ACTIVE Membership Eligibility Requirements

The MTAA includes Active membership registration with professional & commercial general liability
insurance as well as adjunct insurance coverage (some restrictions apply).

Members have peace of mind in knowing that once their application or renewals are processed, they are covered to practice.
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What is required to become a member?
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 well as both 1st and 2nd-year transcripts 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:

  • Have supplied a copy of current Standard First Aid and Level “C” (or higher) CPR Certificates; and
  • Have supplied a copy of a Criminal Records Check, inclusive of the Vulnerable Persons Sector completed within 90 days of the application completed at your local city police or RCMP detachment (note: third-party online versions such as those through companies such as Backcheck are not accepted) 
    • ​​​Please be advised that the MTAA will temporarily accept a photocopy or scanned copy of your official CRC results to process your membership activation. The MTAA requires the official document to be mailed to our office to complete your application. If you receive an official digital copy of your results, please contact our office to confirm your submission at 403-340-1913. 

For more information on the MTAA's Criminal Record Check requirements please click the link below:

MTAA Criminal Record Check Information Document  

  • ​Have supplied a copy of Canadian Government-issued photo identification; and
  • Have supplied a copy of proof of eligibility to work in Canada if not a Canadian Citizen (ie: work visa); and
  • Have demonstrated English language fluency by the submission of a high school or post-secondary transcript; or proof of successful completion of a standardized language evaluation.
  • 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. 

For those applicants that can not provide a Canadian high school diploma/transcripts or proof of completion of Canadian post-secondary training from outside of their Massage Therapy program, it may be required to complete English standardized testing.  Please see the table below for minimum test scores accepted.

  Test Minimum Score
                    IELTS (AC or GT) 7 in all areas
CELPIP General 8 in all areas

CLBPT(Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test)

Average of 6

Writing - 20
Speaking - 20
Listening - 20
Reading - 19

If you are unable to provide any of the above for the English Language requirement options, please contact the MTAA directly.

All Active members also have access to exclusive members discount programs such as home and auto insurance programs, 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.

For more information please contact the MTAA Membership Coordinator by emailing or by calling 403-340-1913 today!