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California Massage Therapist Certification and Exam

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NCBTMB and FSMTB have reached an Agreement. NCBTMB will no longer accept applications to utilize their Licensing exams effective November 1, 2014 for completion February 1, 2015. The MBLEx will be the sole licensing exam for the Massage Profession, this will facilitate portability and standardization for Massage Therapists.

CA NEWS: **The entire Massage Practitioner (CMP) options will only be available until January 1, 2015. After which it will be phased out and all NEW applicants must meet the requirements set by the Massage Therapist (CMT) options.**

California Massage Therapy Council CAMTC - State board of certification website.

FAQ - Read this page for updated information on the new State regulations.

Articles:

Recent Amendments to the CA Massage Certification Law- ABMP

CAMTC to Protect the Public - MassageMag

CAMTC Brochure

Application Instructions - Look this information over before applying.

Live Scan Instructions- Live Scan Application for CMT, Live Scan Application for CMP

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California Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in California FAQ Schools

School must be recognized and listed by CAMTC or BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education) .

Certified Massage Practitioner:

1. 250-499 education Hrs at an approved school. Must have 100 Hrs of Core Curriculum.

2. CAMTC will no longer accept distance learning or online hours for the first 500 hours of education as of December 5th, 2013.

3. Remember that a local county or city business license may be required if you are not a W-2 employee. No Local Massage Permits Required, just the State Certification.

**The entire Massage Practitioner (CMP) options will only be available until January 1, 2015. After which it will be phased out and all NEW applicants must meet the requirements set by the Massage Therapist (CMT) options.**

Certified Massage Therapist:

1. 250-500 or more education Hrs from an approved school.

2. CAMTC will no longer accept distance learning or online hours for the first 500 hours of education as of December 5th, 2013.

3. A passing score on the MBLEx or NCETMB/NCETM

4. Holds a current license or certification from a U.S. state or Canadian province with greater or equal requirements to CA. (Policies pending regarding massage education in other countries.)

5. Remember that a local county or city business license may be required if you are not a W-2 employee. No Local Massage Permits Required, just the State Certification.

The best way to prepare for the MBLEx, and NCETMB/NCETM is to take advantage of the 3000 plus massage questions that we have on our site. You get 24 hour access to our state of the art massage testing program that tracks each test for review. Study questions in 8 different categories from massage assessment and application to anatomy, physiology, and massage law. Go into your exam with confidence which you have gained from using our massage study aid.

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Web Information http://www.camtc.org/
Education Requirements CMT= 500+ Hours, 250- 499 hours= CMP
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Credentialed Massage Practitioners 35,000

California Massage Therapy Council
One Capitol Mall, # 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-669-5336- 9am-5pm PST /M-F
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Email Contact List


Massage Schools in California

 

***If you wish to apply for a State licence, please be aware of education restrictions released by the CAMTC.***

Checklist to QUALIFY Your School

 
BPPE Approval

Alhambra Medical University

25 South Raymond Ave. #300

Alhambra, CA 91801

Email: admission@alhambramedu.com

Alhambra 626.289.7719

Everest College

2215 W Mission Rd.

Alhambra, CA 91803

 

Alhambra 626.979.4940

Everest College

511 N Brookhurst #300

Anaheim, CA 92801

Anaheim 714.953.6500

South Baylo University

1126 North Brookhurst St.

Anaheim, CA 92801

Email: admissions@southbaylo.edu

Anaheim 714.533.1495

American Institute of Natural Healing

Little Calistoga Day Spa

216 G Street

Antioch, CA 94509

Email: littlecalistoga@sbcglobal.net

Antioch 925.777.1755

Apple Valley Career College

20601 Hwy 18 #108/109

Apple Valley, CA 92307

Apple Valley 760.240.8848

California Holistic Institute

3500 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422

Atascadero 805.461.4808

Milan Institute

915 17th St.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Bakersfield 661.326.6655

San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC)

