ABMP membership gives you on-demand access to 200+ massage continuing education webinars with free CE hours! Not for a limited time. Not for some hidden fee. All of our 200+ webinars, featuring the biggest names in massage and bodywork education, are free and offer free, NCBTMB-approved CE hours for the duration of your membership (as long as that type of webinar is approved by your state board).
Massage therapists looking for continuing education and massage classes online, look no further. With the ABMP Education Center you'll have on-demand access to presentations from the ABMP Back Pain Summit and ABMP Head & Neck Summit; our Instructor 101 series, which is dedicated to supporting massage and bodywork teachers in the classroom; Til Luchau's six-part Ethics for the Real World series; The 7-part BodyReading the Myofascial Meridians webinar series from Thomas Myers; and dozens of other webinars covering aromatherapy, marketing for massage therapists, and more.
If you're not yet an ABMP member you can easily purchase course access to see what ABMP's online massage therapy education is like. Simply go to the ABMP Education Center, sign up for a free account, and purchase course access.
Massage instructors must hold a current massage therapist license and meet the 12-hour requirement for that license in order to renew an instructor's license. There are no specific continuing education requirements for massage instructors.
All licensed massage therapy schools are also approved to provide continuing education, and may issue either continuing education certificates, or transcripts showing advanced course work (as described in the rules, 117.60. Massage School Advanced Course Work). Search for a licensed massage school
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB) is a recognized continuing education provider. Providers and courses which have been approved by the NCBTMB will be accepted for continuing education, but courses must be directly related to the acceptable course curriculum.
Most massage and bodywork modalities are acceptable, provided the sponsor is acceptable. Unacceptable modalities would include activities which are not part of providing a massage (e.g. ear candling) or that require another license (e.g. chiropractic adjustments).
Most energy work classes are acceptable, provided the sponsor is acceptable. They must be designed to enhance the provision of massage, and they may not involve any false or misleading health claims (e.g. claiming to cure or treat diseases).
Continuing education that otherwise meets the standards, but is offered or presented online or by correspondence is acceptable only if the subject matter is not massage therapy techniques or manipulation of soft tissue.
The department does not pre-approve CE programs. Please consult the Acceptable Course Curriculum section of this page (above) and the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether or not the program is acceptable. If the sponsor, content, and certificate are acceptable, then you may use that program as continuing education for the purpose of license renewal.
All licensed massage therapy schools are also approved to provide continuing education, and may issue either continuing education certificates, or transcripts showing advanced course work (as described in the rules, 117.60. Massage School Advanced Course Work). Search for a licensed massage school.
Continuing education courses must be developed and presented by qualified persons. Please see the Continuing Education Provider Licensing page for details on requirements that instructors must meet for course curriculum to be deemed acceptable.
TDLR uses an audit system for continuing education reporting. Each licensed massage therapist is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, or other documentation verifying continuing education hours should not be forwarded to TDLR at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit.
TDLR will select for audit a random sample of licensed massage therapists for each renewal month. If selected for an audit, then you will be notified at the time of your renewal. You will be required to submit copies of certificates, transcripts or other documentation to verify attendance, participation and completion of continuing education requirements. If selected for audit, all documentation must be provided at the time of renewal before the license will be renewed.
The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of continuing education experiences or certificates. If you are selected for audit, then you will be notified and records will be required to be submitted to TDLR.
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AMTA is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) continuing education Approved Provider. Every course offered by AMTA, in-person or online, is submitted for continuing education (CE) approval to each state, as required. These two processes ensure that AMTA continuing education courses are rigorously vetted for quality standards.
We continue to offer an expansive free CE library so all massage therapists can take our online courses at no charge. Our free online courses cover topics in self-care, ethics, massage educator CE, business and marketing, and research.
Discover how you might be missing the mark when it comes to the right amount of communication, appropriate massage etiquette, and how your polished professionalism can keep clients coming back again and again.Program also available entirely online.Closed captioning available with online video.
Developed in 1989 by Mary Kathleen Rose through her work with hospice patients, the modality of Comfort Touch enables you to bring the benefits of massage to the elderly and individuals suffering from chronic illness or injury.
The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, will now review your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal. It will happen automatically when you renew your license, but it is important that you understand how this simple change will affect the way you renew your license in the future.
Our NCBTMB-approved massage therapy courses are priced to meet your needs. Not only can you purchase courses individually at a reasonable rate, but the savvy shopper can save more by purchasing course packages. Panda Massage CEU gives you access to more, for less!
Our goal is to provide the most diverse, engaging, and informative online massage therapy continuing education courses to practicing massage therapists in the re-certification process. Panda classes are developed by leading Subject Matter Experts in the massage industry, and are regularly reviewed to ensure the information you receive is current, accurate, and up to date.
Our cutting edge LMS (Learning Management System) helps you track your progress as you work to complete your courses, and our convenient shopping cart allows for the purchase of single courses or course packages. We hope that by taking our courses, you will feel better prepared as you move forward in your massage therapy career.
Continuing education units are present across a wide variety of occupations that require professional licensure. Other professions requiring the maintenance of CEUs in order to keep up with professional certification include teachers, architects, designers, engineers, administrators, social workers, and (of course) a variety of health care workers, including nurses, doctors, psychologists and other mental health professionals, dentists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and more.
We have now seen what CEUs are in a broader context, and why continuing education units are important for practitioners. This begs the question, though: where and how exactly do massage therapists receive CEUs
But there are all sorts of problems and difficulties associated with this in-person training, too. As a busy massage therapist, how do you make time for all of the travel associated with attending courses and accruing your required annual minimum number of CEUs How do you balance the importance of continuing education with the demands of your professional life and massage practice
While there are plenty of positive things to say about attending a CEU course in-person, the reality is that the days of in-person classes for continuing education are long gone. Nowadays, with the demands being placed on professionals around the country, massage training online is often the best and most cost-effective choice.
Panda Massage CEU offers a wide array of online courses at a tiny fraction of the cost of traditional, in-person classes. With options like kinesiology, hydro-therapy, sports massage, deep tissue, and more, Panda has become the #1 online CEU source for massage therapists.
Licensees are responsible for meeting all continuing education requirements and should review the Rules carefully and frequently. Scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Continuing Education Definitions, Requirements, Standards, Criteria, and other important content specific to this profession.
Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.
New licensees will have his or her required continuing education hours pro-rated and for those obtaining a license during September, October, November and December of the second year of the cycle must obtain four (4) hours of continuing education in the subject areas required by subparagraphs (1) (b) and (1) (c) which are the two (2) hours pertaining to feder