Aromatherapy Courses

The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy specializes in aromatherapy courses and aromatherapy certification that will teach you all you need to know about the safe and effective use of essential oilsLearn all you need to know about aromatherapy, essential oils and their uses in the comfort of your own home at your own pace, via distance learning (self directed home study classes). Aromatherapy Courses delivered directly to you.  We are committed to offering aromatherapy education of the highest standard at affordable prices. Whether your interest lies in using oils for your own use, for making products, incorporating essential oils into other modalities, or Clinical Aromatherapy, your aromatherapy training begins with the Aromatherapy 101 course. On successful completion of this exam you will receive a Certificate.  For those interested in more information and in becoming a Clinical Aromatherapist, the aromatherapy training continues with Aromatherapy 201, our Clinical Aromatherapy course.  Take advantage of this opportunity to attend Aromatherapy School at home!
Beverley Hawkins is the owner and the author of all the course material. She is available to answer any and all questions that come up for students as they work through their course material. When the course is purchased one receives the course notes and the workbook. The workbook is divided into individual lessons that guide the student as to where in the course notes to study. It is also where one finds the unique exercisers to do that will help anchor in the information you are learning in that lesson. At the end of each lesson there are questions and answers that help you review what you have learned and anchor in the information that should be retained. (It is from these questions and answers that the final exam is drawn). The student can work through these lessons at their own pace within the allotted timelines. Experience has shown that most people taking a self-directed study course need a timeline to help them stay focused so that they actually complete the course.  Beverley has been offering these courses for many years and understands that life sometimes has a way of interfering with the best of plans.  She will grant reasonable extensions when applied for in writing by email. In addition, there is the Student’s Corner, a password protected page for Students and Grads only which is home to a lot of additional information including videos, audio files, webinars and lots of additional material. The closed Facebook  group for the students and grads of the courses is another perk that is a great place to ask questions, share and support fellow students and grads. As this is self-directed study, it will always be up to the student to ask any questions that come up. There are no ‘silly questions’ and everyone is encouraged to ask questions when they need clarification or more information. Beverley can be asked privately through email or phone, or through the Facebook closed group.

Aromatherapy 101


The basis of our aromatherapy program. It starts at the beginning and gives you everything you need to know to safely and effectively use essential oils every day.


Aromatherapy 201

Builds on the knowledge already gained in the Aromatherapy 101 Course. This is the course for those who wish to practice professionally as it builds the skills required to be an effective Clinical Aromatherapist.

Aromatherapy 301


Diploma in Advanced Aromatherapy Techniques
The Aromatherapy 301 course could be seen as seven workshops incorporated into one course.



We appreciate your interest in our courses. Download your Course Brochure HERE.

Originally everything was offered in just one course, the Full Professional Course.  When Beverley was approached by a number of people wanting to learn more about safely and effectively using essential oils without having to become a certified aromatherapist, she decided to split off part of the course into the Aromatherapy 101 course.  This became the starting point for those who wanted a good introduction into the safe and effective use of essential oils, as well as those who wanted to become certified aromatherapists.  Aromatherapy 101 as  a  stand-alone course provides a good introduction to the use of essential oils, profiles of 30 essential oils, their safety precautions, different ways of blending, introduction to making essential oil products, while those wishing to carry on with their training and cover an additional 60 essential oil profiles, anatomy and physiology, client consultations and more continue on with the Aromatherapy 201 course. This is why Aromatherapy 201 has the prerequisite of completing Aromatherapy 101. Nothing that is covered in Aromatherapy 101 is repeated in Aromatherapy 201, but the Aromatherapy 101 course forms the basis on which the Aromatherapy 201 is built.  There is the option of purchasing the Aromatherapy 101 and Aromatherapy 201 courses separately, or of purchasing the Full Professional Course (Aromatherapy 101 and Aromatherapy 201) at a discount.
Adictionary definition of training is the education, instruction or discipline of a person being trained, while one of the definitions of train is to make proficient by instruction and practice, as in some art, profession or work.  Aromatherapy Training as offered through the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy offers an enjoyable, fun way to learn about essential oils. Working with essential oils is both an art and a science and learning to develop both aspects is so much easier with the right guidance!
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The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy has been classified as a Vocational School by the Canadian Revenue Agency therefore, we do not charge GST on the courses.  The Aroma Massage DVD is subject to GST within Canada and PST within British Columbia.  Caddy Chemistry Home Study Workshop is subject to GST in Canada.The West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy is approved by the Minister Of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada under sub-paragraphs 118.5(1)(1)(ii) and 118.6(1)(a)(ii) of the Income Tax Act and is eligible to issue Tuition Tax Certificates.