CARE’s Education Programs

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE) certifies Instructors to become members of the CARE Faculty. CCIs (Certified CARE Instructors) 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 – Become a Certified CARE Instructor or a Raindrop Facilitator

  • CARE Intensives – Complete your CCI “In Class” coursework in as little as three days


    ALL of the 25-hour CARE curriculum over a 3-4 day period.
    Offering a portion of the CARE curriculum over a 1-2 day period.
    Offering one, or a portion, of the five topics of the CARE curriculum in a day, morning, afternoon, or evening.
    Chemistry, Emotional Release (both taught over a 3- to 4-day period), and Bible Oils (which is a one-day workshop). There is also a Supervisor’s Training which is only available to CCIs who have met certain requirements.

    The first three classes mentioned above are intended to train CARE Instructors to teach these courses for CARE, but anyone who has taken the regular CARE Class for credit in these topics is eligible to attend the Advanced Workshop.

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:

  • 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
  • TOTAL CARE Credit
    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.

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:

  • Day One
  • Registration
    8:00 – 9:00 am
  • Introduction to CARE
    9:00 – 9:30 am
  • History of Anointing/Laying on of Hands (lecture/demo)
    9:30 – 12:00 pm
  • Applied Vitaflex (hands-on training)
    1:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Raindrop Technique I-A (lecture/demo)
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Day Two
  • Essential Oil Chemistry I (lecture)
    8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Raindrop Technique I-B (hands-on training)
    1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Raindrop Technique 2-A (hands-on training)
    3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Raindrop Technique 2-B (hands-on training)
    6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Day Three
  • Essential Oils Chemistry 2 (lecture)
    8:30 – 11:30 am
  • Emotional Release with Oils (lecture/demo)
    1:00 – 6:00 pm

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:

  • History of Anointing/Laying on of Hands:

    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. If you’d like to request that a CARE Intensive be offered in your area, send an email to the CARE office.  Someone from the CARE office will respond to you and provide you with an instructor near your area who may be able to organize a CARE intensive near you. 

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