Membership Information

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Information for qualifying as a member to LCSP
This section covers the criteria and requirements needed to become a member and criteria to be a member of the governing body and council member.

Membership Types

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Full  Membership shall be open to persons who have successfully completed training to the requirement of their Provincial Association of 2200 hours. Only members of this category are able to call themselves or use the term ‘Remedial Massage Therapists’. Such membership will be designated by the letters-L.C.S.P.(Phys)

FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship shall be bestowed upon Members who have given distinguished service to the profession or Society. Fellowships are issued by the U.K. Council only, nominations for such honour may be put forward by the Canadian Branch Council. Such to be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Society, subject to nomination and seconding of a candidate by Members of Council, and subject to a maximum appointment of two Fellowship Members in any one year.  Such membership to carry the designatory letters F.L.C.S.P.(Phys).

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP 

Honorary Membership may be conferred by agreement in Council on outside persons who are genuinely associated with the profession and work of this Society. Such membership shall carry no designatory letters, except in those cases where such Member has formerly been in Full or Associate membership, when the appropriate designatory letters may be retained.

NON-PRACTICING MEMBERSHIP

Non-practicing membership is open, at the discretion of Council, to enrolled Members who, for one reason or another, are not engaged in professional practice during the relevant year of membership.  Such members retain their former rights of membership with the exclusion of insurance coverage.

RETIREMENT MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Membership may be conferred by agreement in Council on outside persons who are genuinely associated with the profession and work of this Society. Such membership shall carry no designatory letters, except in those cases where such Member has formerly been in Full or Associate membership, when the appropriate designatory letters may be retained.

EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES

FULL LEVEL (Phys)

FULL LEVEL (Phys) is training to a minimum of 2200 hours either part time or full time.

  • Members at this level may perform treatments for specific conditions, which require the application of specific massage or related procedures to obtain the desired result. Members will have provided proof of their ability to perform assessment and treatment of soft tissue conditions.

CONTINUED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

  • As a society the Association the member belongs to oversees education criteria.

CPR/First Aid:

Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” are mandatory requirements for the profession.  A copy of the certificate must be submitted to the LCSP Canadian Branch Head Office each year, and upon renewal. Recertification is only required as directed by the First Aid/CPR provider (every three years).

Whilst non-practicing members are not required to maintain current CPR/SFA; however the certification must be renewed before upgrading to practicing member status.

GUIDELINES FOR THE L.C.S.P. COUNCIL

If a Council member wishes to resign, if at all possible notification should be printed in the last available L.C.S.P. Quarterly Bulletin prior to the Annual General Meeting.

At the Council's discretion, it may appoint a representative of the Society to attend the clinic of any Member or applicant to the Society for the purpose of assuring the Bylaws of the Society are being observed.  Any breach of the Bylaws may delay, deny or terminate membership.

ADVERTISING GUIDELINES

The following guidelines apply only to members who do not belong to a governing body.

Any individual applying for membership into the Society must provide a copy of any and all advertisements to be used in their business prior to approval of membership being granted.

All Members when renewing their annual membership must provide a copy of all advertisements and promotions used in their business along with their renewal form prior to January 1st of each year.

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR SOCIETY

The membership fee in respect of the current year is payable in full on enrollment and extends until December 31st of that year (*). 

Annual fees thereafter are payable in advance by January 1st of each year. (*) Applications submitted during the year shall be prorated.

Applications following April 1st shall be 3/4 of the amount reflected in the yearly fees; following July 1st shall be 1/2 of the amount reflected in the yearly fees; and following October 1st shall be 1/4 of the amount reflected in the yearly fees.  GST must be added to all fees.

Membership                                           $100.00 plus GST ($105.00)

Fellowships to Society                                            No Fee

Honorary Members                                                 No Fee

Retiring                                                                     No Fee

Non-practicing (up to 5 consecutive years)         $50.00plus GST ($52.50)

Members in Canada are also called upon to pledge an additional levy of $20.00 to be called for in part or in full during the year only in the event of a Council decision concerning a need to raise additional funds in an emergency contingency.

These guidelines are in respect of the Rules, Aims and Objectives of the London and Counties Society of Physiologists Canadian Branch and should there be any discrepancy in the interpretation of this and the Rules, Aims and Objectives of the Society, the Rules, Aims and Objectives, will prevail.