Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
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Membership Eligibility Requirements

The following eligibility requirements must be met in order for a practitioner to be eligible for MTAA membership:

The applicant must have, at minimum, a 2 year / 2,200 hour Diploma in Massage Therapy as approved by the Board of Directors and meets all membership requirements outlined OR who has been deemed as Substantially Equivalent to a 2 year / 2,200 hour graduate through the Association Substantial Equivalency process and is able to meet all membership requirements as follows:

  1. Have supplied a copy of current Standard First Aid and Level “C” (or higher) CPR Certificates; and
  2. Have supplied a copy of a Criminal Records Check, inclusive of the Vulnerable Persons Sector completed within 90 days of application; and
  3. Have supplied a copy of Canadian Government-issued photo identification; and
  4. Have supplied a copy of proof of eligibility to work in Canada if not a Canadian Citizen (ie: work visa); and
  5. Have demonstrated English language fluency by:
               Submission of a high school or post-secondary transcript; or 
               Proof of successful completion of a standardized language evaluation.
  6. If the applicant is, or has been a member of a Regulatory College or another professional association as a Massage Therapist, a letter of Good Standing or a letter of Membership Confirmation is also required to be submitted. 

MTAA Active Membership dues include both Professional & General Liability Insurance


All Active members also have access to exclusive member discount programs such as:  home and auto Insurance program, fitness club memberships, health and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, mortgages, the MTAA credit and debit card processing program, and other member benefit programs.