To become a Registered Massage Therapist in Nova Scotia you must graduate with a diploma from a recognized college that offers a program with a minimum of 2200-hours, join a recognized professional association, remain in good standing with that association, and have liability/malpractice insurance in an amount as determined by that association.
In provinces where massage is a regulated health profession through legislation, graduates must successfully complete provincial qualification exams, become a member in of the regulatory body, maintain that membership in good standing, and have liability/malpractice insurance. Provinces that currently regulate massage therapy include British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
For other unregulated provinces or territories, graduates must inquire through that region’s provincial associations for massage therapists. For a list of provincial associations, you can visit the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance at http://www.crmta.ca.