Membership Options & Costs


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Regardless of your area of specialization, ABMP provides a home by offering membership choices and benefits to fit your needs. Choose what's right for you!

ABMP Certified Membership ($229 annually)

You receive everything offered with Professional level membership, including the most comprehensive liability insurance in the profession, and more: exclusive discounts to save you money, a priority listing on theMassagetherapy.com Referral Service to get you clients, and a host of other resources to help you grow your practice.
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Join ABMP today!Eligibility Requirements
If you practice in a state that regulates massage and bodywork:

If you practice in a state that does not regulate massage and bodywork:

  • 500 hours of massage education from an approved program OR
  • Passing score on the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) or one of the National Certification Exams (NCE) OR
  • Minimum of 50 hours of massage training and a current nursing or physical therapy license.

Maintenance Requirement: 16 hours of continuing education every two years.

ABMP Professional Membership ($199 annually)

You receive comprehensive liability insurance specifically tailored to meet the needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers, an extensive package of ABMP member benefits, and our renowned expectmore customer service.

Eligibility Requirements
If you practice in a state that regulates massage and bodywork:

If you practice in a state that does not regulate massage and bodywork:

  • 500 hours of massage education from an approved program OR
  • Passing score on the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) or one of the National Certification Exams (NCE) OR
  • Minimum of 50 hours of massage training and a current nursing or physical therapy license.

Practitioner Membership ($199 annually)

You receive association membership and liability insurance for practitioners in states that do not regulate massage and bodywork.

Eligibility Requirements
Only available if you practice in a state that does not regulate massage and bodywork.

  • A minimum of 100 hours of massage education from an approved program.

Are You Also a Skin Care Professional?

Gain support for both your massage and skin care practices for a single $259 membership fee. Fill out the Optional Skin Care Professional Membership portion of the application and become a member of both ABMP and Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) to receive benefits, including liability insurance coverage, from both associations. Learn more about ASCP at www.ascpskincare.com or call 800-789-0411.

Eligibility Requirements
If you practice in a state that does not regulate esthetics or skin care:

  • Cosmetology license or certificate of skin care training.

If you practice in a state that regulates esthetics or skin care:

  • Valid current license from that state.

Other Membership Choices

ABMP Student Membership provides fantastic value and is loaded with student success tools and resources especially pertinent to those entering the field. Learn more about ABMP Student membership.

ABMP Supporting Level Membership provides a select offering of member benefits, including Massage & Bodywork magazine, ABMP's member newsletter Different Strokes, discounts on courses offered through ABMP's Online Education Center, free webinars, and discounts on products and services for your practice. This level of membership does not include liability insurance or certain benefits (website, email account, access to customizable marketing materials, a listing on the Massagetherapy.com Referral Service). Supporting level membership may be a good option if you are taking a hiatus from practice but want to stay connected to the field.

For members outside the U.S. and Canada, an International Supporting Level Membership option is available, which includes the member website benefit and the digital edition of Massage & Bodywork magazine rather than a printed edition.

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Need Assistance?

Simply call us at 800-458-2267 and we’ll be happy to take care of your registration by phone and answer any questions you have along the way. Or, download a hardcopy of the ABMP application.


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