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Membership Application

Application Requirements

Effective communication is essential to provide competent, safe, high-quality holistic health services.

Language proficiency enhances public protection by ensuring that NHPC members can communicate effectively with clients, other members of a health care team, the insurance industry, law enforcement, member associations, and regulatory colleges.

NHPC members also need to be able to understand NHPC materials related to the Code of Ethics, NHPC policies, member responsibilities, Association Bylaws, and the Continued Competency Program.

For these reasons, when applying for membership with the NHPC, all applicants must provide documentation demonstrating they meet the Association's language proficiency requirement.

An applicant may meet the NHPC's language proficiency requirement by providing proof of one of the following:

  1. their first or primary language is English (a self-declaration on the application form below)
  2. completion of secondary school education in English (e.g. graduation from a Canadian high school)
  3. completion of a standardized English language test recognised by the NHPC and achievement of the required scores set by the Association:
Test Minimum Score
IELTS (GT or AC) 5
CanTest 4.5
TOEFL iBT 95 (20 minimum in each component)
TOEFL CBT 240 (minimum essay score 4.5)
CELPIP General 7
CLBPT 8 (7 in writing)

Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search completed within the last 90 days. This can be done at any police service location or RCMP location in the jurisdiction where you currently reside (proof of residency may be required). You will upload this when you submit your application.

Your individual training program must be recognized by the NHPC to be approved for membership. If you are unsure if your program is NHPC-recognized, please check with us before applying.

Internationally trained massage therapists must meet additional requirements.