Status Change

Status Change – General Certificate to Inactive Certificate

General Certificate (GC) holders may change their status to an Inactive Certificate (IN) by submitting a Status Change GC to IN form if they are currently not practising Massage Therapy in the province of Ontario but may return to practice in the future.

Please note that the General Certificate fee is paid for the full calendar year; partial refunds cannot be issued during the year due to a status change.

Status Change – Inactive Certificate to General Certificate

Inactive Certificate (IN) holders may change their status to a General Certificate (GC) if they have provided a minimum of 500 hours of direct client care within the scope of practice of Massage Therapy within the previous three years in a regulated Canadian jurisdiction where they were registered as a Massage Therapist at the time the care was provided.

If you meet the above requirement, you may download and submit a Status Change IN to GC form and submit it to the College, together with proof of professional liability insurance coverage and the remainder of the registration renewal fee. Please note that the College does not prorate this fee according to the date of your application.

If you are an Inactive Certificate holder and wish to hold a General Certificate, you will need to:

  • Confirm that you have provided at least 500 hours of direct client care over the past three years in a regulated Canadian jurisdiction by signing a declaration to this effect, or complete tutoring hours with a College-approved tutor; and
  • Successfully complete the Standards and Regulations e-workshop

The College has developed a Refresher Competency Assessment Tool (RCAT), to be completed together with your tutor, if you are completing the Refresher course. It is designed to help facilitate your re-entry to practise.