WHAT IS A

REGISTERED AROMATHERAPIST

A Registered Aromatherapist (RA)

Promotes the delivery of the safe and effective practice of Aromatherapy, has met the eligibility requirements of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and has passed the ARC Registration Examination in Aromatherapy. They are committed to continued personal and professional growth in the practice of aromatherapy, abide by the ARC Code of Ethics for Aromatherapists and have demonstrated they possess a standard of knowledge requisite for registration. Registration assures employers, the public, and members of other professions in the assessment of them as an Aromatherapist.

Who We are

Aromatherapy Registration Council

Who We are

Aromatherapy Registration Council

Who We are

Aromatherapy Registration Council

We Bring Confidence to Aromatherapy

ARC formed in 1999 to promote the delivery of the safe and effective practice of Aromatherapy through registration of Aromatherapists. By providing a standard testing experience, it is assured that the aromatherapist has a quality level of education.

We Bring Confidence to Aromatherapy

ARC formed in 1999 to promote the delivery of the safe and effective practice of Aromatherapy through registration of Aromatherapists. By providing a standard testing experience, it is assured that the aromatherapist has a quality level of education.

FIND A TESTING SITE

We have testing sites throughout the country.

Choose “Certification/Professional Associations” — then choose “Aromatherapy Registration Council” and follow screen directions.

What Our Aromatherapists are Saying

Testimonials

Aromatherapy is a self-regulated profession; ARC provides a valuable tool for demonstrating that a professional has, and continues to, put forth time and effort, investing in their own education.  Being an RA is akin to a retailer showing batch-specific GC-MS results; it shows that a known standard from an independent testing agency has been attained.

Crystal Brothers, RA

Vines of Wellness

Earning the public’s trust and showing competency in a self-regulating, unlicensed profession like aromatherapy can be difficult. Achieving RA status elevates the level of professionalism of an aromatherapist and the industry while showing the public we perpetuate a higher standard of continued education. This trust is important in an unregulated industry.

Michael Ford, RA

Avalon Holistic Wellness

With so many different certification programs becoming widely available, the Registered Aromatherapist designation is the only way to truly know that you were given the tools to succeed in our industry. It also provides a huge peace of mind to clients that you are truly knowledgeable. My clients have peace of mind to know that my education meets this standard.

Lola King

Be Kind Botanicals

Become a Registered Aromatherapist

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ARC Celebrates 18 Years

ARC Celebrates 18 Years

Join ARC in celebrating 18 years of dedication to providing an unbiased standardized test for aromatherapists by registering and recertifying 121 aromatherapists in 2018.

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August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

Please take a look at the August 2017 edition of the Aromatherapy Registration Council Newsletter. This is an all-digital, responsive, mobile friendly newsletter – no need to download or print!

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ARC’s New Board Member!

ARC’s New Board Member!

The Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) is pleased to announce the appointment to the ARC Board of Directors of Ms. Sylla S. Hanger, in the function of Director of Public Relations.

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Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA):

“AIA is dedicated to the education of aromatherapists, healthcare professionals and the public in all aspects of aromatherapy. They’re a diverse network of professionals who collectively strive to advance the profession of aromatherapy and to serve the public.”

Alliance Website  |  Alliance Approved Schools


Herb Research Foundation:

For over 35 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been helping to educate the world about herbs. We offer solid science and informed opinion, for free.

HRF Website


National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA):

“NAHA is actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice standards for the profession. NAHA is also devoted to increasing the public’s knowledge and understanding of aromatherapy and its safe and effective application in everyday life.”

NAHA Website | NAHA Approved Schools


Professional Testing Corporation:

“Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is an established global leader in testing and assessment services. Founded in 1983 to provide professional organizations with psychometric services, PTC has expanded its offerings over the years to include a broader range of credentialing services for hundreds of testing programs, certification organizations, and licensing boards.”

PTCNY Website

Meet the ARC Administrative Board; read about them here.


Dorene Petersen,
ARC Chair
Mynou de Mey,
ARC Board Director
Sylla Sheppard-Hanger,
ARC Director of Public Relations


You have questions and we have answers.  In our 18 years, we have compiled quite a list of helpful questions and answers for you.  Find our Frequently Asked Questions here.


The aromatherapy community has a wide variety of resources.  We’ve compiled a short list here.


Periodically throughout the year ARC publishes a newsletter for members and the public. In the past these newsletters were mailed out, but we’ve recently redesigned the newsletter in an All-Digital format. Newsletters are now 100% mobile-friendly and look perfect when viewed on any device with a browser.

Click here or on the teaser image below to open the latest ARC Newsletter. If you’d like to access an older edition of the newsletter, look in the newsletter archive here.

Meet the ARC Administrative Board;
read about them here.


D. Petersen,
ARC Chair
M. de Mey,
ARC Board Director
S. Hanger,
ARC Director of Public Relations


You have questions and we have answers.  In our 18 years, we have compiled quite a list of helpful questions and answers for you.  Find our Frequently Asked Questions here.


The aromatherapy community has a wide variety of resources.  We’ve compiled a short list here.


Periodically throughout the year ARC publishes a newsletter for members and the public. In the past these newsletters were mailed out, but we’ve recently redesigned the newsletter in an All-Digital format. Newsletters are now 100% mobile-friendly and look perfect when viewed on any device with a browser.

Click here or on the teaser image below to open the latest ARC Newsletter. If you’d like to access an older edition of the newsletter, look in the newsletter archive here.


Great!  We’re so glad you’re looking to take the next step in your aromatherapy profession by becoming a Registered Aromatherapist™! The following information will help you on this journey, as will the candidate handbook and the disciplinary policy found in other links on this tab:

Benefits EligibilityTest DatesHow to Apply


Congratulations on your achievement in becoming a Registered Aromatherapist™!  Here are some things you’ll need to keep in mind in order to continue your active status:

Continuing Education RequirementsUpdating Your Information


View the ARC Candidate Handbook Here

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The ARC Board has adopted a revised Disciplinary Policy as of January 2015. The Disciplinary Policy is available for download here

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