Frequently Asked Questions

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What is AMTA?

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is a membership organization dedicated to serving AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. For more information, visit our About AMTA section.

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What are the requirements for membership?

AMTA offers several levels of membership and prices to suit your needs. The Join AMTA section of the website provides a breakdown of each of these levels of membership, their prices, and the qualifications to join.

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How can I join AMTA?

Several easy methods are available for applying for AMTA membership. Visit Join AMTA and pay with with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Or, print out an application and mail it to:

American Massage Therapy Association
Attn: Member Experience
500 Davis Street, Suite 900
Evanston, IL 60201-4695

You can fax your application to 847-556-1436, or call us toll-free at 1-877-905-0577 and apply by phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time.

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Does AMTA provide liability insurance?

AMTA provides professional and general liability insurance, which covers members for $2 million per incident and $6 million aggregate annually. Liability insurance is included in our Student*, Graduate and Professional membership packages. To learn more about AMTA's insurance benefits, check out our liability insurance information.

*Student members are provided with liability insurance coverage for school-sponsored and sanctioned activities while a student and professional coverage after graduation if you qualify.

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What about medical insurance?

AMTA offers health, disability and other optional insurance plans. For more information on these plans, contact our insurance administrator, AGIA, at 866-803-6773 or visit They can answer any questions you have about our optional insurance plans.

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The online application transferred me to a blank page or an error message. Should I resubmit the form?

No. Multiple submissions can result in multiple charges to your credit card. If this error occurs, contact AMTA at 1-877-905-0577 so we can confirm whether your application was received, and if not take your application and payment by phone. Please copy the error message and send it to

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I can't log in as a member. How do I do this?

The log in name is your AMTA membership number or a username created by you. You can find this number on the front of your membership card, or on the address label of Massage Therapy Journal (mtj). If your log in is successful, a page will appear with a welcome message using your first name.

If you forget your password, click the "forgot your password" link to reset your password.

If you are still unable to log in, make sure cookies are enabled in your browser. In Internet Explorer, this is done by selecting "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu, clicking on the "Privacy" tab, and adjusting the Privacy Level. A Privacy Level of "Medium" is best.

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How can I obtain my certificate of insurance?

AMTA Professional, Graduate and Student members can view and download their certificate of insurance forms online. This form can be accessed through your account profile. Get started!

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I don't see myself listed in AMTA's Find a Massage Therapist national locator service. Why am I not listed?

Listing in the Find a Massage Therapist national locator service is for Professional Active members only, and enrollment is voluntary (AMTA does not automatically list Professional Active members). To be listed, submit your Find a Massage Therapist profile or call AMTA at 1-877-905-2700.

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How do I update my information in AMTA's Find a Massage Therapist locator service?

You can update or change information on your profile by managing your Find a Massage Therapist locator service profile page (Professional Active members only).

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How can I renew my membership?

You can renew online, call AMTA toll-free at 1-877-905-0577 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central Time) or fax it to 847-864-5196.

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How can I change my mailing address, phone number  or email address?

You can edit your account online, email or call AMTA at 1-877-905-0577.

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How can I change my last name on my membership record?

Provide a legible copy of one of the following:

  • Driver's license/state ID
  • Divorce decree
  • Marriage license
  • Government issued name change document displaying your current address

Send this information along with your AMTA member ID to or fax it to 847-556-1436.

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How do I update my continuing education hours?

Manage your CE hours, state license information and national certifications on the My Credentials page. In the event of a submission error, email all information required on the form to so AMTA can update your information.

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Where can I post a job advertisement or search for job listings?

The AMTA Job Bank enables you to post and search for jobs and resumes. This section is free to members to search or post. There is a fee for non-members to post a job or resume.

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How can I advertise in Massage Therapy Journal or AMTA's website?

Learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, including print ads in Massage Therapy Journal, exhibits at AMTA National Convention and more.

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"As a professional member of AMTA, I have found comfort in knowing that all the effort I put into obtaining my massage certification is recognized and protected. AMTA standards validate the profession."

Kim K., AMTA member since 2003

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