AMTA Continuing Education Course Approval Status

AMTA is a leader in providing quality continuing education opportunities

AMTA is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. Additionally, each course offered by AMTA—including AMTA online courses, the National Convention education sessions and the AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One—is submitted for state continuing education, where appropriate. These two processes ensure that AMTA continuing education courses are rigorously vetted for quality standards.

Continuing education requirements for state licensure vary.  To confirm eligibility for your specific education needs, please confirm with your state board.


Specific CE Approval Status

Alabama: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, 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 is approved. 2015 National Convention is approved. 2016 National Convention is approved (Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists is pending).

Arkansas: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved (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 is approved. 2015 National Convention is approved. 2016 National Convention is approved (with the exception of Pharmacology for Treatment Planning).

Delaware: National Convention, AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved. 

Florida: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved. 2015 National Convention is approved. 2016 National Convention is approved.

LouisianaAMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two and select online courses approved. 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 is approved (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 is approved (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) and Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists is pending.

Mississippi: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, 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. 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 is approved (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 is approved (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 Xpenses) and Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists is pending.

New York: National Convention, AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved. Please note the exception that 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 our continuing education requirements.  Below is a section from the Commissioner's Regulations that deals with such course(s): 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: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two,  Schools Summit and online courses approved, with the exception of the courses titled 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 National Convention is approved. 2016 National Convention is approved (Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists is pending).

Pennsylvania: National Convention, AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved.  Please note the exception that the Pennsylvania Department of Massage Therapy will not issue 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.: AMTA Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Part One and Part Two, Schools Summit and online courses approved, with the exception of the courses titled 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 OsteoarthritisSports 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 is approved. 2016 National Convention is approved (Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists 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, please contact AMTA.

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