Massage Therapy Education
There are no massage therapy certificate or degree programs offered in Prince Edward Island. To become a massage therapist and register in PEI, you will need to have:
- Successfully completed a postsecondary diploma or certificate in massage therapy within the last 3 years (minimum 2200-hour program)
- Successfully completed the entry-to-practice exam from a regulatory body for massage therapy (currently available in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, or Newfoundland and Labrador)
Most current 2200-hour programs in Canada have been approved by the Council.
All applicants, including those from regulated provinces, are required to take and successfully complete the Jurisprudence Examination. The Jurisprudence Examination is an entry-to-practice requirement for registration as a massage therapist in PEI and is designed to assess an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the rules that impact massage therapy in Prince Edward Island. When complete registration documentation has been received by the Registrar, the applicant will be contacted with exam time options. There is a fee for the Jurisprudence Examination.
The content of the Jurisprudence Examination is pulled from the Regulated Health Professions Act, the General and Massage Therapists Regulations, and the College's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.