- The requirements for certification have CHANGED as of January 1, 2015. Please make
sure you are using the 2015 version of the application for certification when applying.
If you submit an old version of the application for certification, please note that
it cannot be accepted.
- AB1147, the bill to continue CAMTC, has been signed by the Governor and becomes
law, effective January 1, 2015. AB 1147 changes the educational and other requirements
for certification. For a limited summary of the 2015 changes in the law applicable
to certificate holders, please click here. You can find the full text of the Massage Therapy Act, codified at California Business
and Professions Code sections 460, 4600-4621, and Government Code section 51034,
here. Applications for certification as Certified Massage Practitioner
("CMP") will not be accepted on or after January 1, 2015. As of January 1, 2015,
only applications for certification as a Certified Massage Therapist ("CMT") will
be accepted. CMT applicants must have 500 hours of education from CAMTC approved
schools and have passed a CAMTC approved exam, as well as meet all of the other
requirements in law in order to be certified.
- Original Certificate Required to be Posted at Place of Work
As a CAMTC certificate holder, you are required to display an original CAMTC certificate
at each place of business where you work as a massage professional.
Click here to request additional certificates for display if you have more
than one work location.
- Advertising Requirements
California law requires that CAMTC certificate holders shall include the NAME under
which he or she is certified and his or her CERTIFICATE NUMBER in any and all advertising
including business cards and websites.
- Exclusive Seals for CAMTC Certificate Holders
CAMTC Certification Seals are now available exclusively to CAMTC certificate holders
for consumers to easily identify you as a credible CAMTC certified massage professional.
The Seal can be added to any form of advertising, in addition to (not as a replacement
to) your required name and certificate number. Once you read and agree to the terms,
you can start using the CAMTC Certification Seal immediately.
Click here and enter your username and password to get started.
- Re-application Policy
An applicant or certificate holder who is denied certification or whose certificate
is revoked may not re-apply for certification until TWO (2) YEARS after the effective
date of the certificate denial or certificate revocation. CAMTC has the information
you have previously submitted and it will be considered along with your new application.
It's important to submit any NEW evidence or information you have in support of
your application. However if you have no additional evidence to submit, or there
has not been a relevant change in circumstance, you may be denied again.
- Clarification To CCMP Requirements
- Massage professionals please note: We continue to receive a large number
of applications for certification, so please expect the process to take approximately
forty-five (45) days for COMPLETE applications that have no background or educational
issues. A complete application
includes a signed and dated application on which complete, true, and accurate answers
to all of the questions have been provided, as well as payment, passport photo,
copy of government issued ID, original transcripts sent directly from school(s),
exam proof sent directly from examining board, and live scan fingerprinting results
have been received. Applications with issues, including but not limited to those
received from applicants with criminal convictions, civil or administrative citations
or where local action has been taken against the applicant, complaints have been
made in relation to an applicant's professional conduct, or those with education
issues can take a significantly longer period of time. You can check on the status
of your application here. We appreciate your
- If you want immediate confirmation that your application has been received by CAMTC,
please send it via USPS certified mail and verify delivery on their website. Otherwise,
you will get an acknowledgement email when your application is entered into our
database (which can be 6 weeks after it arrives in our office).
Thank you for your patience.