Here you will find all information about the INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training (Professional Training Course Code: HLTG54123). If you wish to become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, please click the tab 'Application Form' below, fill out the required fields and forward your application by pressing the 'SUBMIT' button. Your application will be registered with us and we forward the respective invoice to you. Once your payment has been made, you will receive the login details to the INFTA Learning Management System so you can resume your training straight away. Should you have any further question about the training, you can contact us any time. We are happy to help and make your Forest Therapy Guide Training as professional and rewarding for you as possible. Looking forward to receiving your application!
Extend your professional scope and become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide (FTG) accredited with the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA) (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG54123). INFTA-Certified FTGs perform a vital role in preventative and therapeutic health. The training is suited for allied health and medical practitioners, psychologists/psychotherapists, social/age-care workers and health or environmental specialists who are active in hospitals, spas, resorts, hotels, wellness centers or nature resorts, in Government departments, organisations, companies or in their own practice. INFTA’s training adheres to the International Core Curriculum for Forest Therapy (ICCFT) validated by experts from over 20 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia in 2017. The minimum duration of the INFTA FTG training is six months and comprises:
This INFTA FTG training allows you to resume your practicum right away at a location of your choice – no risky interstate or international travel needed!
Your six-months practicum is supervised by experienced mentors who are all equipped with tertiary qualifications and a high degree of expertise and professional attitude. Our mentors will guide you successfully through your practicum which you can conduct at your own pace. The minimum and recommended time to finish your practicum is six months. Should it become necessary, you may extend your practicum up to twelve months upon request at no extra costs.
To enhance your practical and theoretical skills in becoming an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide, you may also consider taking part at a five-day practical training workshop during or after your practicum. These are offered regularly in 2023 and 2024. Please contact us for further details.
This INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training is open to national and international applicants older than 25 years. The language of instruction is English.
The training requires that you have:
These requirements are necessary due to the nature and responsibilities of Forest Therapy Guides who have to be capable of leading diverse groups of people outdoors at different biospheres and locations. Next to proper insurance, such as Public Liability/Professional Indemnity, a current First Aid certificate and Certificate of Participation in Safe Food Handling Practices (required in Australia) is compulsory for each FTG trainee (which may be acquired separately from other training providers).
Our training utilizes the latest international research as compiled by INFTA in the International Handbook of Forest Therapy (edited by Kotte et al 2019) and focuses on the evidence-based aspects of Forest Therapy as a Public health practice. Hence, INFTA’s training aims at qualifying participants to be employed at the professional or academic level. As an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide you become part of an international community of FTGs and experts who form the national and international networks of the world’s peak body in this area, INFTA.
To become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, just complete and submit the Application Form. Once completed and the necessary payment has been made, you will receive your exclusive access to the INFTA Learning Management System to start your practicum right away. All you need is a functioning digital device (PC, laptop, notepad, smartphone etc. equipped with a common browser; all modern operating systems like OSX, Linux, Windows, iOS or Android are supported).
INFTA is looking forward to welcoming you to the INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training – the global professional standard.