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. Completion of a minimum of the 200-hour Professional Level curriculum from an AIA recognized school will provide the educational requirement to sit for the Aromatherapy Registration Council’s registration examination.
Advanced Practitioner Level 3 Schools (Previously Clinical Level)
(minimum 400 hours of training)
Professional Level 2 Schools
(minimum 200 hours of training)
Foundation Level 1 School
(minimum 100 hours of training)
American College of Healthcare Sciences (Level 2 & 3)
Director: Dorene Petersen
Portland & Hawaii, USA
We Offer Accredited Online Degree and Certificate Programs in Holistic Health.
ACHS programs are among the few accredited programs in integrative health and wellness available in the U.S.
We offer programs perfect for anyone at any step of their education and career journey. Earn a Certificate in Aromatherapy and add this powerful healing modality to your arsenal of wellness tools. Help support your clients with a Diploma in Holistic Health or Herbal Studies. Earn a Certificate in Holistic Nutrition and learn the most up-to-date research in the art of nutritional healing. Complete our Master’s Degree in Herbal Medicine, and become a trusted authority in educating clients and consumers about a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness.
5005 S Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
81-958 Halekii St., Suite 5C, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy (Level 2) (2015)
Director: Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT
Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy offers a 200-hour Professional Program as well as a 300-hour Mastery Aromatherapy Certification Program designed to meet both the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) and the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) requirements. After completion of 200-hours of study a student is eligible to take the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam for National Registration.
Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy offers professional aromatherapy certification courses for health professionals, holistic retailers and those who have an interest in aromatherapy and natural healing.
We also offer a signature course of Integrative Medicine: Five Element Healing, Aromatherapy Teacher’s Training Program, and several other integrative wellness courses. We invite you to learn more about nature's pharmacy and natural healing methods.
Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy is also a Continuing Education Provider for the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy (NCBTMB), including New York.
Contact us: 888-276-6279 / outside the US 719-256-4759
Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies (Level 2 & 3) (2009)
Founder: Andrea Butje
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. All Aromahead Institute classes are taught on line.
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.
Call: 727-469-3134 for more information
Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies™ (Level 2 & 3) (2014)
British Columbia, Canada
Founder: Colleen Thompson
ESSENCE OF THYME COLLEGE OF HOLISITC STUDIES ADVANCED AROMATHERAPY PRACTITIONER PROGRAM
Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies offers two bi-annually updated comprehensive and evidence-based online Aromatherapy Certification Programs.
The Professional Level Online Program and the Master's Level Online Program were developed and are taught by Colleen Thompson - Registered Aromatherapist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of aromatherapy, product formulation, business and adult education, and by Dr. Kelly Ablard - Registered Aromatherapist Conservation Biologist with over 20 years of experience in the fields of scientific research, animal behaviour and aromatic plant conservation and sustainability.
The Professional Certification Level is 380 hours in length and covers anatomy and physiology, research, 48 essential oils, 27 carriers, emulsifiers and preservatives, hydrosols taught by Ann Harman, CO2 extracts taught by Madeleine Kerkhof, addiction and essential oils taught by Dr. Florian Birkmayer and Cathy Skipper, and product licensing requirements. A one-year Lab Aroma subscription is also included in the tuition.
The Master's Online Program is 315 hours in length, is research-focused and covers 47 essential oils, advanced hydrosols taught by Ann Harman, advanced CO2 extracts taught by Madeleine Kerkhof, presenter and publication skill development, and your choice of elective including either teacher training, product licensing or product formulation The Professional Level Program is a pre-requisite to the Master’s Level Program.
Graduates of the EOT programs have lifetime access to all educational resources and receive discounts to additional EOT programs. Learn more by visiting our FAQ or contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin right away!
Holistic Care Professional School (Level 3) (2015)
Director: Yukiko Shibata
Holistic Care Professional School (HPS) is the only school offering a two-year clinical aromatherapist course recognized by AIA as a Level Three in Japan. A one-year professional aromatherapist course is also available. HPS is a contact point for the M technique® practitioner and instructor certification in Japan. HPS offers other advanced courses such as a Reflexologist course. HPS gives lectures in many medical institutions, nursing colleges and medical schools to promote understanding about correct and safe clinical aromatherapy.
All courses and lectures are conducted in Japanese.
Contact email address: email@example.com
Shaktili Aromaterapia (Level 3) (2014)
Mexico City, Mexico
Director: Rebeca Ledersnaider
Shaktili Aromaterapia, AromAcademia, based in Mexico City, Mexico, offers a unique and specialized program in aromatherapy, in Spanish language, as well as courses that complement the work of the health professional. In addition, also offers courses and workshops for beginners, who want to incorporate aromatherapy in their everyday life . All classes are in person and online.
New York Institute of Aromatherapy (Level 1) (2021)
New York, USA
Founder: Amy Galper
Aromatherapy in Action Online Aromatherapy Certification Program
The New York Institute of Aromatherapy offers a Level One and Level Two Aromatherapy Certification Program, called “Aromatherapy in Action Online Certification Program” This Level One Professional Certification Course meets the requirements of both the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), and the Level Two Aromatherapy Certification Program meets the requirements of NAHA to be a Certified Professional Aromatherapist Level 2.
Additionally, Amy Galper, the school Founder and core instructor, offers an Aromatherapy Entrepreneur program, Teacher Training and Plant- Based Formulations courses for the Aromatherapist.
All classes feature The BL3ND Solution Framework™️, a proven method for blending essential oils and plant botanicals into safe and effective aromatic remedies and skincare products. Course content deep dives into the power of olfaction, aromatic phytochemistry and skincare product formulation.
Amy Galper is a NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist with over 20 years of experience as a successful Aromatherapy Entrepreneur, Teacher, Clean Beauty Product Developer and Author of 2 best selling books, Plant-Powered Beauty and The Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy.
IG: @ amygalper
200 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
Eclipse Living Essence Aromatherapy Centre (Level 3) (2021)
Perth, West Australia
Principle / Owner: Joanne Lang
Eclipse Living Essence Aromatherapy Centre (ELEAC) has been delivering aromatherapy training for 30 years. Based in Perth, West Australia ELEAC delivering professional aromatherapy training throughout the world, we offer a 100, hour level 1 certificate and a 450, hour Level 3 Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy course. Our training is evidence based, interactive and combines a wide variety of practical and theoretic skills to provide graduates with all the confidence and knowledge to enable them to work successful as an aromatherapist.
ELEAC also offer a wide range of short workshops which are advertised on our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as our website, or message us to register your interest.
Mobile: 0435 368664 (Australia)
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 curriculum 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.