Massage Therapy Exam Review

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 Massage Therapy OSCE Exam Review:

The Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) is the clinical component of the Massage Therapy Board certification exams. The OSCE exam is designed to evaluate both the candidates’ knowledge and application of skill, and tests their ability to safely and effectively apply the principles and processes of Massage Therapy practice, within the context of multiple clinical scenarios in one of 7 test stations. Scores are given by Massage Therapist examiners based on the candidate’s performance in each station.

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OSCE Stations: Massage Therapy Exam Review:

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MCQ Review:

The MCQ is the multiple-choice component of the Massage Therapy certification exams and consists of 100 questions administered within a time period of 115 minutes. This exam is designed to evaluate the candidates’ theoretical knowledge in the three competency areas of health science, professional development and clinical science. Test questions provide four options, where one option is correct and three others are incorrect.

MCQ Categories:

  • Clinical Science

  • Professional Development


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for Massage Therapists from Unregulated Provinces or Trained Internationally:


Applicants who have not graduated from a Massage Therapy program at a private vocational school in Ontario, or a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, must have their Massage Therapy education assessed. If their prior training is deemed equivalent to current programs approved in Ontario, they must also successfully complete the Standards and Regulations E-Workshop before being permitted to attempt the CMTO Certification Examinations.

The CMTO education and credential assessment process is called the Massage Therapy Education and Credential Assessment (MTECA).

The MTECA focuses on the individual’s Massage Therapy education, including any relevant professional development course(s) that may have been completed. It is a paper-based review that is less time consuming and less expensive for the applicant than the previous Credential and Prior Learning Assessment (CPLA) process and is designed to be both rigorous and fair.

CMTO will accept MTECA applications throughout the year. Applicants will need to obtain documentation in their home jurisdiction and are encouraged to begin the MTECA application process prior to arriving in Ontario.

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