Members across all categories are graded according to their level of qualification as follows:
Students and Friends have their own named grading.
Level 3 Therapists are graded as Level 3 and will have completed:
All members within the Level 3 Therapist category are required to undertake a Level 4 (or above) qualification in Sports Massage Therapy within two years of joining.
Full (comprising Graduate) Members are graded at either Level 4 or Level 5, depending on qualification level.
A Level 4 Member will have completed:
A Level 5 Member will have completed:
Full Members are also awarded a metallic grading of Bronze, Silver or Gold based on experience gained since qualifying:
Member gradings can be raised or lowered depending on the CPD the member logs - if a member's CPD is insufficient (i.e. demonstrating fewer than 30 hours per year) then a lower grading will be applied. If a member has gone above and beyond in terms of CPD and contribution to the industry then a higher grading can be applied at the discretion of the Board.