Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

*60 minute training hours or the equivalent = 1 CPD

Continuing Professional Development credits (CPDs) 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 CPDs annually for our Professional members and 20 CPDs for our Advanced Practitioner members. The ARC requires 100 CPDs over five (5) years for RA renewal. 

The CPD 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 CPDs from that course are preapproved for renewal credit with the AIA. Those certificates given at the end of courses recognized by the AIA Recognized CPD Provider Program may bear the AIA Recognized CPD Provider logo.

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

Continuing Education Providers

Continuing Professional Development credits (CPDs) opportunities are available through the following providers and educational programs: 

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Recognized CPD Providers

The AIA is proud to present the providers listed here, as they have met the criteria for continuing education courses under AIA’s CPD Provider recognition program. 

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