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AAPNA is developing International Standards for Ayurvedic Education and Practice (ISAEP) where Ayurveda is not yet recognized and licensed.

Note: THIS IS A WORKING DOCUMENT

We need your support and feedback to develop standards and curriculum.

These guidelines are based on a model of training used by –

1. WHO (World Health Organization) Benchmarks for Training in Ayurveda

2. AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy), Government of India

3. AUCM (American University of Complementary Medicine), CA, USA

4. SCU (Southern California University of Health Sciences), CA, USA

5. KAA (Kerala Ayurveda Academy), WA, USA

6. NWA (New World Ayurveda), ME, USA

7. Middlesex University, London, UK

These guidelines can be modified according to the governing regulations of individual countries. 

AAPNA members can now avail themselves of the benefits of becoming a Registered Ayurvedic Professional. Registration is available for 2 years or 5 years.

Ayurvedic credentialing is provided to Vaidya, Professional, and Associate Professional Members of AAPNA.

Why should you join AAPNA?

1. Connect with other ayurvedic and integrative health professionals all over the world to share knowledge, enrich your existing practice, spread awareness of ayurveda and vedic sciences 
2. Apply for Professional Liability Insurance for AAPNA recognized professionals
3. Affordable membership fees with discounts for multiple years 
4. Receive a certificate of membership
5. Participate in academic conference calls twice a month
6. Be a teleconference call presenter
7. Apply for the AAPNA Annual Excellence in Ayurveda and Vedic science awards
8. Participate as a presenter at AAPNA's Annual International Ayurveda Conferences
9. Receive discounts on conference registration and other AAPNA events
10. Become Board Certified in Ayurveda according to your credentials
11. Submit your workshop, teachings and educational programs free of cost on the AAPNA's free community calendar
12. Participate in AAPNA organized charitable and humanitarian efforts
13. Submit your books, products and articles for endorsement and/or publication on the AAPNA website
14. Keep apprised of current news, inventions, and research in ayurveda
15. And much, much more to enrich your ayurvedic profession and lifestyle

Why should you become a registered ayurvedic professional?

1. Being a registered ayurvedic professional brings credibility to you and to your profession and to the ayurvedic profession at large.
2. Being a registered ayurvedic professional reflects uniformity in the standards of ayurvedic professional training and experience.
3. Various levels of registration provide standards for different scopes of practice within the field of ayurveda.
4. Becoming a registered ayurvedic professional lays the foundation for the licensing of ayurveda in countries where ayurveda is not licensed yet.

What are the benefits of registration?

Registered ayurvedic professionals:

1. Will have their business contact information posted on the AAPNA website.
2. Will receive referrals through AAPNA
3. Will receive a 10% discount on registration fees for AAPNA's international conferences
4. Will receive a 10% discount on conference audio CDs / video DVDs / PPT- CDs.
5. Will be able to participate in AAPNA book writing projects
6. Will receive priority when applying as presenters for AAPNA organized conferences
7. Will have the opportunity to participate in special sessions of AAPNA conferences
8. Will be authorized to use the AAPNA logo on their websites, promotional literature, brochures, media, etc.

Registration Requirements:

• Must be a member of AAPNA
• 2 year registrants must complete 20 CE every 2 years
• 5 year registrants must complete 50 CE every 5 years
• Supporting documentation will be required

Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner (RAP)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship (or)

b. 750 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + 250 hours of allied ayurvedic health related training programs such as Yoga, Jyotish, Meditation, Panchakarma, Massage Therapy (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + 3 years of active ayurvedic clinical practice (or)

d. 500 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + bachelor's degree or higher + be a licensed health professional

Registered Ayurvedic Clinician (RAC)

a. 3000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship (or) BAMS or equivalent ayurvedic training including clinical internship (or)

b. 2000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + 1 year of active ayurvedic practice + 500 hours of allied ayurvedic health related training programs such as Yoga, Jyotish, Meditation, Panchakarma, Massage Therapy (or)

c. 1000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship with 3 years of active ayurvedic practice (or)

d. 1000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + bachelor's degree or higher + be a licensed health professional

Registered Ayurvedic Specialist (RAS)

a.5000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship (or) MS-Ayurveda / MD-Ayurveda or PhD-Ayurveda (or)

b. BAMS or equivalent ayurvedic training including clinical internship + 3 years of active ayurvedic practice (or)

c. 3000 hours ayurvedic training including clinical internship + 3 years of active ayurvedic practice (or)

d. 2000 hours of ayurvedic training including clinical internship + bachelor's degree or higher + be a licensed health professional

Note:
BAMS or equivalent or higher degree ayurvedic professionals who will be practicing or teaching ayurveda in a country where ayurveda is not licensed or regulated are required to have a minimum 100 hours orientation program. This orientation program is provided by RAC & RAS credentialed professionals.

