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Membership Types and Benefits

As a member of AIA you are a part of an international network of educated aromatherapists. Whether you want to attend educational and networking events, or explore opportunities and articles within our website or within our community of like-minded professionals, make the most of your AIA membership through its offerings to grow professionally and to reach out to the world. All membership categories enjoy these benefits. Details of all membership types are listed below. The AIA is a welcoming organization and appreciate the benefits of diversity in our community. We accept members of all educational levels from enthusiasts and students to seasoned professionals and healthcare professionals working in clinical environments. While AIA recognizes those schools that have voluntarily gone through the process of meeting our high standards for excellence in education, it is not necessary that your education is from one of these schools in order to become a Professional or Advanced Practitioner member of AIA.

To RENEW your existing membership, login to your account and renew from your profile. If your membership has lapsed more than 30 days, you will not be able to login to your member account. Please call the office at 303-531-6377 to renew over the phone.

Referral Credit Program Details

AIA members earn $10 referral credit towards their next membership renewal for each new member you refer to AIA. Simply assure that the person you are referring includes your name on the “How did you hear about us!” line on the application.

If you want several preprinted membership applications to hand out simply email us your request at info@alliance-aromatherapists.org or call 1-877-531-6377.

Associate Member - $ 95.00

Applicant has interest in the field or is a student enrolled in an Aromatherapy certification program.

Membership benefits include:

-Voting member

-Monthly educational webinars

-Digital Membership Certificate

-Continuing Education (CE) credit opportunities

-Quarterly digital issue of Aromatics in Action Journal; Summer Issue print edition mailed to you

-Access to "members only" website; (research database, special recordings, and information)

-Essential Oils Information booklet - available in bulk as a student aid

-Listing in the membership directory

-Discounted registration for AIA Conferences

-Membership discount program (from participating companies)

-Use of AIA Associate Member Logo

-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA

-Discounted advertising rates in Aromatics in Action Journal and conference proceedings manual

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Professional Member - $125.00

Applicant has completed a minimum of 200 hours of documented and verifiable instruction in aromatherapy and 12 CE credits per year.

Membership benefits include:

-Voting member

-Monthly educational webinars

-Digital Membership Certificate

-Continuing Education (CE) credit opportunities

-Quarterly digital issue of Aromatics in Action Journal; Summer Issue print edition mailed to you

-Access to "members only" website; (research database, special recordings, and more information)

-Essential Oils Information booklet - available in bulk as a student aid

-Listing in the membership directory

-Discounted registration for AIA Conferences

-Membership discount program (from participating companies)

-Use of the AIA Professional Member logo

-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA

-Discounted advertising rates in Aromatics in Action Journal and conference proceedings manual

-Post your events and educational programs on the Member Events Calendar and via AIA's social media outlets

-Discounted membership through ABMP (includes professional liability insurance for practitioners and all the membership benefits of ABMP including discounts for hotels, rental cars, and professional business services)

-Eligible to earn referral credits towards your next renewal for each new member referred to AIA

-Listing in our “Find an Aromatherapist” program

-Eligible to serve on AIA Committees and Board of Directors

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APCA (Advanced Practice Clinical Aromatherapist) formerly “Clinical Member of AIA” - $155 per year ($25 Application Fee)

The applicant has completed 400 hours of documented and verifiable instruction in aromatherapy. The advanced practitioner candidate must complete a special application which is approved by the Board.

The Education Committee has established the guidelines for various levels of aromatherapy training at the Advanced Practitioner Level (APCA). For those who are currently studying or planning to achieve this level, the AIA offers a new level of membership. 

Membership benefits include:

-All Benefits of Professional Member

-Listing on our “Find an Aromatherapist” program

-Eligible to apply for AIA Research Grants (as available)

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Business Membership - $350.00

Membership benefits include:

AIA has recently updated the Business Membership category and the benefits of Business Membership.

We will continue to increase benefits for Business Members as we reach out to you for more information on how we can better support you as a valued part of the AIA community.

As of March 2022 our business membership is for one person with a business. If you have employees whom you would like to have access to some AIA benefits, you will be able to add associate members to your business membership at $95 each annually.

Benefits included in our Business Membership are:

-Business Directory Webpage clearly available on our website -plenty of space to describe your business and offerings

-Journal Business directory page - Your contact information and a 1–2-line description of your business.

-First Wednesday - info webinar Business Showcase Zoom First Wednesday opportunity to describe your business in detail, and answer Questions about your business.

-Monthly Business News Email. All business members will be permitted to make an offer on a service/and or product in a monthly Business Member email. This one monthly email will include listings from all Business Members.

-Calendar listings for educational events- 8 per year

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Student Member - $50.00

Applicant is enrolled in an Aromatherapy certification program.

-Student must provide proof of enrollment in an Aromatherapy certification program.

-(May apply for additional year if enrolled in a AIA approved school)

Membership benefits include:

- all benefits of an associate member

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Honorary Member

The Board of Directors may designate or award honorary membership to an individual who’s contributions to AIA and the aromatherapy profession are worthy of recognition and reward.

Membership benefits include:

-All Benefits of a Professional Member


Events Calendar Details

As a member of AIA you have the exclusive benefit of having your programs and events posted on the Events Calendar.

Send your details and contact information to info@alliance-aromatherapists.org  and we will post your event to the web calendar within a week.

Please provide the following information:

    • Title of Program
    • Date(s) and time(s)
    • Instructor
    • Location
    • Tuition
    • Description
    • Registration information
    • Contact information: phone, email and web


Continuing Education Details

Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for those participating in AIA educational programs. Opportunities for CEs are frequent and include the following educational programs:

  • Monthly Educational Webinars
  • Regional and state educational events
  • Aromatherapy Conferences

For Advanced Practitioner Members a list of approved courses is provided which are accepted for the continuing education requirement for the APAIA.

Download the APAIA list of approved courses.


Liability Insurance Details

As a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, you are entitled to a discounted membership with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). Membership with ABMP provides a wide variety of member benefits, including comprehensive liability insurance specifically tailored for aromatherapists, massage therapists, and bodyworkers. Each practitioner’s coverage is individual-not shared among thousands of therapists-and our occurrence form coverage protects our members from late-filed claims.

In addition, you’ll have access to a free website and email address, their award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine, customized marketing materials, dynamic practice-building tools, and much more, not to mention our outstanding customer service. To join, call us at 800-458-2267 and let us know that you are a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. You’ll be able to join ABMP for one year for $175 at the Professional or Practitioner levels, or $205 at the Certified level-a $24 discount.

Visit ABMP.com or call 800-458-2267 for more information, and learn why our over 79,000 members have come to expect more from ABMP!


AIA reserves the right to refuse membership to any individual who may disgrace the organization’s positive reputation or disparage the organization, its members, officers or administration.

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Founded in 2006, the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the professional organization representing aromatherapists.

AIA aims to increase awareness of and expand access to aromatherapists, help its members build successful practices, expand the body of aromatherapy research, and serve as a resource for members, the media and the public.

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