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The online test for this course contains  6  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Diversity, Ethics, Human Trafficking & HIV Courses

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention, 1 CE

Continuing education CEs available: 1

Course classification: Human Trafficking.  This course classification is only accepted in limited jurisdictions at this time. Please refer to your state regulations for laws that apply to you. Please contact us if your state is not listed below, and has begun requiring a course in Human Trafficking.

Approved by: This course is approved and valid for Florida. CE Broker Provider # 50-1116, Course # 20-664199.  It is also valid for Michigan, pursuant to Rule 338.732. Although Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider, Human Trafficking is not recognized by the NCBTMB as an accepted course topic, so these hours will not count toward your NCBTMB renewal. Human Trafficking is not recognized by the New York Board of Massage as an accepted course topic, so these hours will not count twoard your New York renewal. Anyone is welcome to take this course, although by doing so, you understand and agree that the credit earned may not be valid in all jurisdictions.

Attention Texas licensees: This course does not meet the mandated requirements for Texas. We do have a course that is approved for Texas: The course that is valid for Texas is the 2 CE version found at this link, click here.

CEBroker Notice: We will report to CE Broker only for Florida massage licensees on this particular course. All Florida licensed massage therapists are required  to complete 1 CE in Human Trafficking. NOTICE: If you want us to report this course to CE Broker on your behalf, you must follow these instructions: Each student must have their own individual account with us. If multiple students use the same account, only one will be reported to CEBroker.  BEFORE you complete the online exam, be sure that your Floridia massage license number is included in your account details. You should have provided this when you enrolled and created an account with us, and you can also edit it when you are logged into your account. Enter your license number EXACTLY as it appears on your license, with NO SPACES. CE Broker will not accept it with a space between the MA and the number. It MUST be entered as follows: MA12345, not MA 12345. If you do not do this correctly, your completion will not be processed by CEBroker. Once the course shows in your CEBroker account, you will have the opportunity to rate the course. If you felt that we earned a good rating, thank you in advance for taking the time to share with others.

CE Broker reporting: During the month of August in renewal years, we report completions the next business day, to ensure that students taking courses after business hours do not get omitted. If you need us to stop what we are doing and perform a manual reporting of your hours on the same business day, you can get rush processing by clicking here. There is a $20 rush processing fee. You will still need to allow time for CE Broker to process on their end. We have no control over their processing times.

Tuition: $14. This course is available at a discount through one of our two Florida renewal packages. We have a 7 CE renewal package with the 7 mandated hours, and we have a complete 24 CE renewal package that includes everything you need for renewal in one discounted package. You can also "Customize Your Own Package" if neither of these two packages fit your needs.

To enroll: Simply click the green "buy now" button. You will see the course in your shopping cart, with the option to continue shopping (if you want to enroll in more than one course) or checkout. Once you click checkout, it will take you through the process of creating a new account if you do not have one, or logging into an existing account if we find an account already associated with your email address. You do not need to have an existing account before you add a course to your shopping cart.

Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate. To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.

Course Materials: Human Trafficking, Awareness and Prevention, by Judith Koch. External materials provided courtesy of the Polaris Project, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes

Course Description: This course covers all forms of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. It teaches how to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking. You will learn how to report cases of human trafficking, and where to find resources available to victims.

Course Outline:

  • Terms and Definitions
  • Primary categories of human 
  • Statistics: Numbers, demographics of victims, dollar values
  • Perpetrators and recruitment tactics
  • Signs and identifiers of victims
  • Impact on the massage therapy industry
  • Potential solutions in the massage therapy industry
  • Awareness and Prevention 
  • Victim Resources

Objectives of this course

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1.  Define relevant terms including including human trafficking, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, child labor
  2.  Cite Statistics: Numbers, demographics of victims, dollar amounts
  3.  List general categories of perpetrators and red-flag terms in recruitment ads
  4.  List signs and identifiers of victims
  5.  Explain the impact on the massage therapy industry
  6.  List potential solutions in the massage therapy industry
  7.  List and locate Victim Resources

(Course photograph above by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND).



Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files. 

Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.

Can I print the online courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details. For reporting to CE Broker, please read and follow the directions noted at the top of this course description.

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, you can email us through the "contact" link above. Thank you.