MASSAGE SCHOOL RESOURCES

CAMTC School Approval

CAMTC School Approval is voluntary. However, as of July 1, 2016, CAMTC will only accept education from CAMTC approved schools for the purposes of CAMTC certification. While schools may apply at any time, if they so choose, we can only guarantee schools that apply by May 1, 2015, to have a site visit and opportunity for approval by the July 1, 2016, deadline.

Please download the most recent Policies and Procedures for Approval of Schools (dated 6/23/2016) here.

Please download the most recent Application for Massage School Approval (dated 4/1/15) here.

To pay the school approval application fees by credit card, please download the Credit Card Authorization Form here.


The California Massage Therapy Council ("CAMTC") was created to implement a statewide certification process with clear standards of preparation and education.

  • AB1147, the bill to continue CAMTC, has been signed by the Governor and will become law, effective January 1, 2015. AB 1147 changes the educational requirements for certification. Applications for certification as Certified Massage Practitioner ("CMP") will not be accepted on or after January 1, 2015. As of January 1, 2015, applicants for certification as a Certified Massage Therapist ("CMT") must have 500 hours of education from approved schools and have passed a CAMTC approved exam.

CAMTC has two certification levels for massage professionals:

  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)-Required to complete at least 500 hours of massage education and training at CAMTC approved massage therapy school(s), which shall not be online or distance learning. Of those 500 hours, a minimum of 100 of those hours must be in anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics.
  • Passage of a CAMTC approved exam. CAMTC has approved the following exams:
    • The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) - offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) if taken at any time;
    • The Board Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)- offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) if taken at any time; and
    • The following other exams offered by NCBTMB if taken on or before February 1, 2015: The NCETMB, or the NCETM.
  • Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP)-No new certificates for CMPs will be issued for applicants who apply in 2015, however those who are already CMPs and continue to meet the requirements for certification may maintain their CMP certification.
    • Conditional Certified Massage Practitioner (CCMP) - Those certified as a Conditional Certified Massage Practitioner can maintain this certification and continue to work towards certification as a CMP as long as they continue to take and report a minimum of 30 hours of education from approved schools or continuing education providers every year until they complete a total of 250 hours of education.

For massage therapy schools, California state-recognized certification makes it easy to prepare students for a successful career by:

  • Requiring only one certificate to work in the entire state of California;
  • Standardizing eligibility for all cities and counties;
  • Offering affordable fees for massage professionals; and
  • Further legitimizing the massage therapy profession.

In addition to being approved by CAMTC, schools must either be nationally accredited, state approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), a California community college, or approved by another body listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4601(a).

While CAMTC does not accredit schools, it does approve massage schools. CAMTC also has the responsibility to determine that the training and curricula massage schools provide meets the legal requirements for applicants to obtain certification, including but not limited to minimum standards for training and curriculum and general education guidelines.

Click here to learn more about CAMTC Policies and Procedures for Approval of Massage Schools

You can also go to CAMTC's "Procedures for Un-Approval of Schools" by clicking here.

CAMTC Policy In Relation to Online Education and Distance Learning:

Effective May 9, 2013, through December 4, 2013: 1) CAMTC will not accept online or distance learning hours for the first 250 hours of education, unless the school has been approved for distance learning by an agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education; 2) After 250 hours of education, CAMTC may accept distance learning or online hours if the school has been approved to teach distance learning by one of the agencies listed in Business and Professions Code section 4600 (A) or is an NCBTMB approved provider for distance learning.

Effective December 5, 2013, CAMTC will not accept distance learning or online hours for the first 500 hours of education with the following exceptions: 1) for CAMTC certificate holders that are currently CMPs who are upgrading to CMTs, CAMTC will accept online or distance learning classes that are completed on or before April 6, 2014; 2) for CAMTC certificate holders that are currently CCMPs, CAMTC will accept online or distance learning classes that are completed on or before April 6, 2014 which are also completed and reported to CAMTC before the CCMP certificate expires.

