Membership Types Supported

  • Massage Therapist - Requires 2200 hours from an accredited/approved educational institution.
  • Wholistic Practitioner - All other supported modalities and those applicants with less than 2200 hours of Massage Therapy training.
  • Student - Students must provide proof of registration in an approved programme.
  • Associate - Associate Membership is designed for those individuals who are:
    • An Active/Inactive member of another association similar in nature to MTWPAM;
    • Not currently active within an association and may hold membership in similar organizations;
    • An individual employed as an instructor, technician, teacher's assistant, clinic/outreach supervisor or administrator in a therapy program recognized by the association; and,
    • An individual in the healthcare community with a desire to receive information on the practice of wholistic and/or massage therapy.

MTWPAM Membership CheckList

  1. Complete the Online Application below.
    1. You will be able to view and agree to the terms, by-laws and code of ethics in the application process.
  2. Please upload relevant supporting documentation to our secure servers (note the "File Upload" area):
    1. Institution Transcripts, Graduation Diploma, Proof of Registration.
    2. First Aid Certification
    3. Liability Insurance as applicable. Please view our Insurance page for details.
    4. Two Professional Reference Letters (at least).
    5. For new applicants, a copy of your most recent background check is required and you must complete a declaration during the application process. 
      1. There is a service called MyBackCheck that can quickly perform this service.
    6. Associates do not need to submit all paperwork above but must indicate their association or industry affiliations.
    7. Applicants for Massage Therapist or Wholistic Practitioner with active membership in a similar association are required to provide a letter of standing from that association. Please review the section below on transferring from other governing bodies.


Please select your membership type from the Choices provided and then choose 'Next' at the bottom right of this page.
Please note that there are NO APPLICATION FEES!
** Other fees may vary from time to time. Please look below to see the current fee structure in Canadian Funds. **


Payments may be pro-rated based on your date of joining the association. MTWPAM currently accepts eTransfers to for payment. Additional Fees on Late Renewal: $ 50.00


  • Current members can select the renewal option from their profile page. Please check there and reach out if you should have any questions or technical issues. For more details, please visit the renewal page.
  • Please update your profile information and upload any relevant CEU, First Aid and Insurance Documents to the appropriate "Membership Documentation" sections.
  • Members who have not been an active or inactive member of MTWPAM for more than one year must apply as a new applicant.

TRANSFERS and Moving from other associations or governing bodies

  • Therapists looking to move to this association should note the similarities in required documents which can be uploaded to your profile.
  • Applicants for Massage Therapist or Wholistic Practitioner levels with active membership in a similar association are required to provide a letter of standing from that association. The other governing body must be able to confirm:

    a. Your membership status;

    b. That you have demonstrated good character during your relationship; 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 our insurance FAQ for assistance. In most cases your existing insurance provider can help you.
  • MTWPAM will work to make the transition as easy as possible and your relationship with health insurance benefit providers will be preserved. 

More Information

Our Frequently Asked Questions section may have the answers you are looking for. Please do take a look before you proceed to the next step :)

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