FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


About CAMTC

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

Q: What is CAMTC and what is its purpose?

The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) was created by the California Legislature through the enactment of Senate Bill 731. CAMTC is a private nonprofit public benefit corporation. As such, it is a fiscally responsible and lean organization with a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of committed professionals largely from California's diverse massage community, including massage associations, schools, and businesses.

CAMTC is required by state law California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. 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.

The law took effect January 1, 2009 and the first CAMTC board meeting was held in February 2009.

The purpose behind CAMTC's creation was to serve the interests of the public and the massage profession by establishing standards and making the process of certification consistent throughout the State of California.

Q: Does the CAMTC Board of Directors get any type of compensation?

CAMTC's Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers whom are never paid for their efforts. CAMTC's funds are dedicated to offsetting the cost of providing certification and its larger mission of protecting the public. CAMTC's 2010 Non-Staff Expense Reimbursement Policy governs Board members' travel expense reimbursement protocol.

Q: What is CAMTC authorized to do?

CAMTC is authorized to evaluate the qualifications of massage professionals and issue certifications in California. There are two levels of certification: Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP). If a CMT or CMP violates terms of certification, CAMTC can suspend or revoke their certification.

Q: What are the limits on CAMTC's responsibilities and authority within the massage therapy industry?

Limits are outlined within the statute, but generally CAMTC only has authority to implement the statewide certification program. To do this effectively, there are a number of activities that must be undertaken including evaluation of qualifications, background checks, and investigation of an applicant's education. Furthermore, CAMTC only has jurisdiction over massage professionals who have applied for, or certified with CAMTC. For more information, please read California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq.

Consumers

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

Q: What does the Certified Massage Therapist or Certified Massage Practitioner title mean?

The Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) or Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) title signifies to consumers that the CMT or CMP meets or exceeds minimum educational standards established by the California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and that the massage professional has passed all background and safety checks.

Q: What does CAMTC do?

CAMTC provides oversight for the application, certification and renewal processes of Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) and Certified Massage Practitioners (CMPs) to ensure that all standards have been met. The California Business and Professions Code Section 4606 makes it an unfair business practice for anyone not certified by CAMTC to use the titles Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Practitioner, CMT or CMP.

Q: Are there different levels of certification?

There are two levels of certification with different education requirements:

  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) - Generally required to complete at least 500 hours of massage education and training. At least 250 hours shall be at approved massage therapy schools, and the remaining 250 hours required may be secured either from approved schools or from continuing education providers.
  • Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) - Generally must complete at least 250 hours of education and training, all at approved schools.

Q: Why should I care if my massage therapist is certified?

By choosing a Certified Massage Therapist or Certified Massage Practitioner, you know that he or she has met requisite CAMTC standards of preparation and education to merit their designation. In addition, Certified Massage Therapists and Practitioners undergo background checks, fingerprinting and other qualifying criteria. CAMTC can investigate complaints made against certified massage professionals and take action when appropriate.

Q: How can I find out if a massage therapist is certified?

There are two ways to find out if your massage therapist is CAMTC certified:

  • Use the online form to search by name, city or certificate number.
  • Ask to see their CMT or CMP certificate, which will typically be posted at their place of business, or their ID card, which should be in their possession and has a photo. Certificate and ID card examples can be viewed here.

Massage Professionals

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

What is California law pertaining to massage therapists?
What are the qualifications for certification?
How and when can I apply?
How long does the certification process take?
Are there different levels of certification?
Is there a test required to become a CMT in California?
How much does it cost to get certified?
Is my certification good everywhere?
If I am not granted certification, what is the appeal process?
I am already a Certified Massage Therapist. Why should I certify with CAMTC?
If I am certified with CAMTC, do I need a local massage permit?
How do I know if you will accept education hours from the massage school I attended?
What if my school has gone out of business?
My massage training was outside the U.S. Will you accept my education hours?
What does certification entitle me to do? Can I use "massage machines" or other specialized techniques?
Can I use my license from another state to get certified in California?
Do I have to be fingerprinted?
If I become certified, will I still need to get a business license?
How often will my certificate have to be renewed?
My massage school is new and has not been approved. How can my school get approved?
Can I still use the title HHP?
Can I request upgrades to the next level of CAMTC certification as I complete the required training and still continue to practice? For example, can I obtain my Massage Practitioner Certificate after completing 250 hours of the program and then obtain a Massage Therapist Certificate after completing 500 hours of training?
How can I get a replacement certificate or ID?
If I receive a proposed denial letter, what is the process to challenge the proposed denial?

Q: What is California law pertaining to massage therapists?

The California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. established massage regulation for California Statewide Voluntary Massage Certification, thereby allowing certified massage professionals to work in multiple California locations without the need for multiple permits and permit fees. This California law has also established criteria for the CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and CAMTC Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) to exclusively use these professional titles. Massage therapists currently using "Certified" in their title can obtain certification through CAMTC and maintain that title, or maintain their local permit(s) and delete the term "Certified" in their professional title.

Q: What are the qualifications for certification?

California Business and Professions Code Section 4601 designates a number of qualification sets for certification.

Q: How long does the certification process take?

We continue to receive a large number of applications for certification, so 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. You can check on the status of your application here. We appreciate your patience.

Q: Are there different levels of certification?

There are two levels of certification with different education requirements:

  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) - Generally required to complete at least 500 hours of massage education and training. At least 250 hours shall be at approved massage therapy schools, and the remaining 250 hours required may be secured either from approved schools or from continuing education providers, which shall not be online or distance learning.
  • Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) - Generally must complete at least 250 hours of education and training, all at approved schools, which shall not be online or distance learning. Once you are certified as a CMP, you can stay a CMP for as long as you keep your certification current. If you choose to obtain the additional education or pass a CAMTC approved exam to become a CMT you can upgrade at any time, or when you recertify.

Q: Is there a test required to become a CMT in California?

Not at this time. However, passing one of the CAMTC approved exams may help you become certified in California. If you have passed the MBLEx or one of the NCBTMB exams and completed 250+ hours of massage education at approved schools, you may qualify for the CMT designation.

Q: How much does it cost to get certified?

The cost for certification is $150.00 for the initial application, which is valid for two years. The renewal cost for another two-year certification is $150.00. These amounts are subject to change.

Q: Is my certification good everywhere?

Your certification with CAMTC entitles you to work as a Certified Massage Therapist or Certified Massage Practitioner throughout the State of California. It does not apply outside of California, although it is possible that other states may accept CAMTC certification.

Q: If I am not granted certification, what is the appeal process?

If you are not granted certification, there is no further right to appeal through CAMTC. Denied applicants may re-apply after two years from the effective date of denial.

Q: I am already a Certified Massage Therapist. Why should I certify with CAMTC?

As of September 1, 2009, per the California Business and Professions Code Section 4606 you can no longer use the Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) or Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) titles in the State of California unless you have been certified by CAMTC. Also, the certificate will be portable. If you get a new job in a new location, you will not have to apply for new local certifications/permits/licenses if you have a CAMTC issued certificate.

Q: If I am certified with CAMTC, do I need a local massage permit?

Local cities and counties cannot require local massage permits of CAMTC Certified Massage Therapists and Practitioners. However in all but a few cities, a business license is required for massage business owners, independent contractors or tenants. Check with the agency in your city that issues business licenses to determine whether one is required - usually the finance department. If you are opening a new massage business, see below for Employers and Massage Business Owners. If you believe that you are being given erroneous information or have trouble getting an agency to recognize your certification, please contact our Director of Governmental Affairs, Beverly May bmay@camtc.org.

Q: How do I know if you will accept education hours from the massage school I attended?

First, ensure that your hours are in massage theory, techniques, anatomy, physiology, ethics and other core curricula. Check the curriculum list. CAMTC accepts school transcripts as proof of education only if the school attended meets the definition of an "approved school" in California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. To meet the "approved school" definition in California law, the school must be approved by a legitimate approval body (e.g., the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) or other approval body listed in Section 4600(a)) and the approval must be for the massage program AND must also meet CAMTC's minimum standards for training and curriculum in massage and related subjects. CAMTC has the right to investigate the applicant's education to ensure that adequate training and education were actually received.

You can review a list of schools from which transcripts are not being accepted here.

*If your school was approved by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) to teach massage, that may also suffice.

Q: What if my school has gone out of business?

