Becoming a Member

Apply NOW on-line for Membership of IFPA:

Full UK Membership
Student UK Membership
Non-Practising UK Membership
International Membership
Associate Membership

Apply through the post by downloading a full membership application pack below:

Our members recognise the value of being part of a professional organisation, which has high standards of education and training and which therefore benefits the public. Public protection and safety are paramount and we ensure that all our members work with the utmost credibility in the field of aromatherapy.

Membership to the organisation requires you to have met the IFPA criteria for education and training. Evidence of your qualifications should be submitted as part of your application. By becoming a member of the IFPA you will be part of one of the largest professional aromatherapy practitioner organisation in the world.

Being an IFPA member demonstrates your commitment to maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards for the practice of aromatherapy and to the ongoing development of the aromatherapy profession worldwide.

Your membership provides you with a number of different benefits, which are continuously being developed on your behalf.

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Benefits include:

  • Complimentary subscription to our professional journal 'In Essence' published every quarter
  • Access the back catelogue of 'In Essence' online
  • Accress our exclusive members' area online
  • Listing on a professional register for full and international practising members, which is available to the public and other professional organisations.
  • Free listing on the "Find a Therapist" page on the IFPA website.
  • Comprehensive, low-cost insurance cover for members under the IFPA block scheme administered by Balens Ltd. See below for further details.
  • Access to the latest aromatherapy research.
  • Annual IFPA conference
  • Invitation to the AGM.
  • Join the network of IFPA affiliated regional groups providing support and networking opportunities.
  • Access to CPD course listings offered by IFPA approved training providers.
  • Annual research and case study awards.
  • Enamel membership badge given to all full and international members upon joining the IFPA.
  • Yellow Pages - A corporate advertising programme that offers several benefits to participating members.
  • Free membership until March 2014 with the College of Medincine. Sign up here.

 

Insurance

The IFPA Discounted Insurance Scheme - a pioneering insurance package specifically designed for you.

Balens are extremely pleased to be working with IFPA. If you are a Student, Associate or Full member we can offer you discounts on your Professional Liability insurance.

Balens were founded in 1950 and are an ethical 4th Generation Family Brokerage with 50 staff and 70,000 plus clients. They have been looking after Health and Wellbeing Professionals for over 21 years and have designed a Hybrid policy that they believe is one of the most comprehensive on the market including important features that some other policies may not include.

UK members

Below are just some of the features within the policy

  • £4,000,000 per claim, with an unlimited number of claims in the year and unlimited legal defence costs. In addition, Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice, Public & Products Liability.
  • Policy also includes Loss of Reputation, Breach of Intellectual Property, Client Confidentiality Protection, Loss of Documents, First Aid.
  • Retro-active cover to pick up any previously insured work performed.
  • Run-off cover is included for an unlimited period if you ever stop the policy, to ensure that you are protected if a claim was made after the policy is stopped, for work done in the policy period.
  • £100,000 Disciplinary Hearings Defence Cover/Legal defence of your legal rights involving Criminal Proceedings as well as Data Protection and other legislation cover, wrongful arrest, actions against you for unlawful discrimination.
  • £100,000 Negotiation and Representation in the event of an HMRC partial or full enquiry.
  • Wide range of free 24-hour advice lines, including legal/tax advice.
  • Jury or Witness Service Compensation.
  • The policy covers you to work anywhere in the UK as well as temporary cover for work abroad with no time restrictions (excluding USA and Canada).
  • Expert claims handling.
  • No extra charges for replacement certificates or changes to your policy.
  • We can include over 3000 different therapies and activities, many at no additional premium, subject to qualification.

If you would like more information, please click http://www.balens.co.uk/services/customised-schemes/ifpa-insurance-scheme.aspx where you will be able to download the form to complete and return or sign up instantly using a credit or debit card.

E-mail block@balens.co.uk  or call 01684 580771

Republic of Ireland members

Below are just some of the features within the policy

  • €4,000,000 per claim, with an unlimited number of claims in the year and unlimited legal defence costs. In addition, Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice, Public & Products Liability.
  • Policy also includes Loss of Reputation, Breach of Intellectual Property, Client Confidentiality Protection, Loss of Documents, First Aid.
  • Retro-active cover to pick up and previously insured work performed.
  • Run-off cover is included for an unlimited period if you ever stop the policy, to ensure that you are protected if a claim was made after the policy is stopped, for work done in the policy period.
  • €150,000 Disciplinary Hearings Defence Cover/Legal defence of your legal rights involving Criminal Proceedings as well as Data Protection and other legislation cover, wrongful arrest, actions against you for unlawful discrimination.
  • €150,000 Negotiation and Representation in the event of an HMRC partial or full enquiry.
  • Wide range of free 24-hour advice lines, including legal/tax advice.
  • Jury or witness service compensation.
  • The policy covers you to work anywhere in the UK as well as temporary cover for work abroad with no time restrictions (excluding USA & Canada).
  • Expert claims handling.
  • No extra charges for replacement certificates or changes to your policy.
  • We can include over 3000 different therapies and activities, many at no additional premium, subject to qualification.

If you would like more information, please click http://www.balens.co.uk/services/customised-schemes/ifpa-insurance-scheme-ireland.aspx where you will be able to download the form to complete and return or sign up instantly using a credit or debit card. 
E-mail block@balens.co.uk or call 01684 580771

 

Membership Categories

We have a number of membership categories for practitioners and non-practitioners, enabling everyone who so wishes to be part of this thriving organisation. We also offer corporate membership to organisations.

If you require any further information regarding membership please contact us at the IFPA office.

Conditions of membership and categories of membership are given in the application packs above together with the IFPA aims and objectives and the codes of practice.

For the purposes of insurance, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, 2 Nimrod House, Sandy's Road, Malvern, Worcs WR14 1JJ, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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