Please upload relevant supporting documentation to our secure servers (note the "Documentation/ File Upload" areas):
Institution Transcripts, Graduation Diploma, Proof of Registration.
First Aid Certification(s).
Professional Liability Insurance. Please view the Insurance page. Members must carry at least 2 million in per claim coverage.
Two Professional Reference Letters (or more) that refer to your professionalism, healthcare acumen and suitability to enter this industry.
For new applicants a copy of your most recent Background Check is required and you must complete a declaration during the application process. This document should not be older than 6 months - check with our office if there are questions about this requirement.
There is a service called MyBackCheck that can quickly perform this service (generally within 48 business hours).
Associate membership applicants do not need to submit all the paperwork above:
Applicants for Associate membership are required to provide a letter of standing from that association OR professional reference letters.
Candidates for Therapist or Practitioner membership from outside Nova Scotia - Please review the section below on transferring from other governing bodies.
Payment amounts are listed next to the membership type.
Please DO NOT submit any payments until the application has been approved. While 'Pro-rated' amounts are shown below next to membership type to give you an idea of what to expect, it is not advised to send payment immediately after completing an application.
An invoice is automatically generated when you apply, in order to set up your billing status, and may not reflect the pro-rated costs to be paid upon approval.
All applicants must review the Declaration section and upload their background check and required documents before an application may be considered for review. Insurance is not required at time of application.
C. How to Begin Registration
Please select your membership type from the Choices provided and then choose 'Next' at the bottom right of this page.
There are NO APPLICATION OR REGISTRATION FEES!
** Other fees may vary from time to time. Please look below to see the current fee structure in Canadian Funds. **
D. PAYMENTS and Fees
Amounts to be paid for your registration are listed BELOW next to the membership type. Please scroll down the page.
These amounts may be pro-rated based on the date at which you submit to join the association.
Annual Registration Fees would be $125.00 for Massage Therapists and $100.00 for Wholistic Practitioners.
Scroll down this page to see the pro-rated amount next to the membership type. This amount may change based on the day you apply.
MTWPAM currently accepts eTransfers to firstname.lastname@example.org for payment OR using PayPal. Password suggestion is on the invoice.
Additional Fees on Late Renewal: $ 50.00 CAD.
E. Renewals and annual declaration
Current members can select the renewal option from their profile page. Please check there for the RENEW option or visit the renewal page.
Please update your profile information and upload any relevant CEU, First Aid and Insurance Documents to "Membership Documentation".
Members not active or inactive members of MTWPAM for more than one year may be required to apply as a 'new applicant'.
Each year members must submit an Annual Declaration to maintain their status (login required).
F. TRANSFERS and Moving from other associations, PROVINCES, governing bodies or COUNTRIES
Potential Registrants Outside Nova Scotiawill need to provide all educational certifications and have their application reviewed.
Applicants with active membership in a similar association are required to provide a letter of standing from that association. The othergoverning body should confirm: a. Your membership status; b. That you have demonstrated good character; and, c. That the governing body is not aware of any outstanding complaints, incidents, or disciplinary action, relating to your membership.
Liability Insurance is required and not provided by MTWPAM. Please see the insurance FAQ for more details. In most cases your existing insurance provider can help you with any policy related questions.
Insurance from other associations may not transfer to this association and requires confirmation from your liability insurance provider. ** Please note that MTANS insurance policies are not transferrable to other associations. **
Our Frequently Asked Questions forum section may have the answers you are looking for. Please do take a look before you proceed further. When you are ready please select the membership type, from the options provided, and click the 'NEXT' button to continue the application process.