Massage Therapy Registration
Before you can become a registered massage therapist and ready to practice Massage Therapy in Ontario, you must first successfully complete the certification examinations administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
2 components of the certification examination – the written Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) and the Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE). To successfully pass you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 70 on each component of the examination. Below are details on each examination:
The MCQ is a 100 questions multiple choice exam.component of the certification examinations.You will have 115 minutes to complete the exam, which will test you on knowledge in the three competency areas of health science, professional development and clinical science.
The MCQ is administered on business days, via computer, at a number of test centres across the province. It can be taken either before or after the OSCE. Review Candidate Handbook for more details.
The Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) is the hands-on/clinical component of the certification exam. The OSCE will test and evaluate both the knowledge and application of skill, and the ability to safely and effectively apply the principles and processes of Massage Therapy practic. The OSCE gives a number of different clinical scenarios in one of seven test stations that you must complete. The OSCE component lasts roughly 90 minutes.
Preparing for the Certification Exams
More information about the content and format of the certification exams is provided in the Candidate Handbook. It is important that you read the Candidate Handbook before taking Certification Exams.