Texas 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 Texas Massage Therapy Board:
Texas Department of Health Professional Licensing
Massage Therapy Program
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX. 78756-3138
Agency Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage/default.shtm
Texas Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements:
Texas requires 12 hours of Continuing Education Courses every two years. Courses must be taken by CE providers approved by the NCBTMB or by the State of Texas. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by the NCBTMB (#280672-00) so our hours are valid for Texas CE requirements.
Texas Massage Therapy Continuing Education Courses Accepted:
Texas Massage Therapists are allowed to take continuing education by home study, provided that the content is cognitive (concepts such as anatomy, physiology, etc) rather than kinesthetic (hands-on techniques such as neuromuscular, etc). Please refer to our individual course desciptions and take cognitive courses for your Texas CE requirements (example: Prenatal Fundamentals, Aromatherapy, etc). You are allowed to take kinesthetic courses online, and they will be valid for you to legally practice, but the hours earned will not apply toward your Texas massage therapy license renewal (example: Prenatal Techniques, Hot Stone Massage, etc).
* 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.