Ayurvedic Practitioner


The Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner is an individual with the training of preventive healthcare, nutrition, lifestyle pathology & disease management through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices.

Examination Requirements

In order to take the Ayurvedic Practitioner Exam the following requirements must be accomplished first:

  • Complete the Educational Requirements of 1500-2500 hours as laid out in the AP Educational Outline for Competencies. Download AP Outline →

  • Provide proof of education that meets the guideline standards.

  • Full payment of $450 due at time of registration.

  • If you would like to become a member of NAMA after you take the official exam (with the fee of $450) a $100 credit will be applied to your membership fees. NAMA website →

Examination Requirements

  • The exam holds approximately 100 questions.

  • All questions are in multiple choice format.

  • Test takers have 150-minutes to complete the exam.

  • The exam is taken online. There are multiple exam sites available internationally, with the option to take the exam from your home provided you meet technical and security requirements.

Ayurvedic practitioner Study Guide

The NAMACB has developed a study guide for the AP. These are offered free of charge to those wanting to take the exam.

Download AP Study Guide →