Certification in the art, science & bio-energetics of essential oil therapy
Established in 1998, the Institute of Integrative Aroma Therapy (IIA) was co-founded by Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM and Laraine Pounds, RN, BSN, MSN, who have collaborated to bring the vision of Integrative Aromatherapy to the forefront of the nursing profession today. Together, they offer course participants with more than 50 years of combined experience and expert knowledge in several inter-related fields.
This is a comprehensive course certification program for healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals alike. For years, the IIA has been at the forefront of the development of clinical aromatherapy in mainstream healthcare and beyond. Register today, select your instructor of choice, and get started on your path to certification in the art, science & bio energetics of essential oil therapy.
The approval for 320 Nursing Educational Contact Hours is through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). The approval for 325 Educational Contact Hours for Massage Therapists is through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). See the Endorsements page for more information.
Clinical Aromatherapy programs are increasingly being integrated into the healthcare system in a variety of settings and for a multiplicity of purposes. If you are using essential oils in your nursing practice it is advantageous to become certified through an approved and nationally endorsed educational program. The co-founders of this nationally recognized and endorsed certificate program are accomplished nurse educators and expert clinical aromatherapy practitioners who have collaborated to co-author the Integrative Aromatherapy® Certificate Program.