ATTENTION NEW AND RETURNING APPLICANTS

First Time Applicants: Click register the first time using our new website to complete an online Application. After you register, you will be sent a temporary password to set up an account with CAMTC.

Returning Applicants: If you have already submitted a CAMTC Application for Certification and the Application is currently in process, click register in order to access your account.

Once your account is set-up, or if you've already registered and received a password, you can login to complete your CAMTC Application for Certification using our online process.

Please Note: Applicant account information is currently under construction. All registered applicants will receive an email notification once the system is fully functional and applicants can view their status. In the meantime, please contact our customer service department for a status update at info@camtc.org or call (916) 669-5336.

Payment by Credit Card: Online Applications can only be paid by credit card. To pay by check, you must apply with a paper Application.

Payment by Other Methods: Paper Applications can be paid by credit card, check, cashier's check or money order.

Download Paper Application: The Application for CAMTC Certification can be printed by clicking here to download the printable instructions and application.

MASSAGE APPLICANTS - HELPFUL INFORMATION

Have all requirements met before submitting your Application, including but not limited to:

  1. Live Scan using the form at Request for Live Scan Service.
  2. 500 hours of education from a CAMTC Approved Massage Program, including a minimum of 100 hours of core subjects: anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health & hygiene, and business & ethics.
  3. CAMTC approved exam passed and results electronically sent to CAMTC.

Please expect the application process to take approximately ninety (90) days for COMPLETE Applications that have no background or educational issues to be processed.

A complete Application includes a signed and dated Application on which complete, true, and accurate answers to all of the questions have been provided. Additionally, a complete Application includes payment, passport photo, copy of a non-expired government issued photo ID, original sealed transcripts sent directly from school(s) to CAMTC, exam proof sent directly from examining board to CAMTC, and live scan fingerprinting results have been received.

A complete Application also includes explanations for any background questions where the applicant answered 'yes'. Applications with issues, including but not limited to those received from applicants with criminal convictions, civil or administrative citations or where local action has been taken against the applicant, complaints have been made in relation to an applicant's professional conduct, or those with education issues can take a significantly longer period of time.

CAMTC shall take into account all reliable evidence of rehabilitation furnished by the applicant or certificate holder. Go to the http://www.camtc.org/media/1108/criteriaforprovingrehabilitation.pdf for more information.

Please note: If you are submitting an Application online and have difficulty, email CAMTC at info@camtc.org with your Name and Member ID#. 

You can check on the status of your application by contacting CAMTC at info@camtc.org or (916) 669-5336. We appreciate your patience while some areas of our new website are under construction.

If your CAMTC Certificate and CAMTC ID Card have not reached you by 10 days of email notification that your Application has been approved, please contact CAMTC at info@camtc.org or 916-669-5336.

Original CAMTC Certificates (not photocopies) are required by California State Law to be displayed at each workplace location. If you order extra CAMTC Certificates, they will be mailed separately and arrive later than your initial CAMTC Certificate and CAMTC ID Card.

If you experience any problems during registration or login, please contact CAMTC for assistance at info@camtc.org or (916) 669-5336. 

 

  • Requirements for CAMTC Certification

    The California Massage Therapy Council issues voluntary certifications to massage professionals that meet the requirements in the law. CAMTC Certification is voluntary, and CAMTC Certification is not required by State law in order for a massage professional to practice their profession in the State of California. However, some cities and counties locally require CAMTC Certification for massage professionals. To find out if your city or county requires CAMTC Certification, please contact the city or county in which you wish to practice. Local permits may be needed for each city or county where you practice unless you are CAMTC Certified. If you are in an unincorporated area, please check with the county.

    Massage professionals may find CAMTC Certification useful as it allows certified individuals to practice their profession in all cities and counties in the State without the need to get a local permit to provide massage for compensation.

    California Business and Professions Code section 4611 makes it an unfair business practice for anyone not certified by CAMTC to use the titles: Licensed, Certified, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Practitioner, CMT, or CMP.

