Although the offering of Formal Aromatherapy Certification Courses is winding down, all  Workshops will continue to be offered and new ones are joining the line up.

The Bev Hawkins Membership Club also remains an option for you to expand your knowledge at your own pace.

Would you like to know how to become an Aromatherapist?

Specializing in courses for everyone from the enthusiast to the professional! 

Beverley is waiting to guide you along your path to becoming a confident and effective Aromatherapist!
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Become an Aromatherapist by starting with the Aromatherapy Certification Course 101

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

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Continue on with our Aromatherapy Certification Course 201 to become a Clinical Aromatherapist

Aromatherapy Certification Course 201 builds on the foundation learned in Aromatherapy Certification Course 101, which is why completion of that course  is a prerequisite for moving on to this course. Successful completion of both courses earns our Clinical Aromatherapy Certification. Read More

Why Choose our Aromatherapy Certification Courses?

There are many excellent reasons to choose the aromatherapy certification courses from our aromatherapy school including:

  • Information that is well researched and updated as needed and it is laid out in a logical, easy to understand, format.
  • Because of the depth of knowledge contained in them, these course books are wonderful resources.  They remain excellent resources long after the course is completed.
  • Easy access to a well informed and excellent instructor.  Beverley is available to answer any and all of your questions.  Because she believes that it is imperative that you fully understand the material you are studying, she makes it a point to be available to answer all the questions that come through.  She is available by phone or email, and for those who want a more personal interaction via Zoom as well.
  • Because of the closed group we have on Facebook, there is also an opportunity to interact with others who are taking the course.  Many of our grads remain members on the group, so there is the added benefit of being able to interact with others who have gained more experience.  This group has proven to be very helpful for many of our students.  Our students come from many different backgrounds, and they are all happy to share their knowledge and expertise in many different areas.
  • The course is always available for you to start at any time convenient to you.
  • Once the courses have been started there are deadlines by which they need to be completed by.  The Aromatherapy Certification Course 101 has a timeline of 9 months, while the Aromatherapy Certification Course 201 has a timeline of 18 months.  Those students purchasing both courses have a total timeline of 27 months within which to write both exams.
  • Within these timelines, each student is free to structure the pace they work through their course material to suit their own needs.
  • Following the Lessons as outlined in the individual Workbooks guides each student through all of the information shared.  In addition to reading and studying the relevant setions,  completing the exercises and activities outlined in each lesson anchors in the information being learned.
  • All our graduates are extremely competent and confident aromatherapists, who are a credit to themselves and their clients.

Frequently Asked Questions 

An answer to the question What is Aromatherapy, along with information on what you should really know about essential oils, and Holistic Blending can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section.  Along with information about the Aromatherapy Business, Aromatherapy Associations and Certification.

Bev Hawkins Membership Club

This subscription club, first launched in January 2020, has something for everyone who has an interest in aromatherapy and the use of aromatics.  From the Novice, just starting out, to the Enthusiast, who is more familiar with essential oils, to the Professional.  The monthly subscription package delivers new information each month in an easy to absorb format.  One essential oil is covered in depth each month.  One condition is also highlighted each month, together with case studies that illustrate how to effectively address the challenge with essential oils.  Plus much more.

An active subscription ensures full access to the Welcome Package and all Published Packages.  With a new Package being uploaded each month, these will continue to grow.

Whether or not you are ready to take a Formal Certification Course, The Bev Hawkins Membership Club might be something you would enjoy.

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Ready to become an Aromatherapist? Start right away.

Continuing on with Aromatherapy 201 to obtain Full Professional Certification.

Full Professional Course

For those who know they are ready to go all the way.  Buy both courses together and get a discount.

Aromatherapy Workshops available on the ONLINE Platform

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Essential Oil Inspirational Cards.

A 52 card deck which is a fun way to choose essential oils intuitively.


Beverley Hawkins | West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

Working in the alternative health field for more years than I care to remember, I became an aromatherapist in 1994. I have continued to include the use of essential oils in my private practice ever since. I founded my Aromatherapy School, the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy in 1999. Since that time, it has been, and continues to be a real joy working with students and introducing them to the wonderful world of aromatherapy and its aromatics. I love watching how my students flourish and grow as their knowledge of these lovely aromatics increases. It is wonderful to see their confidence and knowledge base grows consistently with each lesson and activity they complete. When they graduate, I am always thrilled to welcome them as the successful, knowledgeable and effective Aromatherapists they have become.
Beverley Hawkins

West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

is classified as a Vocational School by the Canadian Revenue Agency.  Therefore we do not charge GST on any of the Aromatherapy Certification Courses.

Approved by the Minister Of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada under sub-paragraphs 118.5(1)(1)(ii) and 118.6(1)(a)(ii) of the Income Tax Act to issue T2202A forms for Aromatherapy 101, Aromatherapy 201 and Aromatherapy 301

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What Our Grads have to say!

Testimonials from satisfied graduates are very important to us and over the years we have been fortunate to receive a great deal of positive feedback

Just dropping you a note to let you know that I have started my Aromatherapy 101 and I am enjoying a great deal. I went through all of the material in 101 and 201 when I received my manuals, and I would like to commend you on the creation of such a complete and meticulously laid out education program. I am positively thrilled with the WCIA course material. You have done a stellar job putting this professional program together, Bev. I researched Aromatherapy education for months and I certainly chose right when I chose your courses at the WCIA. Simply loving it.

Kimberly Ivey, Port Hawkesbury, NS

After graduating from the University of Virginia, I began looking for a reputable aromatherapy program that integrated traditional and non-traditional approaches with the current research. I believe that I found just the right program at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy (WCIA). The material and lessons are engaging, appropriately challenging and highly informative. It was wonderful to be able to study at my own pace (with two small children at home), yet always have a knowledgeable professional able and willing to guide me through the course. I highly recommend WCIA to anyone who is interested in a program that accommodates one’s lifestyle and time constraints while maintaining high academic standards.

Keren Dolan, Reston, VA.,

A couple of days ago I finally took the 201 exam and submitted my thesis and case studies! And yes I was nervous as it’s been over 30 years since I finished college; I was worried that my brain cells weren’t up to the challenge. All I can say is that it’s been one of the best ways I have used my time, money and mental energy in many years. Loved the challenge of the course and Beverley’s excellent and thoughtful answers to many questions. It’s been nice being part of the Facebook group too, wishing you all wonderful essential oil adventures and thanks Beverley for your passion and guidance.

Gwendolyn Evans, Port Townsend, WA,

You will find more testimonials here.