Canada Massage Therapy Requirements

Canada does not have a national massage therapy board. Each province has individual rules and regulations regarding the practice of massage therapy. PLEASE NOTE: We provide the below information about your province as a courtesy but cannot guarantee its accuracy because laws are continually subject to change. If you have questions about the information we have provided below, please contact your licensing agency directly. Your governing board will hold you ultimately responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you. We do not deviate from our posted return and exchange policy if you later determine that a course you enrolled in is not valid for CEs in your jurisdiction.

For Canada massage therapists who also have a license to practice in the United States, please refer to our state laws page for details on US course approvals. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education approved provider (#280672).

British Columbia:

The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) is a professional regulatory body that exercises authority delegated by the provincial government through BC’s Health Professions Act.

College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia

#304-1212 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6H 3V1

Telephone: 604.736.3404; Toll-free: 1.877.321.3404

Website: https://www.cmtbc.ca/ Email: info@cmtbc.ca

Renewal date: November 1

Renewal cycle: Every 2 year period, on even years (2018, 2020, etc)

Continuing Education Requirements: Each Registrant who has held active registration for 12 or more months within a continuing education cycle must complete at least 24 credits of continuing education approved by the Quality Assurance Committee. Each Registrant who has held active registration for less than 12 months within a continuing education cycle must complete at least 12 credits of continuing education approved by the Quality Assurance Committee.

Online courses in practical education will earn Professional Development (PD) CECs. Source: https://www.cmtbc.ca/registrants/quality-assurance/criteria-for-approval-of-continuing-education-activities/

Institute of Somatic Therapy status with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia: Unfortunately, at this time and for the foreseeable future, Institute of Somatic Therapy is not an approved provider with the CMTBC. What this means is that, while we invite you to take our courses for your own education and benefit, you will not be able to submit them to the CMTBC as part of your continuing education requirements. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.