October 26, 2016
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You can be an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider
The IAAMB/ACWT sees as an important part of its mission the promotion and development of the industry of animal massage and bodywork, which includes our educators, practitioners, and prospective students.
The IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider is for educators of animal massage, acupressure, bodywork, and energy work. This is a separate membership from the Individual Practitioner Member. Only institutions that are approved by the IAAMB/ACWT, that have had their courses reviewed and approved by the IAAMB/ACWT Education Review Board, will have the opportunity and privilege to be listed on the IAAMB/ACWT School web page, advertise in quarterly newsletters and conferences, and have their programs listed in IAAMB/ACWT School Calendars.
If you are a member with a school, we encourage you to add this new category to your credential.
Join the IAAMB/ACWT and apply to become an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider.
The IAAMB/ACWT sees its mission as promoting and fostering professionalism in the animal massage and bodywork industry. We support our practitioner members and our educators. Many students refer to the IAAMB/ACWT website, seeking 3rd party reassurance and recommendations when deciding where - and from whom - to get training. By extension, our organization also serves as an information resource. With online practitioner lists, arranged by region and skill, we influence the choices of practitioner clients, prospective employers and other stakeholders, such as legislators who write the laws that define our practice.
After receiving many requests for our opinions about the qualities of academic programs of individual schools, the IAAMB/ACWT developed a review process that assures that schools meet required standards of competency. TheIAAMB/ACWT created a certificate of excellence for member animal massage and bodywork schools that meet these standards. These schools are awarded the status of IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider. Preferred Educational Providers are the only schools that the IAAMB/ACWT acknowledges, accepts advertising from, and for whom will publish course offerings. There are currently IAAMB/ACWT PrEP schools in the US,Japan and China.
Add your school to this cadre of excellent educators.
Why would you choose to join us? As an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider you will have opportunities to advertise your workshops and market your in-house produced media. You will have opportunities to speak at conferences, meet and network with the other expert colleagues in our field, mentor and be mentored.
As an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider you will have more exposure to the demographic of people who are looking for you, or who may have already found you and are hesitating to make commitments to register, while seeking outside reassurance.
As an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider you are authorized to offer Student IAAMB/ACWT Memberships, which will instill a sense of professionalism and community in your graduates. Student members enjoy the many General Member benefits. They can access the private content in the www.IAAMB.org website. They will be listed in our regional directory with their own pages and links to their website and social networking platforms. This gives them opportunities to express their new enthusiasm with stories, their visions, and provides a reputable place to advertise their skills. Additional membership benefits include quarterly newsletters, low cost professional liability insurance, member discounts, opportunities to network with more experienced like-intentioned practitioners, state and regional legislative lobbying support, and educational conferences.
We invite you to join first as a General Member. Then, apply to be an IAAMB/ACWT PrEP School.
The purpose of the application process is to approve you, as an individual or organization, as an animal massage and/or bodywork and/or energy work Preferred Educational Provider. To accomplish this, the IAAMB/ACWT Education Review Board evaluates information that substantiates the applicant’s existence as an established school for a minimum of one year. Part of the documentation requested includes the titles of the courses offered and course information from one to three courses, one live seminar, one distance learning and/or one home study.
Who Should Submit An Application?
This application should be completed by the applicant wishing to become an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider of animal massage and bodywork education.
What Are The Prerequisites?
To become an IAAMB/ACWT Preferred Educational Provider you must be an established provider (individual or organization) that has taught at least one course once in the last three years. Your course(s) must be appropriate to the field of animal massage and bodywork.
How to Submit Your Application
Submit one typed copy of your application and all supporting documentation in a three-prong folder or three-ring binder with tabs separating each section of the application or, submit the typed application and all supportive documentation on one CD-R compact disc or thumb drive. Note: A hardcopy with signature is required for the Code of Conduct Agreement and payment information as well as additional home study content or program brochures.
Where to Submit Your Application
Mail completed Preferred Educational Provider Application with your payment to:
Preferred Educational Provider
1.1 Annual fee due on the anniversary date of your acceptance: $199.00 USD. If applicable, refer to reinstatement fees. (See below).
1.2 Schools will receive only one email correspondence to remind them to renew their annual membership. Schools are allowed a 30 day grace period from their IAAMB/ACWT anniversary date in which they can become current with their annual membership dues. If your school membership lapses beyond the 30 days, its name will be removed from the list of Preferred Educational Provider schools.
1.3 Reinstatement fees. If your school membership lapses beyond the 30 days, there will be a $50 reinstatement fee.
1.4 The IAAMB/ACWT is committed to being the responsible agent and referral source for high quality animal massage and bodywork educational programs. This association is an established venue for practitioners to promote their businesses. It is a source for clients seeking member services. And, it is a destination for potential students seeking to discover educational resources they can trust as they embark on, and expand, their own practices. As such, the IAAMB/ACWT can only recommend approved Preferred Educational Providers.
To Request Your Application
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