Unless certified as a massage practitioner or therapist by the CAMTC pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code, every applicant for a massage practitioner permit shall file an application with the Director upon a form provided by the Director and pay a non-refundable application fee, as set forth in Section 29.26.
The application for a massage practitioner permit shall set forth, under penalty of perjury, the following:
Name and residence address of the applicant;
A unique identifying number from at least one government-issued form of identification, such as a social security card, a state driver’s license or identification card, or a passport;
Written evidence that the applicant is at least 18 years of age;
Applicant’s height, weight, and color of hair and eyes;
Business, occupation, or employment of the applicant for the five years immediately prior to the date of application; this information shall include, but not be limited to, a statement as to whether or not the applicant, in working as a massage practitioner or bodywork technician or similar occupation under a permit or license, has had such permit or license revoked or suspended, and the reasons therefor; and
All felony or misdemeanor convictions.
An applicant for a general massage practitioner permit shall provide, as part of the application, the name and address of the recognized school for massage attended, the dates attended, and the original of the diploma or certificate of completion awarded the applicant showing that the applicant has completed not less than 100 hours of instruction. An applicant for an advanced massage practitioner permit shall provide, as part of the application, the name and address of the recognized school or schools for massage attended, the dates attended, and the original of the diploma(s) or certificate(s) of completion awarded the applicant showing that the applicant has completed not less than 200 hours of instruction. The additional 100 hours of instruction required for the advanced massage practitioner permit may be completed at one or more schools. If the applicant already holds a current general massage practitioner permit, he or she need only submit documentation for the additional 100 hours of instruction necessary for the advanced massage practitioner permit.
The Director shall administer a culturally-sensitive test to all applicants, in the applicant’s own language, to confirm basic proficiency in massage before issuing a permit.
The Director is hereby authorized to require in the application any other information including, but not limited to, any information necessary to discover the truth of the matters set forth in the application.
(Added as Sec. 1902 by Ord. 269-03, File No. 030995, App. 12/5/2003; amended by Ord. 317-08, File No. 081250, App. 12/19/2008; redesignated and amended by Ord. 262-13, File No. 130400, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013)