Professional Associations

Upon graduation, ACMT students will need to join an association in order to become a Registered Massage Therapist, access clients’ paramedical benefits and obtain malpractice insurance.

Student and Associate memberships are also available while students are still completing their massage therapy training. Obtaining a preliminary membership keeps students connected and up-to-date with the industry.

Below are some of the the Massage Therapy associations available for Alberta students and graduates:

CMMOTA provides professional association membership to 2200 hour trained Massage Therapists in non-regulated provinces and territories in Canada, to 2200 hr trained Massage Practitioners in Regulated provinces, and Manual Osteopathic Therapists nationwide.

The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) is a member-based organization dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the profession of Massage Therapy and advocacy of its members locally, provincially and nationally.

Established in 1988, the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) is the largest holistic health association across Canada. It recognizes over 60 massage and holistic health practices and represents over 6,300 practitioners.

Learn More About These Professional Associations with Virtual Information Sessions!

All three of these associations host their own virtual presentation to provide you with more information about what they offer to their members.

Each association is different, and it is important to choose the association that best aligns with your needs as a future RMT. Joining in on these online presentations will be a quick and easy way to find out what you need to know in order to prepare for the next step after graduation!

There are no upcoming presentation dates right now. New dates will be posted as sessions become available.


If you cannot attend any of the above presentations, please reach out directly to the association you are interested in to receive more information.


Professional Associations February 24, 2021