Become A Certified Aromatherapist

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Find out more about the Institute's 265 hr comprehensive Aromatherapist Certification Program by requesting your FREE consultation today!

Enrolled Students Have Direct Access To
Our All-Inclusive Aromatherapy Program:

Live streaming OR On-site instruction.

Exclusive video
learning library.

Private Instructor supervised community forum.

tactile curriculum.

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
~ Albert Einstein

How Does Our Aromatherapy Education Course Work?

  • Join in on our LIVE weekly essential oil class instruction.
  • Prepare your assigned homework independently.
  • Take advantage of related aromatherapy videos in the library.
  • Rejoin the class to review assignments and observe student presentations and evaluations.
  • Take advantage of aromatherapy group discussions on recommended reading materials.
  • Participate in monthly Q&A sessions.
  • Participate in the student forum.
Essential Oil Classes - how they work

You will be able to interact with students and teachers in real time from the comfort of your own home. Online Essential Oil classes lack the clarity, support, and mentorship needed to gain the proper understanding to be an effective therapist. In-person classes are great, but can be very costly, and require time away from home and family.

Our live streaming, virtual aromatherapy instruction accommodates the growing demand from students worldwide whose schedules conflict with traditional classroom instruction. Our contemporary format supports a variety of learning styles, creating unique, effective and dynamic learning experience.

Interact in real time with Teachers & Students from around the world. From the comfort of your own home!

10 Reasons to Choose the Institute

  • 1
    We maintain high academic standards

  • 2
    Evidence-based, comprehensive and tactile curriculum

  • 3
    Active support, mentorship, and immediate clarification throughout your learning journey to build a solid foundation to launch your new career or business

  • 4
    Expert faculty & Advisory Board to build a well-rounded solid foundation

  • 5
    An interactive, hybrid of live streaming & in-person learning experience

  • 6
    The course includes a thorough direction in an organic cosmetic formulation, designing safe body products that support wellness, and contributing to an overall healthy lifestyle

  • 7
    A private community forum for ongoing support from learning to launching your new career or business

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    Add aromatherapy to an already existing business, such as massage therapy or acupuncture or other forms of complementary alternative therapies. Work as a professional spa consultant, training therapist, in-house consultant, or product formulation

  • 9
    We will assist you in creating a business plan, creating a logo, designing and sourcing packaging for your product, meeting compliance regulations, fulfilling stability requirements, launching an effective website, and marketing your product. Complete your certification with the Institute and launch your own line!

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    Our course is NCBTMB approved and offers 265 CEU's!

The Institute provides active support and mentoring throughout your learning journey. Helping you to gain a solid aromatherapy foundation.

Who Can Benefit From This Program?

Essential Oil Enthusiasts

This program is designed to benefit anyone who seeks to use their passion for aromatic knowledge to improve the overall health and wellness of their family.

It gives careful, detailed attention to the skills needed to make therapeutic preparations which support wellness and recovery from illness.

Emerging Aromatherapy Professionals

The curriculum is designed for emerging professionals with a desire to enter the field of aromatherapy as a new career or business.

It includes thorough direction in organic cosmetic formulation, designing safe body products that support wellness, and contributing to an overall healthy lifestyle.

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”
~ Lao Tzu, Chinese Proverb

  • 50 Essential Oil Profiles
  • Introduction to the History of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
  • Methods of Extraction
  • Quality of Essential Oils
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Methods of Absorption
  • Body Systems
  • Methods for Creating Effective Blends
  • Data Sheets for Each Oil
  • Developing Effective Client Protocol
  • Essential Oil Safety & Contraindications for Various Methods of Application
  • Carrier Oils
  • Methods of Application
  • Essential Oil Energetics
  • Aromatic Chemistry & Botany
  • Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Effective Consultation Skills
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Business Development & Branding Guidance & Support
  • Ethnics in Aromatherapy
  • GCMS Essential Oil Chemistry Reports
  • A Private Resource Guide of Products & Services
  • Case Studies
  • A Research Project

“Oil and incense make the heart rejoice.”
~ Proverbs 27:9

The Institute's Advisory Board
& Faculty


Mark Webb BSc


Bruce Boynton MD, PHd


Tracy Darling MD

Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 1984. He is an associate member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA), and a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).

