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Joining the BCATA
Thank you for your interest in the British Columbia Acupressure Therapists’ Association, the BCATA.
The BCATA was registered in accordance with the province of British Columbia’s Societies Act in 1991 and has three categories of membership:
- Student ($35.00/Yr) – Non-Voting
- Practitioner ($100.00/Yr)
- Teacher ($100.00/Yr)
Criteria for membership can be found in the Membership Section of our Constitution document in PDF format by Clicking here
Curriculum suggestions to fulfill the new 525 hour requirement modified at the Oct 2005 AGM can be found by Clicking here
Please note section 1.4 that states “Members who have graduated from trademarked or authorised programs must be in compliance with all registration or licensing requirements of that program.”
For instance, this means that students graduating from an Acupressure College licensed by the Jin Shin Do® Foundation to teach the Jin Shin Do® Program are doing so through a licensed institution and program, and as such, must abide by the rules of the license holder, namely the Jin Shin Do® Foundation.
For this reason, section 1.4 of the By-laws applies and membership in the BCATA requires registration with the Jin Shin Do ® Foundation.
The same holds true for anyone graduating from any other trademarked or licensed program (i.e. a non Jin Shin Do ® modality), regardless of which school handled the program from which the individual graduated.
Student Membership is non-voting and requires that the student be enrolled in an approved acupressure program.
**Click here for a current list of accredited Teachers or
Click here for a current list of Practitioners or
BCATA Members may request a Membership List by letter to:
P.O. Box 8143
Victoria BC V8W 3R8
or send an e-mail to:
or leave your name and mailing address clearly on our voice mail at (250) 704-2888
Download the BCATA New Membership Application Form as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document and then print it and fill it out and send it in with your Membership Fee. Then hit the “Back” button on your Browser to come back to this page.
Download the BCATA Membership Renewal Application Form as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document and then print it and fill it out and send it in with your Membership Fee. Then hit the “Back” button on your Browser to come back to this page.
Here is a sample issue of the Pressure Release Newsletter in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for you to review.
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