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

CMTNL Quarterly Communication Newsletter

CMTNL Quarterly Communication Newsletter Sept 2023

Hello everyone! 

September is in full swing and pumpkin spice has bombarded coffee shops and bakeries across the province. The CMTNL has been busy preparing for this weekend’s upcoming AGM on Sunday, September 24th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. If you are choosing to attend in person, we will see you onsite at The Emera Innovation Exchange (Signal Hill campus) at 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s. Those members who RSVP’d for the virtual route, the online link will be sent via email by Friday, September 22nd.

In our goal to increase transparency through education and communication, the CMTNL is proud to announce the launch of our first Quarterly Communication Newsletter. [insert audience applause here, lol]. Each quarter, the CMTNL will release a Communications Newsletter geared towards:
Educating the public about the Registered Massage Therapy profession 
Informing the RMT membership about upcoming events
Reminding RMTs (and the public) about aspects of Regulation and/or Standards of Practice that RMT’s are mandated to abide by.

In this first September Quarterly Communication, you’ll find information about the CMTNL as a regulatory board, find out how RMT Member fees are used in Regulatory Governance, and learn what to expect within a typical Registered Massage Therapy Treatment.

We hope you enjoy the first of many more to come! 

If there are any topics that you would like to see covered, please feel free to pass them on via email to 

If you would like to contribute to the development of an upcoming Quarterly Communication let us know – send us an email to

Thank you and take care,


The CMTNL AGM is on Sunday, September 24th, 2023, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.   This will be a hybrid event so you can attend in person at Emera Innovation Exchange (Signal Hill Campus), 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s or you can attend through an online link.   If you wish to attend the CMTNL AGM, please RSVP by Monday, September 18th, 2023, and indicate if you are attending in person or online.  A link will be provided Friday, September 22nd, 2023, if you choose to attend online.  The minutes of last year’s AGM are attached to this email and the CMTNL Annual Report and Meeting Agenda will be sent out the week before the AGM.  

You will receive one CEU for the AGM. 


Good Afternoon Everyone

Over the past couple of months, the board has received numerous concerns from you the members regarding our decision to increase the registration renewal fees for this year.  The decision to increase fees was voted on and made pre-covid.  After reviewing the concerns of the membership, the board has decided to retract the fee increase for this year.  Any member who has already paid their renewal fee will receive an e-transfer next week to return the extra $25.00 that was paid. 

Another concern that was raised by the membership was the lack of transparency on our financial statements.  We are requesting that our auditor break down the categories on the statements so that the membership can see what is included in the category and costs.

One of the goals this year is to increase communication between the board and our members for better understanding and more transparency. We encourage the membership to bring forward any concerns you may have in a respectful manner through the proper channels.  We want you to know that we do listen to your concerns. 


The CMTNL Board