The AIA is proud to present the schools listed here, as they have met the criteria for the following levels of training under AIA’s school recognition program. Click Here to learn about the school recognition program.
Clinical Level Schools (minimum 400 hours of training)
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Professional Level Schools (minimum 200 hours of training)
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Foundation Level School (minimum 100 hours of training)
The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy (Colorado)
Information About American College of Healthcare Sciences
ACHS is the only nationally accredited, AIA Level II and III professional clinical aromatherapy training available in the United States. ACHS offers specialized training in aromatherapy chemistry, along with a wide variety of online, professional holistic health certificate and diploma programs. ACHS also offers the only accredited AAS with an aromatherapy major and MS in CAM degree with a graduate level course in aromatherapy in the United States. CEUs are available for many health professionals including Registered Aromatherapists (RA), RNs and LMTs.
Contact Admissions at www.achs.edu to apply for the next intake or more information.
Call 800-487-8839 for more information.
Information About Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies
Aromahead Institute offers a 235-hour and 400-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program designed to meet both the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) requirements, respectively. Additionally the Institute offers a 5-day Teacher Training Program, a Business Class, and several Advanced Workshops in Essential Oil Chemistry and Medicinal Blending. Aromahead Institute also offers most of their classes online as well as in-person in Ithaca, NY.
All classes provide an in-depth exploration into the art and science of essential oil therapies. Andrea Butje is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Provider. In additional, all programs are approved in New york and Florida for CEU’s in Massage Therapy.
Information about West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy Inc.
Beverley Hawkins, RA, DiSPE, NCTMB, BFRP
The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy’s flexible home study programs allow students to choose how far they wish to progress with their studies. Aromatherapy 101 (170 hour program) is where everyone starts. Those wishing to become Professional Aromatherapists continue with Aromatherapy 201 (440 hours program). The Full Professional Program (Aromatherapy 101 and 201) is 610 hours and graduates are eligible to join the AIA as Clinical Members.
The Aromatherapy 301 course (120 hours) and the 3 day massage intensive are offered in a classroom setting, as are the different monthly workshops. Also available: Aroma Massage DVD and several E-Books.
Information about The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy
Linda Smith, RN, MS, HNC, HTCP, HTSM-CP/I, CCA
The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy (ISHA) offers a 300 hour course recognized by AIA as a Level One – Foundation Level Course. This course entails three courses, six teleseminars, homework booklets to be completed on the required reading, a written research paper, business plan, and written exams. Various models of aromatherapy are presented as students learn both the art and science of essential oils. Our program uniquely integrates aromatherapy with energy healing.
Information about Stillpoint Studies…School of Essential Oils and Energetics
Joy Musacchio and Cynthia Brownley
Stillpoint Studies…School of Essential Oils and Energetics offers a 235-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program. In addition Stillpoint Studies offers The Power of One Drop Aromatherapy Workshops for the general public and health professionals. Students learn the chemistry and energetics of essential oils through exciting and intensive curriculums in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.
Joy and Cynthia both hold their Masters in Education, are Certified Clinical Aromatherapists and are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Providers.
Call 928-301-8699 for more information
Stillpoint Courses and Workshops
AIA approves applications from prospective schools with their own curriculum which are separate entities from AIA. AIA Recognized Schools have met the minimum curriculum guidelines as established by the AIA for each level. However a school may choose to teach curriculum over and above the AIA guidelines. AIA does not expressly endorse any curriculum or teachings that are outside the minimum curriculum guidelines established by the AIA. While AIA Recognized Schools are required to submit curriculum changes and/or additions upon renewal or re-filing of their listing(s), the AIA does not independently audit AIA Recognized School curriculums in between filings. An individual with a concern regarding an AIA Recognized School may file a complaint with the AIA using the form provided online.