If your school is no longer in business you may still be able to obtain sealed transcripts from the former owner who can send them to CAMTC. If you cannot get your transcripts, you can qualify by passing one of the CAMTC approved exams and 250+ hours of massage education at approved schools. We recognize that many massage therapists have been practicing for years after their school has closed and may not want to take one of the accepted exams. It is our policy not to accept transcripts directly from an applicant. However, if your school has closed you may still qualify by submitting "compelling evidence" that you have achieved the education claimed. In this case, old school certificates or transcripts, evidence of continuing education and other such information may suffice to demonstrate that you are qualified to certify. For more information please email closedschools@camtc.org.

Q: My massage training was completed outside the U.S. Will you accept my education hours?

The CAMTC Board of Directors has adopted an official policy on out-of-country transcripts.

Q: What does certification entitle me to do? Can I use "massage machines" or other specialized techniques?

There is no legal scope of practice for massage professionals in California.

Q: Can I use my license from another state to get certified in California?

If your current license is from a state whose licensing requires equal or greater education for certification than the standards used by CAMTC, your education will be accepted and you will be eligible for certification here if all other requirements are met.

Q: Do I have to be fingerprinted?

Yes, there is a fingerprinting and background check required with each application. Even if you have been fingerprinted recently, you will need to have it done again with our Live Scan Form so that we can receive the results. Fees vary, but they will include a Department of Justice fee, as well as the Live Scan fee. Fingerprints are only required with your initial certification, not for renewals. NOTE: Police and Sherriff stations may be more experienced in securing legible fingerprints from massage professionals with thin or worn ridges in the pattern area.

Q: If I become certified, will I still need to get a business license?

If you own your own business, are self-employed or are operating as an independent contractor, you will need a business license in most cities. A CAMTC Issued certificate will give you permission to practice anywhere in California, but it does not replace your business license. If you are a W-2 employee of another person's business or massage establishment, then you generally do not need a business license.

Q: How often will my certificate have to be renewed?

You must renew your certification every two years by mail or online if there are no extenuating circumstances or changes.

Q: My massage school is new and has not been approved. How can my school get approved?

The newly established Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), the regulatory agency for private postsecondary schools, is in charge of approving schools. For certification purposes, your school needs to be approved at the time of your attendance.

Q: Can I still use the title HHP?

The HHP certificate from your school carries no legal meaning outside of a city that recognizes the HHP. It was issued by a massage school and reflects a level of massage training. If you are not certified by CAMTC, you cannot call yourself or use the initials of a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), or Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP); but the HHP title will still be valid.

Q: Can I request upgrades to the next level of CAMTC certification as I complete the required training and still continue to practice? For example, can I obtain my Massage Practitioner Certificate after completing 250 hours of the program and then obtain a Massage Therapist Certificate after completing 500 hours of training?

Yes, certifications can be completed sequentially in this manner. To be considered for an upgrade, you will need to submit proof of education (official transcript must be sent from the school to CAMTC) or pass a CAMTC approved exam (you must request the examining board to send proof of your passing the exam, directly to CAMTC) and complete an upgrade form and pay an upgrade fee.

Q: How can I get a replacement certificate or ID?

If you have lost your certificate or ID, you can purchase a reprint for one or both of these items. If you have moved to a new city, you must re-print your ID card. If you have changed your name, you must re-print your certificate and ID. If you are requesting a reprint of an ID and/or certificate because of a name change, you must send a copy of the divorce or marriage certificate or other legally binding name change document to: CAMTC, One Capitol Mall - Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814. By Law, you must display your original certificate at each work location. If you work at more than one location, you may purchase an original certificate from CAMTC for each location.

Q: If I receive a proposed denial letter, what is the process to challenge the proposed denial?

If the Professional Standards Division, after reviewing an application, determines that it should be denied, the applicant will be notified of the reasons for the proposed denial and given at least 15 days prior notice of their opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing. The current fees are: $90 for consideration of a written statement and $135 for an oral hearing - but please be sure to check your letter. If the proposed decision to deny is upheld, it will not become effective until at least five days after the opportunity to be heard. The hearing will be held, or the written statement considered by the Professional Standards Division, which is authorized to determine whether denial of certification should occur. The decision of the Professional Standards Division is final. Click here for more information.

