Aromatherapy Certification Program

Price: $60.00
Aromatherapy Certification Program

This apprenticeship-styled, minimum 60-hour Aromatherapy Certification Program qualifies you to join The Preventative Health Services Group and obtain insurance to practice and make products as an aromatherapist anywhere in Canada.

DURATION: One year minimum, no time limit.

LOCATION: All Workshops and Practicum take place in Toronto at Anarres Apothecary, 1076 Bloor St W M6H 1M6. Projects can be done by correspondence but must be presented at Anarres.

The Program consists of
~ Required Workshops
~ Elective Workshops
~ Independent Projects
~ Practicum

REQUIRED Instruction Hours 32

Joy of Scent
Individual Prescription Hours: 2
Custom Perfume Hours: 2
Incenses Hours: 2
Practical Aromatherapy for The Spirit Hours: 2

Sun & Bug Protection
Sun Sensitizing & Protecting Ingredients Hours: 2
Bug Repellants & Safety Hours: 2
Blending: 2

Lotions & Creams I, II
Basic Hours: 6
Advanced Hours: 6

Mother & Baby Care
Balms, Lotions, Creams Hours: 6
includes Childbearing Year Safety

ELECTIVES Instruction Hours 8


PROJECTS Instruction Hours 10

Materia Medica 12 Essential Oils Hours: 5
3 carrier oils
3 enriching oils

Article or Presentation Information & Demonstration Hours: 5

PRACTICUM Instruction Hours 10

ethical sourcing, inventorying & ordering

bottling, labelling, retailing essential oils

General & customized blending

(For Apprentices the above topics will be reviewed in a 2-hour meeting.)

In all areas, certification requires a grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. In other words, participation in a workshop does not guarantee that you qualify for the certification hours. Products and work completed from the workshop will be required to be presented.

The cost of the Program is based on how you choose to pay for the hours.

1. There is a $60 Application Fee, refundable only if I decide not to enroll you in the program.

2. PREPAY WITH WORKSHOPPER CARDS If you purchase three Workshopper Cards, the cost of the program is the lowest.

PAY AS YOU GO If you pay for the workshops individually, your cost will be as high as $2250. Individual workshop discounts apply for Advance and Bring-A-Friend registrations.

Taxes apply to all fees.

WORK EXCHANGE If you are accepted for Work Exchange, you will pay for your program in hours worked for Anarres Natural Health. You will contribute two hours of work per Workshop or Program Hour until you demonstrate proficiency and reliability, generally after a few shifts. Your Aromatherapy Certification will reflect the number of hours you worked.

There are a limited number of spaces available for Work Exchange. You must be able to commit to a weekly schedule of a minimum of 4 hours per week, be reliable and punctual. Please meet with me in person to negotiate Work Exchange. You may be placed on a waiting list.

Work Exchange provides additional learning, but its primary purpose is to support Anarres Apothecary, and so involves unexciting tasks such as cleaning along with learning experiences. Your work must be efficient and at the level of paid employment. I reserve the right to terminate Work Exchange at any time, with credit for any hours worked up to termination.

To apply for the Aromatherapy Certification Program, please:

1. Complete an "Order" below paying the NON REFUNDABLE $60 Application Fee, not payable with hours or Workshopper Card.

2. Send by email a recent photo, website or Facebook link, and 1 paragraph answers to the following questions: What do you want to learn most in your program?
What is your experience with herbalism? Aromatherapy? Natural/traditional healing?
What is your experience with customer service or a retail store?
What Gifts will you bring to your program? What challenges will you bring?

Most importantly: What time slots can you commit to at this time? (I know things change.)

Once I receive your Order, and Application email, I will contact you to book you for a short interview, and tour of Anarres Apothecary.