How to Report CMTO CEUs Online

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The CMTO allows you to report your CEU cycle via their website, instead of filling it out on paper. However, the process looks different than what you see on the paper form. Totally confused about how to complete the CMTO CEU Reporting form online? You’re not alone. Here are the basics of the process:

Go to the Registrant Login area

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Enter your User ID and Password

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Select CEU, and CEU Reporting

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Click “View / Edit” next to your current cycle

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Click the “Enter Activity” button

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Fill in the details for the activity

This is where a lot of people are getting confused, since the details on the online form are different from the paper reporting form:

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The first two fields, Activity Type and Activity Category are significantly different from the paper form, where the CEU codes (which can be found at http://www.cmto.com/registrants/quality-assurance/continuing-education/ceus-reporting/ ) are typically entered by themselves. The Activity Type drop down field replaces what we would normally enter as the Activity Code:

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If you look at the CMTO’s list of Activity Codes, you’ll see each item in that list corresponds to one of the Activity Types in the drop down list provided:

AAW Attending workshops, seminars or courses – provide name of course, date attended, learning obtained
APW Presenting workshops, seminars or courses – can include preparation time, limited to only the first presentation of the information
ACO Membership on committees – limited to committees of the organizations listed in the guidelines
ACN Serving as an examiner, peer assessor, subject matter expert, or investigator – limited to contract positions with the College
ARE Participate in conducting or collaborating in formal research – identify the research project and how it relates to the practice of massage therapy
AWR Submitting articles for publication – provide the name of the article and periodical it was submitted to; may include the research time for the creation of the article
APE Conferring with peers – provide name of peer, their designation, outline the topics discussed
ABA Reviewing books, articles or videos – provide the name of the publication reviewed, the learning outcome and how it relates to the practice of massage therapy

The Activity Type tells the CMTO what type of activity you are entering. Did you attend a class? Did you read a book? Were you preparing a course? And so on. By itself, it doesn’t determine whether an activity counts toward category A or category B, just the medium of learning.

The next field, Activity Category is where we select the Competency or Modality code of the activity.

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The activity category is the subject or topic of the course / book / paper, and determines whether or not the activity falls under category A or B for the purpose of meeting our requirements. The category codes are divided into two major sections: competencies and modalities.

Competencies are all items related to the practice of massage therapy, but they aren’t necessarily specific techniques (modalities). They include things like Business Acumen and Anatomy, and are all category A. The list of competencies is:

CBA Business Acumen
CBD Business Development
CCF Client Focus
CCR Client Relations
CCC Communications
CCL Compliance
CCO Conflict Resolution
CIR Interprofessional Relations
COL On – going Learning
CPS Problem Solving and Decision Making
CRM Records Management
CSM Self Management
CAN Anatomy
CPY Physiology
CPA Pathology
CTH Massage Theory
CTE Massage Techniques
CCA Client Assessment
CPT Pre- treatments
CTX Applying Treatments
CHY Hydrotherapy
CRE Remedial Exercise
COC On- going Client Evaluation
CHK Health- care Services Knowledge
CPH Public Health

The second major division, Modalities, is divided into category A and category B. Category A modalities are considered directly within the scope of practice (and can be billed as massage therapy), and category B modalities are considered complimentary.

Category A modalities include:

MAR Active Release
MAC Acupressure
MAP Acupuncture
MAQ Aquatic Massage Therapy
MAN ANLI Assessments
MBA Baths
MCP Cold Packs
MCS Cranial Sacral Therapy including Unwinding
MDC Deep Connective Tissue
MDM Deep Muscle
MET Esalen Tissue
MHP Hot Packs
MST Hot Stone Therapy
MIH Indie Head Massage (Indian Head Massage is a different modality and is not eligible for CEUs)
MIM Infant massage
MMT Integrative Manual Therapy
MJB Joint Mobilization
MLS Labour support
MLL Lomi Lome
MLD Manual Lymph Drainage
MMM Meridian Massage
MME Muscle Energy
MMR Myofascial Release
MNT Neuromuscular Therapy
MNI NISA
MOB Orthobionomy
MPN PNF
MRF Reflexology
MRE Remedial Exercise including exercise therapy
MRO Rolfing
MSH Shiatsu including Moxibustion
MSM Sports Massage including athletic taping & bracing
MSC Strain/Counterstrain
MSI Structural Integration
MSW Swedish
MTH Traditional Thai / Thai Yoga Massage
MTP Trigger Point Therapy
MTN Tui Na
MVM Visceral Manipulation

Category B modalities include:

MAT Alexander Technique
MKN Kinesiology
MAM Aromatherapy
MMD Meditation
MFD Feldenkrais
MPL Pilates
MEL Electrical therapy techniques including:  IFC, TENS, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Pulsed High Frequency, Low Intensity Laser
MRI Reiki (1st degree only)
MTC Tai Chi
MTT Therapeutic Touch
MTH Touch for Health
MGI Guided Imagery
MTR Trager
MHT Healing Touch
MYO Yoga
MIT Inhalation Therapy

The dropdown list for Activity Category combines all the competency and modalities codes into a single list. You’ll want to pick the competency or modality that best reflects what was covered in the course / book / activity you are claiming.

The next field, Description, is where you type your description of the course, the book you read, the article you reviewed, etc. For a course, you’ll want to include who the instructor was, where it was held, how long it was, and other relevant details. If you were conferring with peers, you’ll want to include their names, where the conference was, and what was discussed. For books and articles, the bibliographical information like author, title, publication, and edition should be included.

Learning Outcome is the field in which you type what you learned during the activity and how it relates to massage therapy and your practice. You’ll want to indicate why you think the activity falls into the category you picked.

The field Activity Completed Date lets you enter which date you actually participated in the activity.

Units Claimed is where you enter the number of credits you are hoping to get for the activity. The credits are calculated at a rate of 1 credit per 2 hours. If you took a 6 hour course, you can claim 3 credits for it. If you read and researched a particular topic for 9 hours, you can claim 4.5 hours for it, and so on.

When you have finished entering the activity’s details, click the Save button. Repeat the process for every activity you want to claim.

 What about the Mandatory TouchPoint articles?

You don’t have to enter the mandatory articles as an activity***. When you submit your CEU Reporting Form after entering all of your activities, you’ll be prompted with a pop up which includes a check box, asking to confirm that you have read the mandatory article and completed their questions. When you check this box and confirm your form submission, the mandatory articles are added to the form for you automatically. You don’t need to submit your answers to the questions (unless the QA department explicitly asks you to), they’ll be checked by your peer assessor during your assessment.

***EDIT: Thank you to Justin Lewis for pointing that if you want to claim the 3 CEU credits for completing the mandatory articles, you DO need to add them as an activity. You will still be prompted with the pop up asking you to verify that you read them either way, but you won’t get the CEU credits for them unless you enter them as an activity. The codes to use are ABA (reviewing articles), and CCL (compliance). You can claim a maximum of 3 credits for the mandatory articles.

 

I hope this helps you complete you CEU cycle a bit more easily!

Bryan Quesnelle
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Bryan Quesnelle

Massage Therapist and Web Developer at ClinicWise
I lead a double life as a registered massage therapist and a web developer in Kitchener, Ontario. When I'm not treating patients or developing products for ClinicWise, I'm usually building websites for other businesses and organizations.
Bryan Quesnelle
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About Bryan Quesnelle

I lead a double life as a registered massage therapist and a web developer in Kitchener, Ontario. When I'm not treating patients or developing products for ClinicWise, I'm usually building websites for other businesses and organizations.