ATTENTION NEW APPLICANTS - First time users must click register first. After you register, you will be sent a temporary password to set up an account with CAMTC.

Once your account is set-up, you can login and complete your application for certification using our online process.

Please Note: You can only pay by credit card for online applications. To pay by check, you must apply with a paper application. Please download the application by clicking here.

ATTENTION RETURNING APPLICANTS – A returning applicant is an individual who has already submitted an application for certification and the application is currently in process. All returning applicants, who have not registered on our new website, will need to register in order to access their account. Please note, that all account information is currently under construction. In the meantime, please contact our customer service department for a status update at (916) 669-5336.

If you have already registered and received a password you can login by clicking here to Login

 

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

Massage professionals please note: A complete application includes a signed and dated application on which complete, true, and accurate answers to all of the questions have been provided, as well as payment, passport photo, copy of government issued ID, original transcripts sent directly from school(s), exam proof sent directly from examining board, and live scan fingerprinting results have been received. 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. You can check on the status of your application by contacting CAMTC at (916) 669-5336 or info@camtc.org. We appreciate your patience.

If you order extra certificates they will be mailed separately and arrive later than your initial certificate and ID card

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

 

 

  • Requirements for Certification

       In order to obtain CAMTC Certification as a Certified Massage Therapist, an applicant shall submit an application in its      entirety and provide satisfactory evidence that he or she meets all of the following requirements:

  • The applicant is 18 years of age or older.
  • The applicant has successfully completed the curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours, or the credit unit equivalent, that incorporates appropriate school assessment of student knowledge and skills.

    • Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics.
    • All of the 500 hours shall be from a CAMTC approved school program.
  • Click here to register to login and apply

    • 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 this 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 least 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, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Officially sealed transcripts from duly locally approved educational institutions located within those jurisdictions shall be sufficient school material for CAMTC to evaluate.
      • Out-of-Country Education: For education obtained outside of the 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as outlined above, please read the Policies Regarding Massage Education Received Outside the United States.
  • The applicant has passed one of the following CAMTC approved exams:
    • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)
    • Board Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(BCETMB)
    • National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) – Taken on or before February 2015
    • National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) - Taken on or before February 2015
    • New York State Massage Therapy Examination
  • The applicant has successfully passed a Live Scan fingerprint background investigation specific to CAMTC and has not violated any of the provisions of the California Massage Therapy Act or any policy, procedures, or regulations of CAMTC.
  • All fees required by the council have been paid.

 

 

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: 6/30/2018

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 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 – 500 hours

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

Bellus Academy, Poway

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

CAMTC School Code: SCH0076      Expires: 6/30/2018

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

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

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: 6/30/2018

California Institute of Massage & Spa Services, Sonoma

  • Massage Therapist - 500 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0061      Expires: 6/30/2018

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 - 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

Charter College, Lancaster

  • Massage Therapy - 725 hours

CAMTC School Code: SCH0122      Expires: 10/9/2018

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

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: 7/17/2018

Fremont College, Los Angeles

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

CAMTC School Code: SCH0064      Expires: 7/17/2018

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: 6/30/2018

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

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

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 - 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, 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 - 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,  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 - 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

  • Massage Therapist and Health Educator - 900 hours
  • 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

Santa Barbara Bodyworks, Santa Barbara (closed)

  •  Certified Massage Therapist – 550 hours

 CAMTC School Code: SCH0017      Expires: 4/17/2019

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 - 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: 6/30/2018

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 - 500 hours
  • 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 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.

 

 

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
Alive! Institute of Therapeutic Massage – Rosemead
Alive! Institute of Therapeutic Massage – San Diego
American Beauty Institute
American Empire College
Angeles College
Arcata School of Massage
ATI College

Bodhi Panya Institute
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
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
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 Beauty College
International School of Beauty, Inc.
Jinshan Institute of Clinical Massage
Jupiter Hollow School for Massage

Kamana Academy
Katie Skills Center
Kingston University
Massage School of Pasadena
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 Antelope Valley
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

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.  (End of grace period - August 15, 2017.  Application 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 - Effective June 8, 2017
  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 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 this section 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).

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 the 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".

1. Make two (2) photocopies of the Massage Therapist 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, 1 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 the 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 the 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 the CAMTC. Such elements include, but are not limited to receipt of official school transcripts, receipt of supplementary information (if applicable), and receipt of fingerprint results from the DOJ and FBI application and certification process for massage professionals in California, and your feedback and support is greatly appreciated.

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