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Maryland Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

Massage therapy continuing education requirements for license renewal vary from state to state and the laws are constantly changing. It is our current understanding that Maryland requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 1 CE hour must be in diversity or cultural competency, 3 CE hours must be in ethics or jurisprudence AND 3 CE hours must be in communicable diseases (to include HIV/AIDS). (The remaining 17 hours must be in massage-related courses.)

What We Can Do For You!

  • You may take all CE 24 hours through our home study programs.
  • You can use our various ethics, communicable disease and diversity/cultural competency continuing education courses to satisfy Maryland's specific topic requirements. Or you can choose from our specially priced Maryland packages that will include all of the Maryland course specific requirements.
  • Because the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider, the Maryland Board of Massage will accept all of our 145+ courses to satisfy the 24-hour requirement with the exception of courses related to animal massage, insurance, practice building or marketing.

Special Note Regarding Implicit Bias Requirement

  1. For anyone renewing their license in Maryland after April 1, 2022 you will be required to attest to completing an approved implicit bias training program. For more information - Maryland Implicit Bias Resources
  2. This training program is only required one time. Yyou do not need to keep taking it for subsequent renewals.
  3. There is no particular number of hours that you will need to complete, but the Board will allow up to 1 hour to go toward your total 24 hour requirement.
  4. There is no current requirement for the course to offer a certificate.
  5. You do not need to pay for this course. While the Board lists a few courses that can be used in their Implicit Bias Training Resources document, the following approved courses in that list can be done online, without testing, for free:
  6. You will need to retain written proof of program completion indefinitely - if no certificate is awarded, this can be a simple screenshot of the course.
  7. Please contact the Board at 410-764-2965 with any questions you have specific to this meeting the implicit bias training requirement.

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the Maryland Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Maryland Board is 410-764-2965 or visit their website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/massage/Pages/education.aspx.

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 What is this?

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).