Practitioners

These are fully qualified individual clinicians and practitioners holding a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) degree from a recognised Indian or Sri Lankan University or a Masters or Bachelors Degree or at least 3 years full time Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and who have completed their clinical internship requiring a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical training at a recognised Ayurvedic teaching hospital or training institute.

Conditions of the Practitioner Membership

Practitioner membership of the APA is conditional upon producing the following written evidence:

  • A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from a recognised Indian or Sri Lankan University or a holding one of the following degrees MA, MSc, MCM, BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) in Ayurvedic Medicine from or a recognised University outside India which has been professionally accredited or a 3 years full-time Diploma in Ayurveda by a recognised educational provider (minimum of 3600 hours contact hours of teaching).
  • At least 500 hours of clinical Internship at a recognised Ayurvedic teaching hospital or training clinic (certificate required).
  • Maintenance of Continual Professional Development (CPD) to ensure ongoing Professional competence.
  • Evidence of fluency in English language.
  • Evidence of current residence in the UK.
  • For overseas practitioners a valid evidence of permission to live and work in the UK.
  • Current UK registered professional indemnity insurance.
Ayur~ meaning Life. ~Veda meaning Science or Knowledge.