fees.

To continue after canceling or rescheduling more than twice, you'll need to submit a Multiple Cancelation form that illustrates your intent to complete your program. You'll submit this form along with a $50 application fee that will be applied to the final payment of your tuition.

If you fail to complete a course within two attempts, fail to complete a course for two consecutive terms, or do not complete your program according to Trinity's academic standards, you'll need to submit an Academic Standards Appeal form that illustrates your action plan to help ensure your success. You'll submit this form for approval along with a $50 application fee. Additional tuition costs will not be incurred.

How long will I have access to my previous coursework?

Graduates have access to past Canvas-based courses until December 31 of the year a program is completed.

If you'd like to maintain access to your previous coursework beyond this expiration date, please contact Student Services at 800-428-0408, option 1. Extended access is $50 per year.

To access your past coursework, click "Courses" on the Global Navigation toolbar within Canvas. This icon looks like a textbook on the left sidebar in Canvas. From there, click "All Courses," and you'll be able to view the Canvas-based courses that you've taken with Trinity.

Student Login FAQs

Where do I log in to my student account?

You may access the student login by clicking on "Student Login" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen or by clicking here. The Student Login is for legacy students completing their program and for Canvas-based students to make payments.

I don't have an online student account. Where do I create my Student Online Account?

You should get this option at the time of enrollment. If not, you can create your account by clicking here.

I forgot my username and/or password for my Student Login. What do I do?

If you have forgotten your username and/or password for your student login, you will need to use the FORGOT USERNAME/FORGOT PASSWORD option that is found on the Student Login Page. Trinity will not be able to provide you with your username and/or password.

How do I make a payment online?

Here are the steps to making a payment online.

1. Start by clicking MY PAYMENTS on the left side of the screen.
2. Find the program that has a balance due and a payment due date. Click on the program name.
3. Payments due are found at the top and listed in order by due date. Click the check box next to each payment you want to pay and then click CONTINUE TO PAYMENT. (Below the "continue to payment button" you will find a list of all paid payments)
4. Check your billing information.
5. Select a previous saved card or enter new card information.
6. If entering a new card, you may select the box that says "Check to save this card for a quicker checkout next time."
7. Click "Submit payment of $XX"

Where do I update my username and/or password?

This will be found under the "My Profile" option found in the upper right corner of the green "greetings" box. Once you are on your "Profile", scroll to the bottom and you will see an area that will allow you to update your username and/or password.

Graduation FAQs

Do I have to complete everything I see that is listed with the program?

To earn the designation and receive a certificate, you will need to complete all the courses listed under the program. We cannot make any substitutions in the programs. For students in the CNHP, CHHP, or CTN programs, you have 1 year to complete case studies and online practicum after completing the core courses. Case studies must be completed before participating in the online practicum.

Certain individual courses may be taken a la carte, but no designation or certification will be received upon completing the coursework. Higher-level programs may require a successful placement exam to access the course. Each 4-week session is $400. For eligibility, term offerings, or to enroll, please call Student Services.

When will I receive my diploma? Are transcripts available?

Diplomas are sent on a weekly basis to those who have completed and passed all course work and have made all required payments. You are welcome to call to check on the status of your diploma at any time. The first copy of the diploma is free (this an 8.5"x11"). Any additional diplomas will be $25 each. Diplomas are sent by USPS and an email is sent with a tracking number.

We offer additional diplomas in 8.5" x 11". Additional copies are $25 each.

Transcripts are also available upon request. We can send these directly to you or to an organization at any time necessary. The first transcript, per program, is free with any additional copies being $10 each.

When my course work is done, is there a final exam? What about an internship?

There is no final exam through Trinity School of Natural Health. We encourage graduates of the Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP) program to consider pursuing certification by the American Natural Wellness Practitioner Board (ANWPB). Registered in Sarasota, Floriada, the ANWPB is proud to be a sought-after national certifying organization for natural health care practitioners throughout the United States. The ANWPB Board believes, as the majority of practitioners do, that Naturopathy is strictly a non-invasive natural health care offering that does not involve prescriptions, surgery, medical procedures or the claims to cure diseases. The board certification offered by the ANWPB is completely optional. This board does not provide licensing, but it offers an extra certification to validate your knowledge. Click here to visit the ANWPB's website.

There is no internship available.

Withdrawal FAQs

What is the refund policy in the event I need to withdraw?

For Video and Book programs (prior to 2018):
Students who withdraw from their program of study within the first week will receive a 100% refund. Students who withdraw between 3-4 weeks from their enrollment date will receive a 50% refund. Students who withdraw after 4 weeks will not be eligible for a refund. All shipping and handling fees are non-refundable.

