Important Update on By-Law No. 7
As of January 1, 2021, the development and administration of the Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) and Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) certification examinations will be moving from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) to Prometric, a third-party exam provider.
Starting in the new year, Prometric will develop and administer the certification examinations to graduates of Massage Therapy programs in Ontario on behalf of CMTO. Prometric will also be responsible for all examination-related expenses and the collection of examination fees from the exam candidates.
Given this shift, CMTO’s Council approved several amendments to the College’s By-Law No. 7 – Fees for Registration, Examinations and Other Activities at the September 21-22, 2020 Council Meeting.
During the meeting, Council made the decision to eliminate all references to examination fees within CMTO’s By-Law No. 7, since the College will no longer be responsible for collecting examination fees from the exam candidates. Please refer to Agenda Item 4.3.1 of September 21 and 22, 2020 – Council Meeting Materials for approved amendments to sections 16, 17, 18 and 19 of “Examination Fees”. These changes will come into effect on December 31, 2020.
References to miscellaneous fees as they relate to the administration of the certification examinations, and such as the cost of replacement of photo identification cards, in sections 3, 5 and 8 of By-Law No. 7 – Schedule A will also be removed.
Amendments to miscellaneous fees as they relate to the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) under By-Law No.7 – Schedule A will also take effect on December 31, 2020. These changes include:
- a higher fee for Practice / Peer Reassessments;
- a $250.00 fee for a Practice / Peer Assessment required as a result of non-compliance with the Quality Assurance Program;
- the introduction of fees for re-scheduling a Practice / Peer Assessment within two weeks of the assessment date; and
- an administrative fee of $35.00 if follow-up is required because of non-compliance concerns.
In addition, under this By-Law, the workshop fees have been updated to include a cancellation fee of $100.00 in cases where less than two days’ notice is given. These amendments are available for viewing under Agenda Item 6.1 of the September 21-22 Council Meeting package.