Membership With NAHA
NAHA is a recognized leader in the field of aromatherapy.

Become a Member

NAHA offers several options for membership with a variety of benefits. We do not exclude anyone from becoming a member of NAHA. All NAHA members must agree to abide by our code of ethics. In addition, Level 1-3 members are required to submit documentation to the NAHA office in order to qualify for membership.

Browse the choices or click an option to the right to find the best fit for you.


Friend/Student of Aromatherapy

This category of membership is open to anyone interested in the field of aromatherapy. Students are welcome!

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Subscription to NAHA's Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount

Friend/Student of Aromatherapy Requirements:

  • Professional business policy
  • Website, social media, and written materials must not contain promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques

Level 1: NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist

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This category of membership is open to professionals such as massage therapists seeking to introduce aromatherapy into their practices, as well as individuals involved in promoting the field of aromatherapy and aromatherapy education.

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Level 1 Membership
  • Use of the NAHA Member logo and trademark: NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist® (log into your member page to download)
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Level 1 Membership Requirements:

  • Have attended and graduated from a NAHA Approved Level 1 aromatherapy training program, minimum 50 hours* or the equivalent.
  • Submit proof of completion of 5 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year, or 10 CEs every 2 years.
  • Professional business policy
  • Website, social media, and written materials must not contain promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.

*The Level 1 hour requirement applies to existing health professionals such as: Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Herbalists, Nurses, Physicians, etc. Students who are not existing health professionals have an additional requirement to provide proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology 1 from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken from a NAHA approved school. Anatomy & Physiology Level 1 is a 3-4 credit undergraduate class which typically covers: Tissue & The Integumentary System; Skeleton, Joints & The Skeletal System; Muscle, Muscle Tissue & The Muscular System; Nervous Tissue & The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System; The Endocrine System; Cellular Structure & Types, Basic Chemistry. Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line.

1 college credit = 15-16 classroom hours, or self-paced online which can often be completed more quickly.

Proof of the requirements listed above must be included with your application at the time of submission in order to be approved as a Level 1 member. You can upload, email or mail your documents to the NAHA office with proof of your aromatherapy training. Memberships are charged when you apply. Your membership will only become valid after the requirements listed above are received and approved. If you are not approved, then the membership charge will be refunded.  


Level 2: NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®

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This category of membership is open to individuals who are actively practicing and/or teaching professional aromatherapy. Professional members may vote and hold office in the Association.  

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Level 2 Membership
  • Use of the NAHA Member logo and trademark: NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist (NCPA)® (log into your member page to download)
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database with option to upgrade to premium (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Discount Advertising Opportunities
  • Free Calendar of Events Postings
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Level 2 Membership Requirements: Have attended and graduated from a NAHA approved Level 2 aromatherapy training program, minimum 200 hours**, or the equivalent. Graduates must submit proof of completion of 10 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year or 20 CEs every 2 years in order to remain a Level 2 member in good standing. Examples of NAHA approved CEs include: NAHA Conference, NAHA Webinars (free for members!), writing articles for the NAHA Journal, electives and continuing education courses taught by a NAHA approved school, volunteer or mentorship time spent in a holistic healing center that utilizes aromatherapy. Professional business policy, website, social media, and written materials must not contain: promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.  

**150 hours in addition to the required Level 1 hours, for a total minimum of 200. The Level 2 hour requirement applies to existing health professionals such as: Massage Therapists, Herbalists, Nurses, Physicians, etc. Students who are not existing health professionals have an additional requirement to provide proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology 2 from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken from a NAHA approved school. Anatomy & Physiology Level 2 is a 3-4 credit undergraduate class which typically covers: The Reproductive System; The Cardiovascular System; The Lymphatic System & The Immune System; The Urinary System; The Digestive System. Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line.

1 college credit = 15-16 classroom hours, or self-paced online which can often be completed more quickly.

Proof of the requirements listed above must be included with your application at the time of submission in order to be approved as a Level 2 (Professional) member. You can upload, email or mail your documents to the NAHA office with proof of your aromatherapy training. Memberships are charged when you apply. Your membership will only become valid after the requirements listed above are received and approved. If you are not approved, then the membership charge will be refunded.  

All NAHA Members agree to abide by NAHA´s Code of Ethics.

It is recommended that you hold liability insurance. Click to learn more about NAHA’s insurance options.

US Membership $125      •      International Membership: $155 

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Level 3: NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist®

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This category of membership is open to individuals who are actively practicing and/or teaching clinical aromatherapy. Clinical members may vote and hold office in the Association.  

