Organizations

The Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) is a fast-growing independent, international member-based organization with the vision of being a leading international aromatherapy organization making aromatherapy a readily accessible and respected holistic healing modality. AIA unites aromatherapists from around the world to advance research and professionalism within the aromatherapy industry. As a result, the public has the option for a safe, natural and complementary form of health care. The AIA aims to: provide education to the public using scientific-based research and traditional information, promote responsible use of aromatherapy, inspire excellence in educational standards for aromatherapy training; serve as a leading resource for evidence-based aromatherapy research for medical and wellness care professionals; bring conventional medicine and natural therapies, with emphasis on professional aromatherapy, into a more harmonious relationship; serve as a resource for the furtherance of professional education and interconnection of serious practitioners of aromatherapy; and serve the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and the media.  http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy. NAHA is actively involved with promoting and elevating academic standards in aromatherapy education and practice for the profession. NAHA is also actively involved in furthering the public’s perception and knowledge of true aromatherapy and its safe and effective application in everyday life. NAHA’s mission is to revive the knowledge of the medicinal use of aromatic plants and essential oils to its fullest extent and to restore aromatherapy to a truly holistic professional art and science. NAHA is the leader in promoting and elevating true aromatherapy through the active dissemination of educational material to the general public, trade/professional associations, business owners and practitioners.

The Herb Research Foundation is the world’s first and foremost source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of medicinal plants. Founded in 1983 with a mission of herb research and public education, HRF remains committed to supporting the public’s right to truthful information about the health benefits of herbs. HRF is a nonprofit organization that receives no public funding, but instead depends 100% on the support of our members. http://www.herbs.org/index.html Herb Research Foundation 1007 Pearl St. Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80302b Phone: (303) 449-2265 Fax: (303) 449-7849 Email: info@herbs.org

Education

There are many excellent choices for your aromatherapy training, whether you choose distance learning or on-campus programs. As many members of the Aromatherapy Registration Council Board and Advisors are aromatherapy educators, we do not recommend particular schools and are unable to answer emails requesting information on which programs to take. You should review information from each school carefully including memberships, industry recognition, and state licensing. We also recommend that you review program curricula to ensure that your particular training objectives will be covered.

The AIA offers a list of approved schools which you may find helpful.  You can reach them at http://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/education/aromatherapy-schools/

NAHA also offers a list of approved schools which you may find helpful. Click the following link to learn more: http://www.naha.org/education/approved-schools/

We wish you all the best in your education, and trust that you will sit the National Examination in Aromatherapy once you have completed your training.

Sincerely

The Aromatherapy Registration Council

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!

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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