Ethics Refresher


1 CE Hours


The NCBTMB Standards of Practice are designed to ensure that Nationally Certified massage practitioners uphold high standards of practice for the massage profession as well as inform the general public of the duties and responsibilities of Nationally Certified massage therapists. This course was designed as a quick review of the basics related to the NCBTMB's Standard V: Roles and Boundaries.

Topics discussed in this course include:

  • professionalism
  • transference, counter-transference, consent and boundaries and their application in important practice situations
  • consent and boundaries
  • sexuality issues
  • cultural respect

Course Reviews

Victoria Heland, CMT

I have been licensed since 1998 and have taught massage. Even though I have been a professional massage therapist and teacher for more than a decade, this course is beneficial as a refresher and reminder. It supports and clarified my reasons for doing some of the things I do (especially regarding boundaries and dual relationships).

Barbara Ann Munoz, LMT

I enjoyed this home study course program, the contents of the material was excellent. It was a pleasure to take my test online and be able to see my score right away and get my certificate.

Deborah Phillips

What a good quick course for an extra CEU... it was concise and pertinent for an ethical review, providing a very good thought-provoking challenge.

Tamura Courtney, LMT

Reflective exercises were an added bonus to the course material! Great for encouraging self-reflection and critical thinking!

Amy Holbert, LMP

This course was easy to access and user friendly to navigate online. I have recommended this continuing education course website to other therapists in both massage therapy and physical therapy fields.

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  • Manual - 17 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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