Massage Practitioner - 258 hours

The Massage Practitioner Program is can used for an entry level massage position in many states, including California.

Note to California Residents: Though CAMTC will no longer issue the 250 hour Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) certificate, our 258 hour Massage Practitioner Training Program still offers more than enough hours to satisfy most city/county requirements across California. If you know this to be true for the city/county in which you wish to practice massage, and you don’t wish to pursue the state’s 500 hour Certified Massage Therapist certificate at this time, our 258 hour program may be the best option for your career.

Beginning on January 1, 2015, the only state certificate available from CAMTC will be the 500 hour CMT. If you wish to pursue that certificate, all of our 558 hour (and greater) programs allow you to apply for the California CMT certificate.  Contact the registrar to discuss what is best for you.

program requirements

HOURS CLASS
100 Massage Intensive
50 Anatomy Bones and Muscles
50 Anatomy Body Systems
25 Kinesiology
16.5 Essential Business Skills
16.5 Ethics
258 Total Massage Practitioner  Program Hours

Estimated Tuition for Masseur/Masseuse (Massage Practitioner) 258 hr.

Tuition: $4,310 – 4,526
Registration Fee: $100
STRF: $2.00 – 2.50
Equipment: $42
Books: $165
Total: $4,619 – 4,835.50


The state of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Only students who are California residents are required to pay the STRF fee.

Registration Fee and STRF Fee ($.50 for each $1000 tuition) are non-refundable. No STRF charges until further notice.

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