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NBCAAM Updates

Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on February 10, 2019.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 17, 2019.

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

Continuing Education Requirements (updated October, 2018)

Continuing education is an important part of growing professionally and maintaining currency in the profession. NBCAAM certified practitioner members shine through their dedication to complete the following:

1. A minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education (CE) hours/units (every two (2) years. See below for details, including some options and exceptions.

2. Documented “client” hours.

1) CE requirements:

NBCAAM certified practitioner members will complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education every two (2) years. At least 10 of the hours must be hands-on skill development. Up to 10 additional hours may be non-hands-on education. See CE_Exceptions">Exceptions and options to CE requirements” below.

Hands-on skill development CEs

Option 1: A Practitioner (CE student) is physically present in a classroom or educational setting with practical touch-related experience. The education 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: touch qualities, palpation skills, reading of body rhythms, and /or bodily responses, and application of touch technique(s).

Option 2: In person classes are preferred for the hands-on requirement, but are not always available. To document the hands-on skill component from learning in other formats, a practitioner may submit for pre-approval either of the following:

A. Documentation from the education provider that the student’s application of hands-on skills taught have been reviewed and approved by that education provider.(such as review of a video demonstration, or a case study, for example.)

OR

B. If the education provider can’t or won’t review the application of hands on skills taught, a member may request a NBCAAM approved supervisor to review a case study, performed by the practitioner, using the skills learned in the documented training (online or other format). Minimum 3 sessions, or as many as needed for demonstration purposes, as determined during the approval process. An extra fee, payable to NBCAAM, may be charged for this service.

Non hands-on (general) CE courses mean the Practitioner does NOT physically need to be in a classroom or educational setting. The focus of the course(s) may include demonstration of hands-on skills, or may be primarily theoretical content, and may be either an in-person course or distance or online 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.

Education classes/events must be a minimum of 1 hour.

Continuing Education may include workshops and coursework in variety of topics which support the individual needs and practices of our members, including any workshop, certification or continuing education course that has to do with animal health and wellness, and applicable to animal acupressure and/or massage, such as:

o new or more advanced techniques in the NBCAAM certificated fields (massage or acupressure), or closely related fields of bodywork and/or energy work (such as Structural Integration, Myofascial Release, Kinesiology taping, Craniosacral Therapy, EFT/Tapping, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, TTouch, animal communication, etc.)

o courses on business and ethics related to a massage/acupressure practice.

o animal hospice care/grief/end of life care

o aromatherapy/essential oils/flower essences for use with animals

o animal nutrition

o animal behavior and handling

Exceptions and options to CE requirements:

1. For each member’s first two year renewal period, documented hands-on hours are NOT required. All 20 hours may be online and/or non-skills based. Another option for your first renewal only, is to use educational hours completed prior to NBCAAM certification, not already submitted for the certification requirement. That is, up to 20 hours of training in another modality relevant to animal massage or acupressure you received before completing your massage or acupressure certification with NBCAAM, that had not used as part of your 200 hours for certification can be used to meet all or part of your first renewal period CE requirement. SPECIAL NOTE for current members who are past their first renewal may use this option for their next upcoming renewal period only.

2. Roll-over option. Members are encouraged to continue learning in a variety of ways every year of practice. In order to also support members’ ability to make occasional significant investment in professional development, members may roll-over up to 20 hours to the following 2 year renewal period.

EXAMPLE: if a member takes a class of approved 40 hours credit or more, including at least 20 hours hands-on skill development, then 20 of the hours would satisfy the current renewal period, and another 20 of the hours may be rolled over to satisfy the following renewal period only. Hours from a single class may NOT be rolled over to a third renewal period even if it was longer than 40 hours total.

3. Animal classes are encouraged. If not available, human classes may also be allowed, as long as the skills are transferable to animals. Pre-approval for human courses is recommended.

2. Documented client hours: In order to promote practice of your craft and outreach to the community, members must also submit a log of 20 client hours every two years, up to 5 sessions maximum per animal client, using the provided file format. Headers for the log:

 

Date / Time (in hours) / Animal Identifier / Species/Breed Modalities used / Key Concerns / Outcome

 

o Volunteer sessions allowed, need not be paying clients

o You may request approval to use your own animal for up to 5 sessions, for cases such as rehabilitation situations, working as part of a team with one or more other professionals.

Option: Presentations to the community (such as to shelters, clubs, veterinarians, or pet- owner workshops) can be substituted for client hours. May be paid presentations or volunteer. Teaching hours for a school of animal massage or acupressure should not be submitted.

Sample Session Log

Sample_Session_Log_2018.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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Canis Bodyworks 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).

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

lake forest

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.
 Seaside Scribe Logo

Seaside Scribe is offering a 30% discount to NBCAAM members on all services, including the Monthly Membership package, which is already price adjusted for sole proprietors, very small businesses, and nonprofits.

 
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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).