NOTE: An applicant who is denied certification may re-apply for certification TWO (2) YEARS after the effective date of the certificate denial. 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.

Employers and Massage Business Owners

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

Q: Will a city be able to require various permits (other than a city business license) for CAMTC certified massage professionals who want to start their own business and hire/contract with massage professionals if ALL of the massage professionals have certification from CAMTC?

California Business and Professions Code Section 4612 limits what a city or county can require if all the massage professionals practicing at the establishment are certified by CAMTC. A city or county can require up-to-date proof or registration proving that all staff providing massages are currently CAMTC certified. They may also require a business license of the business owner, independent contractor or tenant. If you are opening a new massage business, you need to comply with zoning, health and safety regulations in your city or county. Check with the agency in your city that issues business licenses, usually the finance or planning department. You should also make sure to understand the state massage law: California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. We are working to achieve consistent implementation of the law throughout the state. If you believe that you are being given erroneous information, or the city or county is not recognizing your certification, please contact the Director of Governmental Affairs, Beverly May at bmay@camtc.org.

If the business obtains a business license on the basis of employing only certified professionals to provide massage and if the business subsequently does not demonstrate that it qualifies for exemption from all provisions of the local ordinance, the city has the right to take action against the business or to revoke the exemption from a required massage establishment permit. Cities also retain the right to investigate the owner if one or more person owning over 5% of the business is not a certified massage professional.

If you have questions regarding business regulations for certified massage professionals, please contact our Director of Governmental Affairs, Beverly May at bmay@camtc.org.

Q: How do I know if my employees are approved?

Use our online form to verify the information they provide to you. Certified Massage Therapists and Certified Massage Practitioners may request a document from CAMTC to provide for employers as evidence of certification while waiting for their official certificates.

Massage Schools

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

Q: How does the new massage law (California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq.) affect massage schools?

Massage schools can position themselves with curricula that provide the requirements for students to become Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) or Certified Massage Practitioners (CMPs). Note that California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. does not provide for the direct oversight and regulation of schools. California private postsecondary education is regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). However, CAMTC does have the authority to determine whether schools are "approved schools" that meet CAMTC minimum standards for training and education.

Q: Why does CAMTC not accept transcripts from some schools?

CAMTC has determined that some schools do not meet the definition of "approved schools" as defined in the California Business and Professions Code Section 4600(a) and that transcripts from these schools do not serve as sufficient proof that the applicant has obtained adequate education as required by California Business and Professions Code Section 4601(g).

Q: How does CAMTC determine if a school is "approved"?

"Approved schools" must be approved by CAMTC, meet CAMTC minimum standards for training and curriculum in massage and related subjects, AND must be approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) or other approval body listed in California Business and Professions Code Section 4600(a). CAMTC gathers information from law enforcement agencies, other state regulatory agencies and national certification organizations to help determine "approved" school status. You can go to CAMTC's Procedures for Un-Approval of Schools by clicking here.

California Business and Professions Code Section 4601(g) gives CAMTC the responsibility to determine if the curricula of a massage school meet the requirements of CAMTC law and to investigate applicants' education. To meet the "approved school" definition in CAMTC law, the school must be approved by a legitimate approval body (e.g., the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) or other approval body listed in Section 4600(a)) and the approval must be for the massage program AND must also meet CAMTC's minimum standards for training and curriculum in massage and related subjects. CAMTC has the right to investigate an applicant's education to ensure that adequate training and education were actually received.

Q: How will an applicant know if CAMTC will accept education hours from the massage school they attended?

First, applicants should ensure that their hours are in massage theory, techniques, anatomy, physiology, ethics and other core curriculum. Check the curriculum list. CAMTC accepts school transcripts as proof of education only if the school attended meets the definition of an "approved school" in California Business and Professions Code Section 4600(a). To meet the "approved school" definition in California law, the school must be approved by a legitimate approval body (e.g., the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) or a California community college, etc.*) AND must also meet CAMTC's minimum standards for training and curriculum in massage and related subjects. CAMTC has the right to investigate the applicant's education to ensure that adequate training and education were actually received. You can review a list of schools from which transcripts are not being accepted here.

*If your school was approved by the former Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE), that may also suffice.

