Membership Categories

RCST® Professional Membership
For graduates of a BCTA/NA approved foundation training course in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy who have satisfied the requirements to become a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®)

Teacher Professional Membership
Open to members who have met the criteria and standards of quality for instruction to become BCTA/NA Approved Teachers

International Professional Membership
For practitioners who have completed a BCST training program, and live and work outside of North America. (Does not include BCTA/NA RCST designation

Student Membership
Available to students enrolled in a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy foundation training taught by a BCTA/NA Approved Teacher

Associate Membership
For individuals who have completed training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and practitioners of any form of craniosacral therapy.

 


Fees, Criteria & Benefits

RCST® Professional Member 

Annual Membership Fee: $145, plus a $50, one-time application fee the first year

Member Criteria:

  • Complete the required training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with an approved BCTA/NA teacher(s) to become a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®). See the RCST requirements here.
  • Provided proof of graduation and letter of recommendation from their approved foundation teacher, to the BCTA/NA Administration.
  • RCST Member Application Request

Benefits:

  • Community, Connection & Professional Growth
  • Distinction in the Field – RCST® designation distinguishes the RCST® practitioner as a highly trained professional in the marketplace.
  • Liability Insurance – Options for professional liability insurance are available to our US and Canadian RCST® members through a number of providers.
  • Promotion – Listing in the BCTA/NA website RCST® Practitioner Referral Directory
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter and yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic) and archive of past Cranial Wave issues.
  • Education – Discounted BCTA/NA’s biennial conference tuition.  Access to free RCST offerings and discounted pricing on online programs.
  • Professional Advocacy – Staying abreast of legislative threats on our members’ Right to Practice. Pro-actively creating Legislative Information packets and informing members of actions they can take.
  • Leadership Opportunities– Opportunity to influence the development of the organization through involvement and service on the committees and/or run for election to the Board of Directors.
  • Voting – RCST® members have an important voice in choosing their BCTA/NA elected Directors.

Approved Teacher Professional Member

Annual Membership Fee: $230

Member Criteria:

  • Approval from the BCTA/NA to teach foundation trainings in accordance with BCTA/NA guidelines, Standards for Practitioner Competencies and other requirements. See the complete Approved Teacher criteria here.
Benefits:

          All RCST® Member benefits PLUS:
  • Distinction in the Field – BCTA/NA Approved Teacher RCST® designation distinguishes the Approved Teacher as a highly trained professional and teacher in the marketplace.
  • Promotion – Listing on the BCTA/NA website Teacher Directory as an Approved Teacher. Promotion of course listings on the BCTA/NA website, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Annual Teacher Meeting – Invitation to BCTA/NA biennial teacher’s meeting, including BCTA/NA covers accommodations and a fixed sum travel stipend.

International Professional Member

Annual Membership Fee: $90

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFERS (good through September 1, 2022):

  • Register for the September 2022 Breath of Life Virtual Conference to receive a free International membership for the current membership year ending May 31, 2023.

  • Apply for International membership by September 1, 2022 and receive your membership for just $65 (a $25 discount) for the current membership year ending May 31, 2023.

  • Apply for International Membership
Member Criteria:
  • Graduate from a recognized Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training program, and live and practice BCST outside of North America.
  • Submit name of school/teachers(s), training dates and copy of your training completion certificatel/letter, if you have one.
  • International Membership is not certification of a training program completed by the practitioner, skill level achieved or compliance with local licensing requirements or business practices. 

    The RCST® credential offered by BCTA/NA for North America is only valid for use by BCTA/NA RCST® members. If you wish to receive the BCTA/NA RCST® credential, please apply for BCTA/NA RCST® professional membership.

  • Benefits:
  • Community, Connection & Professional Growth
  • Promotion – Listing in the International Practitioner Referral Directory on the BCTA/NA website.
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter, yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic) and archive of past Cranial Wave issues.
  • Education – Discounted BCTA/NA’s biennial conference tuition and online classes.  Access to free online professional enrichment offerings and recordings

Note: BCTA/NA has no authority or responsibility for an International Member’s compliance with standards, regulations or requirements for practice of BCST in countries outside of North America.


Student Member

Annual Membership Fee: $40

Member Criteria:

  • Are currently enrolled in a foundation training course taught by approved BCTA/NA teacher(s)
  • Can submit proof of training enrollment provided to BCTA/NA Administration if requested.
  • Eligible to continue renewing as a Student Member for one membership year after completing the last module of your Foundation training.
Benefits:
  • Complimentary First Year Membership – If you join during the first year of your Foundation training
  • RCST Membership Discount – Offered during the first 12 months after graduation from a Foundation training
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter and yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic)
  • Community, Connection & Professional Growth
  • Education – Discounted BCTA/NA’s biennial conference tuition.
  • Leadership Opportunities – Opportunity to influence the development of the organization by involvement and service on committees.

Apply for Membership:


Associate Member

Annual Membership: $55

Member Criteria:

  • Completed Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy foundation training.
  • Not currently practicing or teaching BCST, and wishes to be part of the BCTA/NA community and be informed of news/developments in the field.
    OR
  • A practitioner of any form of craniosacral therapy
  • Associate Membership Application Form (for new BCTA/NA members)
    (If you are a former or existing BCTA/NA member and wish to rejoin as (or change to) an Associate member please contact us to request this.)

Benefits:

  • Community, Connection & Professional Growth
  • Education – Discounted tuition for BCTA/NA’s biennial conference and online programs.
  • Leadership – Opportunity to influence the development of the organization by involvement and service on the committees.
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter and yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic)

Affiliate Member

Annual Membership: $30

Member Criteria:

Benefits:

  • Community, Connection & Professional Growth
  • Education – Discounted BCTA/NA’s biennial conference tuition.
  • Leadership – Opportunity to influence the development of the organization by involvement and service on the committees.
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter