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FICTA members come from a wide range of disciplines within the CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) sector in Ireland who work together in the interests of CAM in general in a spirit of partnership and collaboration.

FICTA embraces the values of inclusion and equality; excellence and integrity; caring with dignity, respect and honesty. It appreciates and respects each member association’s own complementary therapy discipline, philosophy, theory, methodology, code of ethics and practice in the context of the values set out above.

  • It should be noted that membership of FICTA is not of itself, an endorsement of any particular association /professional body, therapy or course provider.

All new applications for membership are subject to the FICTA membership terms and conditions as decided from time to time, and to approval by the FICTA General Committee. 

Membership is renewed annually and membership renewal forms and fees are due from the 1st January each year.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

FICTA has three membership categories. Each one is listed below to help you choose the category which is most suitable to your organisation.

Please note: Members only have one vote each.

 1. A FICTA Member may be any complementary and alternative therapist association, federation or similar organisation which is based in Ireland and is governed by a constitution or articles of association which ensure that its members can participate democratically in all policy decision making. It is required that the association/professional body:

  • maintains a register of practitioners of its therapy working in Ireland and does not limit membership registration to graduates of any one School or Education Provider.
  • provides its members with a code of ethics and professional practice guidelines, as well as up-dated information on current CPD (continuing professional/personal development) requirements.
  • supports and subscribes to the aims and objectives of FICTA and pays the annual membership fee as decided from time to time at a FICTA AGM.

 

2. FICTA Associates can be those complementary and alternative therapy organisations in Ireland which are under construction or in the course of re-structuring and where applicable, shall undertake to qualify for ‘Member’ status within three to five years; or alternatively, represent different therapies (multi-therapy associations). In addition, it is required that the association/professional body:

  • supports and subscribes to the aims and objectives of FICTA and pays the annual membership fee as decided from time to time at a FICTA AGM.

  

3. Schools/Education and Training Provider: FICTA welcomes those complementary and alternative therapy education and training providers in Ireland which deliver complementary and alternative therapy education and training programmes on a regular basis to a standard which meets, and may exceed, the qualification standard required by complementary therapists associations for membership and collaborate with therapists associations in periodic reviews of programme standards and development.

Providers shall have the right to appoint a Representative to attend General Committee meetings and contribute to consultation, debate and discussions on the development of the complementary and alternative therapy sector in Ireland and may form a special focus group for the purpose of identifying issues pertinent to them to be brought to the attention of the General Committee. In addition, it is required that schools/provider members:

  • are commited to working with the FICTA membership and the Irish education awards authority in agreeing national qualification standards for complementary therapists.
  • support and subscribe to the aims and objectives of FICTA and pays the annual membership fee as decided from time to time at an AGM.

 

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MEMBER Application Form

 

 

 All applications for membership are subject to the FICTA membership requirements as decided from time to time and to approval by the FICTA General Committee. Membership will be registered on receipt of Fee.