    In order to obtain CAMTC Certification, an applicant must submit a fully completed application and meet all of the following requirements:

    • Be 18 years of age or older;
    • Pay the $150 fee;
    • Submit fingerprints to an authorized agency in California for a Live Scan using only the CAMTC form at Request for Live Scan Service (the authorized agencies will charge you a fee for this service) and pass a criminal background check;
    • Pass one of the following CAMTC approved exams (the exam companies charge a fee for taking their exam):
      • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx);
      • Board Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCETMB);
      • National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) or National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) taken on or before February 2015; or
      • New York State Massage Therapy Examination;
    • Have successfully completed, at a CAMTC Approved Program, curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours (or the credit unit equivalent), which incorporates appropriate school assessment of student knowledge and skills. Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours shall be in anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics; and
    • Have not violated any of the provisions of the California Massage Therapy Act or any policy, procedure, or regulation of CAMTC.

    CAMTC Recertification

    CAMTC Certification is for a two year time period. Certificate holders must therefore apply for CAMTC Recertification every two years. The current fee for recertification is the same as certification. Certificate holders must apply for CAMTC Recertification within six months of the date of the expiration of their certificate. If expired certificate holders fail to apply for CAMTC Recertification within this time frame then they must re-apply as a new applicant. This means that they must meet all requirements for CAMTC Certification existing at the time of re-application, including education and exam requirements.

    There are no continuing education requirements for CAMTC certificate holders.

    For additional information see http://www.camtc.org/faqs/ and scroll down to click on the icon, then click Massage Professionals more information.

    Closed School Policy

    CAMTC will accept education for CAMTC Certification purposes from schools closed on or before June 30, 2016, with either no lawful custodian of records or a lawful custodian of records that is not a CAMTC approved school as long as all of the following conditions are met:

    1)  The education occurred at a time when the closed school was approved or accredited by at least one of the organizations listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4601;

    2)  The closed school is or was not subject to any disciplinary actions or pending investigations by any approval or accrediting agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), government agencies, CAMTC or other massage or school related entities;

    3)  The applicant for CAMTC Certification provides verifiable proof that the education received at the closed school meets minimum standards for training and curriculum and the statutory education requirements for certification; and

    4)  The individual application for CAMTC CMT Certification is received in the CAMTC office on or before December 31, 2018. Applicants whose applications are received after this date may still use education from closed schools described in the Policies and Procedures for Approval of Schools section 3.A.a. for CAMTC Certification purposes as long as they either provide proof of current and continuous city and/or county permit(s) to provide massage for compensation or they pass a CAMTC education hearing (oral telephonic hearing or consideration of a written statement).

    Out-of-State Education

    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.

    Notice: Please note that this is only a summary of general requirements and not a complete listing. Please refer to the CAMTC Application for Certification, California Business and Professions Code section 4600 et.seq., School Approval Procedures, Denial Procedures, and all other CAMTC policies and procedures for additional information on these issues.

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CAMTC APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOL 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.

Click Here for a Map of CAMTC Approved School Programs currently open. 

A2Z Health.net, Inc. - Reseda, Reseda

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0028      Expires: 6/30/2022

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

  • Massage Therapist - 550 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0029      Expires: 6/30/2022

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 Career College, Long Beach

       • Massage Therapy – 1127.5 clock hours / 54 Credit hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0140 Expires: 11/20/2018

American Career College, Ontario

       • Massage Therapy – 1127.5 clock hours / 54 Credit hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0139 Expires: 11/20/2018

American College of Healthcare, Huntington Park

  • Physical Therapy Aide / Massage Therapist – 970 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0126  Expires: 7/6/2019

 American College of Healthcare, Riverside

  • Physical Therapy Aide / Massage Therapist – 970 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0127  Expires: 7/6/2019

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

Andaman Institute of Massage, Oceanside

  • Massage Therapist – 520 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0125      Expires: 4/13/2019

Blake Austin College, Vacaville

  • Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Practitioner – 900 hours
  • Associate of Occupational Studies Holistic Health Practitioner – 1590 hours

 CAMTC School Code: SCH0145      Expires: 1/31/2019

Bodhi Panya Institute, San Francisco

  • 500-Hour Traditional Thai Massage Program – 500 hours 

CAMTC School Code: SCH0162   Expires: 4/3/2020 

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: 6/30/2022

Brightwood College - Vista, Vista

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1020 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0042      Expires: 6/30/2022

Burke Williams Academy of Massage Therapy, Los Angeles

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0114      Expires: 6/30/2018

