Course Evaluation Procedure

The Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS) awards continuing education credits to courses that meet the submission criteria and that contain instruction that falls within the MTAS scope of practice. However, MTAS cannot attest to the quality of the courses or instructors. It is the responsibility of the course registrant to select what is of value and what is within the MTAS scope of practice to be used within his/her practice.

For those courses not on the pre-approved course list (available in the members'-only section of the MTAS website), the MTAS Continuing Education Committee strongly recommends obtaining approval for courses prior to attendance.  The Committee may decline to accredit courses based on insufficient instructor credentials relative to the course being taught, or inadequate or inappropriate course content.  The Committee does not discourage members for taking such courses, but is not obliged to grant credits for them.  


All courses approved by the Continuing Education Committee are based on specific criteria as related to the definition of primary credits.
1 hour of learning = 1 credit.


The following information is required in order for the Committee to complete a course approval:

  1. Completed Course Provider Application Form (download here) and application fee.
  2. Detailed hourly curriculum.
  3. Objectives and intended learning outcomes.
  4. Reference material and presenter credentials.
  5. Teaching strategies.

Please note that brochures, advertising literature and/or the provision of a website address are considered insufficient information on which to base course approval.  It is the responsibility of the course provider to submit all of the required information for assessment.  Requests for approval will be denied and returned to the sender if all of the required supplementary information is not provided.  



  • Please allow up to 10 weeks for the evaluation and assessment process.
  • The Committee meets 4 times a year and materials will be forwarded to the Committee from the MTAS Office 1 week prior to each meeting.
  • Committee meeting dates: 
           March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, December 1st.

  • Once the Committee has approved a course, written notification will be provided to the member and/or course provider.
  • The Continuing Education Committee, Board of Directors and the MTAS Office are not responsible for any delays that may occur, or for the possibility that a membership may be suspended, due to incomplete information being submitted, courses not being approved, or the required number of credits not being completed on time.

Information Availability

Courses that have been approved by the Continuing Education Committee are listed alphabetically by course name in the pre-approved courses searchable database in the members-only section of our website.  Listings indicate the number of credits, whether primary or business, and the course provider name and website. 

Please note that this resource is an historical list of all courses that have been evaluated by MTAS for con-ed credits.  Due to the large number of courses listed, it is not maintained as a database of current course provider information, such as upcoming dates for workshops, costs, etc.  If you wish to take a particular course by a specific provider, we suggest that you contact the course provider directly for this information.

The MTAS website does also contain an up-to-date listing of Upcoming Events about which the office has been informed.  This is the place to check for approved courses/workshops coming up in the near future.


If in doubt as to whether a particular course has been evaluated, please contact the MTAS office: or 306-384-7077.  We are available to assist you from Monday to Thursday between 7:30am and 3:30pm.