CARE's Education Programs

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE) certifies CARE Instructors to become members of the CARE Faculty. CCIs throughout North America train others who, in turn, are eligible to become certified, making Raindrop Technique and raindrop training accessible throughout the country.

CARE's education program is an ongoing effort to provide a well-rounded range of accreditation programs, seminars and workshops. This page contains an overview of those programs and workshops as well as links to full details and registration information.

The CCI Program

There are 25 hours of formal coursework in the CCI program as outlined in the CCI Program notes below. Other requirements to be fulfilled outside of class create a total of 164 hours of credit to be earned in order to become a CCI.

Complete course requirements, privileges of certification, and responsibilities of a CCI may be accessed through links from this page, or your may order a copy of the CCI Handbook for $9.95 from CARE's online Books and DVDs .

The CCI Program consists of the following components:

Course Requirements

Course Hours

Formal Class Training

25 hours

Purchase, Study & Practice with DVDs

6 hours

Non-Class Practices 1st Set

25 hours

Non-Class 1-on-1 teaching practice

12 hours

Return Demonstration & Oral Exam

4 hours

Non-Class Practices 2nd Set

16 hours

CARE Class Assistant (CCA) Teaching

12 hours

Do a Bible Oils Program

2 hours

Comprehensive Written Final Exam*

38 hours

Non-Credit Basic Set Practice Class

12 hours

CARE Internship (CI) Teaching

12 hours


164 hours

Required course materials consist of certain texts and DVDs which CCI candidates must personally own. These can be purchased through CARE's online Books and DVDs .

*The Final Exam is principally based on material found in the required texts and videos, but may also include information presented during the courses.

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CARE Intensives

To facilitate the completion of in-class course requirements, CARE offers CARE Intensive Programs, which makes it possible to complete all 25 hours of CCI course requirements in a three or four-day workshop.

The 25 hours of formal course-work in the CCI program are also offered in parts, one, two, or three classes at a time over a one or two day period, which means that it could take months for a CCI candidate to find opportunities to complete all of the course hours.

For that reason, the CARE Intensive Program was created to make it possible to complete the CCI course requirements in a few days—usually over a weekend, but not always.

A typical three-day CARE Intensive may be structured as follows but not necessarily. You should check the class schedule for each specific CARE Intensive offered since some last three days and some four and there can be variations in the order of the classes:



Seminar Title

Day One

8:00 - 9:00 am


Day One

9:00 - 9:30 am

Introduction to CARE

Day One

9:30 - 12:00 pm

Healing Oils of the Bible (lecture/demo)

Day One

1:00 - 5:30 pm

Applied Vitaflex (hands-on training)

Day One

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Raindrop Technique Ia (lecture/demo)

Day Two

8:30 - 11:30 am

Essential Oil Chemistry I (lecture)

Day Two

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Raindrop Technique Ib (hands-on training)

Day Two

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Raindrop Technique IIa (hands-on training)

Day Two

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Raindrop Technique IIb (hands-on training)

Day Three

8:30 - 11:30 am

Essential Oils Chemistry II (lecture)

Day Three

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Emotional Release with Oils (lecture/demo)

Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

The courses taught by Certified CARE Instructors carry the following NCBTMB credit:

Healing Oils of the Bible

2 hours


Applied Vitaflex

4 hours


Raindrop Technique

8 hours


Essential Oil Chemistry

6 hours


Emotional Release with Oils

5 hours

These courses and continuing education credits are offered throughout the year and in many locations throughout the United States, Canada, as well as some other countries. New dates and places are being added monthly on an ongoing basis. Please periodically check the CARE Calendar on this website from time to time to learn of the latest listings to see if and when CARE Programs are offered nearest to your location.

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