Mark is the author of the acclaimed reference book, Bush Sense: Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds. It is the first book to catalog and explain the therapeutic benefits of the aromatic treasures of the ‘Great Southern Land’. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, Bush Sense answers all the questions asked when encountering Australian essential oils and aromatic compounds for the first time.

Mark also contributed a chapter on aromatherapy within An Introduction to Complementary Medicine – the first university-level, evidence-based textbook on complementary medicine, published in 2003.

Following the publication of Bush Sense in 2000, Mark went on to lecture for the next six years at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney as well as the Technical and Further Education Institute of New South Wales. He has also lectured at the Health Arts College, Melbourne in Aromatic Medicine and Aromatherapy.

Mark regularly provides training and continuing education to those working within various branches of complementary medicine, including clinical aromatherapists, medical herbalists, and naturopaths in particular. He has presented lectures at conferences both nationally and internationally and has provided numerous articles for industry journals.

Bruce R. Boynton, MD, MPH, CA is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist who trained at Aromahead Institute and Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Dr. Boynton has had a distinguished career as a naval officer, clinician, researcher, educator and hospital administrator. He was formerly Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit – 3 in Cairo, Egypt and Commanding Officer of the USNS Comfort, a 1,000 bed hospital ship. He is currently Statewide Medical Director, Centurion Healthcare of New Mexico and Editor of The Journal of Health and Human Experience.

Dr. Darling attended Purdue University, where she graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then earned her Medical Doctorate (MD) from Indiana University school of medicine, and went on to an internship in General Surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Through years of studies, Dr. Darling now uses all the modalities available to her; herbal treatments, vitamins, specialized diets, bio-identical hormones, the hCG Weight Release program, nutritional testing, and energy medicine'to help her patients heal and learn more about how to take control of their health. She dreams someday of everyone being able to become their own doctor. Until then, she's here to help those who are looking for a different path, a path to truly HOLISTIC health. Dr. Darling was trained by the American Board of Chelation Therapy, and attends numerous lectures and webinars to stay up to date on the latest natural health issues.

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Mark Fuller BS Pharm

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Tonda Bradshaw DO


Danielle Daniels MA, LCSW Phd Doctor of Psychology Student

Mark Fuller received his Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from Union University. He currently is the Technical Director at Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting, an R&D Formulation Service that works with Commercial and Start-up companies to develop Cosmetic and OTC products.

He has over 30 years' experience in Formulation, Regulatory Compliance and Manufacturing. He has worked with over 100 companies to develop their Formulations and get their products onto retail shelves.

Doctor Tonda Bradshaw is a practicing physician board certified in Internal Medicine by both the American Osteopathic Association as well as the American Medical Association, in addition she is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care by the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Bradshaw has a private practice in Yucaipa, California, and is affiliated with Redlands Yucaipa Medical Group where she serves as a founding board member and officer for the independent physician association.

Dr. Bradshaw was born and raised in Southern California, completed her A.S. in Life Sciences at Chaffey College, her B.A. in Biology at California State University San Bernardino, and then completed her medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California. Dr. Bradshaw then completed her post graduate training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Categorical Internal Medicine in 1994 and has worked with patients in Southern California since.

In addition to caring for patient in her outpatient clinic, Dr. Bradshaw also follows her patients when admitted to Redlands Community Hospital, where she serves on the Medical Collaborative Committee and the Ethics Committee. Dr. Bradshaw’s commitment to her patients also extends into several local skilled nursing facilities, as well as providing expert end of life care to her patients and others through her affiliation with Compassus Hospice, where she serves as medical director for the Colton branch located in Southern California.

