California grants a State certification or local City Permits to practice massage. Only those with the state certification from CAMTC are allowed to call themselves CMT (Certified Massage Therapist).
Practitioners who opt not to get the California state certification for massage need to get a permit from each of the cities/localities in which they plan to practice massage. Each city has its own requirements.
OPTION I: CAMTC/MBLEX- Must complete minimum of 500 Level I course work.
OPTION II: Non CAMTC/MBLEX- May do Level I or II
The Level I program will allow you to apply to work as a massage therapist in Pasadena and many other cities. Please check with your city. No additional testing is needed after graduation.
The Level II program will allow you to apply for the CAMTC certification. Graduates will need to pass the MBLEX or another approved test before applying to the CAMTC.