Application Process

First, you’ll want to check for upcoming examination dates and application deadlines.

Next, you’ll want to download the Candidate Handbook.  You’ll find the link on the PTCNY website here.

Next, ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.  You will find more detailed information on the Eligibility section of the Handbook and this website, but essentially:

1. Completion of a minimum of a 200-hour Level 2 program in aromatherapy from a college or school that is in compliance with the current NAHA and AIA Educational Guidelines or anyone who could provide evidence of equivalent training (transcripts and/or syllabi must be enclosed with Application).

2. Agreement to adhere to the ARC Disciplinary Policy.

3. Completion and filing for Candidate Consent Form.

4. Completion and filing of Application for ARC Registration Examination in Aromatherapy.

5. Payment of required fees.

6. Return the Application and Consent Form to PTC (address below).

PTC Address:

Professional Testing Corporation
1350 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Phone: (212) 356-0660
Fax: (212) 356-0678
E-mail: ptcny@ptcny.com

If you’ve met the requirements, mail your completed application to PTC. You can also download your application online: http://www.ptcny.com/PDF/ARC.pdf.

PTC will contact you if your application to sit the exam is accepted with details of your examination center.

Make sure to take your examination on the appointed day at the examination center (there are several hundred testing sites across the USA and Canada, with special testing facilities available on request for an additional fee. PTC can provide further details on this option.)

Grading

Your examination will be returned to PTC for grading. Once your paper is graded, PTC will notify the Aromatherapy Registration Council of the successful candidates. Registration Certificates are prepared and the Register is updated. This process can take 4 to 6 weeks.

Notification and Registry Listing

Notification of your results and your Registration packet, if applicable, will be mailed to you. If you have successfully passed the exam, please email ARC to confirm the details you would like listed on the Register. If we do not hear from you, we will list your name and address. You may also add your telephone number, email, and website address.


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.

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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.  Interested in writing or advertising?  Find those guidelines 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.

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.

read more
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.

read more
Research: Inhalation

Research: Inhalation

Aromatherapy via essential oil inhalation is simple, almost effortless, and non-invasive; Amanda Lattin discusses its viability as an effective method of administration.

read more

Find More ARC News 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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