As an Internal Medicine physician for over 25 years, Dr. Bradshaw understands that having knowledge into complementary treatment options would allow her to provide patients interested in alternative approaches a compressive integrative health plan. Patients need to be cautious of individuals claiming knowledge in the use of therapeutic grade essential oils without the proper education, as these essential oils contain powerful complicated constituents that are the foundation of medicines used in today’s pharmaceuticals. As a certified professional Aromatherapist Dr. Bradshaw is able to incorporate this aspect of alternative health care into her practice, for those patients desiring this option, in an individualized process with safety and health considerations being of the utmost importance. Dr. Bradshaw’s philosophy is to provide patients with the knowledge and support that they need to optimize their overall health physically, mentally and spiritually within the framework of their lives.

Danielle Daniel LCSW, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology student, studies causes and treatment for psychiatric disorders. Her doctoral specialization is in the field of Psychoaromacology, which is the study of the interaction aromatic compounds have on brain chemistry. She is passionate about empowering others to success through emotional wellness and has achieved a high level of success through her wellness model.

"For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect." ~ Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.

Essential Oil Classes Where You Will Learn To Formulate:

  • Organic Body Products
  • Lotions & Creams
  • Respiratory Inhalers
  • Therapeutic Bath Salts & Teas
  • Room Sprays
  • Lip Balms
  • First Aid Kits & Travel Kits
  • Balms, Body Butters & Salves
  • Therapeutic Massage Oil Blends
  • Body Oil & Bath Oil Blends
  • Salt Scrubs
  • Hydrosols, including therapeutic use instructions
  • Flower Essences, including therapeutic use instructions
  • Herbal Infusions & Tinctures
  • & Much More
Aromatherapy certification requirements
Aromatherapy Certification Requirements:

In order to receive your aromatherapy certificate of completion qualifying you as a Certified Aromatherapist, you must complete the following:

  • 20 Case Studies
  • 8-10 Page Research Paper
  • Final Exam @70% +
  • Complete Online A&P Course @70% +
  • Turn In All Homework Assignments
  • Actively Participate In Class Discussions & Presentations
  • Tuition Paid In Full
  • You must be in good standing. Successfully abiding by student conduct agreement.

If at some point you find that you have been absent or know in advance that you will be absent, you will need to make up all missed classroom time and required materials and assignments. You may not miss more than one full day and receive your certificate. Please keep lines of communication open in regards to any proposed absence.

Aromatherapist Educational prerequisites

There are no previous qualifications required. This is an entry level certification class, in which you will become qualified to appropriately advise on the therapeutic use of essential oils, product formulation, and appropriate methods of application. Once all elements of your ACP have been completed, including the anatomy and physiology requirements, you will become officially certified. If you have previous anatomy & physiology training, you may opt to take the final exam for credit.

Class Supplies

Your class blending supplies are not included in the program. Feel free to use your own supplies or purchase them from your vendor of choice. You may, however, choose to purchase a kit from one of our approved vendors. It will include everything you will need to complete your program (essential oils, carrier oils, containers, and more) in one convenient package. Purchasing the kit is completely optional. You may begin your class prior to purchasing supplies. However, you will need some supplies to complete your case studies, which are required to become certified.

“The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it”
~ Unknown

After Completing Your Certification You May Consider These Options:

  • Open a professional aromatherapist practice in your home, or in a private or shared office space.
  • Add aromatherapy to an already existing business, such as massage therapy or acupuncture or other forms of complementary alternative therapies.  Work as a professional spa consultant, training therapist, in-house consultant, or product formulation.
  • Create a retail product or line. Sell online, at farmers markets, or in stores.
  • Create a retail establishment.

Graduate from the Institute with the working knowledge to start your own aromatherapy business.

The Institute Will Guide You In Launching Your Brand!

The Institute also offers consulting services to guide and assist you in launching your own professional Certified Aromatherapist brand.

Do you want to open a private practice or create your own aromatherapy product to retail? We will give you the tools necessary to make your goal possible. We will assist you in designing a business plan, creating a logo, designing and sourcing packaging for your product, meeting compliance regulations, fulfilling stability requirements, launching an effective website, and marketing your product. Complete your certification with the Institute and launch your own line!

professional Certified Aromatherapist brand

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