IICT is a leading international professional membership body for complementary therapists across 35+ countries.
We offer membership for 1,100+ modalities and have negotiated with insurance partners to secure competitively priced insurance rates for our members.
You can get all your complementary therapy modalities covered in one membership, and in one insurance policy, saving you time and money. So, whether you are new to the industry and have one modality, or you are an experienced therapist with multiple modalities, we’ve got you covered.
Discover the full range of IICT Member benefits here.
Apply for membership by completing the online application form. You can join as a student or as a qualified practitioner.
Once you’ve chosen your membership level, you will need to upload copies of your qualifications/supporting documents before processing payment. Our team will then review your application and get back to you within 3 – 5 business days.
Get started by choosing your membership plan here.
Yes, however it is a condition of membership that you obtain insurance within 3 months of joining IICT if you’re not already insured.
You can choose the membership that best suits your needs.
Student Membership is for individuals currently enrolled in training and not yet qualified to practice any modalities.
- Student Membership includes up to 2 student modalities.
Full, Executive and Premier Memberships are for practitioners who are qualified in at least one modality.
- Full Membership includes up to 3 modalities.
- Executive Membership includes up to 7 modalities.
- Premier Membership includes unlimited modalities.
You can compare all membership options and their benefits here.
Please allow 3 – 5 business days for processing new applications. Our team will be in contact via email within this time frame, either advising of your approval or requesting further information.
No. Whilst we advise that you stay up to date with the latest industry standards for your modality, we do not require evidence of ongoing CPD to maintain your membership.
Certain modalities require an up to date First Aid Certificate, which will be requested at the time of application. It is then the responsibility of the practitioner to maintain this.
Yes. We accept international qualifications provided they meet our minimum training requirements.
Kindly note, if your qualifications are in a language other than English, you will need to have them officially translated before applying.
If your qualifications are not issued in your full legal name, you will need to provide one of the following documents with your application:
- A signed and witnessed statutory declaration verifying the name discrepancy
- An updated certificate from your training provider in your full legal name
- A marriage or divorce certificate
- An official certificate of name change
No, IICT Membership is for individuals only, and each person needs to apply separately.
Membership and insurance are two separate products. Insurance is not included in your IICT Membership fee, and you must have an active IICT Membership to gain access to the competitive insurance rates available with our partners.
Membership provides professional recognition and credibility, including support and resources to grow your complementary therapy practice. IICT Membership grants access to exclusive insurance rates and guarantees cover for all your approved modalities with our insurance partners.
Insurance with our trusted partners provides professional indemnity and public and products liability insurance for all approved modalities listed on your IICT Membership.
Our minimum training/qualification requirements vary depending on the modality you are applying for. The minimum training requirements for each modality are set in accordance with the latest industry standards, and will be specified at the time of application. Your training must meet these to be approved for membership and insurance.
If you are considering taking a course and are unsure if it meets our minimum training requirements you can contact us.
Sometimes. Whilst we understand the changing nature of online learning, and pre-recorded online studies can be convenient, there are some modalities which will always require face-to-face training.
Live synchronous training can be a great substitute for face-to-face training, however we recommend speaking with our friendly Member Services Team to ensure the course you are undertaking meets our mode of delivery and minimum training requirements.
The mode of delivery and minimum training requirements for each modality will also be specified at the time of application.
Yes, as long as the course meets our minimum training requirements. Minimum training requirements will be specified at the time of application, however, if we are unfamiliar with the provider our team may request further details about the course to assist with their review.
Completing an approved course with an IICT Training Provider ensures you will be eligible for IICT Membership.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America.
If your country of residence is not listed above, unfortunately, we are unable to offer you IICT Membership at this time.
Yes, provided that we offer membership in your new country of residence. Please contact our friendly team to assist you with this process.
You will need to contact your insurance provider directly to discuss the implications to your policy that may arise with a change in your country of residence.
The scope of practice for your approved modalities includes all skills and techniques taught within the training of your supplied qualification/s for said modalities. If you require further clarification on your scope of practice, please contact your training provider directly.
Kindly note, our Member Services Team will advise you if a particular aspect of your training is unable to be covered for membership and insurance purposes.
The IICT Members Portal contains all of your membership documents and downloadable resources.
Your membership certificate and IICT seals and logos can be found under My Membership > Downloads/Resources.
Your tax invoices can be found under My Membership > Details.
If you wish to cancel, please login to the IICT Members Portal and click on My Membership > Details > Cancel Membership.
Log in to the IICT Member Portal, click on Update Modalities and follow the prompts to submit a copy of your qualification for review.
Please allow 3 – 5 business days for processing. Our team will be in contact via email within this time frame, either advising of your approval or requesting further information.
