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

Changes in 2020

The CMTNL has developed a new Privacy Policy which all members are expected to adhere too. Please review the policy so you are familiar with the details. It can be downloaded from the Documents Page.

This year we have decided to try a different method for Registration Renewal Forms.  We have added a direct link for the registration renewal form so you can complete it online and submit it electronically.  It will go directly to the Registrar and you just forward payment however you wish.  You can also download the form hereCMTNL Renewal Form 2020-21   and submit it by email, fax or mail.  If you wish to receive a paper copy in the mail, please contact the Registrar at   


Call for Nominations/ Board of Directors

This call for nominations to the Board of Directors of the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) is in accordance with Section 21 of the by-laws

There are three positions to be filled in this next election for the board of the CMTNL.

Procedures for Nomination of Directors:  

Members of the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) who are in good standing may submit names of nominees for election to the Board of Directors.  Nominees must be active members of the CMTNL who are in good standing.

Nominations must be submitted on the form under the documents page.

All nominations must be accompanied by a short profile of the nominee on the form with the above form. This profile will be shared with members of the CMTNL in the voting stage of the election process. 

Nominations which have been altered or changed must be initialed by both the nominee and nominator.

To be eligible, the original nomination forms must be received by the CMTNL on or before August 30th, 2019.

Following conclusion of the nomination process, the election process will be carried out as set out in section 22 of the by-laws.  The results will be announced at the AGM in November 2019. 

A confirmation email will be sent to the nominator and nominee upon receipt of nomination.  

Return completed nomination form to:


College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador

40 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 114

Mt. Pearl, NL   A1N 1W6

Or by Fax to 709-739-7182 or scanned and emailed to