Passage of a CAMTC approved exam is not currently required for CAMTC Certification. While the law previously imposed this requirement, the requirement to pass a CAMTC approved exam has been suspended through December 31, 2022. 

Out-of-State Education

In order for CAMTC to accept massage education from an out-of-state school, it must meet the requirements in the Massage Therapy Act. Detailed info is at:

Education and training received outside of California must be, at a minimum, substantially equivalent to the requirements applied to California school programs. One important aspect of educational program equivalence is whether the educational institution attended has been approved by the national, regional, or state authority with responsibility for vocational program approvals. Such status can readily be ascertained by CAMTC for each of the 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories. 

Out-of-Country Education

CAMTC does not accept out-of-country education.


On May 31, 2018 CAMTC Board of Directors approved a $50 increase in the initial application fee effective January 1, 2019, and a $50 increase in the recertification fee applicable to certificates expiring on or after January 1, 2019. This increase is the first in nearly a decade. Other fees will also be increased effective January 1, 2019. The full CAMTC Fee Schedule is here.

Please make sure that you have updated your contact information as required by California State Law, including your phone number, primary email address, home address and each workplace address, within 30 days of any changes. This will help to ensure that you receive a reminder of your need to recertify.  

CAMTC Certificate Holders And Applicants - Understand Violations of CAMTC's Law

Download here:   Summary of Common Actions That Violate CAMTC's Law

CAMTC Authorization Form is now available in English and Chinese

If you would like anyone to be able to receive information in relation to your CAMTC Application, Certification, and any and all issues related to my CAMTC Application or Certification, please print the appropriate form linked below and complete it in English: 

English:     Representative Authorization Form

Chinese:    加州按摩治疗委员会 代表授权表

Notice Regarding CAMTC Recertification

Reminder notifications may be sent to you as a courtesy only, and failure to receive a reminder notification does not waive late fees and your responsibility to submit a fully completed application for recertification in a timely manner to ensure that it is 'received' by CAMTC at least 60 days before the expiration date listed on your certificate. NOTE: You may apply as early as 90 days prior to your expiration date.

To apply for CAMTC Recertification, go to the Certificate Holder Login webpage and scroll down.