Burke Williams Academy of Massage Therapy, San Jose

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0149      Expires: 10/20/2018

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 Healing Arts College, Carson

• Massage Therapist-Master CN650 – 900 hours
CAMTC School Code: SCH0124      Expires: 1/19/2019

California Holistic Institute, San Luis Obispo

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0012      Expires: 6/30/2022

Calistoga Massage Therapy School, Santa Rosa

       • Massage Therapist Program – 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0008 Expires: 11/20/2018

Career Networks Institute (CNI College), Orange

  • Massage Therapy - 900 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0001      Expires: 9/22/2018

Carrington College - Stockton, Stockton

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0078      Expires: 6/30/2018

CES College, Burbank

  • Massage Therapy/Physical Therapy Aide - 900 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0123      Expires: 7/13/2022

Cinta Aveda, San Francisco

  • Esthetics and Beauty Therapy (CIDESCO) - 1200 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0086      Expires: 8/7/2018

Cypress Health Institute, Santa Cruz

  • Certified Massage Therapist - 520 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0142    Expires:  11/2/2019

De Anza College, Cupertino

  • Massage Therapy - 516 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0054      Expires: 6/30/2022

Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts, San Anselmo

  • Professional Bodywork Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0003      Expires: 6/30/2022

Downey Adult School, Downey

  • Massage Therapy - 600 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0030      Expires: 6/30/2022

Esalen Institute, Big Sur

  • Massage Practitioner III - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0010      Expires: 6/30/2022

Fair Oaks Massage Institute, Fair Oaks

  • Holistic Massage Therapist - 500 hours
  • Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist - 900 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0044      Expires: 6/30/2022

Five Branches University, San Jose

       • Asian Bodywork & Qigong – 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0137 Expires: 11/20/2018

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz

       • Asian Bodywork & Qigong – 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0102 Expires: 11/20/2018

Fremont College, Cerritos

  • Sports Therapy & Massage - 600 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 760 hours
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy - 1140 hours

 CAMTC School Code: SCH0063      Expires: 7/17/2022

Fullerton College, Fullerton

  • Therapeutic and Sports Massage Therapist Level 1 - 792 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0110      Expires: 10/20/2018

Hands On Healing Institute, Tujunga

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0106      Expires: 7/4/2022

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, Escondido

  • Massage Therapist – 500 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner – 1000 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0131      Expires: 11/7/2018

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, Laguna Hills

  • Massage Therapist – 500 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner – 1000 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0131-S1 Expires: 11/7/2018

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, San Diego

  • Massage Therapist – 500 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner – 1000 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0131-S2 Expires: 11/7/2018

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 School of Beauty, Inc., Palm Desert

  •  Massage Therapy – 600 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0119       Expires: 12/20/2019

IPSB at Life Energy Institute, Culver City

  • Integrative Massage and Bodywork Practitioner – 550 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0077        Expires: 8/31/2018

Kali Institute for Massage & Somatic Therapies, Ventura

  • Massage & Somatic Therapies – 530 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0087             Expires: 11/7/2018

Loving Hands Institute of Healing Arts,  Eureka

  •  Full Holistic Massage Therapy – 510 hours

 CAMTC School Code: SCH0011      Expires: 1/31/2019

 Massage Center, Thousand Oaks

  • Silver Massage Therapy - 550 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: 6/30/2022

McKinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland

  • 500 Massage Therapist - 500 hours
  • 658 Massage Therapist - 658 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0007      Expires: 6/30/2022

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 - 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: 7/13/2022

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, Clovis

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours  

CAMTC School Code: SCH0158      Expires: 2/23/2019

National Holistic Institute - Emeryville, Emeryville

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0045      Expires: 7/5/2022

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,  Redding

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1350 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0157      Expires: 1/31/2019

National Holistic Institute - Sacramento, Sacramento

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0047      Expires: 6/30/2022

National Holistic Institute - San Francisco, San Francisco

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0050      Expires: 7/13/2022

National Holistic Institute - San Jose, San Jose

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0049      Expires: 7/4/2022

National Holistic Institute - Santa Ana, Santa Ana

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0046      Expires: 6/30/2022

National Holistic Institute - Studio City, Studio City

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 800 hours
  • Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 1250 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0048      Expires: 6/30/2022

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: 6/30/2022

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 (School Corrective Action currently in place. Individual applicants for CAMTC Certification must pass an informal interview in addition to meeting all other requirements for certification.)

