In most parts of the world, aromatherapy is a self-regulating profession and there are no requirements for anyone to join an aromatherapy association. A valid business license issued by the local authorities is the only legal requirement you have for opening a business as an aromatherapist. Professional Liability Insurance is often a requirement for membership in an aromatherapy association, however, whether one is a member of an association or not, it is something that I recommend everyone working with clients and the general public should have. Just as Product Liability Insurance is something I recommend everyone creating a product line to be sold over the counter to the general publich should have.
These are fairly similar across the associations, although they may differ a little in what is offered and include: