Membership Categories & Benefits

Join our growing community of practitioners, teachers and students of biodynamic craniosacral therapy! As a member you will be part of a respected community of like-minded professionals and receive a number of benefits. 

All Members Receive:

  • Member Discounts on classes, conferences and other events sponsored by BCTA/NA
  • Member e-newsletter each month - full of articles, events, and resources
  • Annual Professional Journal - The Cranial Wave 
  • Additional benefits, depending on the membership type you select below 

Choose the membership category below that fits you.

RCST® Professional Membership

Get recognition as a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®). RCST® Professional Membership is open to graduates of a 700-hour BCTA/NA-approved Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy certification training program. In addition to member publications and discounts on advanced BCST classes, RCST® members have the opportunity to connect with other practitioners, and gain:

  • Professional distinction as a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist
  • A listing in our National Practitioner Directory 
  • Free tuition on select professional programs and webinars 
  • Resources to help you build your BCST practice
  • Notification of any legislative changes and threats on our members’ Right to Practice.

(Plus a $50 one-time application fee for nonmembers)


Teacher Professional Membership

Help grow the practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) by becoming certified to teach.  You will join a community of teacher colleagues who have met the criteria and high standards of quality instruction of BCST. Students who complete your foundation training program will be eligible for the RCST® designation with BCTA/NA. Get information on the requirements for becoming an BCTA/NA Approved Teacher here.  Teacher members the same benefits as RCST® members, including member publications and discounts on our Conference and online programs.  As an Approved Teacher member, you also have the opportunity to:

  • Advertise your certification foundation training courses on the BCTA/NA website
  • Promote your advanced BCST and other courses to our community 
  • Grow your brand and visibility by facilitating meditations or webinars through BCTA/NA
  • Be listed in the BCTA/NA National Approved Teachers Directory, as well as the Practitioner Directory 

Student Membership

Get valuable resources to support your Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training journey. Student membership is open to students enrolled in a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy certification/foundation training taught by a BCTA/NA Approved Teacher.

You will receive:

  • Complimentary first year membership, if you join during the first year of your Foundation training.
  • RCST membership discount – Your $50 application fee will be waived if you apply for RCST® professional membership within 12 months after you complete your certification training requirements.

You are eligible to for Student Membership until one membership year after completing the last module of your certification/foundation classroom training.


Associate Membership

Leverage the benefits of BCTA/NA membership to explore, learn and connect with us. An Associate membership is ideal if you are not ready for certification with BCTA/NA or don’t plan to pursue full certification. This level of membership allows you to tap into resources available through BCTA/NA membership - perfect if you are a practitioner of another form of craniosacral therapy or a related modality! Additionally, as an Associate member, if you decide to apply for RCST® professional membership your $50 application fee will be waived.



International Professional Membership

Expand your community connections and reach. International Professional Membership is for those who live and practice Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) outside of North America and have graduated a recognized BCST training program. Join our community and receive member publications, plus discounts on our online programs and Conference. You will also be listed in our International Practitioners Directory.

Note: International Membership is not certification of training 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 RCST® members of BCTA/NA.  If you wish to receive the BCTA/NA RCST® credential, we invite you to apply for our RCST® professional membership.

To apply you need only submit name of school/teacher(s), training dates, and copy of your training completion certificate/letter, if you have one.