Schools are encouraged to educate their students about the law and how to get certified. A complete text of the state law that CAMTC is operating under is available here. When applying for certification, an applicant must request that official transcripts from his or her primary schools be sent directly to CAMTC in a sealed envelope. Multiple transcripts may be sent in one envelope for more than one applicant. Promptness in fulfilling transcript requests will help ensure a smooth application process for your students.

Send transcripts to:
California Massage Therapy Council
One Capitol Mall, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814

Until September 15, 2015, massage therapy schools are represented on the California Massage Therapy Council by four organizations:

  • California Association of Private Post-Secondary Schools (CAPPS)
  • California Massage Schools Association (CAMSA)
  • Independent Massage School Association of California (IMSAC)
  • The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

On September 15, 2015 a new Board of Directors will be seated. Two seats will be available for appointments representing massage educators. One will be for the California Association of Private-Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) and one for The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

You are always welcome at Board meetings or to contact the Board with feedback and suggestions. A schedule of Board meetings can be found on our website. As educators, the future of massage therapy is in your hands.

 

 

CAMTC APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

For CAMTC certification applications received on or after July 1, 2016, CAMTC will only accept education from the following:

  • Education completed in California at a CAMTC approved massage school from a CAMTC approved massage program listed below; or
  • Comparable education completed at a program outside of California, whose acceptance will be determined by CAMTC in its discretion on a case-by-case basis.

 

CAMTC APPROVED SCHOOLS:

A2Z Health.net, Inc. - Reseda, Reseda

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0028      Expires: 6/30/2018

A2Z Health.net, Inc. - Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0029      Expires: 6/30/2018

Abrams College, Modesto

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0104      Expires: 6/30/2018

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Oakland

  • Tui Na Massage Therapy - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0026      Expires: 8/17/2018

American Institute of Massage Therapy, Santa Ana

  • Massage Therapy - 624 hours
  • Massage Therapy/Sports Massage Therapy - 1029 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0013      Expires: 8/17/2018

Bellus Academy, Poway

  • Massage Therapy - 750 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0076      Expires: 6/30/2018

Brightwood College - Palm Springs, Palm Springs

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0041      Expires: 9/22/2018

Brightwood College - Riverside, Riverside

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0040      Expires: 6/30/2018

Brightwood College - Vista, Vista

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1020 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0042      Expires: 6/30/2018

Burke Williams Academy of Massage Therapy, Los Angeles

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0114      Expires: 6/30/2018

California College of Physical Arts, Inc., Huntington Beach

  • Massage Practitioner - 600 hours
  • Myotherapist - 800 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0121      Expires: 6/30/2018

California Holistic Institute, San Luis Obispo

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0012      Expires: 6/30/2018

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services, Sonoma

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0061      Expires: 6/30/2018

Career Networks Institute (CNI College), Orange

  • Massage Therapy - 900 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0001      Expires: 9/22/2018

Carrington College - Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0082      Expires: 8/17/2018

Carrington College - Pomona, Pomona

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0079      Expires: 6/30/2018

Carrington College - Sacramento, Sacramento

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0082      Expires: 8/17/2018

Carrington College - San Jose, San Jose

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0080      Expires: 8/2/2018

Carrington College - San Leandro, San Leandro

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0081      Expires: 6/30/2018

Carrington College - Stockton, Stockton

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0078      Expires: 6/30/2018

Cerritos College Community Education, Norwalk

  • Massage Therapy Training - 527 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0109      Expires: 6/30/2018

CES College, Burbank

  • Massage Therapy/Physical Therapy Aide - 900 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0123      Expires: 7/13/2018

Cinta Aveda, San Francisco

  • Esthetics and Beauty Therapy (CIDESCO) - 1200 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0086      Expires: 8/7/2018

De Anza College, Cupertino

  • Massage Therapy - 516 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0054      Expires: 6/30/2018

Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts, San Anselmo

  • Professional Bodywork Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0003      Expires: 6/30/2018

Downey Adult School, Downey

  • Massage Therapy - 600 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0030      Expires: 6/30/2018

Esalen Institute, Big Sur

  • Massage Practitioner III - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0010      Expires: 6/30/2018

Fremont College, Cerritos

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy - 1120 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0063      Expires: 7/17/2018

Fremont College, Los Angeles

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy - 1120 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0064      Expires: 7/17/2018

Hands On Healing Institute, Tujunga

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0106      Expires: 6/30/2018

Healing Oak School of Massage, Simi Valley

  • Massage Therapist - 540 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0015      Expires: 6/30/2018

Holistic Life Institute, Oakdale

  • Certified Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0019      Expires: 7/6/2018

Institute for Business and Technology, Santa Clara

  • Massage Therapy - 760 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0084      Expires: 8/25/2018

International College of Holistic Studies, San Diego

  • Massage Therapist - 750 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0055      Expires: 6/30/2018

International Professional School of Bodywork, San Diego

  • Massage Therapy - 754 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
  • Associate of Science Degree in Holistic Health - 1240 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0075      Expires: 8/25/2018

Massage Center, Thousand Oaks

  • Silver Massage Therapy - 500 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 600 hours
  • Gold Massage Therapy - 700 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0009      Expires: 9/22/2018

Massage Therapy Institute, Davis

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0005      Expires: 9/22/2018

Mayfield College, Cathedral City

  • Massage Therapy - 720 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0006      Expires: 6/30/2018

McKinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0007      Expires: 6/30/2018

Milan Institute - Bakersfield, Bakersfield

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0033      Expires: 8/2/2018

Milan Institute Fresno, Fresno

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0036      Expires: 8/7/2018

Milan Institute Merced, Merced

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0035      Expires: 7/13/2018

Milan Institute - Palm Desert, Palm Desert

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0032      Expires: 6/30/2018

Milan Institute - Visalia, Visalia

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0034      Expires: 7/13/2018

MiraCosta College, Oceanside

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0018      Expires: 9/22/2018

Monterey Institute of Touch, Carmel

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0072      Expires: 7/13/2018

Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey

  • Massage Therapist (Track 1) - 519 hours
  • Massage Therapist (Track 2, 3) - 570 hours
  • Massage Therapist Advanced - 808 hours
  • Certificate of Achievement in Massage Therapy - 808 hours
  • Associate in Science Degree in Massage Therapy - 808 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0103      Expires: 6/30/2018

National Holistic Institute - Emeryville, Emeryville

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0045      Expires: 7/5/2018

National Holistic Institute, Petaluma

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0045-S1      Expires: 7/5/2018

National Holistic Institute - Sacramento, Sacramento

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0047      Expires: 6/30/2018

National Holistic Institute - San Francisco, San Francisco

  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0050      Expires: 7/13/2018

National Holistic Institute - San Jose, San Jose

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0049      Expires: 7/4/2018

National Holistic Institute - Santa Ana, Santa Ana

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0046      Expires: 6/30/2018

National Holistic Institute - Studio City, Studio City

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0048      Expires: 6/30/2018

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego

  • Massage/Asian Bodywork - 606 hours
  • Associate of Science (Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork) - 1147.5 hours
  • Associate of Applied Science (Holistic Health Science) - 1193 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0099      Expires: 6/30/2018

Palace Beauty College, Los Angeles

  • Massage Therapy - 600 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0058      Expires: 6/30/2018

Rosemead Beauty School, Rosemead

  • Massage Therapy II - 600 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0039      Expires: 6/30/2018

Sacramento Holistic Health Academy dba Fair Oaks Massage Institute, Fair Oaks

  • Holistic Massage Therapist - 500 hours
  • Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist - 900 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0044      Expires: 6/30/2018

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork, San Francisco

  • Massage Therapist - 600 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0056      Expires: 6/30/2018

Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0020      Expires: 8/17/2018

School of Holistic Touch, Ontario

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0105      Expires: 6/30/2018

Sierra Massage School, Clovis

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0014      Expires: 9/22/2018

Skyline College, San Bruno

  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0120      Expires: 6/30/2018

Somatherapy Institute School of Massage, Rancho Mirage

  • Massage Therapist - 545 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0037      Expires: 6/30/2018

South Bay Massage College, Manhattan Beach

  • Massage - 500 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0024      Expires: 6/30/2018

