Aromatherapy Certification FAQs

FAQsHere are common Aromatherapy Certification FAQ we get at the JennScents® Aromaversity.

Our online aromatherapy certification & training programs are dedicated to building your knowledge and developing your custom blending skills.  You will have a user-friendly, interactive experience learning all about essential oils & botanical medicine through webinars & mentorship directly with the lead instructor.

Learn more about our NAHA approved aromatherapy school below.

Contact us if we do not fully answer your questions here.

What does Level 1, 2 & 3 Aromatherapy Certifications mean?

Level 1, 2 & 3 Aromatherapy Certification are programs established by the internationally recognized organization of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).  Level 1 is Holistic Aromatherapy Certification & includes 2 classes that provide 70 hours of training. Level 2 is Professional Aromatherapy Certification & includes 7 classes (2 from the Holistic Program plus 5 more) providing over 260 training hours. Level 3 is Clinical Aromatherapy Certification & includes 11 classes (7 from the Professional Program plus 4 more) providing over 500 training hours.

JennScents has been a trusted, reputable & approved education provider with NAHA since 2007. You can review their Approved School Guidelines and Standards at

How do I register for an aromatherapy program or Masterclasses online?

View our Aromatherapy Certification Programs or list of online aromatherapy masterclasses and click “Register”. After registering and paying online for your program or classes, these will be automatically added to your account profile so you can start learning immediately. Side note – be sure to add our email to you address book and safelist so you receive all pertinent student emails. Newsletter will come from Individual support emails will come from

View our Aromatherapy Program Comparison Chart to see which classes are included in each program.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes. There are 2 ways you can earn your aromatherapy certification at the JennScents Aromaversity. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also have a payment plan option for certification programs. You receive your biggest savings when you purchase the Holistic, Professional or Clinical Certification Programs in full via credit card. You can see each payment plan pricing when you click on each of our certification programs

What assignments are required and how to do I complete them?

The course assignments help you put your education and training into action to develop and strengthen your skills as a certified aromatherapists. Assignments consists of –

  • book report so you can expand your knowledge in a niche area of interest
  • blending exercises to practice choosing, formulating and blending essential oils and carriers
  • case studies to give you practical and hands-on training
  • research paper (Professional & Clinical Certification Program)

You will have course eWorkbooks to help you and serve as a reference guide to complete assignment.  Blends you create for specific assignments will be mailed into the JennScents Aromaversity for review, grading and approval by the instructor. You will upload all assignments into the corresponding lesson for each course.  During your assignments and throughout your course training, you have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor, get feedback and get mentoring as you need. It makes the experience more personalized to your needs, at the moment you need it. It also gives the instructor the opportunity to evaluate your work, give constructive feedback and offer suggestions for enhancements. This is how we learn from each other.

Case studies are a way for you to strengthen your skills assessing needs and translating that into a blend formulation. In the certification courses, Jennifer provides video training on how to complete a case study, from start to finish. In addition, you’ll get the assessment and follow up forms, support material, scripts to ask participants to be one of your case studies, and direct mentoring with Jennifer to help you along your education journey.  Here is the case study process outline –

  1. Complete class training
  2. Watch case study training video
  3. Use scripts to ask for participants.
  4. Save all the necessary documents in a folder and/or print them out.
  5. Conduct your case studies by setting an appointment with participant, completing the assessment, formulating a blend, and following up with them on their progress for 3 months.
  6. Submit your assessment and follow-up documents into the corresponding lesson.
  7. Jennifer will review, offer feedback & additional guidance, and approve lesson.
  8. You can ask questions anytime throughout your studies and case study completion.

How long do I have to complete each aromatherapy class?

You will have four (4) months from the date of purchase to complete each course. An extension may be offered for extenuating circumstances.  In this case, Contact Us with specific details including your name, reason for extension request and time extension needed.

When will I become a “certified” aromatherapist?

Once you have completed all the Level 1 Courses, you will earn your Level 1 Holistic Aromatherapist Certification. When you have completed all Level 2 courses, you will earn your Level 2 Professional Holistic Aromatherapist Certification. When you have completed all Level 3 courses, you will earn your Level 3 Clinical Holistic Aromatherapist Certification. 

What is your cancellation and refund policy for purchasing courses (required by NCBTMB)?

Any cancellation request of the JennScents Aromaversity courses must be done in writing within 48 hours of purchasing the course, for a refund less a $75 processing fee. You must NOT have begun any of your course studies or downloaded the eWorkbook. If you have begun your studies or downloaded the eWorkbook, a refund will not be issued. You can view our full refund policy here.

Are your aromatherapy courses mobile and tablet compatible?

Yes, all aromatherapy certification courses can be viewed and taken using a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.

What makes the JennScents Aromaversity special and different from other schools?

Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist, herbalist, educator and Aromapreneur™, Jennifer Hochell Pressimone, has created an Aromaversity® culture filled with an inspiring and motivating environment. Jennifer is a very knowledgeable and compassionate teacher with a huge heart and passion for aromatherapy. She teaches and mentors you with the goal of empowering you with knowledge, hands-on direction for practice blending skills in an actual setting, develop the ability to devise and formulate effective solutions to solve a problem and deliver guidance where needed to enhance your vision and mission.  With hands-on direction, you will be able to apply your knowledge in combination with your skills to find, acknowledge, practice and pursue your niche talents, allowing you to flourish and develop your own style of aromatherapy with confidence and professionalism. This will help you mold your skills into the practicing aromatherapist you know you can be. 

Our courses were thoughtfully and strategically designed to provide layers of in-depth and comprehensive training throughout three levels of courses, in a fun, practical and user-friendly way. Our education lays a solid foundation and deepen your roots in the practices of authentic aromatherapy. It encompasses not only aromatherapy information, but how to effectively and efficiently integrate into a holistic environment for someone who is new or well-seasoned in natural health. The goal is to create a journey of understanding aromatherapy historical practices from past to present, current practices and evidenced-based research, in-depth safety guidelines from a practitioners and self-help point of view and carry that through each essential oil and carrier profile, blending techniques, formulation of diverse products for specific health concerns and niche needs, and then to cultivate a thriving and relevant aromatic business in a niche area.

Additionally, our extensive training teaches you how to integrate and expand your aromatherapy practices. Jennifer integrates and weaves throughout each course ideas, resources, references, skills and techniques from a plethora of disciplines including herbs, essential oils, botanicals, foods, lifestyle, spiritual phytoessensing (SPE), numerology, chakras, animal guides and totems, and more. It is an inter-disciplinary education in true holistic health.

Will an aromatherapy certificate license me in aromatherapy?

No, there is not a legal license that is mandatory in the US, to practice aromatherapy. However, be familiar with your state and federal laws about behaviors and practices that constitute “practicing medicine without a license”. If you are seeking a career in aromatherapy, most companies and employment positions require professional and/or clinical training and proof of a certificate of completion in at least Level 2 training from a respected school. As an Aromapreneur™, your clients and colleagues will appreciate your higher level of aromatic education.

International students: You will need to review and comply with your country laws.

If I complete an aromatherapy certification with another aromatherapy school, will my credits and courses transfer to the JennScents Aromaversity®?

No. As you can imagine, course material will vary from school to school, although the NAHA required topics taught are consistent. The content and depth of content is hard to compare and a very tedious process. At the JennScents Aromaversity®, we have designed our courses and certification programs to deliver layers of education and skill development, with each course building upon the previous course. It is a journey, not only of scents but for personal and business development. You will learn certain education and skills in Level 1, then in Level 2 that will be put into action for various niches to help you expound upon that knowledge and develop your blending and formulation skills. Level 3 employs your skills, taking them to a heightened level for advanced practitioner use and business. If you feel you have a strong case for an exception, contact us with your request, credentials and details.

All material was created by lead instructor Jennifer Pressimone, based on her first-hand experience, knowledge, training and research. She has trained and collaborated with some of the top aromatherapists, doctors, pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, dietitians and health coaches in the world for the past 20 years. She continues to stay educated in current trends, science and practices to deliver the most current and up-to-date education with years of wisdom to translate it for you.

Medical Professionals: You can receive a discount on our certification programs since you have already completed the Anatomy & Physiology requirement. Before you register, please email us your license and/or certificate of completion for A&P along with the name of the program you want to register for. We will then provide you with a discount code. 

Once I complete a course, how long will I need to wait to receive my Certificate of Achievement?

You can print your certificate immediately. We have a detailed and efficient online school program that allows you to print your Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of a particular course and program. When you are logged into your account, and locate your course, there is a link to print your certificate.

What learning methods are used during the online studies?

The JennScents Aromaversity® offers a multimodal learning experience with audio, visual, tactile and kinesthetic experiences. Each lesson within a course has an audio and/or visual webinar recording as well as a written workbook, hands-on practical training through blending assignments and case studies (development of listening skills). As we communicate, instructor and student, we develop a rapport with each other, helping to enhance and further your skills as a colleague. Assignments will be completed via a personal computer method (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.), and uploaded into the appropriate lesson.  Quizzes and final exams will be completed online. We provide resource, client intake forms and other documents to make the process easy and doable.

How does the JennScents Certification program work?

The JennScents courses are self-study from the comfort of your home, workplace or wherever you are in the world. You can log into your account anytime to complete each lesson. You can log off when needed and pick right back up where you left off at next log in. You will complete lesson quizzes and final exams online and be able to upload your assignments when prompted for review and approval. When you have completed the program, you will be able to print your certificate right away.  

Clinical Aromatherapy Program:

Professional Aromatherapy Program

Holistic Aromatherapy Program

Here’s a visual of our Student Journey to earning your Aromatherapy Certification.

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