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

Mask Update April 14,2022

April 14th, 2022

Notice to CMTNL Members:

As of March 14th, 2022, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has lifted all restrictions relating to COVID 19.  However, all Health Care Facilities are still requiring masks. 

Based on this the CMTNL requires that all RMT’s and their clients wear a mask until further notice.  The CMTNL also recommends that RMT’s continue to screen their clients and continue to sanitize clinic rooms and be thorough with hand washing. 

As always, we will send out an update as information or requirements change. 


The CMTNL has made the decision that masks will still be mandatory for RMT’s for at least one month after March 14th, 2022.  We feel this is the best decision to protect you and your clients.  We will revisit this decision on April 14th, 2022, and provide an update.  

Masks for clients are recommended but not required unless you make the decision in your clinic to implement mandatory masks for your client.  All other PPE, number of clients, time between clients, etc will be at your discretion. 

Until March 14th, 2022, it is still mandatory to complete the covid screening but after March 14th, 2022 it will be at your discretion. 


The province is moving into a modified alert level 3 Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 12:01am. Given the changes to the alert level we have updated the requirements for working during Alert Level 3 at this point in time. We have also updated the COVID Screening Checklist to reflect the upcoming changes. Links to both documents can be found below.



As per the public announcement at 2:00 pm today, the whole province is moving into Alert Level 4 at 12:00 am January 4th, 2022, effective for the next 2 weeks.  This means that you will now return to Phase 1 guidelines for the next two weeks.  All updated guidelines may also be accessed on our website (^0-2-Updated-March-10-2021.pdf).

As well, here is the NL government’s document that defines close contact, particularly on page 11:

We will continue to update you as information becomes available to us.  Please follow the guidelines and do your best to minimize the risk to yourselves and your clients.