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

Renewal Form Updated

Our online renewal application has been updated with the correct information regarding vulnerable sector check and late fee.   

A late fee of $25 will be charged for any registration renewal application received between March 16th, 2024 – March 31st, 2024

A vulnerable sector check dated within the last year must be submitted.  

NL Health Services Provides Update on Masking Requirements

NL Health Services Provides Update on Masking Requirements

Public Service AnnouncementsProvincial

Posted: February 1, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that masking is temporarily required in all clinical areas in hospitals and health-care facilities, including congregate living and long-term care facilities, effective Monday, February 5, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Updated masking requirements in clinical areas apply to visitors/support persons, clients, patients (outpatient clinics and emergency departments) and health-care workers.

With health-care facilities seeing an increase in respiratory illness, these updated masking requirements are to help reduce the spread of infection. NL Health Services will continue to monitor epidemiology, hospitalizations and outbreaks and masking guidelines will be re-evaluated March 31, 2024.

The public is also reminded that self-screening for COVID-19/respiratory illness remains in effect and physical distancing is encouraged to the greatest extent possible.


  • Visitors/support persons, clients and patients (outpatient clinics and emergency departments) are required to wear a well-fitted medical mask in all clinical areas, including in waiting areas for health-care services/appointments, clinical care/treatment areas and while visiting patients and long-term care residents. These requirements do not apply to patients admitted to hospital or long-term care residents.
  • Reminder: Individuals who are seeking or receiving health-care services who are symptomatic (i.e. experiencing any one or more symptoms of COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms) are required to wear a mask upon entry and at all times while inside the health-care facility. Visitors/support persons who are feeling unwell or sick should not visit patients/residents or accompany others to appointments.
  • Masks are available at health-care facilities across the province. Individuals can wear their own medical mask or a mask provided at the health-care facility. Cloth masks and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.

Self-screening for COVID-19/respiratory illness

  • Visitors/support persons should not visit a health-care facility if they feel ill or are experiencing COVID-19, flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Visitors/support persons are directed to follow signage at health-care facilities and meet the self-screening requirements before proceeding inside the health-care facility. In addition, visitors/support persons can complete self-screening prior to arrival at the facility by visiting the webpage for your zone: CentralEasternLabrador-Grenfell and Western.

NL Health Services thanks the public for their co-operation. These precautions are designed to help keep patients, clients, long-term care residents, visitors, staff and physicians safe and help in the prevention and spread of infection.

Masks Temporarily Required

Just wanted to ensure everyone saw the announcement yesterday that as of Monday, February 5th, 2024, masks will be required in all hospitals and health care facilities including personal care and long-term care homes.  This includes all clients and visitors to the areas. 

The temporary measure is being put in place due to an increase in respiratory illness in the community.  The masking guidelines will be re-evaluated on March 31. 

We are recommending that all RMT”s follow this guideline and mask up to protect yourself, your clients and your families.  

I have attached the link below for your reference.  

Masks Temporarily Required in Health Care Facilities Due to Rise in Respiratory Illness | VOCM