AYURVEDIC SPECIALIZATIONS

Registered Panchakarma Therapist (RPT)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic panchakarma training including clinical internship (or)

b. 500 hours of ayurvedic panchakarma training including clinical internship + 500 hours ayurvedic training / Licensed Massage Therapist (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic panchakarma training including clinical internship + 3 years of active ayurvedic clinical practice

Registered Ayurvedic Nutritionist (RAN)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic food and nutrition training (or)

b. 500 hours of ayurvedic food and nutrition training + 500 hours ayurvedic training / Licensed or Registered Dietician (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic food and nutrition training + 3 years of active ayurvedic clinical practice

Registered Ayurvedic Herbalist (RAH)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic herbalism training with clinical internship (or)

b. 500 hours of ayurvedic herbalism training with clinical internship + 500 hours ayurvedic training (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic herbalism training with clinical internship + 3 years of active ayurvedic clinical practice

Registered Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (RAYT)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic yoga training with clinical internship (or)

b. 500 hours of ayurvedic training with clinical internship + 500 hours yoga training (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic training with clinical internship + 200 hours yoga training + 3 years of active ayurvedic yoga practice

Registered Ayurvedic Spa Therapist (RAST)

a. 1000 hours of ayurvedic spa training with clinical internship (or)

b. 500 hours of ayurvedic training with clinical internship + 500 hours aesthetician training  (or)

c. 500 hours of ayurvedic training with clinical internship + 200 hours spa training + 3 years of active ayurvedic spa practice

This is a working document and is reviewed and supported by the following professionals:

