Benefits of becoming a member of IICT

The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) is a close-knit community of passionate individuals united by a shared dedication to healing. If this sounds like a community you’d like to join, read on to discover the many benefits of becoming an IICT member.


IICT is an independent professional body that provides membership, insurance and resources to a growing global community of complementary therapists.

If you’ve been thinking about changing careers, starting your own healing business or training as a complementary therapist, now is the time to get involved in the industry. We’ve seen an increase in demand in Australia and globally for complementary therapists as the range of industries seeking their skills continues to grow.

We understand your commitment to improving the health and happiness of others. At IICT, we share these same values. Our team consists of practicing therapists working across multiple modalities. We love to heal, educate and inspire. Over the past 20 years, we have refined our professional membership and insurance products to suit your needs. Offering the world’s largest list of complementary therapy modalities, we are proud to share membership and insurance products across more than 35 countries.

Becoming a member of IICT offers you:

Credibility

Provide your clients peace of mind by ensuring that your qualifications are recognised by IICT’s international professional industry body.

We acknowledge international qualifications and there is no obligation for ongoing Continued Professional Education (CPE) or first aid certificates to attain or maintain your membership at IICT.

Cover

At IICT, we’ve leveraged our collective buying power to provide you with access to competitively priced insurance cover across multiple modalities.

Community

You’ll join our thriving global community of 10,500 complementary therapists and like-minded professionals from over 1,100 different modalities.

Confidence

IICT is not just a professional membership and insurance industry body – we are committed to the growth of your complementary therapies business. We provide professional industry support, tools and resources to grow your practice with confidence, ease and enjoyment.

Internationally recognised membership

An IICT membership offers complementary therapists’ professional recognition on multiple modalities and the opportunity to join a global movement of therapists.

Whether you’re just starting on your natural therapies journey, a small business owner or run a full-time clinic, IICT has a membership option for everyone.

Choose between four professional IICT Membership plans:

Student Membership – just AUD $1 + GST for the first year!*

  • Professional recognition for up to two student modalities
  • Access to IICT member exclusive insurance rates
  • International enrolments accepted
  • Access to the IICT Members-only Facebook community
  • Use of IICT student seals and logos

Please note, an official student enrolment letter is required upon application. Course receipts and welcome letters will not be accepted.

Full Membership - AUD $179 + GST per year

  • Professional recognition for up to three modalities
  • Access to IICT member exclusive insurance rates
  • International qualifications accepted
  • No Continued Professional Education (CPE) or First Aid requirements
  • Use of IICT professional seals and logos
  • Access to the IICT Members-only Facebook community
  • IICT Directory listing
  • Downloadable practitioner resources and templates

Executive Membership - AUD $199 + GST per year

  • Professional recognition for up to 7 modalities
  • Access to IICT member exclusive insurance rates
  • International qualifications accepted
  • No Continued Professional Education (CPE) or First Aid requirements
  • Use of IICT professional seals and logos
  • IICT Directory listing
  • Downloadable practitioner resources and templates
  • Business Tips video vault
  • Natural Marketing eBook Bundle
  • Access to the IICT Members-only Facebook community
  • and Business Mastermind Facebook group
  • 12 Weeks to Business Success video vault

Premier Membership - AUD $299 + GST per year

  • Professional recognition for unlimited modalities
  • Access to IICT member exclusive insurance rates
  • International qualifications accepted
  • No Continued Professional Education (CPE) or First Aid requirements
  • Use of IICT professional seals and logos
  • IICT Directory listing
  • Downloadable practitioner resources and templates
  • Business Tips video vault
  • Natural Marketing eBook Bundle
  • Access to the IICT Members-only Facebook community and Business Mastermind Facebook group
  • 12 Weeks to Business Success video vault
  • Discounted advertising rates on IICT’s social media platforms
  • Priority application processing

*Student membership is AUD $1 + GST for the first year and AUD $39 + GST per year thereafter.

 

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Multiple modalities recognised

As consumer acceptance of alternative therapies continues to grow, so does the industry’s client base. The rise of complementary therapists with multi-modalities is testament to the evolving healing landscape – and this is where IICT has the competitive edge.

