D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Board of Nursing (Nursing CE Education)
D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Board of Dietetics and Nutrition
D.C. Board of Massage Therapy
Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Massage Therapy)
Virginia Board of Nursing (Massage Therapy)
Continuing Education Approval:
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services, Inc.
Washington DC Board of Massage Therapy
The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider.
(NCBTMB individual providers are also approved within our program. The D.C. Board of Massage Therapy, the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the Virginia Board of Nursing recognize NCBTMB providers)
American Dietetics Association: D.C. and Maryland Chapters
(ADA approval recognized by the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. Board of Dietetics and Nutrition)
American Alternative Medical Association
Professional Organization Approval
American Association of Nutritional Consultants
Professional Provider Listing and Basic Requirements Renewed by American Reflexology Certification Board
Approved by the State of Maryland Higher Education Commission
For Continuing Education and a Certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy
Employment Services Licensed, Washington, D.C.
Under this license training classes can be provided to those listed with the service.
Certified Training Provider, Washington, D.C. Workforce Investment Council.
Working with the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services.
District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorcements:
- Education Services
- Apprenticeship Training
- Exam Preparation and Tutoring
- Educational Support Services
Educational Services Licensed, Washington, D.C.
(With continued approval by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Business Licensing Center)
Coaching Services/Prep Classes, Continuing Education, and Personal Growth and Development.
Laboratory Program Approval
Health Regulations Administration, District of Columbia Department of Health
Administering the Federal CLIA Laboratory Certification Approvals
Registration: (202) 237-7681
Director: Dr. Victoria K. Goldsten, HD
Integrative Homeopath, Holistic Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist
CLIA Certified, Washington DC
Accredited by: American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Maryland Instruction Sites:
Washington Institute at Knowles Appothecary Wellness Center, 10400 Connecticut Ave, Suite 305, Kensington, MD 20895, (301) 538-9540
Relaxing Alternatives Wellness Center, 235 Muddy Branch Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878,
Training Approval: The Institute is approved for continuing education in Maryland for Natural Health Care and Conventional Medicine Practitioners such as Nurses, Medical Doctors, Massage Therapists, Dieticians, Estheticians, Naturopaths, Alternative Medicine Practitioners, etc. Certificate of completions provided when all requirements are met. If you are not a health care professional and are looking for practitioner certification contact the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association. See below for details.
The Washington Institute is also approved to teach a Holistic Health/Naturopathy program in Maryland. A certificate of completion is offered upon completion. This program is approved under the exempt status.
Washington, D.C. Instruction Site and Administrative office:
5101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20016, (202) 237-7681
Training approval: The Washington Institute is Employment Services and Educational Services Licensed in Washington, D.C. The Institute offers Employment Training, Coaching Services/Prep Classes, Continuing Education, and personal growth and development workshops and seminars. The institute is also certified as a Training Provider through the Washington, D.C. Workforce Investment Council. Certificates of completion are offered to those enrolled with the agency division. Certification Examinations are also offered by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association, American Reflexology Certification Board, and the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. See below for further information on professional certification and training information.
Certification is available through classroom attendance, Distance Learning Education and Examination through the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association’s Chesapeake, VA division.
Contact the Administrative office at: (202) 686-8202. Upon becoming a member of the Association students are entitled to attend classes. This membership organization is approved by the Virginia Department of Education.
Certificates of Completions permitted by the American Dietetics Association (ADA) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Association (NCBTMB) approved providers.
Virginia Beach Location: 810 Kempsville Road #5
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Employment training and certification in natural health:
Contact the Holistic Services Agency (HSA) division of the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine (WINM) at: (202) 686-8202. To receive training as a member of the Agency a candidate must be placed in a temporary employment status position.
The Agency is Employment Services Licensed through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs of the District of Columbia (DCRA). This department (DCRA) approved the service contract offered by the WINM/HSA agency. Under this contract training classes are provided to those listed/contracted with the service and a certificate of completion is provided to the participants completing their training.
Nutritional Consultant Certification:
Certification through examination is available through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. For information contact Jen Martinez at (703) 508-2986
Certification is offered by the American Reflexology Certificaion Board. Call Dr. Jen Matrtinez for details at (703) 508-2986
Board Certification is available to graduates of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in natural health with the National Association of Drugless Practitiolners.
The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine and the Holistic Services Agency is a trade name under the Mt. Pleasant Natural Health Care Center Inc.