201 New Stine Rd.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield 661.834.0126

Santa Barbara Business College

5300 California Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Bakersfield

866.749.SBBC

7222

Acupressure Institute

1533 Shattuck Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94709

Email: info@acupressureinstitute.com

Berkeley 800.442.2232

Feldenkrais Professional Training Program

830 Bancroft Way, #112

Berkeley, CA 94710

Berkeley 800.765.1907

Rosen Method

825 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

Email: rosenmethod@sbcglobal.net

Berkeley 510.845.8114

American University of Complementary Medicine

415 North Camden Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Beverly Hills 310.550.7445

Esalen Institute

55000 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920

Email: info@esalen.org

Big Sur 831.667.3000

American Academy of Reflexology

725 East Santa Anita Ave. #B

Burbank, CA 91501

Email: ReflexologyEdu@aol.com

Burbank 818.841.7741

Monterey Institute of Touch

27820 Dorris Dr.

Carmel, CA 93923

Carmel 831.624.1006

School of Healing Touch

2881 Castro Valley Blvd. #1

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Not Approved 5.21.12
Castro Valley 510.886.0893
Mayfield College
35-325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 101
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Email: info@mayfieldcollege.edu
Cathedral 877.248.7302

Fremont College

18000 Studebaker Rd #900A

Cerritos, CA 90703

Cerritos 877.344.2345

Massage Center

21740 Devonshire St.

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Email: adm@asmt.net

Chatsworth 818.773.0140

Chico Therapy Wellness Center

3029 Esplanade #11

Chico, CA 95973

Email: info@chicotherapywellness.com

Chico 530.891.4301

Healing Arts Institute

7525 Auburn Blvd. #9

Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Email: info@abundanthealth.com

Citrus Heights 800.718.6824

Everest College

12801 Crossroads Parkway S

City of Industry, CA 91746

City of Industry 562.908.2500

Milan Institute

731 West Shaw Ave.

Clovis, CA 93612

Clovis 559.323.2800

Paris Beauty College

1655 Willow Pass Rd.

Concord, CA 94520

Email: doreen@parisbeautycollege.com

Concord 925.685.7600

Alive & Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork

150 Nellen Ave.

Corte Madera, CA 94925

Email: admissions@alivewell.com

Corte Madera 415.945.9945

California Academy for The Healing Arts

2488 Newport Blvd. #D

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Email: cahaschool@sbcglobal.net

Costa Mesa 949.574.9480

Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB)

5817 Uplander Way

Culver City, CA 90230

Culver City 310.342.7130

De Anza College

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Cupertino, CA 95014

Cupertino 408.864.5678

Massage Therapy Institute

1920 E 8th St

Davis, CA 95616

Email: info@mtidavis.com

Davis 530.753.4428

National Holistic Institute

5900 Hollis St. #Q

Emeryville, CA 94608

Email: nhi@nhi.edu

Emeryville 510.547.6442

Natural Healing Institute

543 Encinitas Blvd. # 105-108

Encinitas, CA 92024

Email: enroll@naturalhealinginst.com

Encinitas 760.943.8485

Natural Success School of Holistics

1106 2nd St. #630

Encinitas, CA 92024

Email: info@naturalsuccess.com

Encinitas 760.635.1085

SENSE Method

Encinitas, CA 92023

Email: mary@debonosense.com

Encinitas 858.842.4006

National Holistic Institute

15720 Ventura Blvd, # 101

Encino, CA 91436

Email: encinocampus@nhi.edu

Encino 818.788.0824

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

125 W. Mission Ave. #212

Escondido, CA

Email: contactus@healinghandsschool.com

Escondido 760.746.9364

Fair Oaks Massage Institute

9833 Fair Oaks Blvd. #C-1

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Email: info@fairoaksmassageschool.com

Fair Oaks 916.965.4063

Loving Hands Institute

639 11th St.

Fortuna, CA 95540

Email: Skyhawk@northcoast.com

Fortuna 707.725.9627

Coastline Beauty College

10840 Warner Ave. #207

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Fountain Valley 714.963.4000

Fullerton College

321 E. Chapman Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92832

Fullerton 714.992.7000

Everest College

1045 W Redondo Beach Blvd. #275

Gardena, CA 90247

Gardena 310.527.2040

Advanced Beauty College

10121 Westminster Ave.

Garden Grove, CA 92843

Garden Grove 714.530.2131

Concorde Career College

12951 Euclid St. #101

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Garden Grove 714.703.1900

Bryan College

2317 Gold Meadow Way

Gold River, CA 95670

Gold River 866.649.2400

Pacific School of Massage & Healing

44800 Fish Rock Rd.

Gualala, CA 95445

Email: mitouer@mcn.org

Gualala 707.884.3138

CalCopa Massage School

18582 Beach Blvd. #11

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Email: info@calcopamassageschool.com

