Membership Types and Benefits

As a member of AIA you are a part of an international network of educated aromatherapists. Whether you want to attend educational and networking events, or explore opportunities and articles within our website or within our community of like-minded professionals, make the most of your AIA membership through its offerings to grow professionally and to reach out to the world. All membership categories enjoy these benefits.  Details of all membership types are listed below.

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Join Now as an Advanced Practitioner
Join Now as a Business Member

Associate Member: $ 95.00

Applicant has interest in the field or is a student enrolled in an Aromatherapy certification program. 

Membership benefits include:

-Voting member
-Monthly educational webinars
-Wall-Display Membership Certificate
-Wallet membership card
-Continuing Professional Development credit opportunities
-Monthly eNewsletter and announcements
-Access to "members only" website; (research database, special recordings, and information)
-Essential Oils Information booklet
-Listing in the membership directory
-Discounted registration for AIA Conferences
-Membership discount program (from participating companies)
-Use of AIA Associate Member Logo
-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA
-Discounted advertising rates in Monthly eNewsletter and conference proceedings manual


Professional Member: $125

Applicant has completed a minimum of 200 hours of documented and verifiable instruction in aromatherapy and 12 CPD credits per year. 

Membership benefits include:

-Voting member
-Monthly educational webinars
-Wall-Display Membership Certificate
-Wallet membership card
-Continuing Professional Development credits, as applicable
-Monthly eNewsletter and announcements
-Access to "members only" website; (research database, special recordings, and more information)
-Essential Oil Information booklet
-Listing in the membership directory
-Discounted registration for AIA Conferences
-Membership discount program (from participating companies)
-Use of the AIA Professional Member logo
-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA
-Discounted advertising rates in Monthly eNewsletter and conference proceedings manual
-Post your events and educational programs on the Member Events Calendar and via AIA's social media outlets
-Discounted membership through ABMP (includes professional liability insurance for practitioners and all the membership benefits of ABMP including discounts for hotels, rental cars, and professional business services)
-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA
-Listing in our “Find an Aromatherapist” program
-Eligible to serve on AIA Committees and Board of Directors


APAIA (Advanced Practitioner) formerly “Clinical Member of AIA” - $155 per year ($25 Application Fee)

The applicant has completed 400 hours of documented and verifiable instruction in aromatherapy. The advanced practitioner candidate must complete a special application which is approved by the Board. 

The Education Committee has established the guidelines for various levels of aromatherapy training at the Advanced Practitioner Level (APAIA). For those who are currently studying or planning to achieve this level, the AIA offers a new level of membership. Requirements for the APAIA will be the same. 

Membership benefits include:

-All Benefits of Professional Member
-Listing on our “Find an Aromatherapist” program
-Eligible to apply for AIA Research Grants (as available)
-Discounts to other databases for research and tools for the clinical practitioner. Offerings include:
   --50% off the set up fee for Aromahead's Component Database ($300 $150 set-up/$75 annual renewal)
   --50% off the Quintessential Research Database (£210 £105 through 1/5/17)


Business Member

 The applicant is a business directly associated with aromatherapy and has demonstrated support of the goals and objectives of AIA. 

1 member $310
2-3 member $610
4-5 member $1210

-All Benefits of a Professional Member


Honorary Member

The Board of Directors may designate or award honorary membership to an individual who’s contributions to AIA and the aromatherapy profession are worthy of recognition and reward. 

-All Benefits of a Professional Member

 


Events Calendar Details

As a member of AIA you have the exclusive benefit of having your programs and events posted on the Events Calendar.

Send your details and contact information to [email protected] and we will post your event to the web calendar within a week.

Please provide the following information:

(For ideas about what to include, visit the Events Calendar page.)

  • Title of Program
  • Date(s) and time(s)
  • Instructor
  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Description
  • Registration information
  • Contact information:  phone, email and web

Continuing Professional Development Details

Continuing Professional Development credits (CPDs) are available for those participating in AIA educational programs. Opportunities for CPDs are frequent and include the following educational programs:

  • Monthly Educational Webinars
  • Regional and state educational events
  • Aromatherapy Conferences

For Advanced Practitioner Members a list of approved courses is provided which are accepted for the continuing education requirement for the APAIA.

Download the APAIA list of approved courses.


Liability Insurance Details

As a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, you are  entitled to a discounted membership with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). Membership with ABMP provides a wide variety of member benefits, including comprehensive liability insurance specifically tailored for aromatherapists, massage therapists, and bodyworkers. Each practitioner’s coverage is individual-not shared among thousands of therapists-and our occurrence form coverage protects our members from late-filed claims.

In addition, you’ll have access to a free website and email address, their award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine, customized marketing materials, dynamic practice-building tools, and much more, not to mention our outstanding customer service. To join, call us at 800-458-2267  and let us know that you are a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. You’ll be able to join ABMP for one year for $175 at the Professional or Practitioner levels, or $205 at the Certified level-a $24 discount.

Visit ABMP.com or call 800-458-2267 for more information, and learn why our over 79,000 members have come to expect more from ABMP!


Referral Credit Program Details

AIA members earn $10 referral credit towards their next membership renewal for each new member you refer to AIA. Simply assure that the person you are referring includes your name on the “How did you hear about us!” line on the application.

If you want several preprinted membership applications to hand out simply email us your request at [email protected] or call 1-877-531-6377.


Need an application form now to hand out? Application for membership.


AIA reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual who may disgrace the organization’s positive
reputation or disparage the organization, its members, officers or administration.