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Level 3 Membership
  • Use of the NAHA Member logo and trademark: NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (NCCA)® (log into your member page to download)
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/ Webinars
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database with option to upgrade to premium (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Discount Advertising Opportunities
  • Free Calendar of Events Postings
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Level 3 Membership Requirements: Have attended and graduated from a NAHA approved Level 3 Aromatherapy Training Program, minimum 300 hours**, or the equivalent. Minimum of 1 year of direct clinical Aromatherapy experience. Clinical experience can be obtained by working in a Holistic Healing Center, Integrative Medicine Facility or Traditional Medical Center that utilizes aromatherapy as a healing modality. Hospital work is not required, but may be counted toward clinical experience if aromatherapy is used as a healing modality. Graduates must submit proof of completion of 15 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year or 30 CEs every 2 years in order to remain a Level 3 member in good standing. Examples of NAHA approved CEs include: NAHA Conference, NAHA Webinars (free for members!), writing articles for the NAHA Journal, electives and continuing education courses taught by a NAHA approved school, volunteer or mentorship time spent in a holistic healing center that utilizes aromatherapy. Professional Business policy, website, social media, and written materials must not contain: promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.  

***100 hours in addition to the required Level 1 & Level 2 hours, for a total minimum of 300. The Level 3 hour requirement applies to existing clinicians (Physicians, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Medical Herbalists, etc). Students who are not existing clinicians have an additional requirement to provide proof of completion of Advanced Pathophysiology from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken from a NAHA approved school. Advanced Pathophysiology is a 4 credit graduate level class which typically advances knowledge of anatomy and physiology while expaining the mechanisms of diseases and pathophysiological conditions affecting the the integumentary system, the circulatory system, the reproductive system, the musculoskeletal system, the lymphatic/immune system, the endocrine system, the nervous system, the urinary system, and the digestive system.  Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line.

1 college credit = 15-16 classroom hours, or self-paced online which can often be completed more quickly.

Proof of the requirements listed above must be included with your application at the time of submission in order to be approved as a Level 3 (Clinical) member. You can upload, email or mail your documents to the NAHA office with proof of your aromatherapy training. Memberships are charged when you apply. Your membership will only become valid after the requirements listed above are received and approved. If you are not approved, then the membership charge will be refunded.  

All NAHA Members agree to abide by NAHA´s Code of Ethics and Conduct.  

Liability insurance is required. Click to learn more about NAHA’s insurance options.  

US Membership $150      •      International Membership: $180  

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Business Member

This category of membership is open to individuals who own or manage a business that offers aromatherapy products or services.  Business members may vote and hold office in the Association.  

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Business Membership
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database with option to upgrade to premium (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Discount Advertising Opportunities
  • Free Calendar of Events Postings
  • NAHA Member Logo Use*
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Business Membership Requirements: Professional business policy, website, social media, and written materials must not contain: promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.  

All NAHA Members agree to abide by NAHA´s Code of Ethics.  

US Membership $150      •      International Membership: $180  

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Donor Member

Donor membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the work of NAHA in various areas of aromatherapy. Donor members may vote and hold office in the Association.  

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Donor Membership
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database with option to upgrade to premium (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Discount Advertising Opportunities
  • Free Calendar of Events Postings
  • NAHA Member Logo Use
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Donor Membership Requirements: Professional business policy, website, social media, and written materials must not contain: promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.  

All NAHA Members agree to abide by NAHA´s Code of Ethics.  

US Membership $325      •      International Membership: $375      

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Grand Donor Member

Grand Donor membership is open to anyone who wishes to significantly contribute to NAHA´s work and positively impact the progress of true aromatherapy in the US. Grand Donor members may vote and hold office in the Association.  

Benefits for members in good standing:

  • Certificate of Grand Donor Membership
  • Subscription to NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal
  • Monthly E-Newsletters and Updates
  • NAHA Conference Registration Discount
  • Access to Monthly Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database with option to upgrade to premium (log into your member page to create)
  • NAHA Blog Articles
  • Aromatherapy Books & NAHA Gear - Special Offers
  • Discount Advertising Opportunities
  • Free Calendar of Events Postings
  • NAHA Member Logo Use
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Members Only Area of Website
  • Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
  • Special Topic E-booklets
  • Professional & Product Liability Insurance Options
  • Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Grand Donor Membership Requirements: Professional business policy, website, social media, and written materials must not contain: promotion of unsafe and/or contraindicated use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques.  

All NAHA Members agree to abide by NAHA´s Code of Ethics.  

Membership $1000  

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The membership requirements were updated by the NAHA board April 25, 2017 and take effect January 1, 2018. Existing NAHA members are grandfathered to their current membership level. All members shall have until December 31, 2020 to upload proof that their CEUs have been completed. This proof should be uploaded through your member page.
  • In order to use NAHA logos and trademarks, you must be a NAHA member in good standing at the required level for each logo or seal. You must also submit a signed NAHA Logo Permission Form (sign into your member page to download your seal and the logo permission form). If your membership lapses, or if you are suspended for any reason, you must cease use of any and all NAHA logos and trademarks.  
  • Level 2 members and above have the option to upgrade to a premium listing on the ‘Find An Aromatherapist’ Database (log into your member page to create or upgrade your listing). A nominal annual fee applies to premium listing upgrades.
 

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