Florida 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 Florida Massage Therapy Board:
Florida Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C09
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-3259
Phone: (850) 488-0595
Agency Website: http://floridasmassagetherapy.gov/

Florida Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements:
Florida requires 24 hours of Continuing Education Courses biennially, of which 12 must be relevant to massage techniques, and must be via live classroom instruction. Two hours must be Florida Laws, two must be ethics, and two must be Prevention of Medical Errors. We offer a 6 CE "Florida package" course for the mandatory classes.

Florida Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses Accepted:
Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the Florida Board of Massage, Provider #MCE-326. Our courses are not valid for the requirement of hands-on hours related to massage therapy, as those must be in a live classroom setting. Six hours of mandated subjects (law, ethics, medical errors), and up to six additional hours of general courses may be done online for your renewal. Please see our 6 and 12 hour Florida renewal packages for your best options and tuition value. We will report your course completion to CE Broker only if your Florida license number is linked to your online account before you completed our online test.

* Note: For massage therapists seeking to obtain their Florida Massage License by examination or endorsement, or for Florida Massage Therapists seeking to renew their Florida massage license, click here for special Florida packages. Click Here to view a full listing of all of our Massage Therapist CE Courses. You may also click on the "courses" tab at the top of each page, or choose a course category on the left of each page.