Online Course & Online Test

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

Massage Therapy CEs | Diversity, Ethics & HIV Courses

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention

Continuing education CEs available: 1

Course classification: Human Trafficking  (Course photograph by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND)

Approved by: THIS NEW COURSE IS STILL PENDING APPROVAL Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.  

Tuition: $18. The Institute of Somatic Therapy donates $3 from each enrollment to The Polaris Project ( to help victims of human trafficking.

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 is a required course for Florida, and is accepted by the NCBTMB as part of your general hours. It 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

Attention Florida & Georgia licensees:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us before you take the online test. We generally report on a weekly basis, and more frequently as the renewal deadline approaches.


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.

Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the online test, you will always have the option to log back in to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.

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.
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.