AIA Accreditation

As of April 2020, Platform Essencia has become one of the 8 educational institutions worldwide, certified by AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists)!

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As a result of detailed work on the revision of its curriculum, Platform Essencia has become one of the 8 educational institutions in the world, approved by the US-based International Alliance of Aromatherapists (AIA), one of the world's most prestigious international accreditation institutions in the field of scientific and clinical aromatherapy.

Platform Essencia is proud of being the first and only training platform in Turkey which provides an AIA accredited aromatherapy training.

Since the "Platform Essencia Basic Aromatherapy Training" curriculum is accredited by AIA, all students who have completed 100 hours of training and fulfill the requirements will be entitled to receive AIA Level 1 (Foundation Course in Aromatherapy) certificate with international validity.

Platform instructors are researchers and healthcare professionals who are specialized in the field of education to be provided and make scientific contributions to the development of the area via international studies and research projects they are involved in.

AIA Certified Basic Aromatherapy Training
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Foundations of Aromatherapy 2020/2

As a result of detailed work on the revision of its curriculum, Platform Essencia has become one of the 8 educational institutions in the world, approved by the US-based International Alliance of Aromatherapists (AIA), one of the world's most prestigious international accreditation institutions in the field of scientific and clinical aromatherapy.

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What is AIA?

AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists), the an US-based non-profit organization that creates and maintains comprehensive educational standards for professional and advanced aromatherapy practitioners and trainers.

Members of AIA are aromatherapists, medical doctors, naturopathic medical doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nurses, healthcare professionals such as psychologists, reflexologists, massage therapists, bioenergy practitioners, health coaches and corporate brands and individuals striving to develop the field of aromatherapy collectively.

What is AIA accreditation and how is it obtained?

In order to receive AIA accreditation, the institution must achieve equivalence by meeting all educational criteria and standards under the AIA school recognition program.

AIA (International Association of Aromatherapists) examines the educational curricula of institutions in detail according to 15 main categories: “Applied Aromatherapy, Anatomy and Physiology, Botany, Job Skills, Carrier Oils, Chemistry, Common Pathologies of the Body, Counseling Skills and Therapeutic Relationship, Ethics, Essential Oils (Safety), Holism, Psychoneuroimmunology, Research, Role of Olfaction on Human Psychology and World History of Aromatics. AIA also evaluates the training times, exams, case studies, practices and general competencies of institutions.

In order to maintain their accreditation, instructors of AIA accredited institutions must regularly make revisions based on current research and participate in trainings within the scope of “AIA Continuing Professional Development”.

For these reasons, getting an accreditation from AIA in the field of aromatherapy education is an extremely long and difficult process. Platform Essencia is one of the eight educational institutions worldwide which has received this accreditation, and is the only educational institution able to get this accreditation in Turkey.

As Platform Essencia, we are proud to have this accreditation and to offer AIA International certification after 100 hours of Basic Aromatherapy Training!

Why is AIA accreditation important and how is it different from other accreditations?

Founded in the US in 2006, AIA temporarily adopted educational standards set in the 1990s and valid for American aromatherapy schools. However, it has updated these standards in accordance with today's techniques, technology and latest findings based on clinical and scientific research with its R&D studies lasting more than 2 years.. Due to the high standards of AIA today, the numbered educational institution can receive accreditation from AIA today.

The most important reason why Platform Essencia preferred AIA is that, it is one of the most respected organizations in the field. Its educational standards reflecting current research are regularly revised to ensure that the information taught is accurate and up to date.

AIA Certified Basic Aromatherapy Training
Detailed Information and Registration

Foundations of Aromatherapy 2020/2

As a result of detailed work on the revision of its curriculum, Platform Essencia has become one of the 8 educational institutions in the world, approved by the US-based International Alliance of Aromatherapists (AIA), one of the world's most prestigious international accreditation institutions in the field of scientific and clinical aromatherapy.

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How did the AIA accreditation affect the Platform Essencia training curriculum?

Platform Essencia prepares its training curriculum and tools by combining traditional practices created in the field of aromatherapy, regularly followed up-to-date publications and scientific data filtered from clinical researches, conferences and developments and modern aromatherapy softwares. As a result of the revisions in the curriculum carried out with the AIA accreditation process, AIA Level 1 accreditation was obtained for the 100-hour “Platform Essencia Basic Aromatherapy Training”.

Platform Essencia continues its curriculum development studies to provide accreditation for AIA Level 2 Professional Aromatherapy Training and AIA Level 3 Advanced / Clinical Aromatherapy Training.

Foundations of Aromatherapy 2020/2

As a result of detailed work on the revision of its curriculum, Platform Essencia has become one of the 8 educational institutions in the world, approved by the US-based International Alliance of Aromatherapists (AIA), one of the world's most prestigious international accreditation institutions in the field of scientific and clinical aromatherapy.

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