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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 all CAM modalities, 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, codes 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, organisation, professional body, educational establishment, educational provider and or 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 approval by the FICTA General Committee. Anonymity and confidentiality is maintained in so far as is practical, inline with GDPR requirements.

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

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Under review at present.

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

 1. A FICTA Member may be any complementary and alternative therapist association, federation, professional body, education establishment and or educational provider based in Ireland. Governed by a constitution or articles of association or where courses are aligned or mapped with the Irish Educational Framework QQI. Its members can participate democratically in all FICTA policy decision making. It is required that associations, federations, professional bodies, educational establishments and or educational providers: 

  • 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 or Educational Establishment
  • Provides its members with professional practice guidelines informed by a Code of Ethics, 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 or an EGM.
  • Align with National Educational Framework  (QQI) and or International best practice in their respective therapies.
  • Have appropriate insurance in place.  

Application forms are being updated at present. Please contact FICTA Sec. via email for 2021 application form.

Application from for 2021 will be available shortly.

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

Its members  participate democratically in all FICTA policy decision making at General Council 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. It required  Educational establishments / Colleges / Educational providers:

  • Are committed to working with the FICTA membership and the Irish Education Awards authority (QQI) 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 at FICTA AGM and or EGM.
  • Align with National Educational Framework (QQI) and or International Educational Framework or International best practice in their respective therapies.

Application forms are being updated at present. Please contact FICTA Sec via email re 2021 application from.

3. FICTA Associates membership are 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.

APPLY NOW: Associate membership. 

Application forms are being updated at present. Please contact FICTA sec via email re membership.

Application forms for 2021 will be available shortly.

All applications for membership are subject to the FICTA membership requirements as decided from time to time and must approval by the FICTA General Committee at a General Committee meeting.