On September 19, 2018, the Governor signed SB 1480 into law.  Among other things, this bill changes the Massage Therapy Act so that starting on January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, passage of a CAMTC approved exam will not be required for CAMTC Certification.

If you are seeking CAMTC Certification you have three options: 

  1. Apply now or anytime before January 1, 2019, take and pass a CAMTC approved exam, and meet all of the other requirements for certification.  This option allows you to be certified the fastest, but also requires that you take and pass a CAMTC approved exam.
  2. Apply now or anytime before January 1, 2019, DON’T take or pass a CAMTC approved exam, but meet all of the other requirements for certification.  If you choose this option, CAMTC will hold your application until the law becomes effective on January 1, 2019, and it will then be processed after that time.
  3. WAIT to apply until on or after January 1, 2019. If you choose this option, no exam requirement will apply.


First Time Applicants: Click register the first time using our new website to complete an online Application for CAMTC Certification. After you register, you will be sent a temporary password to set up an account with CAMTC.

Returning Applicants: If you have already submitted an Application for CAMTC Certification and the Application is currently in process, click register in order to access your account.

Once your account is set-up, or if you've already registered and received a password, you can login to complete your Application for CAMTC Certification using our online process.

Please Note: Applicant account information is currently under construction. All registered applicants will receive an email notification once the system is fully functional and applicants can view their status. In the meantime, please contact our customer service department for a status update at or call (916) 669-5336.

Payment by Credit Card: Online Applications can only be paid by credit card. To pay by check, you must apply with a paper Application.

Payment by Other Methods: Paper Applications can be paid by credit card, check, cashier's check or money order. (Note that CAMTC does not accept temporary checks.)

Download Paper Application: The Application for CAMTC Certification can be printed by clicking here to download the printable instructions and application.


If you would like anyone to be able to receive information regarding your application or status, please fill out the form at this link.

Have all requirements met before submitting your Application, including but not limited to:

  1. Live Scan using the form at Request for Live Scan Service.
  2. 500 hours of education from a CAMTC Approved Massage Program, including a minimum of 100 hours of core subjects: anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health & hygiene, and business & ethics.
  3. CAMTC approved exam passed and results electronically sent to CAMTC.

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

A complete Application includes a signed and dated Application on which complete, true, and accurate answers to all of the questions have been provided. Additionally, a complete Application includes payment in full, passport photo, copy of a non-expired government issued photo ID, original sealed transcripts sent directly from school(s) to CAMTC, exam proof sent directly from examining board to CAMTC, and live scan fingerprinting results have been received.

A complete Application also includes explanations for any background questions where the applicant answered 'yes'. 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.

CAMTC shall take into account all reliable evidence of rehabilitation furnished by the applicant or certificate holder. Go to the for more information.

Please note: If you are submitting an Application online and have difficulty, email CAMTC at with your Name and Member ID#. 

You can check on the status of your application by contacting CAMTC at or (916) 669-5336. We appreciate your patience while some areas of our new website are under construction.

If your CAMTC Certificate and CAMTC ID Card have not reached you by 10 days of email notification that your Application has been approved, please contact CAMTC at or 916-669-5336.

Original CAMTC Certificates (not photocopies) are required by California State Law to be displayed at each workplace location. If you order extra CAMTC Certificates, they will be mailed separately and arrive later than your initial CAMTC Certificate and CAMTC ID Card.

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