Registration Information

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Registration Renewal

There are two types of registration certificates:

  • General Certificate (GC) – required to practise Massage Therapy in Ontario
  • Inactive Certificate (IN) – for Massage Therapists who are not currently practising Massage Therapy in Ontario but may return to practice in the future

Registrants can change from a General Certificate to Inactive Certificate for the subsequent year during the online renewal. Registrants can request a status change from Inactive Certificate to a General Certificate must contact Registration Services at

2020 Fee Schedule

Registration fees for January 1 to December 31, 2020, are:

  • General Certificate $785.00
  • Inactive Certificate $200.00 

2021 Fee Schedule and Renewal

There will be no fee increase for 2021.  Registration fees for January 1 to December 31, 2021 are:

  • General Certificate $785.00
  • Inactive Certificate $200.00 

For the 2021 renewal period, the fee for a General Certificate (GC) will be split into two payments over the course of four months. Deadlines for submission of the renewal form and payment are as follows:

General Certificate Renewal

  1. On or before November 1, 2020, registrants with a GC must submit a completed renewal form and pay the first installment of $392.50; and
  2. On or before March 1, 2021, registrants with a GC must pay the second installment of $392.50.

Inactive Certificate Renewal

  1. Registrants with an IN must submit a completed renewal form and their full renewal fee of $200.00 by November 1, 2020.

Late fees will not be charged for 2021 renewal, however registrants who do not submit their payment by the deadline(s) will receive notice that non-payment of fees may result in the suspension of their registration.  

GC certificate holders are also being granted an extension until March 29, 2021 to meet the requirement of providing a minimum of 500 hours of direct client care within the scope of practice of the profession within the previous three years. The direct client care declaration on the GC renewal form will be updated to show the extension of the three-year timeframe.

For additional information please review the 2021 Renewal Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions, please contact