Southern California Health Institute, Reseda

  • Advanced Professional Massage Therapy - 925 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0074      Expires: 9/21/2018

Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier

  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 804 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0043      Expires: 6/30/2018

Victory Career College, Torrance

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours
  • Massage Therapy Course - 720 hours
  • Applied Kinesiology - 720 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0067      Expires: 6/30/2018

 

 

CAMTC PROVISIONALLY APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

The following schools are provisionally approved for the time period listed. Provisional approval is for six months. Please check back regularly as provisionally approved schools may have their status changed. Provisional approval does not guarantee that a school or its programs will ultimately be approved by CAMTC.

CAMTC Provisionally Approved Schools

Carrington College, Citrus Heights

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0111      Expires: 3/6/2017

Polarity Healing Arts of California, Topanga

  • Integrative Massage and Bodywork Practitioner - 550 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0077      Expires: Expires: 2/27/2017

 

 

PENDING APPLICATIONS FOR CAMTC SCHOOL APPROVAL

The following is a list of schools with pending applications for CAMTC school approval. Schools on the Pending Applications list are those schools that have submitted an application for CAMTC school approval but the application either is not yet complete and/or no final decision has been rendered by CAMTC on the application for school approval.

Please check this list frequently, as schools will be added to the list as their applications for school approval are received and will be removed from the list as final decisions are rendered.

Notice to Students: CAMTC will hold all applications from students whose applications are received by CAMTC on or after July 1, 2016 with education from school(s) that have applied for CAMTC approval, but for whom a final decision has not yet been rendered. If the school ultimately receives CAMTC school approval, the hold on the students' applications will be lifted and the applications will be processed in accordance with CAMTC's standard procedures. If the school is ultimately denied CAMTC school approval, the applicants for certification will then be notified that they may not use education from that school for CAMTC certification purposes, and that they will have one year from the date of the notification to provide proof of education from a CAMTC approved school or schools.

Pending Applications:

  • Aberdeen College
  • Alive! Institute of Therapeutic Massage - Rosemead
  • Alive! Institute of Therapeutic Massage - San Diego
  • American Beauty Institute
  • American Career College - Long Beach
  • American Career College - Ontario
  • American College of Healthcare - Huntington Beach
  • American College of Healthcare - Riverside
  • American Empire College
  • Andaman Institute of Massage
  • Angeles College
  • Arcata School of Massage
  • ATI College
  • Blake Austin College
  • Burke Williams Academy of Massage Therapy - San Jose
  • Calaveras College of Therapeutic Massage
  • California Healing Arts College
  • Calistoga Massage Therapy School
  • Charter College
  • Chico Therapy Wellness Center
  • Coastline Beauty College
  • Cosmotek College
  • Cypress Health Institute
  • David's Academy of Beauty - Corona
  • David's Academy of Beauty - Pico Rivera
  • Evons Beauty College
  • Fenwu University of Alternative Medicine dba Alhambra Medical University
  • Five Branches University - San Jose
  • Five Branches University - Santa Cruz
  • Fullerton College
  • Golden Bridge College
  • Hair California Beauty College
  • Hamilton College - Los Angeles
  • Hamilton College - Monterey Park
  • Harbin School of Healing Arts
  • Harbor Career College
  • Healing Hands School of Holistic Health
  • Health Medicine School
  • Heavenly Touch Learning Center
  • Intercoast Colleges - Carson
  • Intercoast Colleges - Elk Grove
  • Intercoast Colleges - Fairfield
  • Intercoast Colleges - Orange
  • Intercoast Colleges - Riverside
  • Intercoast Colleges - Roseville
  • Intercoast Colleges - West Covina
  • International School of Beauty, Inc.
  • International Beauty College
  • Jinshan Institute of Clinical Massage
  • Jupiter Hollow School for Massage
  • Kali Institute
  • Katie Skills Center
  • Kingston University
  • Loving Hands Institute of Healing Arts
  • Massage School of Pasadena
  • Natural Healing Institute
  • Nine Star University of Health Sciences
  • North-West College - Pasadena
  • North-West College - Pomona
  • North-West College - Riverside
  • North-West College - Santa Ana
  • North-West College - West Covina
  • San Bernardino Beauty College
  • Santa Barbara Bodyworks
  • Sebastopol Massage Center
  • Stanton University
  • University of East-West Medicine
  • University of Western California
  • Vitality College of Healing Arts
  • Washington College
  • West Valley College
  • World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts

