CMTNL Exam Information

The CMTNL Exam Process

Questions and tasks for the registration examination are developed by a group of CMTNL subject matter experts (SME) who are massage therapists. Questions and tasks undergo three levels of editing, and all items must be approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. The CMTNL reviews and approves all items for inclusion in CMTNL examinations.


Complaints & Discipline Process

The CMTNL administers the complaints and discipline process as set out in the Massage Therapy Act, 2005.

The registrar handles all inquiries and concerns and conducts the initial investigation of complaints. All complaints must be in writing and directed to the registrar of the CMTNL. The Complaint Form may be used to file a complaint. All complaints are treated in strict confidence.


Forms & Documents

The College provides a number of administrative forms, tools and application guides which are available for download here. You will also find direct links to these documents from the corresponding topic area on the website.


Read Our Mandate

The mandate of CMTNL is to protect and educate the public, regulate the profession, set professional and educational standards, enforce ethical conduct, investigate complaints against registered massage therapists, consult with the government on the approval of schools and programs of massage therapy.


Register of Massage Therapists

The public register contains up-to-date information on every Registered Massage Therapist in Newfoundland and Labrador. Information is initially obtained by the College when an individual first applies to CMTNL. Additional information is gained directly from registrants when they complete their annual renewal or when they notify the College of changes to their information.


Latest News from the CMTNL Blog

Clinic Closures Mandated

In light of today’s News Conference with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, we are issuing a mandated stop work order of ALL practitioners immediately. This is something that we have been working on since last week and have finally been given the directive. I know this is unprecedented times and this will bring about a lot of hardship for your clientele as well as yourself. Please consider putting homecare plans in place for those clients that need it as we have no time frame for when this directive will be changed.

This means all treatments as of today and thereafter should be cancelled until the stop work order is lifted. Please stay safe, stay informed and stay inside. Now is the time to do our part and flatten the curve.

Impact of COVID-19 on Standard First Aid/CPR

Standard First Aid and CPR – extensions for recertification

RMTs whose SFA/CPR certification expires before the end of April 2020 are asked to send an email to with the subject line, “SFA/CPR expiring – COVID-19” and your full name. CMTNL will retain your email on file to ensure that it does not impact your Active status.  SFA/CPR training must be completed hands-on, not online or via webinar. If such training is unavailable to you at this time due to COVID-19, CMTNL expects you to recertify once training is again available, and to update your registrant profile accordingly.


CMTNL office closed to the public

March 23rd, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the need to maintain social distancing, CMTNL’s office is closed to the public until further notice.  The CMTNL Registrar and Board are working remotely, and will continue to respond to incoming messages and queries. We appreciate your patience as we continue to adapt to changing circumstances and a higher than usual number of enquiries.