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Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on May 28, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Membership & Benefits

Payment and Mailing Options:

Note: You need to submit a Membership Application along with your payment. Scroll down this page to download the application associated with your chosen membership.

Option 1: On the Membership Application, note payment as check and include a check or money order made out to NBCAAM.

Mail Application to:
 

NBCAAM

1425 Broadway #20-8010
Seattle, WA 98122

Option 2: Pay membership fee via Paypal using your credit card or Paypal account. Select an option from the menu and then click the "Buy Now" button below. Scan your completed membership application and email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (For more information about the different memberships, refer to the Types of NBCAAM Memberships listed below.)

Membership Types

Types of NBCAAM Memberships

Certified Practitioner Member

Cost:  $140 for 2 years (this is the renewal cost after initial 2 year membership which is included in $175 fee to take the exam)


Requirements:  successful completion of NBCAAM exam, 20 hours of CEUs, log of client sessions, acceptance of code of ethics.  Please allow up to 8 weeks from time of submission for documents to be reviewed.  Please do not send thumb drives containing the documentation.  At this time NBCAAM can only accept paper documents.


Benefits:  Membership Certificate, Ethics Certificate, listing on NBCAAM website, reciprocal hotlink.
Certified Practitioner Application

 

1. Effective October 1, 2013 NBCAAM Certified Practitioners must complete twenty (20) hours of CEUs as part of their membership renewal every 2 years. For a member’s first 2-year renewal cycle following this implementation date, these can be hands-on or non hands-on continuing education units (CEUs).
For subsequent 2-year renewal cycles, the CEUs required for membership must be at least ten (10) hours of hands-on CEUs and the rest can be non hands-on. These CEUs can be all hands-on if so desired.

Definitions:
Hands-on CEU courses require Practitioner to be physically present in a classroom or educational setting with practical touch-related experience. The provider supplies the student with a certificate or equivalent, which includes the number of hours of training, certifying attendance and participation, date the course was completed, skill or course content covered, and course provider contact information.  These classes require live instructor contact, hands-on supervised time and the teaching of skill sets.
Examples that would apply could be: touch qualities, palpation skills, reading of body rhythms, and /or bodily responses, and application of a touch technique(s).
Non hands-on CEU courses mean the Practitioner does not bodily need to be in a classroom or educational setting. The focus of the course(s) is primarily theoretical content, whether it’s an in-person course or distance learning format.  The provider supplies the student with a certificate or equivalent certifying completion of the training, including the educational hours achieved through the training. the date the course was completed, course content covered, and course provider contact information.

What topics can be considered as continuing education units (CEUs)?

Any continuing education course that has to do with animal health and wellness, and applicable to the work we do, qualifies. Some examples of courses that would meet these requirements could be as varied as learning:

*new or more advanced techniques in the NBCAAM certificated fields (massage or acupressure)
*courses on business and ethics related to an animal practice
*animal hospice care/grief/end of life care
*energy work modalities
*aromatherapy
*nutrition
*craniosacral therapy
*animal behavior

2. The Practitioner must document twenty-five (25) client hours of hands-on experience every two years in conjunction with submission of CEUs. A log submitted by the Practitioner is to contain the following information: date of session, the animal's name, type of animal (species/breed), the modality(ies) used, length of session and the key concerns and outcome of the session.

For those who are animal care practitioners who actively teach or promote the profession, but do not maintain a regular clientele schedule, an alternate or supplemental log can be submitted. This would note educational course hours/days taught, or presentations shared. The log should contain the following information: date of event, audience, topic presented, length of presentation, and brief goal/intention. For NBCAAM membership renewal purposes, an hour presentation would be considered equivalent to 1 client session, and a full day of teaching would be considered equivalent to 5 sessions.   

Sample Session Log

Sample_Session_Log.xls


3. The Practitioner must reaffirm acceptance of the NBCAAM code of ethics of practice.

Questions about all this CEU information? Please check out our FAQ page: http://nbcaam.org/faqs


Business Supporting Member

Cost:  $299 per year
Requirements:  Businesses who do not practice animal acupressure or massage but who are interested in supporting NBCAAM.
Benefits:  Company logo and 50 word business description, and hotlink to business's website.
Business Supporting Member Application


Student Member

Cost:  $25 per year Student membership lasts one year or until the exam is passed, whichever is sooner. Student members who pass the exam within six months of membership will be credited an extra two months of membership at practitioner level.
Requirements:  Enrollment in an animal massage or acupressure school.
Benefits:  Access to NBCAAM website, downloadable professional articles, networking opportunities, periodic discounted courses from participating schools, internship listing.
Student Membership Application


Massage/Acupressure School Member

Cost:  $299 per year
Requirements:  All schools offering an animal massage and/or acupressure program are welcome to join.
Benefits:  School members get practical tools for building your school's prominence, expanding your recruitment efforts, enhancing your curriculum, developing your faculty, and improving your school's performance. School logo and hotlink to school's website.
School Membership Application

 

Membership Benefits

The following is a list of benefits available to members of NBCAAM:

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Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is offering NBCAAM Practitioners a special rate on liability insurance as part of their Affinity Partner Program. Cost is $175 for an ABMP Professional or Practitioner level Affinity Membership (regular price is $199).

AmericanDogMedia

American Dog Magazine is offering a 1/4 page ad for $375 (normally $750) or 4 quarter pages together from NBCAAM members and editorial for $250 a piece.

AngelsAnimals

Angel's Animals is offering an 11% discount to members for online courses.

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Canine Massage Chicago is offering a 10% discount on any continuing education programs.

CreativeResources

Creative Resources is offering a 15% discount on all swag items (some minimums required).

DowningSt

Downing Street Public Relations is offering a 15% discount on an overall PR project to include press releases and placement.

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Integrated Touch Therapy is offering a 5% discount on workshops. For current listing of workshops, please visit their website.

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Lake Forest Anatomicals is offering a 10% discount on their entire catalog of products. Contact NBCAAM to get the code you need to receive your discount.

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Northwest School of Animal Massage is offering a 10% discount on any certification courses (includes level 100, 200, 300 course, either distance or practicum or both if enrolled together. Does not include shorter workshops or clinics).
PetMassage Logo 2014 - Copy PetMassage Training and Research Institute is offering a 10% discount on all workshops. For current listing of workshops, please visit their website www.petmassage.com.

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Power of Touch for Animals is happy to offer NBCAAM members a 10% discount on all e-courses.
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Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupresure and Massage would like to offer as a membership benefit 10% discount on our Canine Massage Levels 1-3, Equine Massage Levels 1-3 and Acupressure Levels 1&2.

 
 
 
alt The Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute is offering a 10% discount on their extensive Online Training Programs.

pet industry

Women in the Pet Industry Network is offering an automatic upgrade to Professional member when you join as a Standard member for only $47 (a savings of $50).