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Membership

The IFA is an approved accredited register by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), a UK body accountable to parliament. We are referred to by the NHS and recommended by the UK Government National Careers Office as the professional body of choice for aromatherapists. IFA Membership adds to your credibility as a practitioner as it confirms that you have reached a high level of professional expertise and also shows that you are serious about your career and professional development. The Government Department of Health and the General Medical Council advice doctors to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers like the IFA, as they are externally regulated, giving a peace of mind. Importantly, in the workplace, employers will require practitioners to be a member of a well-established governing 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, allowing us to deliver a specialist service. We offer a wide range of benefits and regular industry updates to support you throughout your career. We look forward to welcoming you to our international network.

Please email us a copy of your qualification certificate to office@ifaroma.org for an expedient response and you may be able to join the same day!

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Membership Benefits

  • IFA Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited status listing and registration
     
  • Employment opportunities: The General Medical Council, Government Department of Health and NHS advice doctors to refer patients and employ practitioners on the IFA PSA Accredited Register. 
     
  • We provide business guidance, templates, discounted insurance, suppliers, licensing exemptions, healthcare cash plan reimbursement, sample CV's and more
     
  • Professional IFA Certificate, badge, card, use of professional suffix and IFA Quality Mark
     
  • Free CPD Webinars with leading Keynote Speakers, Specialist EO Guidance, Advisors and Guidelines
     
  • Free Aromatherapy Times Magazine registered with the British Library & Holistic Therapist Magazine 
     
  • Access to members area where you can download  templates e.g. when writing to GP's, the press and more

Membership Categories & Criteria

The IFA offer various categories of membership dependent on prior learning:

  • FULL MEMBERSHIP - Completed the IFA Professional Aromatherapy Diploma or equivalent

  • PEOT MEMBERSHIP - Completed the IFA Professional Essential Oils Therapy Diploma or equivalent

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - Completed an Aromatherapy course to a Level 3 or 4 standard for example: ABC, AEAJ, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, CITY & GUILDS, CFA, HLT52315, ITEC, NAHA, SCOTEV, 
    SQA, VTCT 
    or hold professional full membership with: AIAIAAMA, CHP, CTHA, FHT, IFPA

  • ​​​​​CARER MEMBERSHIP - Completed the IFA Aromacare course
     
  • FRIEND MEMBERSHIP - No qualification needed
     
  • CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - Companies who sell products and comply with the IFA's Good Business Practice Guidelines

Membership Professional Fees

  • FULL MEMBERSHIP £80.00 GBP per annum​​​​​​
    £120.00 first time upgrade (from the month you join to the end of the following year)

  • PEOT MEMBERSHIP £80.00 GBP per annum
    £120.00 first time upgrade (from the month you join to the end of the following year)

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP £70.00 GBP per annum
    Dependent on what time of year you join initially, we calculate the fee from joining month to the end of the following year (12 months minimum)

  • CARER MEMBERSHIP £35.00 GBP per annum
    ​​​​£50.00 first time upgrade (from the month you join to the end of the following year)
  • FRIEND MEMERBSHIP £40.00 GBP per annum
    We calculate the fee from joining month to the end of the following year (12 months minimum)

  • CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP £250.00 GBP per annum
    We calculate the fee from joining month to the end of the following year (12 months minimum)