Below are the answers to Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about applying for membership with the NHPC.
Processing an application takes one to three business days and depends on the accuracy and completion of the application.
The cost of new membership depends on the type of membership and insurance chosen, and the province of practice.
Membership application costs includes the following:
Membership Dues: $300.00
One-time Application fee: $200.00
Insurance Admin fee: $75.00
GST/ HST and tax on insurance: determined by province of residence
Insurance Premium: $125.00 (Option 1) or $85.00 (Option 2)
Once an application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. At that time, you will have access to your member account online, where you can download a copy of your membership documents from the My Documents section of the Manage Member Account area.
Approximately four to six weeks after payment has been processed, we will also mail you a confirmation package that includes your insurance policy dates and NHPC member number.
If you do not receive a confirmation email within five days of the NHPC receiving a complete application, please check your email spam/junk folder for the email. If you still can't find the email confirmation, please contact the NHPC office about the email issue and for verbal confirmation of the application status.
We also recommend that members add firstname.lastname@example.org to their contact list and nhpcanada.org to their approved sender or whitelist.
Contact the NHPC office and one of our Member Relations Coordinators can assist you.
A Regular member practices NHPC-approved modalities. The NHPC recognizes the many different practices listed in the Holistic Health Guide.
If your practice is not listed, please contact the NHPC office.
If your training occurred outside Canada, please be aware that there could be significant differences between Canadian standards of practice and those taught to you by your school. Please contact the NHPC office to discuss your school's program and the school approval process.
Medical Malpractice and CGL insurance protects you, the practitioner, against claims alleging negligence in the treatment of a patient or operation of the business.
Third-party insurance through external companies allows clients to be reimbursed for all or part of the cost of their treatments through their extended health benefits.
Business insurance covers loss of assets — such as a massage table or loss of income as a result of a covered claim. This type of insurance must be renewed annually.
The NHPC does not offer business insurance to members. However, members can access a business insurance plan at a reduced rate through AON Reed Stenhouse Inc., the administrator of the NHPC Insurance Program
AON Reed Stenhouse NHPC Insurance Program contacts:
The NHPC is pleased to offer our members the option of accessing extended health benefits at a discounted rate through Specialized Benefits and Group Source Insurance. All NHPC members qualify and pre-existing conditions are covered.