Three Certifications in Aromatherapy

Course Information

Becoming Certified enables you to use your skills and knowledge to help others reduce their stress, manage pain, detoxify the body and improve quality of life through the use of nature's therapeutic essential oils.
As an aromatherapist, you do not diagnose or prescribe for anyone unless you have a previous qualification to do so. Rather you share your knowledge, research a problem for someone and give personal testimonies and education in order to help others find balance in their lives.
Aromatherapy does not cure anything but rather it enhances an ability to find balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. 

This course incorporates both French and British models of Aromatherapy (not including ingestion) and integrates aromatherapy with energy healing, emotional support, body systems, chemistry, essential oils blending, research, business development and ethics.

This certification is registered in Australia through IICT (, and you are able to set up your own practice without further education.

Generally it will take about 12 months to complete the required hours for each level.  As there are home study sections (to be completed online).  A research paper is required as well as the online homework to complete the full clinical certification.

Study groups will be set up during the course to keep students supported, connected and motivated!

The Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy is a premier program in essential oil education offering a nationally accredited curriculum in aromatherapy. What does that mean for you? 

These are a few of the great benefits you will receive in this program:

  • Integrate aromatherapy with energy healing
  • Learn about energetic medicines of the earth and their healing abilities
  • Identify the relationship of chemistry of essential oils and healing
  • Relate the art of blending essential oils for health and healing
  • Apply essential oils for physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Develop assessment and documentation skills
  • Learn business practice development
  • Explore networking opportunities
  • British and French approaches to aromatherapy
  • Judeo-Christian principles of healing
  • Essential oils for healing the physical body, mind, emotions and spirit
  • Opportunity to participate in basic research
  • Certification in Level One entitles you to use the initials  CA (Certified Aromatherapist) after your name.  Level Two CPA (Certified Professional Aromatherapist) and Level Three CCA (Certified Clinical Aromatherapist). 

The program is approved by National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) as a school of aromatherapy to grant certification to those students who complete all the requirements.

This certification is registered in Australia through IICT (

The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy offers you exciting curriculums in nationally and internationally recognized certifications in aromatherapy.  There are required readings and homework, as welll a a final exam for all 3 levels of certification.


Course Modules

Level 1


Certified Aromatherapist-CA

Level 2


Certified Professional Aromatherapist-CPA

Level 3


Certified Clinical Aromatherapist - CCA

Level One


Course Outline

This 3 day course explores healing traditions using essential oils from ancient cultures, Biblical scriptures and Medieval healers.  Basic chemistry and vibrational frequencies of 30 oils, their contraindicaitons and safe use are discussed.  Anatomy and physiology of the Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Nervous and Endocrine systems is explored along with oils known to support these systems.  Blending by note is introduced and students learn to interview, assess and create a blend for specific purposes and then integrate in a healing treatment through the use of heart-centred energetic healing techniques.  Legal, ethical, privacy and professional issues are discussed as well as how to develop a case study.

Course Content

Selected writings on essential oils from ancient, Biblical and Medieval cultures; chemisty and vibrational frequences of essential oils; quality and production of oils including identification of endangered species. study and contraindications; physiological effects of essential oils on various systems - integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems; methods of application and absorption; olfaction and the limbic system overview; carrier oils; design and creation of an effective blend, healing properties of 30 oils; essential oils with healing techniques; legal, ethical, privacy issues.


  • Describe the healing power of essential oils from ancient cultures, Biblical scriptures and medieval healers.
  • Explore the underlying healing abilities of essential oils on the physical, emotional and spiritual body through basic chemistry and vibrational frequency.
  • Describe essential oil safety and contraindications.
  • Describe the effects of essential oils on the energy body - energy fields and centres.
  • Discuss client interview, assessment and selection of appropriate essential oils.
  • Practice various healing techniques derived from ancient and modern practices using oils.
  • Create a blend with a carrier oil to be used with a hands-on healing technique.
  • Examine the healing qualities of certain essential oils known to be helpful for the integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems.
  • Discuss olfaction and the limbic system.
  • Discuss legal, ethical and privacy issues of using essential oils in a healing practice.  (NAHA guidelines).

Level Two


Course Outline

This three-day course looks deeper into the healing qualities of certain essential oils known to be helpful for the physical body, namely those that promote healthy skin, aid the body's natural defenses, promote general health, vitality and longevity, improve nutrition, boost stamina and energy. The basic chemistry of 55 oils will be discussed along with the oil's vibrational frequencies, toxicity and essential oil safety. You will be guided in creating healing rituals and personal essential oil blends for yourselves and for clients. A series of heart-centered healing techniques round out this energetic healing and aromatic experience making this an exciting way to learn aromatherapy. 

Course Content

Basic organic chemistry of essential oils hydrocarbons (the terpene family), oxygenated hydrocarbons (alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, lactones, coumarins, and oxides); vibrational frequencies of oils; practical applications; toxicity and safety; how oils affect the skin, immune system, general health, vitality, nutrition and boost stamina and energy; digestive and respiratory systems; and use of essential oils with advanced healing techniques.


  • Describe the basic chemistry & vibrational frequencies underlying the healing abilities of essential oils on the physical, emotional and spiritual body.
  • Describe toxicity and essential oil safety.
  • Examine the healing qualities of certain essential oils known to be helpful for the physical body, skin, immune system, general health, vitality, longevity, nutrition, and oils that boost stamina and energy.
  • Creating blends with carrier oils.
  • Demonstrate and practice various heart-centered healing techniques utilizing energetic healing and aromatherapy.

Level Three


Course Outline

This three day course begins with a look at the history and modern development of essential oils and the incorporation of essential oils into a holistic healing practice.
There is an emphasis on assessment and interviewing.
Anatomy of body systems is continued from the 302 course with descriptions of the musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, reproductive, urinary, lymphatic and endocrine systems and how essential oils can aid these body systems.
The participant will then get to examine healing qualities of 25 essential oil blends known to be helpful for emotional and spiritual clearing; elevating moods, mental clarity, reduction of anxiety and stress, and that are spiritually uplifting and aid meditation. The history of fragrance and spirituality as well as anointing traditions among various peoples are addressed.
A series of heart-centered healing techniques continue this energetic healing and aromatherapy experience completing the aromatherapy education from a unique spiritual and holistic perspective.

Required Reading for Aromatherapy Certification

Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails

Scott A.Johnson Professional Writing Services LLC, 2015

Healing Oils Healing Hands, Discovering the Power of Prayer, Hands on Healing and Anointing

Linda Smith, Second Edition, Arvado, CO:HTSM Press, 2008

Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Fourth or Fifth Edition

Shirley and Len Price.  London:Churchill Livingstone, 2012.

eBooks Included in the Homework Package

Each module holds between 11-13 eBooks in the Homework package which are excellent resources for future reference.