Huntington Beach 800.844.7744

Hendrickson Method Institute

388 Colusa Ave.

Kensington, CA 94707

Email: school@hendricksonmethod.com

Kensington 510.524.8256

Healing Hands School of Holistice Health

23022 La Cadena #204

Laguna Hills, CA

Email: contactus@healinghandsschool.com

Laguna Hills 800.355.6463

Bryan College

3580 Wilshire Blvd. #400

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Los Angeles 877.484.8850

California Professional College

4047 Wilshire Blvd. #201

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Not Approved 5.21.12
Los Angeles 213.387.5900

Everest College

3000 South Robertson Blvd., #300

Los Angeles, CA 90034

WEST

Los Angeles 310.840.5777

LA Vocational Institute

3540 Wilshire Blvd. #410

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Email: info@lavocational.com

Los Angeles 213.480.4882

Ahern's Massage Therapy School

4615 Indian Peak Rd.

Mariposa, CA 95338

Email: info@ahernmassageschool.com

Mariposa 800.578.2822

Central Valley Massage Institute

792 Loughborough Dr.

Merced, CA 95348

Merced 209.384.2164

School of Shiatsu & Massage

Harbin Hot Springs

PO Box 889

Middletown, CA 95461

Middletown 707.987.3801

School of Traditional Medical Thai Massage

176 East Blithedale Ave.

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Email: Supron@thai-massage.com

Not Approved 2.21.13
Mill Valley 415.235.3503

A.C.I. Career College

2412 McHenry Ave.

Modesto, CA 95350

Modesto 209.338.6224

Abrams College

201 East Rumble Rd.

Modesto, CA 95350

Modesto 209.527.7777

Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St.

Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey 831.646.4000

Boston Reed College

2799 Napa Valley Corporate Dr.

Napa, CA 94558

Email: contact@bostonreed.com

Napa 800.201.1141

Napa Valley School of Massage

1131 Trancas St.

Napa, CA 94558

Email: info@napamassageschool.com

Napa 707.253.0627

Phillips School of Massage

101-B Broad St.

Nevada City, CA 95959

Nevada City 800.655.4645

Concorde Career College

12412 Victory Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91606

North Hollywood 818.766.8151

Institute of Professional Practical Therapy (IPPT)

5644 Vineland Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Email: info@ippt.com

North Hollywood 888.988.IPPT (4778)

Kingston University

12100 Imperial Hwy

Norwalk, CA 90650

Email: ukingston@yahoo.com

Norwalk 888.868.6389

Holistic Life Institute School of Massage and Natural Health

730 East F St. #G

Oakdale, CA 95361

Email: Jan@HolisticLifeInstitute.com

Oakdale 209.848.8382

Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences (ACCHS)

