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.
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
Access to Members Only Area of Website
Explore Aromatherapy Booklet
Special Topic E-booklets
Professional & Product Liability InsuranceOptions
Discounted Membership with the ABMP, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
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. Proof of clinical experience documentation may be in the form of typed list of clinical aromatherapy hours on professional letterhead and signed by clinic/center coordinator, and or the same list from your private consulting business.
Must show proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology 1 & Advanced Pathophysiology course from an accredited institution, or the equivalent class taken in addition to the Level 3 Course, 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. Advanced Pathophysiology is a 3-4 credit graduate level class which typically advances knowledge of anatomy and physiology while explaining 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 online. If you are an existing health professional you will need to upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts for proof.
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.
This level of membership requires continuing education credits to remain active, in good standing. From start date of NAHA Level 3 subscription members will be required to provide proof of completion of 15 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year, or 30 CEs every 2 years. To learn more about membership renewal protocol please see: https://naha.org/membership/renew/
***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).
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 will have access to the Membership Application via your account home page once you have purchased a membership subscription to NAHA. Memberships are charged when you apply. Your membership will only become valid after the requirements listed above are received and approved which usually takes 48-72 business hours upon receipt of application. If you are not approved, then the membership charge will be refunded.