CAMTC School Code: SCH0039      Expires: 6/30/2018

San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork, San Francisco

  • Massage Therapist - 600 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0056      Expires: 6/30/2022

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: 6/30/2022

Sierra Massage School, Clovis

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0014      Expires: 9/22/2018

Skyline College, San Bruno

  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 648 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: 6/30/2022

South Bay Massage College, Manhattan Beach

  • Massage - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0024      Expires: 6/30/2022

Southern California Health Institute, Reseda

  • Advanced Professional Massage Therapy – 740 hours
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehabilitation – 760 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0074      Expires: 9/21/2018

Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier

  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 500 hours
  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 625 hours
  • Massage Therapy Certificate - 804 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0043      Expires: 6/30/2022

University of Antelope Valley, Lancaster

  • Massage Therapy - 760 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0160  Expires: 8/17/2019

Victory Career College, Torrance

  • Massage Therapy - 500 hours
  • Massage Therapy Course - 720 hours
  • Applied Kinesiology - 720 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0067      Expires: 6/30/2022

 

CAMTC PROVISIONALLY APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOL 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 MASSAGE SCHOOL PROGRAMS CLOSED WHILE APPROVED

Per CAMTC’s Policies and Procedures for Approval of Schools, section 3.A.c.:

CAMTC approved schools that are closed or merged with a CAMTC approved school on or after July 1, 2016 and are in good standing with CAMTC at the time of closure or merger: Education will be accepted from the lawful custodian of records as long as the closed school is or was not subject to any disciplinary action or pending investigations by any approval or accrediting agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), government agencies, CAMTC or other massage or school related entities.

CAMTC will therefore continue to accept education from the following approved programs that closed while approved and in good standing, so long as the education was completed on or before the closed/expired date listed below. Education completed after this date cannot be used for certification purposes. 

Bellus Academy, Poway

  • Massage Therapy - 750 hours
  • Holistic Health Practitioner - 1000 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0076         Closed/Expired: 6/30/2018    

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services, Sonoma

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0061          Closed/Expired: 11/15/2016

Carrington College - Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0083         Closed/Expired: 3/6/2017

Carrington College - Pomona, Pomona

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0079         Closed/Expired: 3/6/2017   

Carrington College - Sacramento, Sacramento

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0082         Closed/Expired: 3/6/2017

Carrington College - San Jose, San Jose

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0080         Closed/Expired: 3/6/2017

Carrington College - San Leandro, San Leandro

  • Massage Therapy - 660 hours
  • Massage Therapy - 765 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0081         Closed/Expired: 3/6/2017 

Cerritos College Community Education, Norwalk

  • Massage Therapy Training - 527 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0109         Closed/Expired: 6/30/2018 

Charter College, Lancaster

  • Massage Therapy - 725 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0122          Closed/Expired: 6/11/2017

Fremont College, Los Angeles

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy - 1120 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0064         Closed/Expired: 7/30/2017    

Healing Oak School of Massage, Simi Valley

  • Massage Therapist - 540 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0015          Closed/Expired: 1/10/2017  

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          Closed/Expired: 12/13/2016 

Milan Institute, Merced

  • Massage Therapy - 740 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0035          Closed/Expired: 7/30/2016  

Santa Barbara Bodyworks, Santa Barbara

  •  Certified Massage Therapist – 550 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0017         Closed/Expired: 7/30/2016

PENDING APPLICATIONS FOR CAMTC APPROVAL FOR MASSAGE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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 you attended a school that has requested CAMTC school approval and is ultimately denied, you may still apply for CAMTC certification using education from the denied school as long as your application for certification is received within 90 days of the effective date of denial.

