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 Washington requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. A minimum of 4 CE hours must be in ethics, communication and/or Washington state massage laws and rules. 2 of these 4 CE hours must include professional roles and boundaries.
The Board has extended their policy on allowing all hours to be earned through home study courses through June 30, 2022.
The State of Washington Department of Health Board of Massage has extended its suspension of the requirement pertaining to the number of CE hours that must be obtained through direct supervised training effective through December 31, 2021. Therefore, you may take all your continuing education hours through our home study programs with the exception of animal massage unless you have the animal massage endorsement added to your license.
For more information please visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/2300/2021/MassageCERequirementsduringCOVID-20-01-3.pdf.
If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the Washington Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Washington Board is 360-236-4847 or visit their website at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-830-475.
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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