Maryland 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 Maryland Massage Therapy Board:
Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Massage Therapy Advisory Committee
4201 Patterson Ave., 5th floor
Baltimore, MD. 21215-2299
Phone: (410) 764-4738
Agency Website:

Maryland Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewals are due in October of years ending in an even number. You need three hours of Communicable Diseases, three hours of ethics, one hour of diversity or cultural competence, and 17 hours in any massage modality. You also need a current CPR certificate. Courses may be completed in live, home study, or online format. Please refer to our Maryland Package Specials for special savings.

Maryland Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses Accepted:
Our Massage Therapy online courses are fully valid for your Maryland renewal requirements.

* 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.