CPR and First Aid

Policy

Massage therapists may have to deal with an emergency involving one of their clients or staff in their clinic or other setting where they are providing Massage Therapy. As it is expected that all regulated health professionals be adequately trained in the provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, it is a requirement for initial registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario that all applicants provide proof of current certification in CPR at the Heartsaver level or higher and in First Aid at the Emergency level or higher.

The proof will be provided with the application for registration and be in the form of a photocopy of the issued certificates or wallet cards.

Approved: November 19, 1999