Massage Therapy Education in Ontario
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In Ontario, diploma programs in Massage Therapy are offered at colleges of applied arts and technology, and private career colleges registered with and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) does not grant approval to educational institutions or Massage Therapy education programs.
The following educational programs are recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. You will meet CMTO’s educational requirement if you successfully complete one of the following educational programs:
Cambrian College – Sudbury
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy – Cambridge, Toronto (Program no longer operating as of May 20, 2020)
CDI College – Business Technology Healthcare – North York
Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology – Scarborough
Collège Boreal – Sudbury
Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning – Kitchener (Program starts on September 6, 2022)
CTS Canadian Career College – Barrie, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie
D’Arcy Lane Institute – London
Durham College – Oshawa
Fanshawe College – London
Georgian College – Barrie
Kikkawa College – Toronto
Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology – Sarnia (until August 2024)
Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology – Belleville
Medix School – Brampton, Kitchener, London, Scarborough, Toronto (Career College Group)
National Institute – Brampton
Ontario College of Health & Technology – Stoney Creek
Oxford College – Burlington, Mississauga, Peterborough, Toronto, Barrie
Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada – North York
Protégé School – Scarborough
Sir Sandford Fleming College of Applied Arts & Technology – Peterborough
Sutherland-Chan School – Toronto
Trillium College – Kingston, Oshawa, Sudbury, St. Catharines
triOS College– Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Windsor, Kitchener, Toronto
Westervelt College – London, Kitchener, Brantford, Windsor
If you have graduated from a program that is no longer operating, please contact email@example.com.
Next steps in the registration process
Once you have graduated from a recognized Massage Therapy program, you will be required to take Certification Examinations administered by Prometric on behalf of CMTO. Your education must be no more than three years old on the date you are scheduled to take an examination. If your education is more than three years old, you must successfully complete a CMTO Refresher Course no more than 15 months before the date you are scheduled to take an examination.
Similarly, if your education is more than three years old at the time you apply for registration, you must successfully complete a CMTO refresher course no more than 15 months before the date of your application.
For more information, please review CMTO’s Education Requirement for Exam Eligibility and Initial Registration policy. .
Impact of COVID-19
In recognition of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the education validity timeframe, CMTO will grant a one-time extension equivalent to the time lost due to the certification examinations not being administered in 2020. Please review Education Validity Extension for Certification Examinations and at Initial Registration due to the Impact of COVID-19 for more information.