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.

There are two important dates to note. First is the Application Deadline. You must apply before the deadline to be accepted for an exam date. There are no exceptions.

Once you’ve successfully applied, you will be given an exam date at a location near you during the date range indicated.

New application and examination dates will be released here periodically. Check back regularly.

 

Application Deadline*

Examination Window Dates

2022

March 10, 2022

April 9 – 30, 2022

September 15, 2022

October 8 – 29, 2022

FIND A TESTING SITE

We have testing sites throughout the country.

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

NEW:  LIVE REMOTE PROCTORING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO SIT THE ARC EXAM Learn More

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

Sitting for the Registration exam was the only option for me! When I graduated with my Certification, I wanted to ensure that my clients around the world would never doubt they were working with a knowledgeable Aromatherapist. Having the RA designation behind my name not only instills confidence in my clients, but requires that I continually learn to retain my Registration current. I’m grateful for the ARC for safeguarding our industry.

Melissa is a Transformational Coach and RA. She works from her home on Guam with men and women suffering from emotional neuropathy to help them live their best lives.

Melissa Holman, Life Coach, RATM, Owner, Producer, Writer, Speaker

Lemon Balm Coaching

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

Who can the public trust to deliver safe, effective and ethical aromatherapy services? Only by using a Registered Aromatherapist can clients, health care professionals and peers be assured that they are receiving the highest professional standards of quality, knowledge and clinical skills available in the marketplace. As a Registered Nurse and retired Certified Nurse Midwife, the Aromatherapy Registration Council’s (ARC) unbiased examination aligns well with my experience in continuing education and research. Aromatherapy is a growing complementary intervention that promotes health, wellness, efficacy, and confidence. Registered Aromatherapists can be trusted to deliver safe, evidence-based aromatherapy services to the public.

Barb Kurkas Lee, MSN, RN, CNM (ret.), RATM

Essential Oil Therapies, LLC

The RA designation offers assurance to the public that an aromatherapist’s skills have been tested by an independent, non-commercial organization. The closed book, proctored, four-hour exam is extensive. It demonstrates an individual’s knowledge of the profession of Aromatherapy and requires proof of ongoing education through the years. I am proud to be a Registered Aromatherapist.

Debrah Nadler, RATM

Aroma Wellness Therapy, LLC

Becoming a Registered Aromatherapist was important for me to set myself apart in the field. My clinical training requires I am dedicated to upholding ethical values, continuing my education, and I put safety first. A Registered Aromatherapist exemplifies these traits and I am proud to say I meet these standards. 

–  The advice of a licensed medical practitioner is recommended before beginning the use of aromatherapy & essential oils. As an Unlicensed Complementary & Alternative Practitioner,  or UCAMP, as recognized by the state of California, where I reside, I, Amanda May-Fitzgerald, RA™, provide education for a supportive, complementary modality to standard medical practices; I do not encourage the use of essential oils as a replacement for medical advice. I do not condone the use of Raindrop Therapy, Aromatouch, or the use of undiluted essential oils on skin or in the body.

Amanda May-Fitzgerald, RATM

Wild at Heart Botanicals

Become a Registered Aromatherapist

Learn How

Aromatherapy Registration Council

on Social Media