CMTBC’s online courses cover practice standards, legislation, guidelines, and scenarios specific to RMTs’ practice environments. The courses provide essential information to support RMTs.
All RMTs – with the exception of new RMTs granted registration for the first time from November 1, 2019 (see below) – are required to complete CMTBC’s online course on the Boundaries Standard of Practice and the Consent Standard of Practice by the end of Cycle 12 (October 31, 2020). Successful completion of the Boundaries and Consent course meets the Cycle 12 requirement for RMTs to obtain 10 continuing education credits (CECs) from completion of CMTBC’s online course.
Consistent with CMTBC’s Bylaws, RMTs with practising and non-practising status are required to complete continuing education within the time frame of Cycle 12, which runs from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2020.
The Quality Assurance Committee has specified requirements for RMTs, indicating how registration status relates to required CECs in Cycle 12. Although new RMTs registered on or after November 1, 2019 are exempted under the College Bylaws from the requirement to complete the Boundaries and Consent course, they are encouraged to take the course to ensure they understand these practice standards and can apply them to patient care.
Step 1: Plan and reflect
Make sure you are able to invest sufficient time over eight weeks to complete the eight-module course on Boundaries and Consent.
Step 2: Enroll in the course via the Registrant Portal
As of April 23, 2020, and extending to October 31, 2020, payment for the course is no longer required due to a joint funding agreement between CMTBC and the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC (RMTBC) that covers the cost of delivering the course. RMTs who have previously enrolled in and paid for the course will automatically receive a $100 credit against their 2021 registration renewal fee.
Step 4: Set up an account, or use an existing account, in CMTBC’s Learning Centre
Step 5: Access your Learning Centre account
Step 6: Navigate inside the Learning Centre
Step 7: Follow the instructions and complete the Boundaries and Consent course
Step 8: Complete the course in eight weeks from when you enrolled
The final exam is based on primary resources that RMTs can refer to for practice guidance:
While additional resources are introduced in modules 1-7 of the course, outlined below, the final exam assesses RMTs’ knowledge of the boundaries and consent standards, and the Code of Ethics.
Boundaries Standard of Practice, modules 1-4: additional resources used in the modules
Consent Standard of Practice, modules 5-7: additional resources used in the modules