Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs
Certification Requirements for Forest Therapy Guides
Purpose of Certification:
To provide a professional guide training that establishes a solid set of evidence-based knowledge and skills to:
6. Facilitate/Guide: With approval from your mentor, lead at least 5 walks with a minimum of four participants per walk. Your mentor will attend at least one of your walks if geographically possible.
7. Evaluation & Review:
8. Granting of Certificate by Association, and Certification Ceremony with Mentor. Payment of 2nd half of Guide Member fee.
9. Guide shinrin-yoku forest therapy walks on own, with continuation of mentoring as needed.
A few benefits of certification include:
Note: the Certification Process and Standards are subject to periodic review and modification.