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Continuing Education (CE)

*60 minute training hours or the equivalent = 1 CE

Continuing Education credits (CEs) are required for those who wish to maintain their membership level with some aromatherapy organizations and/or their Registered Aromatherapist (RA) credential through the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC). The AIA requires 12 CEs annually for our Professional members and 20 CEs for our Advanced Practitioner members. The ARC requires 100 CEs over five (5) years for RA renewal.

The CE Providers listed below have submitted their courses for review by the AIA and are recognized for meeting the criteria for continuing education by the AIA Review Team. By attending a course offered by an AIA Recognized Provider means that your CEs from that course are preapproved for renewal credit with the AIA. Those certificates given at the end of courses recognized by the AIA Recognized CE Provider Program may bear the AIA Recognized CE Provider logo.

Note: Not all educational offerings by an AIA Recognized Provider may be recognized. Please check with the CE provider.

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Recognized CE Providers

The AIA is proud to present the providers listed here, as they have met the criteria for continuing education courses under AIA’s CE Provider recognition program. Continuing Education credits (CEs) opportunities are available through the following providers and educational programs:

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Naturopathic CE is an online continuing education provider for aromatherapists and other natural medicine practitioners. Courses are pre-approved, available instantly and on-demand, with lifetime access and certificates of completion available immediately. We offer courses in botanical medicine, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, pharmacology, ethics, and more. With instructors like Rhiannon Lewis, Timothy Miller, Ann Harman, Marco Valussi, Susan Parker, and many more!

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AIA approves applications from prospective providers with their own curriculum which are separate entities from AIA. AIA Recognized CE Providers have met the minimum criteria established by the AIA. However a provider 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 criteria established by the AIA. While AIA Recognized CE Providers are required to renew their offerings every two (2) years, the AIA does not independently audit AIA Recognized CE Providers curriculum in between filings. An individual with a concern regarding an AIA Recognized CE Provider may file a complaint with the AIA using the form provided online.

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Founded in 2006, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the professional organization representing aromatherapists.

AIA aims to increase awareness of and expand access to aromatherapists, help its members build successful practices, expand the body of aromatherapy research, and serve as a resource for members, the media and the public.

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