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In Ontario, diploma programs in Massage Therapy are offered at Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, as well as 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.
Next steps in the registration process
Once you have graduated from a Massage Therapy program from one of approved programs above, you will be required to take Certification Examinations administered by the College. 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-approved refresher course no more than 15 months before the date you are scheduled to take an examination.
UPDATE: If your graduation deadline was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for an extension to the three-year graduation deadline. To confirm whether your graduation deadline is eligible please click on the chart for more information.
For more information, please review CMTO’s Education Requirement for Exam Eligibility and Initial Registration policy. La version Française est également disponible ici.
More information about the requirements for registration with CMTO is available here.