How many hours do I need to complete for each renewal?
You must complete 12 hours of continuing education for each two year renewal.
This is my first renewal since I received my license. Because my license was issued to expire on the last day of my birth month, it has not yet been two full years since I received my first license. Do I still owe 12 hours of continuing education?
Yes. You owe 12 hours at each renewal.
Do I need to complete another 12 hours of continuing education for my instructor's license?
No. Continuing education is not required for renewal of that license. However, your massage therapist license must be current in order for you to renew your instructor's license.
May I submit the coursework I am interested in taking for continuing education so that department can approve it in advance?
No. We do not pre-approve CE programs. Please consult the 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.
I am a pre-approved CE Provider. Should I submit each of the programs I plan to teach to the department for pre-approval?
No. We do not pre-approve CE programs. It is your responsibility as an approved provider to read and understand the rules. You are subject to random audit concerning the courses you provide.
I am interested in taking bodywork classes for CE but I don't know which ones are acceptable to the department.
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).
I want to take some exercise or movement classes, but I don't know which ones are acceptable.
Yoga, martial arts, and exercise classes are not acceptable unless they are specifically designed as self-care for massage therapists.
I want to take some energy work classes, but I don't know which ones are acceptable.
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).