Kindly note, your additional modality will not be visible in your Member Portal during the review process.
Provided you have not reached your modality limit for your membership level, there is no charge for additional modalities.
Full Membership includes up to 3 modalities.
Executive Membership includes up to 7 modalities.
Premier Membership includes unlimited modalities.
If you were to exceed your current modality limit, you will be required to upgrade your membership.
Log in to the IICT Member Portal to update your payment details. You will receive a confirmation email once your payment details have been updated successfully.
No, IICT is a self-regulated professional membership body and is not affiliated with any government regulatory bodies.
No, as IICT is not a government-regulated association, we are unable to offer health fund provider numbers to our members.
The majority of the modalities we approve for membership and insurance do not qualify for private health fund rebates due to their complementary and alternative nature. As such, this service is rarely applicable to our members.
If your modalities are eligible for private health fund rebates and you would like a health fund provider number, you will need to seek membership with a government-regulated association.
No, IICT is not registered with the TGA because we are not a government-regulated body.
If your modalities are eligible, and you would like to obtain a TGA number, you will need to seek membership with a government-regulated association.
All IICT Memberships are on an automatic renewal plan, whereby your membership fee will be automatically deducted from your nominated card each year.
If you allowed your membership to lapse or if you need to update your payment details, you can log in to your Members Portal and renew/update your details there.
Your insurance renewal is separate from your IICT Membership renewal. Please refer to “How do I renew my insurance” for this information.
If you need help with your renewal, contact our team here.
No, this is the only payment method we have available for IICT Membership. All payment details are processed with secure payment gateway, Stripe. If you have any questions about the automatic renewal process, please contact our team on email@example.com or +61 2 5629 7777 and they will happily provide you further information.
IICT Membership provides you professional recognition and credibility for your complementary therapy practice. IICT Membership grants you access to exclusive rates with our insurance partners.
Insurance is a separate product to membership and is not included in your membership fee. Insurance provides protection from claims a client may make against you.
No, IICT is a professional membership body, not an insurance broker.
IICT has partnered with insurance brokers to provide exclusive policy rates to our members.
Although IICT Membership provides access to insurance, membership and insurance are two separate products.
Australia/New Zealand/Canada: No, you must have an active IICT Membership to purchase insurance with our partner, BMS. Your membership must remain current for your BMS insurance policy to be active.
Europe (EEA)/United Kingdom/South Africa/United States: Whilst IICT Membership is not required by our insurance partners in these regions, you do receive a discount on insurance when you reference your IICT Membership number.
You will need to contact your insurance broker directly.
IICT Training Providers
Choose a location at the top-right corner to view the FAQs.
IICT is a self-regulated professional membership body. We are not affiliated with any government regulatory bodies or professional regulatory authorities. Qualifications are not reviewed against a government regulated qualification scheme framework and do not provide ‘national recognition.’
Please note, in Toronto, holistic practitioners are required by law to be registered with a government recognised regulatory body. You can learn more HERE.
Training Provider Membership is intended for individuals, businesses and schools who train people to become practitioners in a specific field or modality. The intention is that when students graduate from your course, they will be eligible for professional membership and practitioner insurance through IICT.
No. IICT does not approve continuing education courses and we do not require our members to complete Continuing Professional. Development/Education courses to maintain their membership and insurance. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to submit short courses, CPE courses, or personal development courses for review.
IICT Membership is recognised in 35+ countries worldwide; however, international modality recognition is subject to the approval of regional insurance partners, regulation of ‘protected titles’ (see below), and regional/state training requirements. It is your responsibility to be aware of any License(s), Registration(s), and regional/state training requirements in the countries/regions in which you are teaching courses.
Below is a list of all countries that IICT currently operates in:
UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Malta, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland
South Africa (covered under the EU/UK insurer)
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
By law, there are specific titles which are referred to as ‘protected titles’. This means that only those people who are registered or endorsed in a particular profession can use the titles associated with that profession. This may require the practitioner to obtain Licensing and or Registrations required by a regulatory authority. Protected titles can include but are not limited to complementary therapy professions such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Massage, Art Therapy, Dietician, Psychotherapy, and Counselling.
Furthermore, it may be illegal for a practitioner to use a symbol, word or description which could be reasonably understood to indicate that an individual is a health practitioner or qualified to practice in a registered health profession. In Australia, this is referred to as ‘holding out.’
Protected titles vary by country, and in some cases by state. For example, each state in Canada and the United States have their own specific occupational regulations. HERE is a list of protected titles in Australia. If you have further questions, please contact AHPRA on 1300 419 495.
