Traci Thies (2014): ACHS staff continue to check in with me and assist to keep me on track as well as always helpful when information is needed. They are very easy to get a hold of and to get the information I need right away. Love that!

academics, Aromatherapy

Deborah Batchelor (2014): I have been enjoying my studies at ACHS. I am always learning and growing through the course materials and the interactions with the instructors and my classmates. The best decision I have made toward my education was to enroll at ACHS!

academics, Aromatherapy

Carole Berg (2014): Excellent course! So happy that I was able to understand and do well in it...a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in aromatherapy! 

academics, Aromatherapy

The focus of the Certificate in Aromatherapy is holistic aromatology. Holistic aromatology focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of essential oils. We use the terms “aromatherapy” and “aromatology” interchangeably throughout the program.

This program:

  • Meets the curriculum requirements of the NAHA Level Two education standards
  • Is the only nationally accredited Alliance of International Aromatherapists' Level II Clinical Aromatherapy training program
  • Qualifies graduates to sit the national registration exam with the Aromatherapy Registration Council ( to become a Registered Aromatherapist (RA)

ACHS Aromatherapy graduates have a five year (2009-2013) success rate of 100% on the Aromatherapy Registration Council National Exam leading to registration as a Registered Aromatherapist.

Program Objectives:

Graduates of the Certificate in Aromatherapy will be able to:

  • Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics, including AHG ethics and ARC requirements, keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle, and wellness counseling
  • Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
  • Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols using essential oils to support and rebalance the body and restore wellness for general good health
  • Discuss aromatherapy, its history, use, and status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
  • Blend and administer essential oils safely
  • Discuss the Latin names, therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the essential oils studied
  • Indicate when to refer individuals to their licensed healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment

Current Instructors: 

View all ACHS instructor bios, photos and courses taught online here.

Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name below for each Total Course Price.

Required Sequence:

The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.

Total Credits Completed