Recognized Schools


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. 

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Advanced Practitioner Level Schools (Previously Clinical Level)
(minimum 400 hours of training)

  • American College of Healthcare Sciences (Oregon, USA)
  • Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies  (Florida, USA)
  • Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Essentially Holistic (Derbyshire, UK)
  • Holistic Care Professional School (Kobe, Japan)
  • Shaktili Aromaterapia (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy Inc. (British Columbia, Canada)
Professional Level Schools

(minimum 200 hours of training)

  • American College of Healthcare Sciences (Oregon, USA)
  • Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy (Colorado, USA)
  • Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies (Florida, USA)
  • Stillpoint Studies…School of Essential Oils and Energetics (Arizona, USA)

Foundation Level School
(minimum 100 hours of training)

  • The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy – 2011 (Tennessee, USA)

 


American College of Healthcare Sciences (2011)
Oregon, USA

ACHS is the only accredited, AIA Level II and III professional clinical aromatherapy training available in the United States. ACHS offers the latest research in essential oil therapy. Achieve your goals with ACHS’s fully online specialized training in aromatherapy and essential oil chemistry along with a wide variety of online, professional holistic health certificate and diploma programs. On-demand CEUs available for many health professionals including RAs, RNs, and LMTs; browse our current CE offerings here: http://achs.edu/resource/webinars/index.html. Practitioner pricing available on herbs, essential oils, and organic supplies for wellness.
Visit us to learn more and apply at www.achs.edu or call 800.487.8839.
ACHS Academic Programs


Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy (2015)
Colorado, USA

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.
Website: www.LearnAroma.com 
Contact us 888-276-6279 / outside the US 719-256-4759 
Learn more about our Programs and Courses


Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies (2009)
Florida, USA

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.
Website: www.aromahead.com
Call 727-469-3134 for more information
Aromahead Classes and Courses


Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies™ (2014)
British Columbia, Canada

Colleen Thompson
Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies™ is a branch of Essence of Thyme Ltd. which was incorporated in 1996.  Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies offers a 600 hour Aromatherapy Certification Course through correspondence. Colleen Thompson has been involved in the instruction of non-certified aromatherapy courses since 1996 through colleges, her aromatherapy stores and local community centres.

In 2012 Colleen completed the final draft of her Aromatherapy Certification Course and her extensive experience in retail and wholesale aromatherapy products, product formulation, aromatherapy instruction as well as holistic spa services are reflected in the course material. Because a correspondence course can be a solitary endeavour, Colleen hosts monthly Skype meetings for her students; has a student forum and is always available personally to assist with any area of the course a student might be struggling with.  For more information please email Colleen at colleen@essenceofthyme.ca or check out the website www.essenceofthyme.ca.


Essentially Holistic (2017)
Derbyshire, UK

Anita James
Essentially Holistic is proud to be the first United Kingdom school offering a Level 3 online Clinical Aromatherapy course. The course is also accredited by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Our online course also has live teaching sessions on a weekly basis where you can meet other students and enjoy their support and that of school staff but still work at your own pace. A face to face massage course is also offered taught 1 to 1 with me in Derbyshire, UK
Website: www.essentiallyholistic-onlinetraining.com
Contact email address: essentiallyholistic@gmail.com


Holistic Care Professional School (2015)
Kobe, Japan

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.
Website:  http://www.hcpro.jp       http://www.hcpro.jp/course.html
Contact email address:  hope@hcpro.jp


Shaktili Aromaterapia (2014)
Mexico City, Mexico

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.
Website:   http://shaktili.com/


West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy Inc. (2010)
British Columbia, Canada

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.
Website: www.westcoastaromatherapy.com
West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy Courses


The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy (2011)
Tennessee, USA

Margaret E. Leslie, MS, LMT, 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.
Website: www.ishahealing.com
ISHA Classes and Courses


Stillpoint Studies…School of Essential Oils and Energetics (2012)
Arizona, USA

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.
Website:  www.stillpointstudies.com
Call 928-301-8699 for more information.
Stillpoint Courses and Workshops


 

Disclaimer:
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.