Enrolment and Course Payment

How do I enroll on a Perfume Training course?

To enroll on one of our courses please contact us.

Do I need a PayPal account to buy a course online?

No. You do not need a PayPal account to register and purchase a course online, you can still use your credit / debit card via paypal facilities without registering for a PayPal account.

Can I obtain an invoice?

You may obtain an invoice by request. Please email richardo@perfume-training.com for assistance.

What payment methods are accepted?

You may purchase a course online using major credit cards via PayPal. (PayPal accepts all major credit cards.) You can contact us to obtain a traditional invoice and pay by BACS or cheque.

Certification and Tests

Will I receive a certificate for this training?

Certificates are issued based on successful completion of the training, which is assessed through an on line test. The test is optional, but certificates are only issued to students who successfully pass the test. Certificates are printed here, signed and posted so may take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive.

Why is there a Test?

The test is a way to assess your understanding of the course content. Successfully passing the test leads to the award of a Training Certificate. The Certificate demonstrates you have reached a high level of understanding of the topic you studied.

Is the test required?

Taking the test is optional. However, you must take the test if you wish to receive a certificate.

How does the test work?

The test is taken online so you need internet access and an appropriate device to take the test. Most questions are multiple choices requiring you to select one answer. Some questions require you to select multiple answers or occasionally to type an answer. The content of the test changes from one test to another.

Is there a practice test?

There is a practice test which you can take as many times as you would like. Shortly after you are sent your course material, we enrol you into the on line classroom which contains the practice test. We give you access to the final test once we see you have taken your practice test.

How many questions are on the test?

Individual courses have different numbers of questions. On the Advanced Perfume Training course there are 40 questions. The test changes from year to year, the questions are from a bank of questions, which means that each year the test is different. Because the test is also generated for an individual, every test will present questions randomly. Test requirements may vary, so please check your particular course for specific details.

How long do I have to complete the test?

Individual courses have different time requirements, relating to the number and complexity of questions. On the Advanced Perfume Training course you have 40 minutes to complete the test. When the time is up, the test will close and your score will be calculated. You will know your results straight away.

How do I access the test?

You access the test in your online classroom. We email you a link and access details in order you can take the test.

What if I fail the test?

If you do not pass the test, perhaps due to nerves or other unexpected factors, please contact us to arrange one free re-take of the test. The re-take must be completed within 4 weeks of the first test.

When should I take the test?

The test must be taken within one year of purchasing the course. However, you are encouraged to complete the program and test within 6 months. You should take the test when you feel properly prepared. Some people take the test very quickly after starting the course (within 2 weeks!), a lot is down to personal preference a study styles.

How will I receive my score?

You will receive your score automatically after you complete and submit your test for scoring. We will automatically be notified too. If you have passed the test we will prepare your Certification (and be thrilled for you!). If you fail the test and would like to take advantage of the free re-take, please contact us.


When does the course start?

The course is available all year round, except for 2 weeks closure between 23rd December and 2nd January. Students can choose their start date. The test should be taken within one year of purchasing the course.

How long does it take to study the material?

People study at different rates and in different ways and this affects the overall time it takes to complete the program and prepare for the test. The following times are just a guide.

What happens if I do not take the test within a year of purchasing the course?

If you are unable to complete the test within the year, the facility to take the test will expire. This is because the course content evolves over time and the test relates to the most up to date course content.

Training Course Materials

How do I get course materials?

The text-based course materials are emailed to the email address you supplied during your enrolment. The Advanced Perfume Training's fragrance kit will be mailed directly to you or to your company administrator. Many companies have decided to provide participants with a printed copy of study materials. You may also read the materials on your computer, kindle or other electronic device.

To open the program materials on your computer, you will need a software program called Adobe Acrobat. This software is already on many computers and can be downloaded for free if needed. Once you have the software, simply click on the file you wish to open.

What is the sample kit?

The sample kit is a set of 20 small samples to be used during the Advanced Perfume Training course. Smelling blotters are also included in the kit and should be removed from the sample kit box as soon as possible after receipt in order to minimize potential odour transfer.

How do I get the sample kit?

The sample kit is sent to the address you provided during enrolment. If you are participating as part of a company or group, the kits may be sent to your company for distribution.

How long does it take for the sample kit to arrive?

The sample kit is shipped from the United Kingdom. The estimated delivery time, after payment has been received, is 2 - 10 working days. If you do not receive your kit within 14 days of receiving your course confirmation please let us know.

How should I handle the samples in the kit?

Follow the instruction in your kit. When smelling the samples, smell carefully at first - do not breathe in too deeply until you are sure how strong the smell is. Use the smelling blotters (also called smelling strips) rather than smelling from the bottle.

What are the samples?

The samples you receive are diluted fragrance materials and blends. They are diluted with a non-flammable diluent. The samples are not dangerous under normal conditions of use. Of course, you should not eat or taste any of the samples. They are intended for fragrance training purposes only and are not for use on the skin.

Please also be aware that any perfume oils (any oil for that matter) have the potential to stain clothing, furniture and other items. Please take reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your surroundings from spillages. If spillage does occur, immediately soak up with absorbent material and use your regular cleaning products.

Further Assistance

For further information or assistance, please email us enquiry@perfume-training.com