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AMTA Continuing Education Course Approval Status

AMTA is a Leader in Quality Massage Therapy Continuing Education

Continuing Education Approval Process

AMTA is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

In addition, each AMTA CE course—including AMTA online courses, National Convention education sessions and Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy: Part One—is submitted for state continuing education, where appropriate.

These processes ensure that AMTA continuing education courses are rigorously vetted for quality standards to help you expand your massage therapy skills and meet license requirements.

Continuing education requirements for massage therapy licensing vary by state. Contact your regulatory board to confirm eligibility for your specific education needs.

Learn more about how AMTA's continuing education meets the highest standards »


Specific AMTA Massage Continuing Education Approvals by State

Alabama

  • Schools Summit and online courses approved (with the exception of Reading a Research Article)
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 National Conventions

Arkansas

  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses (with the exception of Helping Clients Manage Migraines). 
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics.
  • 2015, 2016 (with the exception of Pharmacology for Treatment Planning), 2017 National Conventions.
  • Fascial Therapy - Techniques for Massage Therapists is not approved.

Delaware

  • National Convention
  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses

Florida

  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 National Conventions

Louisiana

  • Select online courses
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics is approved. 
  • 2015 National Convention (with the exception of Engaging Students by Teaching from Your Authentic Self, Educators Knowledge Forum, Teacher Development, Do's and Don'ts of Research in Massage Therapy and Research in the Profession Panel). 
  • 2016 National Convention (with the exception of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Malpractice, Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum, Teachers Day: Instructional Design, Developing Sustainable Therapeutic Relationships with Clients and The Impact of Massage Therapy on the Performance of Professional Para-athletes). 
  • 2017 Schools Summit (with the exception of for Career Success for Students, Developing Core Supervision Competencies in Entry Level Education, The First Five Days: Creating a Culture of Academic Success, From Teaching to Learning: Competency-Based Assessments and AMTA's 2017 Massage Profession Research Report).
  • 2017 National Convention (with the exception of Expert Panel: Sports Massage Research, Student Clinic: Making the most of it, Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum and The Three Pillars of Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment).
  • 2018 Schools Summit is not approved.

Mississippi

  • Schools Summit (with the exception of the 2016 School Summit) and online courses approved, with the exception of courses categorized as business and MS: Fighting Back with Massage and Taking Care of Your Taxes. 
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics is approved. Also, be advised that Mississippi does not grant partial CE hours (for example, a course that is offered for 2.5 hours will be worth 2 hours in Mississippi). 
  • 2015 National Convention (with the exception of Working with Physicians: A Massage Therapist's Guide, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Malpractice and Growing a Thriving Practice: Systems for Success)
  • 2016 National Convention (with the exception of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Malpractice, Financial Tips for Massage Business Pros, Marketing Massage: Gain the Edge, Navigating the Massage Therapy Reimbursement Maze, Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum and Totally Allowable Expenses)
  • 2017 National Convention with the exception of Building Your Successful Sports Massage Practice, Business Head, Healing Heart, Navigating the Massage Therapy Reimbursement Maze, Save Your Hands Injury Prevention, Ergonomics and Self Care, Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Malpractice and The Happiness Advantage: Inspiring Positive Change with Shawn Achor. The following sessions have been approved for 3 CEs: Expert Panel: Sports Massage Research, Listening to Your Clients’ Bodies, Stretching the Fascial Lines, The Integrated Body and The Three Pillars of Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 
  • Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention is not approved.

New York

  • National Convention
  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses
  • Exception: any course that is designed to maximize profits or does not fall within the scope of practice of massage therapy in New York State will not be accepted towards meeting CE requirements. Commissioner's Regulations Part 78.5 states "Any continuing education designed for the sole purpose of maximizing profits for the practice of a massage therapist shall not be acceptable as continuing education"

North Dakota

  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses (with the exception of Creating an Environment for Learning, Key Elements of Effective Course Planning, Building Blocks: Basics of Effective Teaching and Reading a Research Article)
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics is approved. 
  • 2015 and 2016 National Conventions is approved (Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists is pending)
  • 2017 Schools Summit (AMTA's 2017 Massage Profession Research Report is pending)
  • 2017 National Convention is approved 

Pennsylvania

  • National Convention
  • Schools Summit
  • Online courses
  • Exception: the Pennsylvania Department of Massage Therapy will not issue CE credit for courses in office management or practice building. Continuing education must be designed to advance the licensee’s professional knowledge and skills related to the practice of massage therapy as defined in Section 2 of the Act (63 P.S.§ 627.2)

Washington, D.C.

  • Schools Summit (2017 Schools Summit is pending)
  • Online courses (with the exception of the courses Reading a Research Article, Research and Massage Therapy, Relief Within Reach: Massage and Stress, Helping Clients Manage Migraines, Lower Back Pain and the Role of Massage Therapy, Cardiovascular Health and Massage Therapy and Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis)
  • Sports Massage: Athlete Care and Conditions, Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, Sports Massage: Event Protocols, Sports Massage: Injury + Recovery, Sports Massage: Starting Your Career and Sports Massage: the Science of Athletics is approved
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 National Conventions (Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists with John Combe is pending).

AMTA Provider Numbers

AMTA NCBTMB Provider #024237-00

AMTA Florida Provider #50-4255

AMTA Mississippi Provider #36

AMTA Louisiana Provider #LAP0084

AMTA New York Sponsor #0009

For additional information, refer to AMTA's continuing education FAQs. For verification of AMTA's current continuing education status, contact AMTA.

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