Support NBCAAM in it's mission to make acupressure and massage available to animals all over the country and the world. We do this through setting high standards for entry to our profession, offering networking and educational opportunities, and supporting efforts to make laws favorable to animal bodywork.

We offer membership to practitioners who pass our exam, to students studying animal acupressure or massage, to schools that offer certification programs or continuing education, and to businesses that would like to support our work.

Link to Member Benefits

Certified Practitioner Membership

Membership terms are two years, the first of which begins upon passing one of our exams.

Additional member benefit for Certified Practitioner Members:

Enhanced profile and hotlink to your website from our Practitioner pages

See application requirments and application.


To renew your membership for two years and retain your member benefits, including your enhanced profile in our directory, you will need to submit 20 hours of continuing education credits, and a 25 session client log.

See renewal requirements and exceptions.

Membership Renewal Page

Student Membership

Student memberships last for one year or until the exam is passed, whichever is sooner.  Students who pass the exam within six months of membership will be credited an extra two months of membership at practitioner lever.    

See Link for membership requirements and application.

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Student members have access to NBCAAM website, downloadable professional articles, networking opportunities, periodic discounted coursed from participating schools and internship listing.

School Membership

School membership terms are for one year.  All schools offering a qualifying animal massage and/or acupressure program are welcome to join.  

See Link for membership application.

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Benefits include marketing exposure, a hotlink from our site, newsletter articles, and webinar promotion of classes.

Schools that offer programs that do not meet NBCAAMs practitioner education requirement but offer Continuing Education credits are welcome to apply to list their courses with us.