The College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit corporation established by the Massage Therapy Act, 2005. The Act originally came into force June 2002 and the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists' Board was established September 2002. A new Act was proclaimed in 2005 creating the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. Massage therapy is also governed by the Massage Therapy Regulations, 2005.
The CMTNL is legislated to ensure high professional and educational standards for massage therapists. High standards of care protect the public. All massage therapists are required to be registered with the College and to be members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists' Association.
The mandate of the College is to:
- Protect and educate the public
- Regulate the profession
- Set professional and educational standards
- Enforce ethical conduct
- Investigate complaints against registered massage therapists
- Approve schools and programs of massage therapy
News & Events
NEW - The Next OSCE Exam Date
The next OSCE exam date is: Saturday, April 6th, 2013
OSCE Exam cut-off date is: March 18th, 2013
NEW ** MANDATORY COURSE FOR ALL RMTS ** NEW
Below you will find a link to an online course for the Privacy Health Information Act (PHIA) that was put into effect April 1st, 2011. This act applies to all massage therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador. This new course is now mandatory for all RMT’s and must be completed before your registration renewal in March 2013. Once you have completed the course, please print the certificate at the end and send a copy to CMTNL. You will receive 2 CEU’s for completing this course.
The on-line training is available at: http://nlchi.lms.saiglobal.com/default.ashx
When you get to the first screen, you will see a request for a user name and password. Underneath it, it says “not registered? click here”, which is where you should go. You can then create a user name and password, and also enter your name so that you can print off a certificate with your name on it once you have completed the training.
Once you log on, you will have a choice of which version of the course to do. I would recommend that your members choose the one with the custodian module.
There is a help desk e-mail address on the log in screen as well, so anyone who is having difficulty with accessing the course should receive some assistance through that route. The help desk is based at the Newfoundland Labrador Centre for Health Information, as the on-line training program is hosted on their network.
Notice Regarding MCQ Examinations
July 24th, 2012
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has recently become aware of external efforts to compromise and undermine the integrity and validity of the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) portion of its certification examination. As a result, the CMTO and CMTNL have temporarily suspended the MCQ sessions. The College (CMTNL) is now proceeding with a paper-based MCQ examination on Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 3 pm. The examination site is still being determined. The exam will be 3 hours in duration. It will be held on the same day in Ontario and Nova Scotia at the same time.
Further information will follow shortly regarding the registration process for this examination, including more specific details about the location, time of arrival, etc. Please note that the cut-off date for the examination registration will be October 20th, 2012.
The College of Massage Therapy of Ontario has worked diligently to rectify the original breac of the multiple choice component of the certification examination so that tCMTNL will, in a timely manner, continue to provide all necessary information concerning both the fall MCQ examination as well as subsequent examination registration information for 2013.
|Examination Date||Application Deadline||Withdrawal date
(By 4:00 that day)
|March 31st||February 24th||March 16th|
|June 16th||May 4th||May 25th|
|September 15th||August 3rd||August 24th|
|November 25th||October 12th||November 4th|