  1. Aayam Gupta, BAMS, RAS, Indian Cultural Sub-Centre (Girmit Premises), Lautoka, Fiji
  2. Ajit Singh, BAMS, Director, Planet Ayurveda, Oakland, New Zealand
  3. Anila Pillai, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS - San Francisco, CA, USA
  4. Anita Silver, PhD, CNC, Director, Sankalpa Institute of Health and Wellness, Honolulu, HI, USA
  5. Archana Kulkarni, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, RAS, Norwalk, CT, USA
  6. Aradhana Rotkar, BAMS, RAC, Freemont, CA, USA
  7. Ashwinikumar Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Director, Clinical Research & Integrative Medicine, MRC-KHS, Mumbai, India 
  8. Ajay Kiri, MD, Medical Director, Integrative Health Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  9. Amitabh Gumman, BAMS, MD, PhD, LAc. RAS, Director, Harmony Healing Center, OK, USA
  10. Anita Reddy, MBBS, DGO, DPH, PhD-Ayu, Senior Gynocologist, Mumbia Munical Corporation, Mumbai, India
  11. Aneesha Holaday, BSc, RN, RAP, Founder & Director, According to Ayurveda TV, WA, USA
  12. Anupama KizhakkeVeettil, BAMS, MOAM, PhD (C), Assistant Professor, Southern University of Health Sciences (SCHS), CA, USA
  13. Asavari Manvikar, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
  14. Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, NC, RAS, Director, Ayurveda For Healing, IL, USA
  15. Bharath Vaidya, BAMS, MD, President, Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, CO, USA
  16. Bharathi Venkatachalapathy, BAMS, RAS, Artecia, California, USA
  17. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, Director, Dinacharya Institute, New York, USA
  18. Bhushan Bhavsar, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MBA, PGDTCM, Mumbai, India
  19. Christine Maria Gross, CAHP, RRPr, RAP, Director, Portal Wisdom Healing Arts, Canada
  20. C.P. Asghar, BAMS, Director, Green Ayur Hospital, Mahe, Kerala State, India
  21. Daniel Rieders, MD, Heart Rhymes Associates, PA, Ocala, FL, USA
  22. Dave Lesinski, MA, RAP, Director, Modern Ayurveda, Encinitas, CA, USA
  23. Denise Tarasuk, ND, MA-Ayu, RN, RAS, Campbell, CA, USA
  24. Denise O’Dunn, CAP, LMT, E-RYT-500, President & Founder, Balance and Bliss, Inc. Tampa, FL, USA
  25. Deodatta Badlikar, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Dean, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Ayurveda and Research Institute, Mumbai, India
  26. Dhanadha Kulkarni, BAMS, Director, Soham Ayurveda Yoga Wellness Center, CA, USA
  27. Dhanraj Shetty, BAMS, RAS,  Bangalore, India
  28. Don Diggs, L.c., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H., Dipl.O.M. Co-Founder, Center for Health & Wellness, Bethesda, MD, USA
  29. Govind Reddy, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Assistant Director (Incharge), RRA Podar Ayurveda Cancer Research Institute, Worli, Mumbai, India
  30. Gopinathan Nair, President, Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda Co. Ltd, USA
  31. Harinath M. Jha, BSAM, MD-Ayu, RAS, Director, Ayurveda Sankul, Anand, Gujarat State, India
  32. Hemant Gupta, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Director, Shree Maa Ayurveda Institute, Ottawa, Canada
  33. Indu Arora, RAC, ERYT, Director, Yog Sadhna, IL, USA
  34. Jaisri M. Lambert, RAC, Director, Ayurveda Seminars, British Columbia, Canada
  35. Jaideep Kumar, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, MPH, Sirsa, Haryana, India
  36. Jageshwar Nath Mishra, PhD-Ayu, RAS, Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, India
  37. Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Chairman, Ayurveda Department, American University of Complementary Medicine (AUCM), CA, USA
  38. Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS, RAS, Director, Kerala Ayurveda, WA, USA
  39. JLN Sastry, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Director, Sri Dhanwantari Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  40. Kanubhai Patel, BAMS, Director, Ayurvedic Herbal Care Ltd. London, UK
  41. Lina Thakar, BAMS, RAS, Director, Ayurveda Wellness Center and Holistic Spa, PA, USA
  42. Lorraine Mayberry, CMT, ERYT-500, RAE, Pennsylvania, USA
  43. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, LMT, DYA, RAS, Co-Director, Ayurvedic Healing, CA, USA
  44. Martha Harkey, PhD, R Ph, DAS, Hawaii, USA
  45. Manjula Paul, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS, Director, Sound Shore Ayurveda Center, New York, NY, USA
  46. Mansukh Mangukiya, BAMS, Surat, Gujarat State, India
  47. Michael Dick, MA, Director, Dhanwantari Ayurveda Center, Leesburg, FL, USA
  48. Nipesh Patel, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Director, Charak Health Center, Surat, Gujarat State, India
  49. N.V. Krishnamurthy, BAMS, MD-Ayu, DNY, PhD, President, Global Alliance Of Traditional Health Systems (GATHS), India
  50. Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, Maharishi Ayur-Veda Expert, IA, USA
  51. Narender Pati, RPh, CAS, DAS, Director, International Wellness Foundation, TX, USA
  52. Nina Molin, MD, Integrative Medicine Physician, Registered Ayurvedic Clinician, Canyon Ranch Lenox, MA, USA
  53. Nitin Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Director, Good Life Ayurveda, Toronto, Canada
  54. Naveen Gupta, BAMS, Director, Master Classes of Ayurveda, Belgium
  55. Paresh Chougule, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu-Scholar, Sangli, Maharastra, India
  56. Patricia Layton, Director, Bhavana Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda, IL, USA
  57. Paul Dugliss, MD, RAC, Director, New World Ayurveda, ME, USA
  58. Poornima Krishnamurthy, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Scholar, Co-Director, Abhijna International Academy of Ayurveda and Yoga, Mysore, India
  59. Pragathi Hegde, BAMS, RAC, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  60. Prasanth Shivarudrayya, BAMS, MS-Ayu, PhD-Ayu,RAS,  Director, ARTH Wellness Center, Bengaluru, India
  61. Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MPH, Ayurvedic Specialist, Zanjabee Integrative Medicine & Primary Care, MA, USA
  62. Priya Punjabi, BAMS, Ayurvedic Specialist, Director, Ultimate Ayurveda Health Clinic, New Zealand
  63. Preeti Rammohan, BAMS-Student, Kala Bhairav Ayurvedic College, Bangalore, India
  64. Raj Mann, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS, Medical Officer-Ayurveda, Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi, India
  65. Ram Tamang, BAMS, RAS, Director, Healing Gardens, CA, USA
  66. Rammohan Rao, PhD, CAS, RAC, Associate Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Ageing, Novato, CA, USA
  67. Ranvir Pahwa, PhD, RAC, Director, RP’s Alternative Health Center, Saskatoon, Canada
  68. Ravindra B. Khadilkar, BAMS, RAS, Director, Suprajan Research Center, Pune, India
  69. Rhonda Egidio, PhD, RAP, Professor and Director REACH College of Education- Michigan State University, MI, USA
  70. Richaritha Gundlapalli, MD, Chicago, IL, USA
  71. Ritu Bhalla, BAMS, LMT, MTI, Ayurvedic Specialist, Prana Ayurvedic Spa and Yoga Center, Dallas, TX, USA
  72. Ritu Narang, BAMS, MD-Ayu (Scholar), Jammu Ayurveda Research Institute, Jammu University, Jammu, India
  73. Rosemary Robinson, Director, Done with Diabetes, Berkley, CA, USA
  74. Rucha Kelkar, BAMS, MPT, Director, Ayur Bliss, CA, USA
  75. Sachin Nandedkar, BAMS, DYA, Co-Director, Ayurvedamrita Clinic, Pune, India
  76. Sandra Lavangeles, RAP, Director, Sattva Health and Wellness, ME, USA
  77. Sangamesh B. Kottur, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Professor, Sharir Kriya, NKJ Ayurvedic College, Bidar, Karnataka State, India
  78. Sanjay Chhajed, BAMS, MD-Ayu, CEO, Baba Ramdeo Institute of Ayurved, Mumbai, India
  79. Sanjiv Reddy Timmareddy, BHMS, Medical Officer, Department of AYUSH, Governemnt of Karantaka State, India
  80. Satyanarayana Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Medical Officer (Ayurveda), Delhi, India
  81. Seema Sadanandan, BAMS, TN, USA
  82. Shanthy Jayakumar, DAMS, RAC, LMT, Director, Harisa Massage Therapy & Ayurvedic Wellness Center, Amherst, New York, USA
  83. Shashi Agarwal, MD, FACC, FCCP, FRSM, FAAIM, East Orange, NJ, USA
  84. Shashinath M. Jha, RAE, Director, Nutan Herbal Products, Anand, Gujarat State, India
  85. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, E-RYT-500, RAS, Director, Ojas, LLC - Ayurveda Wellness Center, PA, USA
  86. Somesh Kaushik, BAMS, MPH, ND, MPA, E-RYT-500, C0-Director, Dr. Kaushik’s Naturopathic and Ayurvedic Clinic, New York, NY, USA
  87. Sonia Masocco, LDT, CH, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  88. Snehalata Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Medical Officer-Ayurveda, Delhi, India
  89. Subhash Ranade, PhD-Ayu, Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India
  90. Susan Niedzielski, MA, RAP, Brooklyn, MI, USA
  91. Suchitra Patil, BAMS, Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India
  92. Sudhakar Petkar, BAMS, RAS, Professor, SST Ayurvedic Medical College, Sangamner, Maharastra State, India
  93. Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS, Co-Director, Ayurvedic Healing, CA, USA
  94. Sujatha Reddy, BAMS, LPC, RAS, New Albany, OH, USA
  95. Sujata Shah, RAE, Co-Director, The Healing Gardens of Ayurveda LLC, CA, USA
  96. Sunanda Ranade, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Vice-Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India
  97. Sunita Tarkunde, BAMS, RN, RAS, Director, Huston Ayurveda, Houston, TX, USA
  98. Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS, Cork City, Ireland
  99. Sweety Walia, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Jallandhar, Punjab, India
  100. Tanuja Gokhale, BAMS, Pune, Maharastra State, India
  101. Tara Lee Clasen, CAS, LMT, Bent, OR, USA
  102. Tirun Gopal, MD, DAy, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA
  103. TJ Williams, Founder & Director, Global Ayurveda, Norfolk, VA, USA
  104. Umangi Patel, BAMS, RAC, PG Dip Yoga, Schaumburg, IL, USA
  105. Venkata Narayana Joshi, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, RAS, Faculty Member-Ayurveda, Middlesex University, London, UK
  106. Vijay Jadhav, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Director, Tathagath Ayurved Research Foundation, Pune, India
  107. Vijay Jain, MD, RAC, Medical Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, FL, USA
  108. Virupaksha, BSc, BAMS, Medical Officer (Ayurveda), Government Ayurvedic Dispensary, Karnataka, India
  109. Vivek Shanbhag, BAMS, MD-Ayu, ND, Director, GAYA-THRI, Goa, India                  
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AAPNA is developing Board Certification in Ayurveda for

