FOMTRAC releases updated practice competencies and performance indicators

Updating the Inter-jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators: A progress report
April 4, 2016

FOMTRAC is very pleased to release a major update of the Inter-jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry-to-Practice (PCs/PIs) document (PDF).

The PC/PIs define the minimum expectations for newly-registered massage therapists in provinces where massage therapy is regulated. The PCs/PIs are a benchmark that help ensure members of the public receive effective, safe, and ethical care.

First published by FOMTRAC in 2012 to promote common inter-jurisdictional standards for entry-level RMTs and to guide massage therapy education programs, the 2016 document clarifies and streamlines entry-level practice requirements.

The project to update the PCs/PIs began in September 2014. A project team of subject matter experts from the regulated jurisdictions was formed to review and revise first the practice competencies (PCs) and then the performance indicators (PIs). The team’s work on the PCs was validated by a survey with RMTs in regulated jurisdictions. A feasibility survey on the PIs was conducted with massage therapy education programs in the regulated jurisdictions.

The team completed its work and presented recommendations to FOMTRAC in June 2016. The four member Colleges – CMTNB, CMTNL, CMTO, and CMTBC – independently reviewed and adopted the revised PCs/PIs and updates to the document were completed by the end of September 2016.

The outcome is the 2016 Inter-jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry-to-Practice (PDF).