Memberships & Registration

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Members' Services

The BCATA offers its members an extensive range of services. Membership is open to anyone interested in the therapeutic use of art who wishes to support and foster the purposes and objectives of the association. There are several types of memberships.

Please click here for a chart showing which services and privileges are available to each type of membership.


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Please NOTE - ALL Members must complete Membership Renewal Form

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Membership and Registration Forms

New Member Application Form

Application Info for New Members

NOTE: It will take up to a week for your membership to be verified. Once payment and verification are complete, your info will be publicly available on this website; at that time you'll be sent a member number and password for login to manage your info.


Once you become a practicing PROFESSIONAL or REGISTERED MEMBER, You will need to choose an option below to indicate that you have PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE:

If you are a RETIRED member,

Check here if you would like to do your part,

And become an active part of the Association in any one of these areas:

Professional Members:

To apply please include the following:

  • Two letters of reference
  • Copy of the degree or completed transcripts
  • Completed application form (if you are upgrading your membership to professional you do not have to fill out another application form. Please inform the Membership Chair that it is an upgrade.)
  • Information can be mailed in or scanned & emailed to

Student Members:

To apply please include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of student card—can be mailed in or scanned & emailed to

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Registered Member (BCATR) for professional members who have met the requirements set out in the current by-laws and who have made application and been accepted by the membership committee. Submission deadlines are January 31, May 31 and September 30.

    →  Download the Registration Application

Professional for individuals who have completed training in art therapy from a graduate training program and who are or have been engaged in the therapeutic use of art. Those seeking membership in this category must formally submit credentials to the membership committee.

Student for those enrolled in an art therapy program. Please submit student ID.

Associate Student for students of other disciplines who are interested in the therapeutic use of art. Please submit student ID.

Honorary Life Membership may be awarded from time to time in recognition of outstanding service to the society.

Retired Membership available to previously registered members.

Contact the Executive, for information and standards for Professional, Associate and Student membership.

Members in all categories may attend annual general meetings and are entitled to reduced rates at BCATA conferences and receive Art Therapist, the BCATA newsletter. The right to vote and hold office is reserved for Registered Member members and Professional members, who also receive all official publications of the association.