Membership Criteria


If you are a practising therapist you can join Complementary Health Professionals as long as you trained with a school that met the Core Curriculum of that therapy and have up to date CPD. Below you will find links to the core curricula for massage (created by the General Council for Massage Therapy) and aromatherapy (validated by the Aromatherapy Council). For reflexology, you will have completed a course that complied to the Reflexology Forum's Core Curriculum. By following these standards, you will have also met the National Occupational Standards, which are only the baseline standard and do not reflect the case studies required or contact hours needed in order to qualify.


I have trained to a recognised standard

You can apply to join immediately and need to complete the application form. We will need to see a copy of your diploma(s), which you can scan in and send by email, along with your application form. By submitting the application, you confirm that you will abide by our Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Procedures and will undertake the required CPD each year. You can send in the appropriate fee via Paypal. Go to the membership page and click on the links.


I trained many years ago
You may still be able to join as long as you have kept records of your Continuing Professional Development. We accept anyone's CPD and not just our own. Please complete the application form and email in your scanned certificates and list of CPD undertaken.


My training was not at the recognised standard

We will be able to help you. If you can send us details of the course you have studies we will identify the gaps for you and be able to support you with our distance learning packages. You can do the extra training you need to bring you up to the required industry standard and do a refresher practical workshop. Please email us your details along with the application form and we won't take any membership fee from you until you can register.


I trained abroad

Again, we will be able to help you. We can assess the training you have done and cross-reference it with the appropriate UK standards. If there are any shortfalls, we can direct you to take some of our distance learning modules and attend a practical workshop to get you up to date. Please complete the application form and we won't take any membership fee from you until you can register.


I have been practicing without being a member of any association

If you have been trained at the appropriate standards originally but have been practising without being a member of a professional association for a number of years, having sorted your own insurance and now want to be a part of Complementary Health Professionals, this is still possible. You may not have done any formal CPD but we can interview you on the phone to see how your knowledge has improved as you will have done CPD as a practitioner in your practice. Please complete the application form and we will be in touch.