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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Latest News from the CMTNL Blog

Clients With Mask Exemption

April 9th, 2021

RE: Clients who are medically exempt from wearing masks

  • Any client that is medically unable to wear a mask must provide documentation for your file.
  • The client can wear a face shield at any time possible (entering the clinic, while laying face up, ect..)
  • Take all precautionary measures to ensure your client has no contact with any other staff or clients.
  • Full PPE should be wore while treating a client with no mask.

March 25th, 2021

Based on the update from Department of Health and Community Services on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is moving to Alert Level 2 on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 12:01 am. 

The CMTNL is requiring that all RMT’s in Newfoundland and Labrador follow Phase 2 Guidelines for PPE.  Please see below for updated guidelines.  If you wish, you can still follow Phase 1 guidelines as well.  This will be reassessed as changes are made by the Department of Health and Community Services. 

All updated guidelines may also be accessed on our website (http://www.cmtnl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CMTNL-Back-to-Work-Phase-1-^0-2-Updated-March-10-2021.pdf).

As always, the CMTNL will continue to communicate with the registrants in a timely manner should any changes occur with respect to this recommendation.  Please know that if you require any further guidance or information, you can contact us at any time, and we will do our best to provide the necessary guidance. 

Stay safe, 

Yolanda Critch

CMTNL Registrar

Registration Renewals

Good morning

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID -19, the CMTNL is postposing the deadline for Registration Renewals until April 30th, 2021.  There is no change to the fees.  Please ensure that when you send your registration renewal it includes your signed renewal form, payment and a valid first aid certificate.   They can be sent by email, fax, mail or dropped off to the office once we reopen.  You can also fill out the online renewal form on our website.  If you have already sent in your renewal form, payment will not be processed until the end of April. 

CEU’s were due on January 31st, 2021.  If you have not sent in your CEU’s please do so as soon as possible.  Your registration will not be renewed if your CEU’s have not been received as per our legislation. 

CEU’s are being reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an issue with your submission. 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Stay Safe

COVID UPDATE FEB.26/21

February 26, 2021

Based on the update from Department of Health and Community Services today, all areas outside the Avalon Region are moving to Level 4.   The Avalon Region will remain in Level 5 for the next 2 weeks with an update at that time.   

This means that all RMT’s outside the Avalon Region are able to return to work as of Saturday, February 27th,2021 at 12:01am.    The CMTNL is requiring that all RMT’s outside the Avalon Region who are returning to work to do so following Phase 1 Guidelines for PPE.  Please follow link CMTNL-Back-to-Work-Phases-Updates-9305.pdf  or the attached document for Guidelines.  This will be reassessed after the 2 week period. 

Any RMT’s within the Avalon Region are still in Level 5 and only able to treat urgent or emergency clients.  Urgent and emergent care can be offered for those clients who meet the following:

·       Urgent – provision of services to clients that would experience a significant exacerbation of symptoms or experience significant deterioration of their condition in the absence of care

·       Emergency – services necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of the health of the client. 

Any Therapist who continues to treat must do so according to phase 1 guidelines and register with the CMTNL by emailing registrar@cmtnl.ca

The areas outside the Avalon region include:

  • Labrador-Grenfell Health;
  • Central Health;
  • Western Health; and,
  • Zone 4 of Eastern Health, which encompasses the Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas, as well as the Clarenville area, including the Isthmus.

As always, the CMTNL will continue to communicate with the registrants in a timely manner should any changes occur with respect to this recommendation.  Please know that if you require any further guidance or information, you can contact us at any time, and we will do our best to provide the necessary guidance.