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

Legislation for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Good morning everyone

As per the mandate announced by the Provincial Government on October 15th, 2021, all regulated health care professionals are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 19th, 2021.  I have attached the link for the Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 2021, COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act (O.C 2021-64) which details who is included in this mandate (NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 57/21 (  This mandate is being enforced by the Provincial Government and Public Health. 

To our knowledge, the Provincial government will be responsible for enforcing the mandate and reprimanding anyone who does not comply.  The CMTNL is strongly encouraging all RMT’s to abide by the legislation and be vaccinated by December 19th, 2021.

If we receive any additional information we will let you know and it will also be posted on our website.   

Mandatory Vaccination

October 18th, 2021

On Friday, October 15th, 2021 Premier Furey made an announcement regarding mandatory vaccinations.  Please see the news release here Mandatory Vaccination Policy Details – News Releases (   Based on this announcement, all health care professionals, including RMT’s will be required to be fully vaccinated as of December 17th, 2021.  Once government releases details of how this will be implemented and what is required for verification, we will update you. 

Vaccination Passports

October 13th, 2021

There have been many questions around the vaccination passport that was announced on Friday, October 8th, 2021.  Please see below for clarification:

All Registered Massage Therapist fall under private health care and are not required to implement the vaccine passports system.  Health care is an essential service and treatment can not be denied based on vaccine status.   The vaccine status of a client or therapist does not have any effect of the Covid guidelines or screening requirements in place. If you require further clarification please contact the Covid committee by email.

Covid update Sept.21/21

Based on the update from Department of Health and Community Services today effective Wednesday, September 22 at 12:01 a.m., towns and communities along Routes 410 to 419 on the Baie Verte Peninsula will move to Alert Level 3.   Please see .for details on alert level 3.  

All other areas are still under Alert level 2.

The CMTNL is requiring that all RMT’s who are in this area to work following Phase 2 Guidelines for PPE.  Please follow link for updated guidelines (CMTNL-Back-to-Work-Phases-Updated-Mar-25-2021-10763-1.pdf) This will be reassessed as changes are made by the Department of Health and Community Services. 

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.