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Delaware Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Massage therapy license requirements vary from state to state and the laws are constantly changing. It is our current understanding that as of 9/1/14, Certified Massage Technicians and Licensed Massage Therapists must complete 24 CE hours of continuing education every 2 years (unless they have been licensed or certified fewer than 12 months before the 8/31 expiration date).

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The 24 hours of CE must include:

  • At least three hours in ethics (which may be taken online or through home study). You can earn these CE hours through any of our ethics courses.
  • Six hours of Elective credits (subjects outside the practice of massage). These 6 hours may be taken through our online/home study courses.
  • 15 hours of Core credits (subject matter within the practice of massage). These 15 hours must be taken through live training.

A "Core course" means a CE course with a subject matter within the "practice of massage and bodywork," contributing to the professional competency of the therapist or technician. Core courses are designed to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge. Ethics is a core course, but may be earned through online/home study courses.

An "Elective course" means a CE course with a subject matter that is outside the "practice of massage and bodywork," and does not directly contribute to the professional competency of the therapist or technician. Elective courses must be in one of the subjects: modalities outside the "practice of massage and bodywork,"; personal growth and self-improvement, business management, anatomy, or physiology.


COURSES ON ANIMAL MASSAGE ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY DELAWARE.

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the Delaware Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Delaware Board is 302-744-4500 or visit their website at http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/massagebodyworks/index.shtml.

The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#049478-00). All of our continuing education programs can be used for National Certification renewal.

You may also use our credits for other organizations you may belong to, such as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals (ABMP).

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