- 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
- 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.