1601 Clay St.

Oakland, CA 94612

Oakland 510.763.7787

Body Therapy Center

2940 Webster St.

Oakland, CA 94609

Email: info@btc.mckinnonmassage.com

Oakland 510.465.3488

The Breema Center

6076 Claremont Ave.

Oakland, CA 94618

Email: center@breema.com

Oakland

800.452.1008

Ojai School of Massage

619 West El Roblar Dr.

Ojai, CA 93023

Email: osom11@gmail.com

Ojai 805.640.9798

Everest College

1460 S Milliken Ave.

Ontario, CA 91761

Ontario 909.984.5027

School of Holistic Touch

3700 Inland Empire Blvd. #125

Ontario, CA 91764

Email: info@schoolofholistictouch.com

Ontario 909.989.8200

CNI College

702 Town & Country Road

Orange, CA 92868

Orange 714.437.9697

Lincoln Institute of Body Therapy

202 W Lincoln Ave. #A

Orange, CA 92865

Orange 714.998.4943

Academy of Somatics and Massage

2323 Roosevelt Blvd.

Oxnard, CA 93035

Email: deetta@deettasmassageschool.com

Oxnard 805.382.0506

Kaplan College

Palm Springs Campus

2475 E Tahquitz Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Palm Springs 800.987.6038

North-West College

530 East Union St.

Pasadena, CA 91101

Email: admissions@north-westcollege.edu

Pasadena 800.639.2273

National Holistic Institute

1347 Redwood Way

Petaluma, CA 94954

Email: nhi@nhi.edu

Petaluma 707.789.9235

World School

699 Peters Ave. #A

Pleasanton, CA 94566

Pleasanton 925.461.2533

Somatherapy

Desert Resorts School of Somatherapy

PO Box 2973

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Email: ramonamoody@earthlink.net

Rancho Mirage 760.641.9155

Marinello School of Beauty

1560 Market St.

Redding, CA 96001

Redding 530.242.6120

Hands-on Medical Massage School

2015 Park Ave. #7

Redlands, CA 92373

Email: handsonmedicalmassage@verizon.net

Redlands 909.793.4263

Alta Massage College

730 South Pacific Caost Hwy. #105

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Redondo Beach 800.404.4770

Mendocino School of Holistic Massage & Advanced Healing Arts

2680 Road B

Redwood Valley, CA 95470

Email: info@mendomassageschool.com

Redwood Valley 707.485.0619

A2Z Health Massage School

7620 Lindley Ave.

Reseda, CA 91335

Reseda 888.303.3131

Everest College

18040 Sherman Way #400

Reseda, CA 91335

Reseda 818.774.0550

Kaplan College (Maric College)

Riverside Campus

4040 Vine St.

Riverside, CA 92507

Riverside 951.276.1704

San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC)

5380 Pirrone Rd.

Salida, CA 95368

Salida 209.543.8800

Concorde Career College

201 E Airport Dr. #A

San Bernardino, CA 92408

San Bernardino 909.884.8891

Everest College

217 E. Club Center Dr. #A

San Bernardino, CA 92408

San Bernardino 909.783.8810

Body Mind College

5440 Morehouse Dr. #2700

San Diego, CA 92121

Email: info@bodymindcollege.com

San Diego 858.453.3295

Concorde Career College

4393 Imperial Ave. #100

San Diego, CA 92113

San Diego 619.688.0800

International Professional School of Bodywork

9025 Balboa Ave. #130

San Diego, CA 92123

San Diego 800.748.6497

Mueller College

123 Camino de la Reina #100

San Diego, CA 92108

Email: info@mueller.edu

San Diego 619.291.9811

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

7445 Mission Valley Rd. #105

San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego 619.574.6909

School of Healing Arts

1001 Garnet Ave. #200

San Diego, CA 92109

Email: info@soharts.com

San Diego 858.581.9460

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM)

455 Arkansas St.

San Francisco, CA 94107

Email: admissions@actcm.edu

San Francisco 415.282.7600

Care Through Touch Institute

240 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94102

San Francisco 415.345.9265

National Holistic Institute

1665 Market St.

San Francisco, Ca 94103

Email: nhi@nhi.edu

San Francisco 415.861.2045

San Francisco School of Massage

1325 Chestnut St.

San Francisco, CA 94123

Email: info@sfschoolofmassage.com

San Francisco 415.474.4600

The School of Self-Healing

2218 48th Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94116

San Francisco 415.665.9574

World School

401 32nd Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94121

San Francisco 415.221.2533

Academy of Holistic Health Art School

2357 S. San Jacinto St.

San Jacinto, CA 92583

Email: dpb.ahha@verizon.net

San Jacinto 951.766.0227

Five Branches Institute

3031 Tisch Way #507

San Jose, CA 95128

Email: sjcampus@fivebranches.edu

San Jose 408.260.0208

National Holistic Institute

3031 Tisch Way, #1 Plaza South

San Jose, CA 95128

Email: nhi@nhi.edu

San Jose 408.423.8004

California Holistic Institute

11555 Los Osos Valley Rd.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

San Luis Obispo 805.461.4808

American Institute of Massage Therapy

1570 East Warner Ave. #200

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Email: info@aimtinc.com

Santa Ana 714.432.7879

Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute

516 N. Quarantina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Email: info@sbbti.com

Santa Barbara 805.966.5802

Santa Barbara Bodyworks

113 West Mission #C

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Email: sbbodyworks@gmail.com

