|At this time there
is no STATE licensure or laws for Aromatherapy Regulation Certification and Licensure Information
At this time there is no STATE licensure or laws for aromatherapy in the USA. Most qualified aromatherapists incorporate their aromatherapy training with another profession that they are ‘licensed’ in, in example; Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Acupuncturist, Medical Doctor, Naturopath Physician etc.
Any topical application of essential oils would require one to have a professional license in example; massage therapy. Depending on the STATE that you reside and offer your services in, you would need to contact the STATE Board of the particular profession for more information.
As with any licensed profession it is the responsibility of the
practitioner to abide by their professions code of ethics and to
be aware of their professions state laws regarding regulation and
licensure and to abide by their scope of practice.
Code of Ethics http://www.naha.org/ethics.htm
Scope of Practice http://www.naha.org/rdt_statement.htm
Please visit the NAHA FAQ page for additional information on Frequently
Asked Questions and Answers regarding aromatherapy as a profession,
safety awareness and aromatherapy research links
Helpful links to research STATE Law and Regulation regarding Massage
AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) which has an additional
link on State Law Licensure data listed per State.
Links to American Bodywork and Massage Practitioners and the National
Certification Bodywork and Massage Therapy's websites
Massage Today http://www.massagetoday.com a free subscription is available
to Massage Therapists and you can view information, including an
Aromatherapy Column written by fellow board member, Shellie Enteen