Categories of Membership in the RMTAO

The RMTAO has six categories of membership.  The categories and the qualifications for each are provided below.  

Active Member


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Any individual who holds a General or Academic Certificate of Registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and who is not currently suspended and has not had their registration revoked by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario is eligible to become an Active member of the RMTAO. Read more about the benefits of membership. 

Associate Member

Associate Membership is open to any individual who is:

  1. a Registered Massage Therapist  that:
    1. is formerly registered on a General Certificate or currently registered as inactive with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario; and
    2. is no longer practicing or no longer practicing in the Province of Ontario but wish to maintain a connection with the RMTAO; and
    3. has previously been an Active or Student member of the RMTAO within the past 12 months 
  2. is a Member in good standing of a Regulated Health Profession and its related Professional Association or
  3. is a Member of another Massage Therapist Association in Canada that is compliant with the inter-jurisdictional competency document or it's equivalent, or
  4. is an individual who is employed as an instructor , technician, teacher's assistant, clinic/outreach supervisor or administrator in a massage therapy program recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and who does not otherwise qualify for membership.
If you would like to become an associate member, enjoying many of the same benefits as an active member, as well as access to the same discounted programs and services,  

 Download Associate Membership Form 2018-2019 (PDF)

Student Member

A student in any massage therapy program approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, or its successor, is eligible for student membership. Students are able to receive some of the same benefits as active members including discounted GoodLife Fitness memberships, access to our career listings, practice tools that will help you start your career and more. Learn more about the benefits of student membership. 

Retired Member

Any individual who has previously been a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and who has also been a member of the RMTAO (formerly OMTA)  for a minimum of ten years may be eligible for Retired Membership.

If you are interested in becoming a retired member,  Download Retired Membership Form (PDF)
. We appreciate your continued support of the association, and Retired Members are able to keep up with the latest news, advocacy and research that affects the profession. You will also be able to enjoy many of the benefits provided to active members, including access to the same discounted programs and services. 

Life Member

Members who have maintained membership in the Association for a period of twenty years and have reached the age of 60 may be admitted by the Board of Directors as a Life Member with all the rights and privileges of an Active Member. Life members have access to the same benefits as active members, including the ability to purchase discounted programs such as Professional Liability Insurance. 

Honorary Member

The Board of Directors may from time-to-time appoint as Honorary Members individuals who have made distinctive contributions to the Objects of the Association or the practice of massage therapy in the Province of Ontario or who possess any other qualification which the Board of Directors in its sole discretion determines is sufficient for appointment as an Honorary Member.