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


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

AGM 2022 & CMTNL Elections

The CMTNL AGM will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.  It will once again be held via zoom and a link will be sent to those whose register.   We are requesting that you register for the AGM by Monday, October 10th, 2022. 

We would like to announce that Jessica Moore, Samantha Piercey – Murphy and Jennifer Earle have reached their maximum of 9 years serving on the CMTNL Board. As per section 22 of the CMTNL Bylaws, we must hold an election to fill the three vacant seats on the Board.   Nomination forms are due on or before 5:00 pm on Friday, October 7th, 2022.  Any nominations received after that date will not be eligible.  The results of the election will be announced before the end of year so that the new board members will start on January 1st, 2023.

The link for the nomination form can be found here: