Tennessee 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 Tennessee Massage Therapy Board:
Tennessee Massage Licensure Board
Cordell Hull Building 1st floor
425 Fifth Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
Phone: (615) 532-3202 or (888) 310-4650
Agency Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Massage/index.htm

Tennessee Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements:
Tennessee requires 25 hours of Continuing Education Courses every two years. Two hours must be in Tennessee laws, and two hours must be either in management of massage therapy practice, ethics, or substance abuse. Courses offered by NCBTMB approved providers are acceptable.

Tennessee Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses Accepted:
Eight (8) of the 25 hours are allowed to be taken online or by correspondence. As such, you are allowed to count up to 8 hours of courses from us for your Tennessee Massage Therapy license renewal.

* 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.