WELCOME

Welcome to the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Web site. The purpose of this site is to help Californians learn more about the CAMTC massage therapist certification process, which was created to protect the public, and to understand the laws and regulations governing the massage profession. You will find resources for consumers, massage professionals, schools and government agencies, as well as certification application status updates. Please click here for the CAMTC Chairman's Message.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • What is the Sunset Review Process for CAMTC and When Will the Process Be Complete?
    The California State Massage Law that CAMTC implements is in the Sunset Review process, which all professional regulatory laws go through every five to ten years. As required, CAMTC submitted a Sunset Review Report to the Joint Sunset Review Committee of the Legislature on November 1, 2013. CAMTC is working with the legislature and other stakeholders to create fair and effective amendments to the law on behalf of public safety that, if passed, will go into effect January 1, 2015.

    There are currently four Assembly Bills (AB) that could potentially affect the massage industry in California: AB 2739, AB 1904, AB 1147, and AB 1747. At www.leginfo.ca.gov you can subscribe to receive updates to any or all of these four bills. Simply click http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/faq.html and look under the question: "How can I receive periodic information regarding legislative action?" to find instructions on how to receive notices before hearings and when any of the bills are amended. If you have additional questions on the process and/or how to get involved, contact Beverly May, Director of Governmental Affairs, at bmay@camtc.org.

  • New Law Effective January 1, 2012
    California law now 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. And certificate holders shall display his or her original certificate at his or her place of business. Click here to request additional certificates for display if you have more than one workplace.

  • 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 Change
    An applicant or certificate holder who is denied certification or whose certificate is revoked may now re-apply for certification 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. Please expect the process to take approximately thirty (30) days for COMPLETE applications that have no criminal background or education issues. A complete application includes the signed and dated application, payment, passport photo, copy of government issued ID, original transcripts sent directly from school(s), exam proof (if used to qualify for certification) sent directly from examining board, and live scan fingerprinting results. Some applications require additional review, including but not necessarily limited to consultations with local law enforcement agencies, investigation of the applicant's education and/or conviction history, and/or interviews with applicants. In these cases, the process can take considerably more than thirty (30) days.
    You can check on the status of your application here.

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 2-3 weeks after it arrives in our office).

Thank you for your patience.


MISSION

California Massage Therapy Council's mission is to protect the public by certifying qualified massage professionals in California.

The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) was created by the California Legislature through the enactment of California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. CAMTC is required to:

(1) Create and implement voluntary certification for the massage therapy profession that will enable consumers to easily identify credible Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) and Certified Massage Practitioners (CMPs);

(2) Ensure that CMTs and CMPs have completed sufficient training at approved schools; and

(3) Increase education and training standards consistent with other states.

To see a visual summary of how to qualify for certification click here.