Become a Massage Therapist
What does it take to become a Registered Massage Therapist in New Brunswick?
Successfully graduate from an acceptable massage therapy education program,
Gain acceptance to attempt College exams,
Perform at an acceptable level on both the practical exam and theory and knowledge exam
Be approved to be accepted as a Member of the Regulatory College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
Three levels of Registered Massage Therapists
RMTs use basic skills that meet all of the National Competency Standards
Experienced RMTs have augmented their skills and knowledge through dedicated and focused care of many patients over several years. Gained successful participation and completion of at least 10 hours of approved focused advance study per year.
Advanced RMTs have achieved significant further development and consolidation of skills and knowledge through many years of: dedicated and focused care of patients, continuing education in advanced massage techniques, knowledge of current research and active participation in peer networks, advanced readings and research. Some of these advance RMTs may present papers at conferences, develop curriculum for school and advanced courses in massage therapy techniques and in research about the value and efficacy of massage therapy.
All Active and Inactive members of the New Brunswick Massotherapy Association-Association de massothérapie du Nouveau-Brunswick must be registered as members in good standing of the regulatory College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick (CMTNB). http://www.cmtnb.ca/
A candidate for registration must meet specific standards. These standards are called the Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry-to-Practice. These standards are continually evaluated and updated. Here is the most recent version.
For more information on the skills, competencies and knowledge also visit http://www.fomtrac.ca/ and http://www.cmtca.ca/
While the CMTNB is becoming fully functional the NBMA-AMNB will continue to post information to assist those interested in becoming Registered Massage Therapists.
The CMTNB requires that all applicants be graduates of a course that offers complete training in accordance with the Competency Standards and Performance Indicators.