In answer to the questions about whether or not my course is NAHA compliant and if having taken my course would a person be able to take the R.A. Exam offered by Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC):
All certifications in the USA are certificates saying you completed the course, so the certification is from the school/educators. There are a few schools that offer actual college degrees, usually health related with aromatherapy as a minor.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is a private group of aroma therapists that have a list of recommended retirements for any aromatherapy school or course of study. However my course does not conform to the list. I cannot agree with the NAHA. For one, they promote New Age beliefs, they promote learning about chakras, which is Hindu, and learning about mind healing, which is New Age. Secondly they set people up to get in trouble with the law by suggesting laymen should train to treat illness. Sure, essential oils and herbs can heal but unless you are a licensed medial professional you cannot treat or attempt to treat people for payment. In the USA you have to be a licensed medical professional in order to treat people, diagnose or even attempt to heal. I think the NAHA is setting up people to get in trouble with the law.
Therefore I do not think the ARC would recognize my course either.
The “Aromatherapy Advocate Home Study” program focuses on using essential oils for friends and family and to make personal care products and developing a home based bath and body business. The course “The Aromatic Home” is pretty much the same but without the business training.