Schedule and Tuition

All five herbal modules are offered online each year. Though students have the option of completing all five modules within a year, doing so is not necessary for certification. Moreover, online and on-site modules can be combined to complete the program, and modules do not have to be taken in any particular order. Each module offers five hours of wet lab demo and a total of 29-30 C.E. hours, approved by AAVSB RACE. Each online module grants online access to lab demos and lectures for four months. On-site modules run for three-and-a-half days on the Chi Campus.

The students may receive $200 discount and a total of 20 months online access if registering all 5 modules and pay the entire tuition upfront. 

2020/2021 Class

Module On-site Dates Online Dates Tuition
Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge online only
Available at your convenience $375
Respiratory and Cardiovascular online only 2020 OPEN ENROLLMENT
for 4 Months Online Distance Learning

online only
for 4 months Online Distance Learning
Dermatology/Oncology/Immune-Mediated Diseases online only
Sept 15 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
online only
for 4 Months Online Distance Learning

Feb 16 - June 16, 2021


Kidney/Geriatric/Urinary/Reproductive Feb 25-28, 2021 Dec 16, 2020 – April 16, 2021 

$300 Special Discount for Chi/IVMI graduates and $75 Credit for a future
Chi course registering by April 15th
Included with Herbal Module Tuition:

  • Digital binder of class notes (students may receive a hard copy version of the notes and binder via mail or on-site pick up for an additional $50)
  • Email mentorship with Dr. Xie and other members of the Chi team.

These benefits are available when you sign up for one of the $695 programs. Enrollment in the Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge program does not include these benefits.

Prerequisites and Additional Fees:
  • Application Fee: $100 (for new students only)
  • Herbal sample kit with at least 20 different herbs (and free shipping for online students)*: $50 per module
  • Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge: $375 (for students new to herbal medicine only)
  • TCVM Fundamental Theories Online 6 hrs: $100 (for students new to TCVM only)
  • Case report review and certification (one-time fee upon completion of all modules): $250
Payment Information:
  • Full tuition payment is due 30 days prior to the start of each module.
  • Save $200 if registering and paying full tuition for all five modules (online and on-site)!
  • A $50 late fee will be charged in addition to tuition for late payments made before the start of a module.
  • If you are a new student to the Chi Institute, a one-time, non-refundable $100 application fee is due upon registration.  Your seat in the class will not be confirmed until this fee has been paid in full.