Typically students of this course will finish it within six to eight weeks, even though we encounter much faster and much slower as well. We do not think specifying a specific number of hours is very helpful, as it suggests a limitation of academic depth, however, a rough guess would be 200 hours.
What is the main thrust of the PIA correspondence course? The PIA correspondence course focuses on an academically precise representation of essential oils and their properties for many different applications as they might be of value to professionals and lay individuals alike. The PIA correspondence course embraces scientific French style aromatherapy and explores the therapeutic and medicinal properties of essential oils as a tool for self-medication or to help friends and family. Different from British style aromatherapy it does not set rules or guidelines for practicing aromatherapy in a therapist-client setting.