Pending Applications:

Aberdeen College
Aceport College
American Beauty Institute
American Empire College
Angeles College
ATI College
Chico Therapy Wellness Center
Coastline Beauty College
Cosmotek College
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
Golden Bridge College
Hair California Beauty College
Hamilton College - Los Angeles
Hamilton College - Monterey Park
Harbin School of Healing Arts
Harbor Career College
Health Medicine School
Intercoast Colleges – Carson
Intercoast Colleges – Elk Grove
Intercoast Colleges – Fairfield
Intercoast Colleges – Orange
Intercoast Colleges – Riverside
Intercoast Colleges – Roseville
Intercoast Colleges – West Covina
International Beauty College
Jinshan Institute of Clinical Massage
Jupiter Hollow School for Massage

Kamana Academy
Katie Skills Center
Kingston University
Milpitas Massage College
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
Sebastopol Massage Center
Stanton University
University of East-West Medicine
University of Western California
Vitality College of Healing Arts
Washington College
West Valley College

MASSAGE SCHOOLS/PROGRAMS DENIED CAMTC APPROVAL

CAMTC has denied the following massage schools/programs CAMTC school approval.  These schools/programs do not meet the definition of an "approved school" in CAMTC's law or Procedures and CAMTC will not accept education completed at these schools for certification purposes for applications received after the grace period has ended.  

 Applicants whose applications are received on or before the last day of the grace period listed below, and which include education from the following schools, may still use that education for certification purposes but must provide additional proof of adequate education (in addition to a transcript and diploma) and must pass an education hearing. Applications received after the grace period has ended will not be able to use education from a denied school or program to meet the educational requirements for certification.

The end of grace period date listed below is the last date that your application must be RECEIVED in order to use that education for certification purposes.

  1. Heavenly Touch Learning Center - Hanford - Denial effective May 17, 2017.  (Grace period expired August 15, 2017.)
  2. Massage School of Pasadena - Pasadena - Denial effective September 13, 2017.  (End of grace period - December 12, 2017.  Application must be RECEIVED by this date in order to use this education for certification purposes.)
  3. Arcata School of Massage - Arcata - Denial effective September 21, 2017.  (End of grace period - December 20, 2017.  Application must be RECEIVED by this date in order to use this education for certification purposes.)
  4. World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts - Denial effective March 13, 2018. (End of grace period - June 11, 2018. Application must be RECEIVED by this date in order to use this education for certification purposes.)
  5. Alive! Institute of Therapeutic Massage - Rosemead and San Diego locations - Denial effective May 30, 2018 (End of grace period-August 28, 2018. Applications must be RECEIVED by this date in order to use this education for certification purposes.)

MASSAGE SCHOOLS OR PROGRAMS NOT APPROVED BY BPPE 

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.)
  9. Rosel School of Massage Therapy (Chicago)

ADDITION PROOF OF ADEQUATE EDUCATION REQUIRED SCHOOLS

Applications received on or before June 30, 2016 from 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, and submitted your application to CAMTC on or before June 30, 2016, please plan to provide additional evidence of your education beyond just the diploma and transcript.

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

UN-APPROVED MASSAGE SCHOOLS

CAMTC will consider the following massage schools to be un-approved massage schools.  These schools do not meet 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.

The effective date listed below is the last date that your application must be received to use that education for certification purposes.

