The following lists contain sources for aromatherapy education that appear to offer quality aromatherapy training, often providing qualifications to become (or start the process of becoming) a professional aromatherapist. These lists don't include individual classes for general education.
Of course, it's your responsibility to check out any training program that interests you to make sure it meets your needs. If you find a problem with a school on this list or know of one I missed, feel free to contact me with details.
This list contains programs that offer only home-study aromatherapy education. Most home-study programs are online or by email, though a few will send you materials through the mail.
American College of Health Care Sciences, Aromatherapy Department. This online college offers a variety of holistic health educational programs.
Aroma Studio (aromatherapist Katherine Graf)
Aromahead Institute (aromatherapist Andrea Butje)
Aromahut Institute (aromatherapist Rebecca Park Totilo)
Floracopeia offers a variety of courses. The Aromatherapy Certification Course was created by Floracopeia's founder, David Crow, along with aromatherapist Jade Shutes.
Heart of Herbs offers both herbal and aromatherapy certification courses.
Heaven and Earth Aromatherapy Institute (aromatherapist Pamela Dore)
Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy. (You can choose an instructor: Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, or Laraine Kyle Pounds, RN, BSN, MSN.)
JennScents Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Jennifer Hochell Pressimone)
Joyessence Aromatherapy Center (aromatherapist Joy Watson - based in Canada)
Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD)
Sedona Aromatherapie (aromatherapist Sharon Falsetto)
West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy (aromatherapist Beverley Hawkins - based in Canada)
Some of these aromatherapy schools are location specific only, while others offer both in-person and home-study courses.
Aromatic Wisdom Institute, Selinsgrove, PA
Atlantic Institue of Aromatherapy, Tampa, FL
Bastyr University, Kenmore (near Seattle), WA
College of Botanical Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, CA, or home study
East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies, classes offered throughout the U.S. or home study
Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy, in-person throughout the U.S. or home study
Natural Options Aromatherapy, various locations throughout U.S.
New York Institute of Aromatherapy, New York City
R.J. Buckle Associates, in-person courses and home-study course open only to licensed healthcare professionals
Stillpoint Aromatic Studies, Sedona, AZ
The Aromatherapy School, near Asheville, NC
Beauty Gateway Aesthetics & Aromatherapy School, Richmond, BC
International Certified Aromatherapy Institute, Chesterville, ON, or home study
Mississauga School of Aromatherapy & Natural Therapy, Mississauga, ON, or home study
Steps to Health, North Burlington, ON