AMTA membership gives you the tools you need to grow and thrive in the massage therapy profession.
In fact, 100 percent of your membership dues are invested back into you in the form of benefits and advocacy for the profession.
AMTA offers the strongest benefits in the profession. There are 4 different types of membership with the AMTA, each with it’s own advantages.
Criteria for Membership:
Professional members of AMTA are massage therapists who have demonstrated their competency by completing one or more of the following:
Graduation from a minimum 500 in-class hour, entry-level massage therapy school
Proof of current state or provincial licensure (where applicable)
Certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Additionally, AMTA members adhere to a professionally recognized code of ethics and standards of practice, and are committed to continuing their professional education and development.
What are the continuing education (CE) requirements for Professional membership?
Beginning with the first full year of Professional Active membership, AMTA members are required to complete 48 clock hours of continuing education every four years.
Educational programs used to fulfill this requirement must meet the following general description: “an organized education experience directly related to massage therapy, which is offered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” These may be experiential learning, theoretical or research in nature.
Responsible sponsorship includes:
AMTA sponsored education—AMTA National Convention, Schools Summit, Fascial Therapy Continuing Education program, online courses, chapter events
Massage schools, colleges or universities offering continuing education courses
Regional workshops by NCBTMB or state approved providers
Home study courses that include an assessment- online courses, workbooks, DVDs, etc.