Become a Certified Aromatherapy Teacher

Online Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certification L1

With Amy Galper and Jade Shutes, co-creators of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies

Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certification Course

Teaching individuals about essential oils is so much more than just explaining what they are and how best to use them. It goes much deeper then that. And throughout our signature teacher training program you will be inspired and empowered to effectively and with love and a bit of humor, teach aromatherapy too! 

Join us for our online aromatherapy teacher training program, recorded at our teacher training held in May of 2017 in the mountains of North Carolina. The online course is designed to cultivate your unique skills and talents so that you may become a great teacher with a unique and compelling teaching style.

Our Certified Aromatherapy Teacher Level I Training Program is designed for anyone passionate about educating others about essential oils in a meaningful and profound way. This unique program will provide the foundation, structure, tools and skills necessary to becoming an effective, dynamic, engaging and confident Certified Aromatherapy Teacher (CAT), Level I. Upon completion of the course students will be able to confidently design, teach and market short program classes and workshops, ranging from 45 minutes to a full day or weekend.

Aromatherapy is fast becoming one of the hottest trends in the mindful wellness and lifestyle movement and as awareness of their healing properties continues to grow, so does the need for trusted, experienced, educated and authentic educators.

This program will show you, step by step, how to be an extraordinary teacher. Taught by two of the field’s most dynamic and pioneering thought leaders, with 40+ years of combined experience, you will have the kind of personal attention and hands-on experience rarely offered in traditional teacher training programs.

This course will focus on preparing you to teach within a classroom setting as well as within your community. The role of a teacher, meaningfully connecting and inspiring others, extends to many parts of our lives outside of the classroom, so this program welcomes anyone who wishes to take their passion for essential oils to the next level, and develop the skills necessary to effectively convey the power of Aromatherapy and aromatic plant medicine to their clients, patients, social network, and perhaps most importantly, their community. This course also completes the pre-requisite for our Level 2 Teacher Training which trains you to be able to teach our Level One Certification course.


This is a level one Aromatherapy Teacher Training program. We are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of aromatherapy educators!


What the course will cover:

  • Theories of Education; What makes an effective and inspiring teacher?
  • Teaching Styles and Methods; Who is your audience? What’s the most effective style to reach them; Instructional Practices.
  • Examining the physical (actual space), interpersonal dynamics, and organizing learning materials
  • What it means to build community.
  • The Lesson Plan: How to create.
  • Course supplies and resources.
  • Explore different learning styles and behaviors
  • Skills to listen and recognize students’ unique contributions, gifts and different ways of absorbing information.
  • Teaching tools; visuals, activities, group and partnering work
    Importance of research
  • How To Teach An Essential Oil: What are the most effective methods?
  • Ways in which to connect to plants: Distillation experience.
  • How to handle challenging personalities, and tips to encourage and inspire action.
  • Teaching the Essential Wellness and Essential Therapeutic courses: presentations and customizing lesson plans.
  • The business of teaching; Marketing, Legalities, Pricing
  • Experiential teaching exercises throughout course.


  • Online Aromatherapy Teacher Training Program L1: $1250.00


Can I take the online course if I live in a different country and am on a different time schedule?

Yes. Each day will have live streaming which you can attend as it is happening or watch later. The class will be recorded and placed into the online platform so you can access it on your own time frame. Recordings will be placed in the online classroom within minutes of end of broadcast each session.

The recordings will be broken down by subject matter and each video recording will be 1 hour or less, making it easier to follow and watch!

How long will I have access to the online Teacher Training program?

Students of the Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certification course will have lifetime access to the online course and student/graduate forum.  Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant community of aromatherapy teachers who continue to grow and support one another and remain on top of leading topics in the field of aromatherapy education.

Are there prerequisites?

Yes. To attend the Aromatherapy Teacher Training Program (Level 1), you need to have completed a Foundations of Aromatherapy training. To attend the Aromatherapy Teacher Training L2 (Fall 2018), you will need to have a Level 2 certification. A foundations level training from any school approved by NAHA is great.

Is this a Certification Course and are there be levels?

Yes! We have designed a two level aromatherapy teacher training program. You can take just the Level One or continue to gain your level 2 aromatherapy teacher training certificate. Level Two live training is offered 1x a year (or every other year) available for graduates of our Foundations Teacher Training.

Can I earn CE hours?

Yes, our Aromatherapy Teacher Training program is approved by the NCBTMB for 35 CE hours.

Will I be able to use content from course to create an online course?

Our Aromatherapy Teacher Training program (L1) is designed to teach aromatherapy instructors how to teach a live class. The material from the course may not be used to create an online course nor does this program teach how to create an online course. We are teaching instructors to teach live because we believe this is what is most needed in the field at this time.

Terms and Conditions:

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What is included in the Aromatherapy Teacher Training Program?

In addition to 35 hours of training, you will also receive 40 essential oil monographs, sample class outlines, and our signature Essential Wellness and Essential Therapeutics courses to customize to your 'brand'.  Manual includes: Powerpoint slides for 40 essential oils.

What do I need to do to complete certification?

Each student will need to complete the following to successfully complete the Teacher Training Program (Level One):

  • Design a short class (exact exercise will be handed out during class).
    • Live class students: Present to fellow students
    • Live streaming students: TBA
  • Complete all exercises in course.
Will I be able to teach certification course?

No. The main emphasis of the Level One Aromatherapy Teacher Training certification program is on community education. This is by far the largest area of growth for aromatherapy education.

The Level One Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certificate course has been designed to teach individuals how to create community education.  You will leave being able to teach the "Essential Wellness" and "Essential Therapeutics" courses along with the ability to design and teach 2 - 3 hour presentations to a full day class.

This course also serves as the foundations for all instructors to be certified with the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. Our Level Two Aromatherapy Teacher Training certification program will teach students how to teach certification classes. We feel that a year of teaching 2-3 hour classes and 8 hour classes will provide the teacher with the necessary foundation and skills to then move into teaching full certification courses.

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