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AROMATHERAPY
QUALIFICATIONS & REGULATION



Aromatherapy is not currently subject to any statutory regulation and therefore anyone, either with or without qualifications, may claim to be an "aromatherapist". The profession is working towards SSR (Statutory Self Regulation) and has set up the ARWG (Aromatherapy Regulatory Working Group) to work with the Department of Health and the Prince of Wales's Foundation for Integrated Health to achieve this objective. Progress has been painfully slow to date due to disputes between the various professional associations.

When choosing an Aromatherapist, don't be afraid to ask about their qualifications and experience. The following qualifications are in common use:

MIFPA Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. This is the largest professional aromatherapy body. To attain membership, a student will have completed a course of study at an accredited school, and passed their examinations, or will have provided other acceptable evidence of suitable training and examination.
 
MIFA Member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists
 
TDHA Tisserand Diploma of Holistic Aromatherapy. A diploma awarded by the Tisserand Institute to students who have completed their training course. This does not constitute membership of a professional body, but is generally recognised as being of an equivalent standard.
 
ITEC Diploma issued by The International Therapy Examination Council. ITEC covers mainly beauty therapy work but also offers a diploma in Aromatherapy.
 

 

Information within this WCCT section is authored by Craig Vassie, a Clinical Aromatherapist at Chiltern Aromatherapy, in Hazlemere, High Wycombe.
You can contact him for advice on 01494-816651.

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Updated: 18 Jan 2007

The author of the web site section on Aromatherapy is Craig Vassie, BSc, MIFPA