The courses listed have been assessed under the BCAOA Course Review process and were found to meet the educational core curriculum standards of the BCAOAat the time of review. The course must be taught at an institution which is governed by another provincial act such as the Universities Act.

Each course listed must have a least one Registered Aromatherapist/Essential Oil Therapist – EOT® to teach the course. Teachers have all agreed, in writing, to teach the BCAOA’s Core Curriculum as a minimum. The teachers are Registered Aromatherapists/Essential Oil Therapists – EOT®, with a minimum two (2) years practical experience as a qualified aromatherapist.

The BCAOA and the BCAOA Board Members do not assume any responsibility for the method of instruction used, facilities, quality of instruction or any other action or activity of these individual teachers.

The advantages of attending a recognized course and studying under a recognized teacher may include rapid membership processing, no cost for membership application review and ensures students have access to teachers with a specific level of knowledge and practical experience who have agreed to teach to the core curriculum.

To have your course listed as a Recognised Course, please contact us.

The Schools

Phone: 604-318-2793
Website: essenceofthyme.com
Email: info@essenceofthyme.com

colleen@essenceofthyme.com

kelly@essenceofthyme.com

Instructors: Colleen Thompson
Dr. Kelly Ablard
Type: Correspondence
Course Name: Full Professional
About:

Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies offers a comprehensive and evidence-based 600-hour Advanced Aromatherapy Certification Program. Developed and taught by Colleen Thompson – Registered Aromatherapist with over 20 years of experience in the fields of aromatherapy, product formulation, business and adult education, and by Dr. Kelly Ablard – Registered Aromatherapist Chemical Ecologist and Zoologist with over 20 years of experience in the fields of scientific research, animal behaviour and aromatic plant conservation and sustainability.

  • Distance learning in the comfort of your home, and at your own pace wherever you are in the world.
  • Live orientation for AT101, Modules 1 – 5 when you begin the course.
  • Flexible, accessible and knowledgeable instructors to answer your questions.
  • One-on-one tutoring at no additional cost.
  • Case study and research mentors available to assist you.
  • Lab Aroma annual subscription for only $75.00.
  • Monthly live lectures to keep you up to date.
  • Student forum.
  • A wealth of resource information on the student login section of the website.
  • Graduates of the EOT program have lifetime access to all educational resources.
  • Approved by the following Professional Aromatherapy Associations:
    • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)
    • British Columbia Alliance Of Aromatherapy (BCAOA)
    • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)
    • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)
    • Accredited by the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
Phone: 519-821-7504
Website: joyessence.on.ca
Email: info@joyessence.on.ca
Instructor: Joy Watson
Type: Correspondence
Course Name: Full Professional
About:
Phone: 604-862-4743
Website: langara.ca
Email: ledel@langara.ca
Instructor: Lynne Edel
Type: In Classroom Delivery
Course Name: Full Professional
About:

Langara is the only public College within Canada to offer Professional Aromatherapy Training. This unique program offers students hands on learning in a class room and clinical setting. The course consists of 250 classroom instructional hours including 36 clinical hours where students meet with the general public and offer aromatherapy consultations, blending of essential oils and application through massage, inhalation and foot reflexology. The program is not limited to in classroom learning and for this reason it has been recognized to meet the educational standards and requirements of 400 hours as established by the BCAOA. The Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner Program has been reviewed by the Educational Advisory Committee at Langara Continuing Studies and found to meet the educational requirements of the College. Thus students who complete the program are issued the Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate by Langara College.

Langara College has been offering The Holistic Aromatherapy Program since 1998. The program was originally designed and successfully taught by Pat Antoniak until 2004. In 2007, Lynne Edel redesigned and created a new program which she has been teaching ever since.

Lynne Edel, Registered Aromatherapist, has worked within the aromatherapy field since 2000. She is Past President of the BCAOA and currently sits on the Education Committee. Through specific client formulations, protocols and applications she has maintained her own private practice for 18 years. Her focus has always been using her knowledge and skills to benefit others. She volunteers her services to women living with addictions and to those in recovery.

Phone: 604-943-7476
Website: westcoastaromatherapy.com
Email:
Instructor: Beverley Hawkins
Type: Correspondence
Course Name: Full Professional
About: The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy specializes in courses and workshops for everyone from the enthusiast to the professional, and has been offering affordable, quality, aromatherapy courses and workshops for over 20 years.

Our flexible home study programs allow students to choose how far they wish to progress with their studies. Aromatherapy 101 (180 hour program) is where everyone starts. Those wishing to become Professional Aromatherapists will continue on with Aromatherapy 201 (445 hours program). The Full Professional Program (Aromatherapy 101 and 201) is 625 hours. Although these are self-directed home study courses, Beverley is available to answer all of the student’s questions as they come up. The closed group on Facebook has proven to be a real community and support for those taking the courses, while the Student’s Corner contains a wealth of additional information that can be helpful to the students as they move through their course material and into their professional lives as Aromatherapists.

We also offer a variety of Aromatherapy Workshops which are available to anyone interested in taking them. In the downloadable PDF workshop format: Aromatic Medicine for Self-Care; Business Strategies for Aromatherapists; Essential Oils and Children and Caddy Chemistry Courses. In the downloadable Video workshop format: Aroma Massage Video. In the On-line Platform Workshop Format: Introduction to Natural Perfumery. Workshops offered in a classroom setting by appointment only include: Indian Head Massage, Introduction to Natural Perfumery and Reiki.

Phone: 250-858-8258
Website: amarnaholistic.ca
Email: amarnaholistic@gmail.com
Instructor: Casey Mulcaster
Type: Correspondence
Course Name: Full Professional
About: Coming soon!