 

 

UN-APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOLS

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

For applicants who have completed education at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts on or before December 31, 2012, CAMTC will accept that education for purposes of CAMTC certification. Please note that CAMTC cannot accept education completed at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts during the time it was not BPPE approved, which is on or after January 1, 2013.

 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

CAMTC will not accept transcripts from schools that are not approved by BPPE or by another agency or institution listed in Business and Professions Code section 4601(a). The following schools fail to meet the definition of a CAMTC approved school as set forth in Business and Professions Code section 4601(a)(1)-(5):

  1. Manhattan College (a.k.a. Westlake College)
  2. Andrew University
  3. American States College
  4. American States University
  5. Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts for education received on or after January 1, 2013
  6. East West Massage School, LLC (SC)
  7. International Institute of Cosmetics School
  8. Healing Arts Institute - Tuina program - San Francisco Location (Education received at the Citrus Heights location may still be used for CAMTC certification purposes.)

 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

CAMTC will consider the following massage schools as not meeting the definition of an "approved school" in CAMTC's enabling law. Other schools may be added to this list from time to time so please continue to check this website before submitting a transcript. Applicants whose applications are received before the effective date listed here, and which include education from the following schools remain eligible to provide additional proof of their education. Applications received on or after the date listed below will not be able to use education from an un-approved school or program to meet the educational requirements for certification.

Effective September 26, 2016 (Please note for applications received on or after July 1, 2016, CAMTC will only accept education from CAMTC approved schools)

  1. Just for Your Health College of Massage

Effective September 16, 2016

  1. Advance Beauty College
  2. American College of Massage
  3. Brightness Massage School for the Blind
  4. In't Health Center

Effective July 1, 2016

  1. Peaceful Training Center (aka Ocean College)

Effective July 1, 2016

  1. Healing Arts Institute - Tuina program - Milpitas, J Street and Stockton Blvd locations (Education received at the Citrus Heights location may still be used for CAMTC certification purposes)

Effective June 28, 2016 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Academy of Oriental Therapy
  2. Americana College
  3. VIP Beauty School
  4. ZMS Academy

Effective January 28, 2016 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Academy of Somatics and Massage

Effective December 1, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Barberio School of Massage Therapy
  2. Lifestream Massage School

Effective September 30, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. California Trinity University

Effective September 21, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Advanced Pro Nursing Institute
  2. BodyConcepts Wellness Institute
  3. Empire Institute of Massage Therapy
  4. Georgia Massage & Holistic Institute
  5. Majestic Vocational Training Center
  6. Xincon America School

Effective July 9, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. L.A. Vocational Institute

Effective June 23, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Glamour Beauty College (a.k.a. Topline Beauty College)

Effective April 14, 2015 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Mir Institute School of Massage and Pain Management Therapy

Effective December 23, 2014 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Oak English College (a.k.a. Royal Healing Academy)

Effective October 1, 2014 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Napa Valley School of Massage

Effective August 9, 2013 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. First Choice International Medical Academy

Effective July 16, 2013 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Academy of Health & Beauty
  2. American University of Healing Arts
  3. American Training School for Medical Professionals
  4. ASM Beauty World Academy
  5. Georgia Academy of Massage
  6. New Wave Myotherapy
  7. QH Beauty School
  8. Tokyo Beauty and Massage School
  9. Uniquely Yours Therapeutic Massage School

Effective February 21, 2013

  1. Massage Technical Center

Effective February 21, 2013

  1. School of Traditional Medical Thai Massage

Effective September 24, 2012 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Professional School of Massage (Transcripts received with graduation date after 10/30/2011)

