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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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Welcome to the Website of the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL)

The College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit corporation established by the Massage Therapy Act, 2005. The Act originally came into force June 2002 and the Newfoundland and Labrador assage Therapists’ Board was established September 2002. A new Act was proclaimed in 2005 creating the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. Massage therapy is also governed by the Massage Therapy Regulations, 2005.

The CMTNL is legislated to ensure high professional and educational standards for massage therapists. High standards of care protect the public. All massage therapists are required to be registered with the College  and to be members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists’ Association.

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