Registered Ayurvedic Professionals

Note: THIS IS A WORKING DOCUMENT

We need your support and feedback to develop board certification in ayurveda

Benefits of Board Certification in Ayurveda:

1. Earning certification from AAPNA represents a significant professional achievement.

2. AAPNA certification makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by professional organizations and the public.

3. Be listed in AAPNA's directory of Board Certified Ayurvedic Professionals search engine, which will be accessible on the AAPNA website.

4. Be eligible to participate in board examination development activities

5. Be eligible to serve on AAPNA academic, clinical, and research committees

6. Be eligible to serve on the AAPNA  Board Development Committee for appointment to the AAPNA Board as a Professional Member

AAPNA certification allows to:

1. For USA registered ayurvedic professionals:

To proudly designate themselves as “board certified” from AAPNA in USA according to the credential(s) earned, and to use one or more of the following designations:

a. Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (BCAP)

b. Board Certified Ayurvedic Clinician (BCAC)

c. Board Certified Ayurvedic Specialist (BCAS)

d. Board Certified Panchakarma Therapist (BCPT)

e. Board Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist (BCAN)

f. Board Certified Ayurvedic  Herbalist (BCAH)

2. For international registered ayurvedic professionals:

To proudly designate themselves as “board certified in USA” from AAPNA according to the credential(s) earned, and to use one or more of the following designations:

a. Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner - BCAP (USA)

b. Board Certified Ayurvedic Clinician - BCAC (USA)

c. Board Certified Ayurvedic Specialist - BCAS (USA)

d. Board Certified Panchakarma Therapist - BCPT (USA)

e. Board Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist - BCAN (USA)

f. Board Certified Ayurvedic  Herbalist - BCAH (USA)

AAPNA will conduct Board Certification Examinations for Registered Ayurvedic Practitioners (RAP), Registered Panchakarma Therapist (RPT), Registered Ayurvedic Nutritionist (RAN), Registered Ayurvedic Herbalist (RAH),  Registered Ayurvedic Clinicians (RAC) and Registered Ayurvedic Specialists (RAS)

The Board examination will consists of 50 multiple choice questions for various registered ayurvedic professionals.  Among 50 questions, 80 % (40 questions) should be answered correctly.  The successful registered ayurvedic professionals will be awarded board certification in their respective category.  Registered ayurvedic professionals can appear for several board examinations in their respective field.

Board Examiners:

1. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, LMT, ERYT, RAS

2. Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS, RAS

3. Rammohan Rao, PhD, CAS, ERYT, RAC

Board Certification Question Bank Contributing Experts:

1. JLN Sastry, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

2. G. Prabhakar Rao, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

3. Satyanarayana Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

4. Venkata Narayana Joshi, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - United Kingdom

5. Ranvir Pahwa, PhD - Saskatoon, Canada

6. Rammohan Rao, PhD, CAS, RAC - California, USA

7. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, ERYT - Pennsylvania, USA

8. Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD-Ayu - Ireland, Croatia

9. Ram Tamang, BAMS, California, USA

10. Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MPH - Massachusetts, USA

11. Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, NC - Illinois, USA

12. Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS, RAS - Washington, USA

13. Paul Dugliss, MD, RAC - ME, USA

14. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, MAOM, PhD (C) - California, USA

15. Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, MD-Ayu - California, USA

16. Prashanth Shivarudraiah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Director, ARTH - Ayurvedic Health Center, Bangalore, India

17. Vijay Jain, MD, FCCP, RAC, Medical Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, Salts Springs, FL, USA

18. Ajit Singh, BAMS, Director, Planet Ayurveda, Oakland, New Zealand 

AAPNA is developing Fellowship in Ayurveda for Registered Ayurvedic Professionals

Note: THIS IS A WORKING DOCUMENT

We need your support and feedback to develop fellowships in ayurveda.

