IFA Membership adds to your credibility as a practitioner as it confirms that you have reached a certain level of professional expertise and also shows that you are serious about your career and professional development. Doctors and employers refer patients to practitioners on accredited registers like the IFA, as they are regulated, giving a peace of mind. Importantly, in the work place, some government bodies, employers and clients will expect practitioners to be a member of a well-established complementary therapy body. The IFA quality mark is regarded by many such places as the organisation that delivers dedicated and experienced aromatherapists. The benefits of belonging to a therapy-specific body are that we understand the therapy inside out. We understand the challenges, education, research and development requirements of our members, which allows us to deliver a unique service. We offer a wide range of benefits, regular industry updates and specialist information to support members throughout their career. The IFA offer various categories of membership dependent on prior learning. We look forward to welcoming you to our worldwide network of therapists.
Whilst we offer our own vocational qualifications in aromatherapy, we also acknowledge and register those with qualifications from other providers and recognise ‘of equal' qualifications. On this page you can find out which category of membership your qualification permits you to join and how we assess applications.
The IFA Corporate Member kitemark imbues confidence in your brand showing you offer quality products ethically marketed and advocate the safe use of aromatherapy and ethos of the IFA. It also allows you to become part of the largest world-wide network of aromatherapists, promoting your brand to our niche audience, entry on our product directory and opportunities to expand your outreach.