  1. Academy of Health & Beauty - Effective July 16, 2013
  2. Academy of Oriental Therapy - Effective June 28, 2016
  3. Academy of Somatics and Massage - Effective January 28, 2016
  4. Acupuncture and Massage Institute of America - Effective May 10, 2012
  5. Advance Beauty College - For applications RECEIVED on or after January 1, 2018, where the education has been completed on or before June 30, 2016, students may apply for CAMTC Certification using their education from this school. However, they must also take and pass an informal interview in addition to meeting all of the other requirements for certification.
  6. Advanced Pro Nursing Institute - Effective September 21, 2015
  7. Americana College- Effective June 28, 2016
  8. American College of Massage - Effective June 8, 2017
  9. American Eastern/Western Medical Institute – Effective June 8, 2017
  10. American University of Healing Arts- Effective July 16, 2013
  11. American Training School for Medical Professionals- Effective July 16, 2013
  12. American International Vocational College - Effective February 1, 2012
  13. American Heritage University of Southern California - Effective May 21, 2012
  14. 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) - Effective May 21, 2012
  15. American Purlinton Institute- Effective May 21, 2012
  16. Andrew Health Institute- Effective May 21, 2012
  17. ASM Beauty World Academy- Effective July 16, 2013
  18. Barberio School of Massage Therapy - Effective December 1, 2015
  19. BodyConcepts Wellness Institute- Effective September 21, 2015
  20. Brightness Massage School for the Blind - Effective June 8, 2017
  21. Cal Lion Institute- Effective May 21, 2012
  22. California Professional College (a.k.a. Los Angeles Health Institute) - Effective May 21, 2012
  23. California Trinity University - Effective September 30, 2015
  24. California Union University- Effective May 21, 2012
  25. College of Physical Arts and Cosmetology - Effective May 10, 2012
  26. Diamond Beauty College- Effective May 21, 2012
  27. Dynasty School (a.k.a. Dynasty Institute) - Effective May 21, 2012
  28. East-West Institute of Hand Therapy- Effective May 21, 2012
  29. Empire Institute of Massage Therapy- Effective September 21, 2015
  30. First Choice International Medical Academy- Effective August 9, 2013
  31. Georgia Academy of Massage- Effective July 16, 2013
  32. Georgia Massage & Holistic Institute- Effective September 21, 2015
  33. Glamour Beauty College (a.k.a. Topline Beauty College)- Effective June 23, 2015
  34. Golden Acupressure Therapeutic Massage College- Effective May 21, 2012
  35. Hahm Therapeutic Massage Institute - Effective February 1, 2012
  36. Han's Academy of Massage (a.k.a Han's Career College) - Effective August 2, 2012
  37. 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 as long as the closed school requirements are met ) - Effective June 8, 2017
  38. In't Health Center - Effective June 8, 2017
  39. Just for Your Health College of Massage - Effective June 8, 2017
  40. LA. Vocational Institute - Effective July 9, 2015
  41. Lincoln Institute of Body Therapy – Effective June 8, 2017
  42. Linda Beauty School - Effective February 1, 2012
  43. Lifestream Massage School - Effective December 1, 2015
  44. Majestic Vocational Training Center- Effective September 21, 2015
  45. Massage Technical Center - Effective February 21, 2013
  46. Milpitas Electrolysis College- Effective May 21, 2012
  47. Min Jian Healing Institute (a.k.a Perfect Day Spa) - Effective May 21, 2012
  48. Mir Institute School of Massage and Pain Management Therapy - Effective April 14, 2015
  49. Napa Valley School of Massage - Effective October 1, 2014
  50. National Institute Of Massage Therapy (NIMT) - Effective May 21, 2012
  51. New Wave Myotherapy- Effective July 16, 2013
  52. Northern California Vocational College (a.k.a. California Vocational Cosmetology College) - Effective August 2, 2012
  53. Oak English College (a.k.a. Royal Healing Academy) - Effective December 23, 2014
  54. Oriental Medicine Institute of America (Oriental Medical Institute in America) - Effective May 21, 2012
  55. Peaceful Training Center (aka Ocean College) - Effective June 8, 2017
  56. Professional School of Massage (Transcripts received with graduation date after 10/30/2011) - Effective September 24, 2012
  57. QH Beauty School- Effective July 16, 2013
  58. Royal Irvin College- Effective May 21, 2012
  59. San Diego Beauty College - Effective February 1, 2012
  60. San Francisco College of Alternative Therapies- Effective May 21, 2012
  61. Santa Ana Beauty College - Effective June 8, 2017
  62. School of Healing Touch- Effective May 21, 2012
  63. School of Traditional Medical Thai Massage - Effective February 21, 2013
  64. Select Therapy Institute- Effective May 21, 2012
  65. Sunflower Advanced Beauty Institute - Effective May 10, 2012
  66. Sunset College of Healing Arts - Effective February 1, 2012
  67. Tammy Beauty Academy - Effective May 10, 2012
  68. Tokyo Beauty and Massage School- Effective July 16, 2013
  69. UBC - South El Monte - Effective February 1, 2012
  70. Uniquely Yours Therapeutic Massage School- Effective July 16, 2013
  71. United States Alternative College (a.k.a. Golden Acupressure Therapeutic Massage College) - Effective May 21, 2012
  72. USA Pain Care College- Effective May 21, 2012
  73. US Acupressure & Shiatsu School- Effective May 21, 2012
  74. VIP Beauty School - Effective June 28, 2016
  75. Xincon America School- Effective September 21, 2015
  76. Yunique Wellness Center - Effective February 1, 2012
  77. ZMS Academy - Effective June 28, 2016

Applicants who submit transcripts from un-approved schools after the effective date listed above 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.

