According to California State Law, CAMTC Certiﬁcation is voluntary. However, many massage professionals choose to apply to become a Certiﬁed Massage Therapist for reasons that may include, but are not limited to the following:
… of all CAMTC Approved Massage School Programs by clicking on the ‘Find a School’ icon at:
Q: Does attending a CAMTC Approved Program guarantee that I will become certified by CAMTC?
A: No. In addition to CAMTC verifying that the school transcript is accurate and complete, all applicants must submit a completed application, pay the application fee, pass a CAMTC approved exam, and pass a background check.
Q: If my program is longer than 500 hours, do I have to graduate before applying to CAMTC?
A: Check your school’s policy. You must complete a minimum 500 hours of massage education, including 100 hours of core requirements, from a CAMTC Approved Program in order to obtain CAMTC Certiﬁcation. However, it is up to the school to deﬁne ‘complete’ and ‘graduate.’
Q: Can CAMTC require a CAMTC Approved School to release my transcripts?
A: No. Schools may withhold transcripts for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, failure to attend all hours/classes, failure to pass any tests/exams, or failure to pay all fees. Check your school’s policy.
Q: Can I attend more than one Approved Program?
A: Yes, as long as you complete a minimum of 500 hours, with a minimum of 100 hours in core subjects, from one or more CAMTC Approved Programs. Sealed transcripts directly mailed to CAMTC from each school must be submitted. CAMTC will evaluate all transcripts to ensure that the total education received reﬂects the well-rounded curriculum of a singular approved program.
Q: What happens if my school’s approval expires or is revoked?
A: CAMTC Approved Programs meet the minimum requirements at the time of approval. However, CAMTC cannot control school actions that might jeopardize its approval. While CAMTC makes every eﬀort to ensure that students from CAMTC Approved Programs receive credit for actual education received, students should report directly to CAMTC any behavior on the part of the school that seems questionable and unreported to CAMTC.
Send any questions or concerns regarding questionable school behaviors to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Massage Therapy Council’s mission is to protect the public by certifying massage professionals in California that meet the requirements in the law and approving massage programs that meet the minimum standards for training and curriculum.
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