Local Government Agencies

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.

Q: Why was CAMTC created?

Senate Bill 731 established the statewide standards for massage therapist certification. The bill was signed into law on September 27, 2008 by Governor Schwarzenegger and became effective January 1, 2009. The non-profit California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) was then created to provide California Statewide Voluntary Massage Certification no sooner than September 1, 2009.

Q: How does CAMTC check a massage professional's background?

CAMTC requires the submission of fingerprint images and related information to the Department of Justice and FBI and requests current and subsequent arrest notification services as provided under Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code. CAMTC also requires applicants to self-report convictions, any action against a local permit, or other professional permits or licenses on the CAMTC application. CAMTC also contacts the cities and counties in which the applicant lives and works, presently as well as in the past 10 years. CAMTC also has the authority to investigate an applicant or certificate holder's background. Based on the findings, CAMTC has the authority to deny an application for a certificate or to suspend or revoke a certificate for any violation of its law (California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et. seq.), including but not limited to subdivision (b) of Section 647 of the Penal Code or any other offense described in CAMTC's law.

Q: How does the CAMTC certificate affect a government agency's ability to regulate a massage professional?

California Business and Professions Code Section 4612 limits the way in which a city or county can regulate the practice of massage by a certificate holder, while reserving other authority to the local jurisdiction. Some municipalities are enacting ordinances to require massage professionals providing services within their jurisdictions to obtain CAMTC certification. For sample ordinances please contact Beverly May, Director of Governmental Affairs, at bmay@camtc.org.

Q: How will I know if a CAMTC certificate is official?

You can verify the status of a certificate by using the online form or by contacting CAMTC. And you can view a sample certificate and a sample ID card here. You can also request a sample of the employer verification document, which CMTs and CMPs can provide to their employers while waiting to receive their official certificates.

Q: How can we stay informed on CAMTC activities and certifications issued to massage therapists practicing in our area?

If you are directly involved with enforcing massage regulations in your area, you should contact CAMTC Operations Manager Sheryl LaFlamme at slaflamme@amgroup.us, and set up a designated contact to receive information about those who are applying for, or who have received, certification in your area. You will be given access to all pertinent data and receive updates from CAMTC about new applicants. You will also be able to contact us directly with questions or concerns you may have about an applicant. You are welcome to register more than one person in the city or county for these notices and access to the secure area of the CAMTC website.

Q: We are working on revising our city codes regarding massage professionals. Have any other cities shared their code changes with you?

Yes. Please contact the CAMTC Director of Governmental Affairs, Beverly May at bmay@camtc.org.

Q: We are planning to require CAMTC certification for all massage professionals in our city. Can we stop issuing permits?

That is a decision your jurisdiction has the authority to make. Typically permitted massage therapists are given at least 6 months to come into compliance.

Q: Can we still require massage professionals to obtain city licenses and permits?

CAMTC does not issue licenses or permits per se in the various cities and counties, but CAMTC certification constitutes a permit to work throughout California as defined in the California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. The Certified Massage Therapist or Certified Massage Practitioner is exempt from needing a city-issued massage permit. However, other local requirements such as a business license may still be required.

Q: Now that this process is in place, how will local agencies benefit?

CAMTC is handling the certification process. CAMTC's review of presented credentials for each Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) will give local jurisdictions the benefit of our professional evaluation of training, education and experience, and will make the titles of CMT and CMP consistent throughout the state. CAMTC is also working with law enforcement to ensure that adequate background investigations and arrest monitoring takes place. CAMTC is in a unique position to obtain information and determine patterns throughout the state.

Q: What about massage professionals who do not have CAMTC certification?

Massage professionals who choose not to apply (or who do not qualify) for certification can work in any jurisdiction that does not require certification. They will be required to comply with any local massage regulations. However, most massage professionals will find that being able to operate with a single massage certification statewide is preferable.

 

*Legal Notice regarding FAQs: These FAQs are provided as a service to individuals and businesses interested in CAMTC certification. However, these FAQs are not intended as, nor a substitute for, legal advice. Individuals and businesses with questions regarding CAMTC's enabling statutes, California Business and Professions Code Section 4600 et seq. and/or the rules pertaining to various local jurisdictions should consult their own experienced legal counsel.