Santa Barbara 805.569.3230

College of Botanical Healing Arts

1821 17th Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Email: cobhasantacruz@yahoo.com

Santa Cruz 877.321.7346

Cypress Health Institute

21511-B E Cliff Dr.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Santa Cruz 831.476.2115

Five Branches Institute

200 7th Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Email: tcm@fivebranches.edu

Santa Cruz 831.476.9424

Twin Lake College of the Healing Arts

1210 Brommer St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Email: info@twinlakescollege.org

Santa Cruz 831.476.2152

Jupiter Hollow School for Massage

PO Box 8043

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Santa Rosa 707.584.7903

Sebastopol Massage Center

108 North Main St. #5

Sebastopol, CA 95472

Email: patricia@sebastopolmassage.com

Sebastopol 707.823.3550

California Institute of Massage & Spa Servoces (CIMSS)

772 West Napa St.

Sonoma, CA 95476

Email: callcimss@aol.com

Sonoma 707.939.9431

Advanced College

13180 Paramount Blvd.

South Gate, CA 90280

Email: ac@advancedcollege.edu

South Gate 562.408.0471

Tammy Beauty Academy

12235 Beach Blvd.

Stanton, CA

Stanton 714.896.6858

University of East-West Medicine

970 West El Camino Real

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Email: shi@uewm.edu

Sunnyvale 408.733.1878

A2Z Health Massage School

2955 Moorpark Rd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Thousand Oaks 888.303.3131

Massage Center

171 E Thousand Oaks Blvd. #206

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Email: adm@asmt.net

Thousand Oaks 805.495.1353

Hands On Healing Institute

6708 Foothill Blvd. Tower 2

Tujunga, CA 91042

Tujunga 818.951.5811

Blake Austin College
Main Campus: Beauty Academy
611-K Orange Drive

1679 E. Monte Vista, Suite 200
Vacaville, CA 95687 Vacaville, CA 95688

  Vacaville 707.455.0557 707.448.3100

Massage School of Santa Monica

6422 1/2 Coldwater Canyon

Valley Glen, CA 91606

Email: mssm.info@massageschoolsantamonica.com

Valley Glen 818.763.4912

Kali Institute

746 E Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001

Email: admin@kaliinstitute.com

Ventura 805.648.6204

Milan Institute

3356 South Fairway

Visalia, CA 93277

Visalia 559.733.4040

Kaplan College

Vista Campus

2022 University Dr.

Vista, CA 92083

Vista 800.987.6038

Mount Madonna Institute

445 Summit Rd.

Watsonville, CA 95076

Email: info@MountMadonnaInstitute.org

Watsonville 408.846.4060

North-West College

2101 West Garvey Ave. North

West Covina, CA 91790

Email: admissions@north-westcollege.edu

West Covina 800.639.2273

California Healing Arts College

12217 Santa Monica Blvd. #206

West Los Angeles, CA 90025

West Los Angeles 310.826.7622

Everest College

3000 South Robertson Blvd., #300

Los Angeles, CA 90034

  West Los Angeles 310.840.5777

Marinello School of Beauty

6538 Greenleaf Ave.

Whittier, CA 90601

Whittier 562.698.0068

Makoto Kai Healing Arts

443 First St.

Woodland, CA 95695

Email: cynthia@makotokaihealingarts.com

Woodland
530.662.5662

 

CA City Website list

-Massage Regulations

http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/Local/Cities/A.html

City
City Regulations for Massage
State-Wide Regulations
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Arroyo Grande

Calabasas
Calexico
California City
Calimesa
Calipatria
Calistoga
Camarillo
Campbell
Capitola
Carlsbad
Carpinteria
Carson
Cathedral City
Ceres
Cerritos
Chico
Chino
Chino Hills
Chowchilla
Chula Vista
Citrus Heights
Claremont
Clayton
Cloverdale
Clovis
Coalinga
Colton
Commerce
Concord
Corcoran
Corning
Corona
Coronado
Costa Mesa
Cotati
Covina
Crescent City
Culver City
Cupertino
Cypress

 

     

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