Available Memberships

New R.S.T. Membership

$160.00

R.S.T. (Registered Shiatsu Therapist ) status is granted to members who have successfully completed training in Shiatsu Therapy in an approved Shiatsu school whose curriculum is equivalent or superior to the S.T.A. 750 Hour Standard, and who satisfy all other application requirements which include proof of education credentials, copy of school diploma, copy of program curriculum, copy of current CPR/First Aid (any level) certificate. Only a R.S.T. is eligible to vote on S.T.A. issues.

**See the Benefits of Membership as an R.S.T. under R.S.T. Designation

Price: $160.00
Please choose the type of certificate you wish to receive.
$50.00

Annual Membership Renewal Fee

$140.00

The annual membership is billed annually on January, 1st or June, 1st of each year. Please see corresponding membership expiration schedule:

If membership is purchased between January, 1st and May, 31st your membership will expire on December, 31st of that year.
If membership is purchased between June, 1st and December, 31st your membership will expire on May, 31st of the following year.

** Memberships are not pro-rated on a monthly basis.

** Only current R.S.T. Members should purchase this. If your R.S.T. membership has expired please see Membership Reinstatement Fee.

Price: $140.00
Please choose the type of certificate you wish to receive.
$50.00

Associate Member

$140.00

A professional practitioner of a like or complimentary discipline shall be eligible for membership as a Registered Associate Member with all rights to membership if they are deemed eligible and meet qualifications of their program of study with the resulting credentials recognized by the National Health Practitioners of Canada under the holistic therapies NOC 3232. The Associate Member agrees to abide by the code of ethics and policies held by the S.T.A. and by the disciplinary process outlined in these by-laws and policies of the association. This member will be recognized  for the purposes of obatining insurance where the STA is seen as a professional and registered body.

Price: $140.00
$50.00

Membership Reinstatement Fee

$165.00

This fee applies to past R.S.T. members who wish to renew their membership.

Price: $165.00
Please choose the type of certificate you wish to receive.
$50.00

School Membership

$275.00

A school providing professional Shiatsu training based on a curriculum that is equivalent to or exceeds the S.T.A. 750 Hour Standard, and that meets the requirements of the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the S.T.A.

Price: $275.00
$50.00

Student Membership

$50.00

Persons currently enrolled and engaged in a complete course of study in a S.T.A. approved Shiatsu school or Apprenticeship Program.

** When upgrading from Student Membership to a new R.S.T. membership, the new application fee will be waived.

Price: $50.00
$50.00

Supporting Membership

$50.00

Persons who may or may not practice Shiatsu Therapy, but support the purposes of the S.T.A. and who are interested in the development, practice, promotion, teaching and research related to Shiatsu Therapy.

Price: $50.00
$50.00

Unrecognised School Application Fee

$150.00

Purchase this only if you were specifically instructed by email. This fee applies to new member registrations whose school has not yet been recognized by the BC Shiatsu Association.

** This fee is non-refundable.

Price: $150.00
$50.00