Q. How can I reinstate my membership and insurance?
A. Reinstating your membership and insurance is quick and easy to do. If you were a member in the last 3 years, it’s likely that we still have copies of your qualifications on file. To proceed, we just need you to complete a new application form, found here
If you have had a long break from practising therapies and wish to start up again, we would recommend that you undertake refresher courses, however, this is not compulsory. Refresher courses can be completed with any training provider. You can find courses in your area that may be of interest to you here.
When your membership has been re-instated you will start to receive membership benefits, including: copies of our quarterly magazine and regular e-updates; access to the members area where you can download a logo for your marketing materials, along with information and guidance for getting back to business; and lots more. For more information, click here.
Q. Do I need to become a member to obtain insurance through the FHT?
A. Yes, our tailor-made combined malpractice, public and products insurance package is only available to FHT members. If you obtain your insurance from another provider, you must provide a copy of your insurance certificate when you join/renew your membership with the FHT.
Q. I am only practising on friends and family, can I apply for the 'Friend of FHT' membership?
A. No, a Friend of FHT membership is only applicable for those that are not practising at all but still have an interest in the therapy industry, for instance, therapists taking a career break or who are retired.
Q. I am studying towards a qualification but I am already a qualified therapist. Can I apply to be an FHT Student Member?
A. No, as you are already a qualified therapist you cannot apply for student membership as this is only applicable for those studying towards their first therapy qualification.
Please apply for the FHT Full Membership, along with our combined malpractice, public and products insurance package. This full insurance will cover you for what you are qualified in, as well as any case studies for other qualifications you may be studying towards that are accepted by the FHT for membership and insurance purposes. If you hold insurance from another provider, you must provide a copy of your insurance certificate when you join.
Q. I am an FHT Student Member and have recently completed my qualification. I would like to study another therapy. Can I continue to use my student insurance now I am qualified?
A. No, as you are now a qualified therapist your student insurance becomes void. You would need to upgrade to an FHT Full Member and hold appropriate insurance.
The full insurance will cover you for what you have newly qualified in as well as any case studies for other qualifications you may be studying towards, as long as the qualification meets our criteria.
To upgrade, simply call 023 8062 4350 or you can complete the form.
Q. I completed my qualification(s) outside of the UK. Can I apply for FHT membership?
A. Yes, we would need to review and map your qualification(s) to the national UK standards. In order to complete this process we would require you to provide us with copies of your qualification certificates and transcripts, officially translated into English where appropriate. As this process involves extra administration, there is a one-off non-refundable fee of £50.
If you cannot provide us with copies of your qualification certificates and transcripts, officially translated into English, then it will not be possible for us to proceed and a full refund will be processed. At the end of the online application it will ask, “Were your qualifications obtained outside the UK?”, you must select yes to pay the £50 review fee – we cannot continue without this payment. The review process and fee are necessary even if you have approached another company to have your qualifications verified i.e. UK NARIC. If you wish to proceed, please apply online fht.org.uk/become-an-fht-member
Q. How can I add a new therapy to my membership listing?
A. You can update your qualifications by logging into the Members’ area and click on ‘update your membership’. If you are having trouble logging in you can simply send an attachment of your qualification by email to email@example.com along with your membership number. Please do make sure that the picture attachment can be clearly seen.
Q. I am not an aromatherapist, am I insured to use products that contain essential oils?
A. Please read our Ask an Expert published in International Therapist magazine that answers this question.
Q. Can I pay for my membership and insurance in instalments?
A. Currently the FHT does not offer monthly instalments. We do however offer an annual direct debit payment for membership and insurance.
For any other queries, please don't hesitate to contact us