 

CAMTC Live Scan Fingerprinting Instructions

All applicants for CAMTC Certification in the profession of Massage Therapy are required to submit fingerprint information to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) via the Live Scan process.

Previously processed fingerprint cards or photocopies of fingerprint impressions are not acceptable. Applicants who have been fingerprinted via Live Scan by other agencies or for other purposes must be Live Scan fingerprinted again in order to supply the agency specific information required by CAMTC.

Live Scan fingerprints must be taken in the State of California.

Fingerprint Fees

The DOJ and FBI fingerprint processing fees are established by the DOJ and FBI respectively, and are subject to change by those agencies without notice. A processing fee is also charged by the Live Scan Vendor. A typical total for fingerprint processing fees related to CAMTC Certification will range between $70 to $90, and may be broken down as follows:

  • DOJ FINGERPRINT PROCESSING FEE $32.00
  • FBI FINGERPRINT PROCESSING FEE $19.00
  • LIVE SCAN VENDOR FEE $19 - $39

The local Live Scan Vendor will inform you of accepted methods of payment.

The Live Scan Fingerprint Process

All applicants for CAMTC Certification must complete and submit the pre-populated Massage Therapist “Request for Live Scan Service form", which you will need to print and bring 2 copies with you to the Live Scan Vendor.

1. Make two (2) photocopies of the Massage Therapist Live Scan Service form.

2. Choose a local Live Scan Vendor from the DOJ list.

Live Scan fingerprints can be obtained at most local Police and Sheriff stations, and other approved live scan locations.

NOTE: Police and Sheriff stations may be more experienced in securing legible fingerprints from massage professionals with thin or worn ridges in the pattern area.

3. Take your completed, original Live Scan Request form and your two copies to the Live Scan Vendor of your choice.

4. Bring your Driver's License and/or other form of photo identification with you (passport, military ID, etc.).

5. Provide the Live Scan Fee to the Live Scan Operator (expect to pay between $70 to $90).

6. Once your fingerprints have been scanned, the Live Scan operator will complete the last section of your Live Scan Request form and will keep the original form.

7. One copy of the completed form is for your records. Submit the other completed copy of the Live Scan Request form to CAMTC. You can fax to 916-669-5337 or mail to CAMTC, One Capitol Mall - Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814

How do I complete the Live Scan Request Form?

Your CAMTC Live Scan Request form has been pre-populated with the CAMTC identifying information required by the DOJ. The only section you need to complete is the “Applicant Information” section of the form.

Please take care to note the following as you complete the “Applicant Information” section of your Live Scan Request form:

  • Your name on the Live Scan Request form must be identical to the name you provided on your application to CAMTC.
  • To facilitate prompt and accurate processing, please PRINT LEGIBLY as you fill in the “Applicant Information” section of the Live Scan Request Form.
When will CAMTC receive my Live Scan Results from DOJ/FBI?

The DOJ is able to process up to 95% of Live Scan Applicant fingerprint submissions in seventy-two (72) hours or less. Information from the FBI can take considerably longer to process.

Fingerprints are rejected on occasion due to the applicant's fingerprints having characteristics that are difficult to capture in the Live Scan process. If your fingerprints are rejected by DOJ/FBI, CAMTC will notify you via mail with instructions on how to be re-printed.

Please note that CAMTC expressly cannot guarantee that you will receive your CAMTC Certification on a specific date or within a specific time period, due to elements of the certification process that are beyond the control of CAMTC. Such elements include, but are not limited to receipt of official school transcripts, receipt of supplementary information (if applicable), exam documentation, and receipt of fingerprint results from the DOJ and FBI.

Once we receive the above elements, as well as a completed and signed application with payment, the CAMTC Certification process for massage professionals in California begins. If you have feedback or questions,  email info@camtc.org or call us at 916-669-5336.

Procedures for denial of certification or discipline/revocation are outlined in the document below:
PROCEDURES FOR DENIAL OF CERTIFICATION OR DISCIPLINE/REVOCATION

Criteria for Proof of Rehabilitation is outlined in the document below:

CRITERIA FOR PROOF OF REHABILITATION

 

To Request a Waiver of the Hearing Filing Fee click below:

Hearing Fee Waiver Form