Aromatherapy Certification FAQs

Frequent questions about our aromatherapy certification online school

FAQsJennScents® Aromaversity is an aromatherapy certification online school dedicated to training and custom blending skill development. 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).  Once you have completed the Level 1 Courses (2 classes), you will be a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist. When you have completed both, Level 1 & 2 courses (7 classes), you will achieve your Certified Professional Holistic Aromatherapist Certificate. When you have completed both, Level 1, 2 & 3 courses (11 classes), you will achieve Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Certificate.

JennScents has been an 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 out email to you address book so you receive all pertinent student emails. Newsletter will come from Individual support emails will come from

Do you offer a payment plan?

The JennScents Aromaversity does not offer a formal payment plan. However we do accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You can pay in full, or pay as you go. You can also check into the PayPal Credit – Digital Credit Line offer. We have organized our courses in 2 ways – a discounted program, when paid in full; And individual classes (a la carte), to help with budgeting ad payment planning. You receive your biggest savings when you purchase a complete Holistic, Professional or Clinical Certification Program. We also run specials from time to time, so make sure you sign up to receive our newsletters. We also run specials on our Facebook and Instagram pages – “Like” us now at Facebook and Instagram as we post monthly specials, resources, research and educational tidbits.

Do I have to take the Level 2 & 3 courses in a particular order?

Of course, we recommend you taking the classes in the order they are listed in the aromatherapy certification program. The reason for this is that we create a special aromatic experience of learning for you by building a solid adn strong foundation, supporting the structure of your education with niche uses and adding on very specific, advanced training that prepares you for professional and clinical settings.  With that said, the courses are not restricted so ultimately, you could choose the order in which you take them.

Here is the preferred sequence we recommend. You can view more details on all of them here.  There are two Level 1 Courses – Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy & Anatomy & Physiology I. There are five Level 2 courses – Advanced Holistic Aromatherapy, Anatomy & Physiology II, Personal Care Holistic Aromatherapy, Advanced Aromatherapy Blending Techniques and Phyto-Aromatherapy for Gastrointestinal Health.  There are four Level 3 courses – Aromatherapy for the Integumentary System, Aromatherapy for Mind-Body Health and Advanced Pathophysiology I & II, respectively. This will help develop your knowledge, expertise and skills, building upon the foundation you gained in Level 1.

What does “lab hours” mean and how to do I complete them?

Lab hours are your “hands-on” training assignments. This consists of a book report, blending exercises and case studies that you will complete in your home or workplace. You will also read the eWorkbook in conjunction with the corresponding lessons and complete a required research paper. Your blends created during the assignment will be mailed into the JennScents Aromaversity for review and grading by the instructor. Other assignments will be uploaded into the appropriate lesson described within the course. During your assignments, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor, get feedback and ask for mentoring as you need per assignment. It makes the experienced 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 suggestions for enhancements. This is how we learn from each other.

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 of the Level 1 Courses, you will earn your Level I Holistic Aromatherapist Certification. When you have completed all of Level 2 courses, you will earn your Level 2 Professional Holistic Aromatherapist Certification. When you have completed all of 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 $25 processing fee. You must NOT have began any of your course studies or downloaded the eWorkbook. If you have begun your studies, a refund will not be issued.

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 adn 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.

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

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 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.

If I do not want or need the certification, can I skip the assignments and case studies, and move on to the next class without completing those? I want the education and training only.

Yes, you can. My courses are set-up to comply with the certification process (inclusion of assignments & case studies). However, you are able to enjoy & learn the course material for personal care, even if your goal is not to have the certification. I have several students who want the training and education, but don’t want to complete assignments and receive a certification. Therefore, it is ok for you to move on to the next course. With the Holistic Aromatherapy Certification in particular, I do have students who have moved on to course 2 and completed the lessons, which made them feel more inspired, confident and competent. Thus, they went back and completed the assignments in the first course to receive their full Holistic Aromatherapy Certification. At this point of their training, they felt more prepared to tackle the assignments at that time.