For Canvas Online Programs (beginning in 2018):
You will have one week from the beginning of your program to withdraw and receive a refund of paid tuition minus $150 administrative and technical fee. Tuition is $400 per course for each 4-week session that is completed or in progress beyond the cancellation period. Therefore, a student on a payment plan may have a remaining balance to satisfy at the time of withdrawal. A student that has paid in full at the time of enrollment will receive a prorated refund.

For the ZYTO program:
The refund amount will be paid tuition minus $150 administrative and technical fees plus $350 for the non-refundable, non-returnable ZYTO hand cradle. Tuition is $600 per course for each 4-week session that is completed or in progress beyond the cancellation period. Therefore, a student on a payment plan may have a remaining balance to satisfy at the time of withdrawal. A student that has paid in full at the time of enrollment will receive a prorated refund.

For the DesBio programs (MBIS & CLS):
You will have one week from the beginning of your program to withdraw and receive a refund of paid tuition minus $150 administrative and technical fee. Tuition is $450 per course for each 4-week session that is completed or in progress beyond the cancellation period. Therefore, a student on a payment plan may have a remaining balance to satisfy at the time of withdrawal. A student that has paid in full at the time of enrollment will receive a prorated refund.

Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for the refund to be issued.

How to I request a withdrawal from my program?

A withdrawal request must be submitted in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail). Refunds can take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. .

This is the ONLY way a student can be withdrawn from any program. Stopping payments or stopping course work will not withdraw a student from the program.

What is the refund policy in the event I need to cancel my live event registration?

To cancel your paid live event registration, you need to send an email to with this request. Please include why you need to cancel your registration. If you cancel your event 21 days or more prior to the start of the event, you are eligible for a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 21 days prior to the event, there is no refund available.

Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for the refund to be issued.

Book and Video On Demand FAQs

Are the Book and Video On Demand Programs Still Available?

No, our book and video programs have been discontinued and we are no longer accepting new enrollments. If you are a current student, you have until your program expiration date to finish your coursework.

Where can I find information about the instructors on the videos?

Click here to find out more about our instructors.

How long is each video?

The videos range anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours - depending on the topic of the class. Once the video is watched, students can then take the test. Some videos may be broken up in to several parts. You will only need to test once all of the videos are watched. You also only need to print the manual one time as it the information in the manual will cover all of the video.

Are classes released in a certain order in the video-based CHS, CNHP and ND programs?

The classes are released in numerical order by course number. The case study information will be released once all the other course work is completed and the balance on the account is paid in full.

I am in my account. How do I access a test?

If you are a current student in our Book or Video program, here is how you access tests (either online or downloadable PDF's):

1) Once you log in to your account, click on "TESTS" in the Menu Bar.
2) You will see your list of courses here. To take a test, click on "Begin" to the right of the course name to take the online test or click "Download PDF Test" to download and print the PDF test. Video based programs do not have a PDF Test option.
If you are a Canvas student, all tests will be completed in Canvas.

Is there a book needed for the video course?

There are no textbooks required for the video program. There is a manual that may be printed off and it follows along with the video.

How many total hours of video are part of the video on demand program?

The CNHP program (without the video ND program) contains approximately 35 hours. The ND video program (including CNHP) contains approximately 133 hours of video.

The hours are approximate and does not include the Position Paper (formerly known as the Dissertation) and case studies.

How long can I access the videos?

Once you are a graduate of the program, video access is unlimited! You can watch the videos over and over again for as long as you would like!

When I start a video, do I have to watch the entire video at one time?

When you start a video in the video program, you do not have to watch the entire video right away. You can start/stop/resume as often as necessary until the video is completely watched.

Do I have to take a test if I am enrolled in the video program?

A test is required to be completed once the video or videos are watched and are only available for online testing. Tests are open book and are not timed. The test is written from the video and manual. The minimum passing grade is 85%. Should a grade be less than 85%, a retake is required and the highest grade given is 85%.

Can I purchase access to one video at a time rather than enrolling in a full program?

At this time, videos are only available by enrolling in a full program.

I am ready to start a test online. Is it timed?

Tests are not timed. You can work on the tests at your own pace. There is a "Save and Close" option at the bottom of the screen that allows you to save your progress. You can resume your test at any time by logging in and clicking on "Resume Test" next to the course.

I do not want to take the test online. Can I download it?

Most of our tests have a PDF version. If you click on "MY TESTS", you should see both options for testing on each course - "Download PDF Test" and "Begin Test". Click on "Download PDF Test" and follow any prompts for the downloading process. The PDF test and the Online test are different. You will not be able to start the PDF test and transfer your answers to the Online test. The PDF test is only applicable to our traditional book-study programs and not available for the video on demand programs.

