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Reinstatement of Registration

If you have been a registrant with CMTBC, but have let your registration lapse for any reason, you will have to apply for reinstatement of your registration.

There are different reinstatement requirements depending on when and why your registration lapsed. The three types of reinstatement include:

  1. If you have not renewed your registration by December 31 of a calendar year, your registration will automatically be cancelled. You can then reinstate your registration within three months – that is, by March 31 of the same year – by meeting the requirements set out in section 52 of the CMTBC Bylaws.
  2. If your registration has lapsed or been cancelled for more than two months, you are subject to the more thorough reinstatement requirements set out in section 54 of the Bylaws. If your period of non-registration exceeds two years, you may also be required to successfully complete one or more portions of the registration examination or a clinical skills refresher course satisfactory to the Registration Committee, or otherwise demonstrate the currency of your knowledge, skills, and ability as required by the Registration Committee.
  3. If your registration was cancelled due to the College’s inquiry and/or discipline process, section 54(5) of the Bylaws sets out an additional requirement that applies in that circumstance.

See Schedule “B” of the Bylaws to determine the fee that applies to each type of reinstatement.

RMTs who have allowed their registration to lapse (or whose registration has been cancelled) may not use the professional titles protected by the Massage Therapists Regulation, including “massage therapist”, “registered massage therapist”, or “RMT” until their registration has been reinstated by the College.

If you are applying for reinstatement, please download and complete the Application for Reinstatement of Registration form and send the completed form to CMTBC by mail or by email to

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