Essential Oil Classes Online | Aromatherapy Certification Requirements
In order to meet the requirements set by NAHA (National Association Holistic Aromatherapy), you will need to complete both levels 1 and 2 to call yourself a certified aromatherapist and use the initials “CA” behind your name. As a graduate of the Aroma Hut Institute’s Aromatherapy Certification Program, you will qualify to join NAHA or AIA as a professional member. In addition, graduates will be eligible to receive liability insurance for your practice. Students enrolled in the Level 1 program at Aroma Hut Institute may join NAHA as a Level 1: NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist® and AIA as an Associate Member. Students that graduate from Level 2 may join NAHA as a Level 2: NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®.
Career Options Upon Completion of Your Aromatherapy Education
A prospective student should also consider an aromatherapy school that provides the kind of aromatherapy education that will thoroughly equip the graduate to be able to provide the highest-quality and safest aromatherapy services possible to the public. Aroma Hut Institute’s certification program incorporates a personally-tailored curriculum that will best prepare a student to further their educational and professional advancement as a Certified Aromatherapist. Upon completion of Aroma Hut Institute’s aromatherapy certification program, a graduate may choose to continue with the Teacher Training program that provides “private label” courses for a graduate to use as fit for teaching aromatherapy classes or start an Aroma Hut Institute franchise.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available for Massage Therapists
Since massage therapy and aromatherapy are modalities that work so well together, Aroma Hut Institute offers continuing education units (CEUs) as an approved continuing education provider through the (NCBTMB) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. By providing high-quality continuing education courses that will enhance a practitioner’s career, Aroma Hut is committed to making sure the student has the most current and reliable research available. The breakdown for courses offering CEUs is as follows:
- 30 CEUs for Foundations Level 1 (30 hours in person + 20 hours online) In-Person Class
- 50 CEUs for Level 1 (100 hours) Online Course
- 100 CEUs for Level 2 (270 hours) Online Course
- 24 CEUs for Body Systems Level 2 (24 hours) In-Person Class
As of January 1, 2013, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) credentials have changed. National Certification has now been retired and replaced with the new credential called Board Certification for massage therapists.
Educational Requirements to become NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapist
To meet the educational requirements to become Board Certified, you must obtain 750 hours of total education. If you are currently Nationally Certified and you already have 750 hours, no additional hours are required at this time. If you do not have the minimum 750 hours of education, you will need to obtain the extra hours necessary to reach the 750 hours, of which you can obtain up to 270+ hours with our aromatherapy certification program!
To help you fulfill this educational requirement, we’re offering huge savings on our courses. Our online courses vary in the number of CEUs earned. Please review each course for more information.
If You are Already NCBTMB Board Certified:
It is our current understanding that for Board Certification renewal the NCBTMB requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years. Of the 24 CE hours, 3 CE hours must be in research and 3 CE hours must be in ethics. Only 4 CE hours can be in self-care.
For more information regarding re-certification requirements beyond just continuing education, please visit www.ncbtmb.org.
If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) directly. The telephone number for the NCBTMB is 800-296-0664or visit their website at www.ncbtmb.org.
Aroma Hut Institute (listed as individual “Rebecca Park Totilo, instructor”) is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#765504) or #492. All of our continuing education programs can be used for Board Certification renewal.
You will want to verify and check to see if you can use our credits for other organizations you may belong to, such as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals (ABMP).