I don't want to take the test online and I do not want to download the test. Can the test be shipped to me?

Tests can be shipped to students for an additional fee of $10 per test. This is not applicable for the video on demand programs as tests are only accessible through online testing.

What do I do if I have a question on a test? Do you have instructors?

The Staff at Trinity School tries to help as much as possible. Most of our programs are completed by correspondence and are self-study programs. If you have a question on a test, contact Trinity School. We can guide you to the page where the answer may be located. We cannot, under any circumstance, give you the answer to the question. We are only able to help on a limited amount of questions because the tests are open book. This is at the discretion of the person grading the test.

Is it possible to fail a test? What do I have to do if I fail a test?

Book and Video Program: We require the minimum of an 85% or higher to pass a course in our book and video taught programs. If you score below an 85%, you will be required to resubmit your answers. Once you resubmit a test (by mail or online), the highest possible grade you can get is an 85%.

How do I submit a test if I am not completing the test online? Once I submit a test, how long will it take for me to get the results?

Follow the instructions at the beginning of each test. You can submit your test through the mail or by e-mail. Please scan and e-mail tests to Tests are not accepted via fax.

The Staff at Trinity School understands you are anxious to get the result of your test. We make every effort to get tests graded as quickly as possible. We are typically at a 1-2 week turn around time on grading tests and approximately 4-6 business weeks on Position Papers (formerly known as the Dissertation) and Case Studies.

We grade all tests, Position Papers and case studies in the order they are received. If you need to graduate by a certain date, please plan accordingly with the dates listed above.

Students also have the option to take their test live online through the student log in. Tests, in either format, are not timed.

I submitted my test online and I passed but how do I see what I missed?

Clicking on your grade will take you to your grade sheet. The grade sheet is where you will see what is missed, the answer you chose and the page number where the answer is found.

I submitted my test online but I did not pass. What should I do?

A new test will be created for you and you can begin working on this 24 hours after your original submission. There is no additional charge for the resubmission online. Students that need to resubmit the online test must retake the test online and this will be a whole new test (the PDF version of the test will not be accepted for grading for the resubmission). The highest grade you can receive on a resubmission is an 85%.

I submitted my test by mail/e-mail. How will I know my grade?

When a test is received at Trinity, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that it has arrived. Your test is entered in line for grading and graded in the order received. Once your test is graded, you will receive an e-mail letting you know which test was graded, the percentage received and the questions missed (if any).

I submitted my test by mail/e-mail and did not pass. What do I do?

Students that mail/e-mail their tests in for grading and do not pass have 2 options to retake their test.

The first option is to rework only the questions that were missed. These answers must be typed and returned by mail/e-mail, along with the required $25 resubmission fee.

The second option is to take the online test at no additional charge. With this option, a whole new test will be completed.

The highest grade given for a resubmission is an 85%.

What is the Position Paper (formerly known as the Dissertation)?

Students in the current ND program are required to complete a Position Paper (formerly known as the Dissertation, course SNH 501) and two case studies (SNH 510 and SNH 520). The Position Paper is a research paper that is required in the ND program. It must be a minimum of 25 pages, but no more than 50 pages. It must also be bound before submitting this for grading. We do send guidelines once a student's account is paid in full for the ND program.

We understand students are very anxious to hear the results of the Position Paper. We make every effort to get these graded in a timely fashion. It is not uncommon for the grading process to take a minimum of 4-6 business weeks. We are grateful to our students for their patience.

A notice for enrolled students:
If the course number for your Position Paper is SNH 501, the page requirements are 25-50 pages. For those students that require the Dissertation (course SNH 501) AND two case studies (SNH 510 and SNH 520), you may take the Practical Applications event to waive those requirements (CNHP will NOT waive the Position Paper with course number SNH501 and it will not waive the case study requirements). Position Paper information is released once the tuition balance is paid in full.

If the course number for your Position Paper is SNH 500, the page requirements are 45-75 pages. For those students that require the Position Paper (course SNH 500), the graduation in the CNHP program will waive the SNH 500 Position Paper requirement. To qualify, CNHP may be completed through Trinity School of Natural Health via distance learning or earned through CNHP.

The Position Paper is released to students once their account balance is paid in full. Case studies, if required in the program, are released once all the coursework is completed, including the Position Paper submitted for grading. The Position Paper is formerly known as the Dissertation.

Practicum FAQs

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How do I enroll in the program of my choice?

You can enroll both by phone or on our website. To register online, go to our programs page, find the program you would like to enroll in and click the "enroll now" button.

How do I recover a lost username or password?

Student Services Representative, Amy VanDevender, walks you through the process for resetting your Trinity student account username and/or password.