Benefits of Fellowships in Ayurveda:

1. Earning a fellowship from AAPNA represents a significant professional achievement.

2. Being an AAPNA fellow makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by professional organizations and the public.

3. Be listed in AAPNA's directory of Fellows in Ayurveda search engine, which will be accessible on the AAPNA website.

4. Be eligible to participate in board examination development activities

5. Be eligible to serve on AAPNA's academic, clinical, and research committees

6. Be eligible to serve on the AAPNA Board Development Committee for appointment to the AAPNA Board as a Professional Member

AAPNA fellowship allows to:

To proudly designate themselves as a “Fellow of American Ayurveda” from AAPNA in USA according to the credential(s) earned, and to use one or more of the following designations:

a. Fellow of American Ayurvedic Practitioners (F.A.A.P.)

b. Fellow of American Ayurvedic Clinicians (F.A.A.C.)

c. Fellow of American Ayurvedic Specialists (F.A.A.S.)

d. Fellow of American Panchakarma Therapists (F.A.P.T.)

e. Fellow of American Ayurvedic Nutritionists (F.A.A.N.)

f. Fellow of American Ayurvedic Herbalists (F.A.A.H.)

Criteria for Fellowships:

Registered ayurvedic professionals must submit a minimum of 1000 words article / clinical case study / research papers for peer review. Upon approval, candidates will be be awarded fellowship(s) in their respective field(s). The articles / clinical case studies / research papers will be posted on the AAPNA website.

Fellowship Peer Review Experts:

1. JLN Sastry, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

2. G. Prabhakar Rao, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

3. Satyanarayana Dornala, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - India

4. Venkata Narayana Joshi, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu - United Kingdom

5. Ranvir Pahwa, PhD - Saskatoon, Canada

6. Rammohan Rao, PhD, CAS, RAC - California, USA

7. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, ERYT - Pennsylvania, USA

8. Suresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD-Ayu - Ireland, Croatia

9. Ram Tamang, BAMS, California, USA

10. Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MPH - Massachusetts, USA

11. Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, NC - Illinois, USA

12. Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS, RAS - Washington, USA

13. Paul Dugliss, MD, RAC - ME, USA

14. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, MAOM, PhD (C) - California, USA

15. Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MAOM (C) - California, USA

16. Prashanth Shivarudraiah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Director, ARTH - Ayurvedic Health Center, Bangalore, India

17. Vijay Jain, MD, FCCP, RAC, Medical Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, Salts Springs, FL, USA

18. Ajit Singh, BAMS, Director, Planet Ayurveda, Oakland, New Zealand 

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What Our Professionals Say:

"I believe this is a good process, as this occurs for similar associations as oriental medicine and massage".

"I approve of the differentiation for standards of education and practice. I believe this is necessary in moving Ayurveda forward in other professional forums".

"We know that RAP, RAC and RAS are progressive levels with comprehensive Ayurveda practice whereas RPT, RAN and RAH as allied specialties."

"Great work Shekhar. You should be commended for the phenomenal work you are doing".

"You are doing something really amazing. What Seva you do in supporting those with passion for Ayurveda".

"This is wonderful job.! Great!"

"At present there are several teaching programs which differe from country to country and from one Institution to other. AAPNA's efforts to set up International Standards for Ayurvedic Education and Practice is most important. To achieve this experts from all over the world must exchange their views and make joint effort to form syllabus that will be accpeted by all. Similarly the same type of efforts also should be made to standardize the Ayurvedic practice all over the World"

"Currently there are various programs of Ayurveda teaching and the practice of Ayurveda also differs from country to country. AAPNA efforts to standardizing Ayurvedic Education and Practice is extremely essential in today's scenario".

"What a massive effort in making this website how do you manage your time we all have 24 hours per day god bless you all and specially Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, where do you derive such immense energy from , merely reading this website made me so tired and drained all my energy , then creating it must have been about 100000000 times more energy draining.  No furthur kudos but your passion can be clearly seen , once again god bless you my dear"

"I really appreciate you creating AAPNA  - feels inviting and really needed at this time here in USA"

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