Membership Categories

Professional Membership

Professional Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who are practicing aromatherapists in Canada, who have met CFA requirements, and who are entitled to use the CAHP® designation. A Professional Member must hold professional liability insurance, be qualified in CPR, and must follow the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Each Professional Membership is entitled to one (1) vote at any meeting of members.

Non-Practicing Professional Membership

Non-Practicing Professional Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who are aromatherapists, who have met CFA requirements, and who are entitled to use the CAHP® designation, but are not practicing aromatherapy and are not carrying liability insurance. A Non-Practicing Professional Member must follow the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Each Non-Practicing Professional Membership is entitled to one (1) vote at any meeting of members.

International Membership (Non-Voting)

International Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who are practicing aromatherapists in their country of origin (other than Canada), who have met CFA requirements, and who are entitled to use the CAHP® designation. An International Member must hold professional liability insurance in accordance with the requirements of the jurisdiction of their aromatherapy practice, be qualified in CPR, and must follow the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Non-Practicing International Membership (Non-voting)

Non-Practicing International Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who are aromatherapists in their country of origin (other than Canada), who have met CFA requirements, and who are entitled to use the CAHP® designation, but are not practicing aromatherapy and are not carrying liability insurance. A Non-Practicing International Member must follow the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Student Membership (Non-voting)

Student Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who are students enrolled in an aromatherapy course of study from a CFA approved school A Student Membership shall not entitle the member to vote at any meeting of members.

Affiliate Membership (Non-voting)

Affiliate Membership in the Corporation shall be open to businesses or individuals interested in seeking CEU course approval.

School Membership

Professional School Membership shall consist of those members of the Corporation who have met the School Requirements of the CFA and are currently teaching an aromatherapy program, which meets the Core Curriculum guidelines of the CFA. A Professional School Member must have held a Professional Membership in the CFA for the previous two (2) years before applying for a Professional School Membership. A Professional School Member must hold professional liability insurance, be qualified in CPR (or have equivalent in their current profession, exemption pending board approval), and must follow the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Each Professional School Membership is entitled to one (1) vote at any meeting of members.

Honorary Lifetime Membership (Non-voting)

Honorary Lifetime Membership shall consist of those members who have made a significant impact and/or substantial financial contributions to the organization through bursaries or other types of donations and deemed by the current board to be deserving of such an honour.