Status Change

Status Change – General Certificate to Inactive Certificate

General Certificate (GC) holders may change their status to an Inactive Certificate (IN) by submitting a Status Change GC to IN form if they are currently not practising Massage Therapy in the province of Ontario but may return to practice in the future.

Please note that the General Certificate fee is paid for the full calendar year; partial refunds cannot be issued during the year due to a status change.

Status Change – Inactive Certificate to General Certificate

Inactive Certificate (IN) holders may change their status to a General Certificate (GC) if they have provided 500 hours of direct client care within the scope of practice of the profession during the previous three years, and sign a declaration to this effect.

If you meet the above requirement, you may download and submit a Status Change IN to GC form and submit it to the College, together with proof of professional liability insurance coverage and the remainder of the registration renewal fee. Please note that the College does not prorate this fee according to the date of your application.

If you have been an Inactive Certificate holder for more than three years, you will need to:

  • Prove that you have provided at least 500 hours of direct client care within the scope of practice of the profession over the past three years outside of Ontario (this can be submitted in the form of original appointment books, client files and/or detailed financial records) OR successfully complete a Refresher Course with an approved tutor. To obtain a list of approved tutors, please contact Registration Services at registrationservices@cmto.com; and
  • Successfully complete the Standards and Regulations e-workshop

The College has developed a Refresher Competency Assessment Tool (RCAT), to be completed together with your tutor, if you are completing the Refresher course. It is designed to help facilitate your re-entry to practise.