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Manulife, Alberta Blue Cross, and SunLife Insurance are adopting policies that require Massage Therapists have 2200 hours of initial Massage Therapy training or a 2200-hour competency equivalency.
To meet these insurance industry requirements, the NHPCA is creating recognition solutions & career options for massage therapists who do not have 2200 hours of initial Massage Therapy training, but have many years of experience. One solution is the Competency Equivalency Exam.
Any NHPCA Massage Therapy member who does not have 2200 hours of initial training and who wishes to be recognized by insurance providers for the 2200-hour equivalency will need to apply to NHPCA for the CEE.
The Competency Equivalency Exam:
is not mandatory for membership with the NHPCA
Clinical Massage Therapy: Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Over 70 Conditions (By Fiona Rattray & Linda Lundwig)
Start a CEE Study Group (PDF)
Member-to-Member: Study Groups (Login Required)
Study Guide (PDF)
Resource Sheet (PDF)
Client Communication Tool (PDF)
Recognition Solutions & Career Options for NHPC Members (PDF)
CEE Frequently Asked Questions
Inter-Jurisdictional Competency Standards (PDF) - the model for CEE
Online CEE meeting, "Positioning You for Success" (Audio Recording)
CEE June 2012 Introduction Bulletin (PDF)
CEE June 2012 Process Update (PDF)
CEE August 2012 Update
CEE May 2013 Applicant Handbook Update
NHPCA supports members who choose to take part in the CEE from initial inquiry to approval. This support includes the online CEE study guide and practice tests, Test Run Online, as part of your CEE Registration Fee.
These changes are expected to resolve any issues that NHPCA members are experiencing with Manulife, SunLife, and Alberta Blue Cross regarding their 2200-hour training requirement.
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