Alaska Massage Therapy Requirements

Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Our NCBTMB continuing education Approved Provider Number is 280672-00. Our Florida provider number is MCE326 (50-1116 on CE Broker). Our New York provider number is 0019. Our Massage Therapy CE hours are valid for ABMP, AMTA, and most states.

PLEASE NOTE: We provide the below information about your state as a courtesy, but cannot guarantee its accuracy because laws are continually subject to change. If you have questions about the information we have provided below, please contact your licensing agency directly. Your state board will hold you ultimately responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you. We do not deviate from our posted return and exchange policy if you later determine that a course you enrolled in is not valid for CEs in your jursidiction. You may also visit the NCBTMB nationwide CE requirements chart, by clicking here.

NCBTMB requires that you complete 24 hours of Continuing Education classes every two years. Three hours of the 24 hours must be in ethics. (Three hours of research is no longer required as of February 2019.) No more than 4 hours of the 24 hours may be in self-care. All NCBTMB CEs can be taken through home study or online courses through the Institute of Somatic Therapy, provider #280672-00.

AMTA and ABMP require that you take 48 hours of Massage Therapy CEs every four years. Both Massage Therapy agencies allow all CEs to be taken through home study or online courses through the Institute of Somatic Therapy.   

Contact The Alaska Massage Therapy Board:


550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501-3567

Phone: (907) 269-8160
FAX: (907) 269-8156

Mailing: P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Physical: 333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor, Juneau, AK 99801-1770

Phone: (907) 465-2550
FAX: (907) 465-2974

Alaska Massage Therapy Laws:

Effective July 1, 2015 licensure is required for all practitioners of massage therapy in the State of Alaska. A transitional period which waives the exam and education requirements for massage therapists who meet certain requirements is available from July 1, 2015 to July 2017. Effective July 1, 2017 all practitioners must meet exam and education requirements.

Alaska Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses Accepted:
Continuing education requirements for Alaska massage therapists is still pending.


* Note: Click Here to view a full listing of our Massage Therapist CE Courses. You may also click on the "courses" tab at the top of each page.