Effective August 2, 2012 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Han's Academy of Massage (a.k.a Han's Career College)
  2. Northern California Vocational College (a.k.a. California Vocational Cosmetology College)

Effective May 21, 2012 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. American Heritage University of Southern California
  2. America's Institute of Traditional Medicine (a.k.a. Queenston College of America, a.k.a. Queenston University of America, a.k.a. California College of Health Sciences)
  3. American Purlinton Institute
  4. Andrew Health Institute
  5. Cal Lion Institute
  6. California Professional College (a.k.a. Los Angeles Health Institute)
  7. California Union University
  8. Diamond Beauty College
  9. Dynasty School (a.k.a. Dynasty Institute)
  10. East-West Institute of Hand Therapy
  11. Golden Acupressure Therapeutic Massage College
  12. Milpitas Electrolysis College
  13. Min Jian Healing Institute (a.k.a Perfect Day Spa)
  14. National Institute Of Massage Therapy (NIMT)
  15. Oriental Medicine Institute of America (Oriental Medical Institute in America)
  16. Royal Irvin College
  17. San Francisco College of Alternative Therapies
  18. School of Healing Touch
  19. Select Therapy Institute
  20. United States Alternative College (a.k.a. Golden Acupressure Therapeutic Massage College)
  21. USA Pain Care College
  22. US Acupressure & Shiatsu School

Effective May 10, 2012 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. Acupuncture and Massage Institute of America
  2. College of Physical Arts and Cosmetology
  3. Sunflower Advanced Beauty Institute
  4. Tammy Beauty Academy

Effective February 1, 2012 (90 days from posting this announcement)

  1. American International Vocational College
  2. Hahm Therapeutic Massage Institute
  3. Linda Beauty School
  4. San Diego Beauty College
  5. Sunset College of Healing Arts
  6. UBC - South El Monte
  7. Yunique Wellness Center

Applicants who submit transcripts from un-approved schools will be told that their application is incomplete and that they will have up to one year in which to submit a transcript from a school which is approved. If an acceptable transcript is not submitted within one year, the incomplete application will be purged and the applicant will have to start over if he/she chooses to apply again after that date.

 

Notice to applicants: Transcripts from out-of-state schools will not be accepted if that out-of-state school is not approved by the corresponding agency in that school's state. Applicants will not have the opportunity to prove education from such an out-of-state transcript.

 

INADEQUATE EDUCATION MASSAGE SCHOOLS

Applicants with education from certain California schools are required to provide more than just a transcript and diploma as proof of education. If you attended and/or graduated from one of the following schools, please plan to provide additional evidence of your education beyond just the diploma and transcript.

  1. East West Institute in America
  2. International Qi Gong Research Association
  3. J.H.J. Education College
  4. Orange Valley College
  5. St. Luke University
  6. West Pacific Institute of Body Therapy

Updated October 8, 2012

The above list applies to all locations for these schools.

CAMTC will consider any documents, letters, receipts, statements, etc. which might provide evidence of your education. NOTE: MATERIAL SUBMITTED TO PROVE EDUCATION WILL NOT BE RETURNED. PLEASE SUBMIT CLEAN, LEGIBLE COPIES AND RETAIN YOUR ORIGINALS. There are no absolutes regarding what will qualify as sufficient additional evidence of adequate education, but the following is a sample list of the types of evidence that might be helpful to our evaluation:

  • Massage licenses held in other states
  • National certification
  • Licenses held (or previously held) in related fields
  • Proof of participation in school volunteer events
  • Transcripts showing education from other institution
  • Notes or exams from the massage classes attended
  • Test results from massage exams or tests (local or national)
  • Transcripts from other related types of professional education
  • Documentation of continuing education in massage (additional seminars, courses)
  • Copies of tax returns proving employment as a massage professional
  • Proof of liability insurance and/or massage association membership
  • Letters of recommendation from employer or customer (must include contact information)

The foregoing is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the types of evidence CAMTC might accept as proof of adequate education, nor does it mean we always accept the above types of evidence, but we hope it gives applicants some idea about the types of items we consider. Applicants should provide as many items of additional evidence as they have, not just one of the above.