As a Training Provider, you warrant to IICT that as part of your approval you are aware of any Licenses and/or Registrations required by law in the regions where you are teaching your courses. You must obtain, maintain, and ensure that every person employed or engaged by you to facilitate the provision of services/modalities holds all valid License(s) and/or Registration(s) required by any regulatory authority within the region or territory in which you/they practice and completes as required by any regulations such course(s) of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as are required for the renewal and continued validity of such License(s) and Registration(s).
If your modality is not approved with one of IICT’s insurance partners, you can still teach your course in that country/region. Your students will just need to find their own insurance in that country, or you can recommend a provider for them.
If your modality is not approved in your preferred region, you can request a full refund within 14 days.
IICT only approves the modality. Therefore, if someone meets the minimum requirement to be a practitioner they will be approved for professional membership and insurance.
Any additional training that a student undertakes would be covered under this modality, as long as they are practicing within the scope of their training.
Training Provider memberships are renewed on an annual basis and will be automatically charged to the credit card on file.
Should you wish to cancel at any time, please send correspondence via email with your intention to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subscription will still be valid for the remainder of that term. Upon receipt of your request, you will receive a written confirmation. If for any reason you do not receive a written confirmation, please follow up via email or phone.
Should you wish to change your method of payment please contact IICT on +61 02 5629 7777 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm AEST or send a request via email to email@example.com.
No. IICT Membership is not necessary, however you are required to have public liability and professional indemnity insurance to apply to become a Training Provider. As such, you may wish to become an IICT Member to access the exclusive insurance rates with our partners. IICT Training Providers also receive an ongoing 50% discount on membership fees.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an information pack with the Training Provider application and instructions.
- Any relevant qualifications of the founder /instructor as they relate to the modalities you are teaching. Please also upload a resume/CV if relevant
- Teaching qualification of training (i.e., Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Education, etc…) (if applicable)
- Two letters of reference from students, clients, or peers testifying to your expertise. Facebook and Google reviews will not be accepted
- Driver’s license or official photo identification
- Client/student consent and intake forms
- A detailed outline of your course curriculum including core components, number of hours, and mode of delivery
- Training manuals
- Sample certificate issued to graduates (one per modality). Must include the name of business/school, student’s legal name, name of modality, duration of course/number of hours, date and year, instructor/director/principal signature
- Insurance certificate of currency/proof of insurance
- Certificate of business operations/registration from the government
- Refund policy for your course(s)
- Complaint/grievance policy. Your policy MUST include a provision to engage an external mediator for any complaints that cannot be resolved internally
- Correspondence/licenses from the governing body or copyright owner of modality to prove you are authorised to teach that modality (if applicable)
- Company logo in JPEG or PNG format
- Existing and/or new modality application(s), plus supporting documentation
- Any additional documents that might be relevant to your application (i.e., First-Aid certificate, working with children check, etc…)
- You must be fully qualified as a practitioner in the modality(s) you are teaching. Your qualifications must meet or surpass IICT’s minimum training requirements.
- You need to have been working with clients in the modality(s) you are teaching for a minimum of three years*.
You will be required to upload copies of your qualifications as part of your application, and we recommend uploading a copy of your CV in addition to your qualifications, so our team can review your relevant work history and continuing education.
*Please be advised, minimum training and teaching requirements vary depending on the modality and may be higher than the requirements mentioned above. Please contact email@example.com to find out more.
All courses must include the following components: scope of practice, contraindications, and client management.
Scope of practice is what you are educated, competent and authorised to perform as a complementary therapy professional. It includes the roles, responsibilities, functions, activities, and decision-making capacity of a practitioner. In some cases scope of practice is set by professional standards and legislation.
Client management should include, but is not limited to, pre-screening clients, how and when to refer a client to a qualified healthcare professional, duty of care and professional boundaries and ethics.
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without consent, and incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. Plagiarism and/or copyright infringement is against IICT’s code of ethics and will not be tolerated. When you submit your course to us for review, please note, the content may be spot checked for plagiarism.
A modality refers to the method or mode in which something is done. In the context of complementary therapies, a modality refers to a method or type of therapy. For instance, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Massage are all different methods of delivering therapy and are therefore referred to as ‘modalities’.
An IICT-approved modality is a modality that has been assessed and approved by our insurance partners and is eligible for professional membership and insurance cover.
Adding a modality to the IICT Approved Modalities list is a benefit reserved for IICT Training Providers. To apply to become a Training Provider and register a new modality, please click HERE to request an information pack.
If you’re already a Training Provider and would like to apply for a new modality please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Adding a modality to the IICT Approved Modalities list is a benefit reserved for IICT Training Providers. Therefore, the trainer or creator of the modality must apply to become an IICT Training Provider to have it added. To find out more, please click here.
Looking for professional membership and insurance? Practice multiple modalities?
We’ve got you covered.