Become a RMT

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are educated and trained to evaluate individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for patient care. RMTs provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis of specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions. RMTS treat the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve patient health

For an overview of the profession including education requirements, salaries, etc. click the following link to WorkBC:


Education and Training

BC graduates of the massage therapy program are individuals who have attend a 2-year rigorous education program. To become an RMT in BC, students must complete extensive training at an educational program recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC.  Core curriculum of the educational program includes comprehensive studies in health sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and neuro-anatomy. Other areas of study include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopedics, remedial exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied.

Individuals seeking registration as a RMT in BC and who have attended an educational program from outside British Columbia not recognized by the CMTBC must do the following:

Individuals who have attended a program not recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC (CMTBC) should contact the regulator at [email protected]

Recognized Massage Therapy Education Programs

In BC, a number of institutions offer massage therapy education programs. If you are planning to enroll in a BC massage therapy education program, with the goal of becoming a registered massage therapist (RMT), keep in mind that only graduates of programs offered by institutions that are registered with and accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education Agency (PTIB) and recognized by the College of Massage Therapists’ of BC (CMTBC) are eligible to write the registration exams.

The following schools are Institutional Members of the RMTBC and are recognized by PTIB and CMTBC.

RMTBC Member Schools

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy 

#200 – 3400 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2E2
P: 1-250-558-3718
Okanagan Valley College

West Coast College of Massage Therapy – New Westminster Campus

613 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3M 1A7
P: 1-604-520-1844 Ext 232
West Coast College New Westminster

West Coast College of Massage Therapy – Victoria Campus

WCCMT Victoria Campus
#818 Boughton St, Suite 100
Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4
P: 1-250-381-9800 ext. 227
West Coast College Victoria

Camosun College – Interurban Campus

4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
P: 1-250-370-4700
Camosun College Massage Therapy Program

Kootenay Columbia College- Nelson campus
402 Richards St. West
Nelson, BC V1L 3K3
P: 1-250-352-5887
Kootenay Columbia College

For the complete list of colleges, please visit the CMTBC website at