Canada Massage Therapy Requirements

Canada does not have a national massage therapy board. Each province has individual rules and regulations regarding the practice of massage therapy. PLEASE NOTE: We provide the below information about your province as a courtesy but cannot guarantee its accuracy because laws are continually subject to change. If you have questions about the information we have provided below, please contact your licensing agency directly. Your governing board will hold you ultimately responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you. We do not deviate from our posted return and exchange policy if you later determine that a course you enrolled in is not valid for CEs in your jurisdiction.

For Canada massage therapists who also have a license to practice in the United States, please refer to our state laws page for details on US course approvals. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education approved provider (#280672).

Prince Edward Island:

All PEIMTA active members must obtain a minimum of 30 CEUs within the specified 3-year window. A CEU cycle is 3 years, and finishes on the date of the AGM in October each year. CEUs can be acquired in the following categories:
1.    Category A: Minimum of 20 CEUs (1 CEU = 1 hr of participation in Category A activity).
2.    Category B: 10 CEUs 1 CEU = 2 hrs of participation in Category B activity.   

The certificates awarded by Institute of Somatic Therapy are in one-hour increments. As such, if you earn 12 CEs through Institute of Somatic Therapy, that will be equivalent to 12 CEUS for Category A purposes, or 6 CEUs for Category B purposes.

Institute of Somatic Therapy has not yet made application for our courses to be approved with PEIMTA. PI massage therapists are allowed to self-submit courses they want to take. The course approval form can be downloaded here: