West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Courses

Affordable aromatherapy training from a long established aromatherapy school offering excellent aromatherapy courses and aromatherapy workshops.  The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy is an aromatherapy school that specializes in aromatherapy courses and aromatherapy certification that will teach you all you need to know about the safe and effective use of essential oils.  Learn all you need to know about aromatherapy, essential oils and their uses in the comfort of your own home at your own pace, via distance learning (self-directed home study classes). Aromatherapy Courses delivered directly to you.  Our commitment is to offer aromatherapy education of the highest standard at affordable prices.  Take advantage of this opportunity to experience aromatherapy training from an Aromatherapy School at home!

Each Aromatherapy course is made up of three Course Books and one Workbook. The workbook guides you through the material and is divided into individual lessons. Simply follow the instructions as to where in the notes to read, and which essential oil to experience. Then complete the hands-on exercisers, and finally review what you have learned by working through the questions and answers at the end of each lesson.
Students work through the course material at their own pace within an official timeline, as experience has shown that having a timeline does help to keep students motivated and on track.

Although students are working on their own, support and help are always close by.
Beverley Hawkins is always available to answer any and all of your questions as they come up. She believes that it is most important to understand what you are learning, and her philosophy is that there are no ‘silly’ questions.
Students are encouraged to ask whatever questions they need to so that they fully understand what they are learning.
The closed Facebook group is a great place to interact with others who are taking, or who have taken, the courses. It provides a relaxed environment in which to ask questions, share information and bounce ideas around in.
The Student’s Corner is a valuable resource that is filled with lots of additional information.
Another Student Benefit is the Student Discount which is available from participating Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Product Suppliers.

Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101 is the starting point on the journey to aromatherapy certification. In this course, we start at the beginning and systematically go through everything you need to know to safely and effectively use essential oils.

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Aromatherapy 201

Aromatherapy 201 builds on the foundation learned in Aromatherapy 101 and completion of Aromatherapy 101 is a prerequisite for moving on to this course. This is the course that leads to Professional Aromatherapy Certification.

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Aromatherapy 301

Aromatherapy 301 covers Advanced Aromatherapy Techniques. Completion of Aromatherapy 101 and Aromatherapy 201, or an equivalent Professional Aromatherapy Course is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course. The next step after aromatherapy certification.

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Aromatherapy Workshops

Whether or not you are interested in becoming an Aromatherapist, if you use essential oils, Aromatic Medicine for Self-Care, or Essential Oils and Children, are great ways for you to learn more about using essential oils safely and effectively for yourself and your family.
For those who already are trained, they are a great way to increase your knowledge.  In addition to the Aromatic Medicine and Essential Oils and Children Workshop, the Aroma Massage Video, Business Strategies, and Chemistry Home Study Workshops
can help to enhance your existing practice. These courses are downloadable PDF files, while the Aroma Massage Video is viewable online and can be downloaded.

NEW Workshop on the ONLINE Platform
Introduction to Natural Perfumery

All of the workshops also have the potential to earn you CE credits, depending on individual association requirements.
A Certificate of Completion is available on all the workshops for those who follow through and take the test.
Follow the links for the individual workshops, or follow this link for a quick overview of all the workshops.


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Recognized by

BCAOA – British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy (Canada)
NAHA – National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (USA)
AIA – Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA)
Graduates of Aromatherapy 201 are eligible to write :
CFA – Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists’  Entrance Exam
ARC – Aromatherapy Registration Council’s Exam

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