Membership Categories

We have the following five membership categories:

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

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

Allied Membership
For anyone who has a professional or personal interest in craniosacral biodynamics.

Corporate/Business Membership
For organizations or business who support and wish to be connected to the work of the BCTA/NA


Fees, Criteria & Benefits

RCST® Member 

Annual Membership Fee: $140, 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 Form

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 – Professional liability insurance is available to our US and Canadian RCST® members through the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Promotion – Listing in the BCTA/NA website RCST® Practitioner Referral Directory
  • Valuable Information & Articles – Monthly e-Newsletter and yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic or hard copy), and archive of past Cranial Wave issues.
  • Education – Discounted BCTA/NA’s biennial conference tuition. Discounted tuition for other related educational webinars/seminars.
  • 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.

Teacher Member

Annual Membership Fee: $225

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.

Student Member

Annual Membership Fee: $35

Member Criteria:

  • Are currently enrolled in a foundation training taught by approved BCTA/NA teacher(s)
  • Can submit proof of training enrollment provided to BCTA/NA Administration if requested.
  • New Student Application Form
Benefits:
  • Complimentary first year membership
  • 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 version)
  • 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.

Allied Member

Annual Membership: $50

Member Criteria:

  • Personal or professional interest in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • A student or graduate of any form of cranial sacral therapy
  • A member of the general public
  • Allied Membership Form

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 and yearly Cranial Wave professional publication (electronic version)

Corporate/Business Member

Annual Membership: $250

Member Citeria:

  • Any company, association or business, duly registered within its jurisdiction, that wishes to support the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.
  • Does not have voting privilege.

Benefits:

  • Affiliation with a reputable professional association.
  • Listed as a supporter on the website with a link to their website, if desired

Please contact us for information on how to become a Corporate/Business member,