Categories & Requirements


Membership in the Th.A.A.A is open to all Persons who:

  • Support the purpose, and are interested in furthering the objectives of the Association.
  • Meet the criteria for membership as established by the Bylaws, and supplemented by the Board in Policy.

There are six categories of membership:

  1. Certified Member
  2. Practicing Member
  3. Student Member
  4. Associate Member
  5. Out of Province Member
  6. Honorary Lifetime Member

General Requirements:

All members except an Honorary Lifetime Member must:

  • Support the purpose and objectives of the Th.A.A.A.
  • Submit a completed application form to the Board
  • Pay fees as designated by the Board

Certified Members

A Certified Member must:

a) Have aTherapy/RehabilitationDiploma from a
recognized institution inOT, PT, SLPorRT AND/OR
b) Have worked as an OT, PT, SLP or RT Assistant a
minimum of 3000 hours of supervised practice over 3
c) Maintain certification by completing the annual
continuing competence requirements
d) Currently meet the requirements of a Practicing
Member (see below)

Documented evidence of your professional achievement leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a therapy assistant.

Practicing Members

A Practicing Member must:

a) Be currently employed as a Therapy/Rehabilitation
Assistant in one of the four disciplines in Alberta or
b) Have been employed as a Therapy/Rehabilitation
Assistant in one of the four disciplines (OT, PT, SLP or RT)
i) within the past two years
ii) can provide evidence of that employment
iii) currently resides in Alberta

Student Member

A Student Member must:
a) Be enrolled in an OT, PT, SLP, RT, or Rehabilitation Assistant diploma program from a recognized institution.

Associate Member

An Associate Membership is held by:

a) An individual or group with an interest in the Th.A.A.A. and the field of Therapy Assisting.

Out of Province Member

An Out of Province Membership is held by a person:

a) Who is working as a Therapist, Therapy or Rehabilitation Assistant, Aide or Attendant in OT, PT, SLP, and/or RT outside of the province of Alberta.

Honorary Lifetime Member

An Honorary Lifetime Member is held by a person who must:

a) Support the purpose and objects of the Th.A.A.A.

b) Have been employed as an Assistant, Aide or Attendant in OT, PT,RT, and/or SLP

c) Be an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Th.A.A.A. or to the profession of Therapy Assisting.

d) Be nominated by a member in good standing. The individual’s nomination must receive unanimous support of all Board members.

e) The Members of the Th.A.A.A. must also approve the individual’s Honorary Lifetime Membership at the next Annual General Meeting.

Updated April 2012