IICT is the preferred choice for complementary therapists working with multi-modalities as we offer recognition of over 1,100 modalities such as Yoga, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Massage, Meditation, Counselling, Life Coaching, Kinesiology, Time Line Therapy, Crystal Healing and more.

Access to competitively priced insurance

Complementary therapists are benefiting from increased acceptance among insurance companies with a greater number of policies now covering alternative treatments.

IICT is partnered with BMS to bring members exclusive access to comprehensive and cost-effective coverage.

IICT distinguishes itself by offering access to flexible insurance options for multiple modalities. With the availability of Indemnity and Liability Insurance and Professional Liability Cover, you can rest assured knowing you and your holistic therapies practice are protected.

Members also have access to resources to reduce practice risk, exceptional service for all insurance-related enquiries and the ability to purchase additional insurance products if required.

Exclusive courses and educational resources

There are many reasons why members renew their IICT memberships year after year. One of the reasons is our commitment to continual learning. Although we do not require ongoing CPE or first aid certification, we still advocate for learning at your own pace, within your interests and on your own terms.

At IICT, we understand that knowledge is power and have made your learning journey easy by offering exclusive courses, business tools and educational resources. You’ll stay up-to-date on the latest industry news, read articles on how to grow your natural therapies business, the art of authentic marketing, how to abide by your scope of practice, access the Business Success Video Vault and so much more.

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Showcase credentials

When you join IICT, you are encouraged to use our professional membership seals and logos to signify your affiliation and enhance your credibility. Showcasing our seals and logos on your promotional materials will add to your professional stature and strengthen your market presence.

Earn extra income with our referral program

IICT offers an all-star referral program that has the potential to increase your income. Available to all current IICT members, the set-up is simple. Share your unique referral link with any friends, family or colleagues who are complementary therapists and, if they become approved IICT members, you will receive a gift card worth AUD $10.

 

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Access to a community of like-minded practitioners

When you join IICT, you don’t just join a professional membership body – you’re welcomed into a community of like-minded complementary therapists.

You know those burning business questions you’ve always wanted to ask? You’ll find answers in our Members-Only Facebook group, spark conversations with other therapists and business owners and make life-long friends.

Access to business resources to grow a thriving practice

At IICT, we want your complementary therapies business to thrive. Just like you, our team is made up of complementary therapist who are in the process of maintaining or growing practices, so we know how hard it can be.

We recognise the importance of sharing business resources to grow your complementary therapies practice, such as:

  • How to adopt a growth mindset and charge what you are worth
  • Tips to develop a financial plan, budget and cash flow
  • How to acquire and retain clients by developing a strong online presence 
  • Advertising strategies for SEO, paid ads and email marketing
  • Ways to build a loyal client base and obtain referrals 
  • IICT’s successful PAIR UP method to ask for Google and Facebook reviews
  • Why you should tread carefully with AI content tools
  • In-depth advice and strategies from some of Australia’s leading business growth experts
  • And so much more!

Attract clients through the IICT Practitioner Directory

List your natural therapies business in the popular IICT Practitioner Directory. Featuring over 1,400 modalities, the directory connects you to potential clients.

Leveraging the IICT Practitioner Directory not only elevates your professional visibility but allows you to tap into a network of individuals who are ready to engage and invest in their health. If you are ready to build connections that may grow into lasting client relationships and a thriving practice, the IICT Practitioner Directory is the place to start.

 

Join IICT today

Are you ready to be represented by a well-respected global membership body that provides recognition and credibility for complementary therapists?

IICT sets the benchmark for complementary therapies worldwide. With the unwavering support of IICT, you’ll feel secure in your insurance provider, membership options and business resources. IICT is your one-stop shop for everything complementary therapists need to thrive. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to kick-start your healing journey and join IICT.

 

 

 


Article written by: Kate Duncan, IICT

About the Author:

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Kate is Head of Content and Marketing at IICT and has been a prominent voice in the wellness industry for over a decade. Kate’s experience as the editor of two Australian health and wellness magazines offers a wealth of insights into the natural health space, which she now shares with IICT. Kate has extensively studied Yoga, Ayurveda and Massage Therapy.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Kate treasuring moments with her son, surfing one of Byron Bay’s beautiful breaks or spending time in nature with her family.

 

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