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Ethics Refresher

1 CE Hour - E1012

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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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

Featured Reviews

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).

- Victoria Heland, CMT

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.

- Amy Holbert, LMP

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

- Tamura Courtney, LMT

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.

- Deborah Phillips

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.

- Barbara Ann Munoz, LMT

The contents of this course is clear and excellent as a refresher. Like most of the courses I had the opportunity to sign up for it is informative and instructive.

- Simone A. Carbonel, LMT, BCTMB

I feel this course was a good refresher and re-opened my eyes to make more ethical and professional decisions!

- Becky L. Bona, LMT

Great information, easy to read, and understand.

- Lawrence E. Gregory, CMT, NCTMB

I like that simplicity of the course material. Easy to comprehend.

- Noriko Benjamin, LMT

Very informative. Great review.

- Kathryn Cady, LMT

Perfect course to refresh and update our required standards as professional therapists. Thank you

- Sandra Mckee, LMT, NCTMB

Hard subject to make interesting.

- Mady Ditton, CMT

Again I am happy to say that this ETHICS course was interesting, which is hard to pull off when one is discussing ETHICS. Thank you!

- Laurie E. Deamer, LMT

I appreciate you offering a 1 hr ethics course and how easy it was to access and complete.

- Joan Kuczek, LMT, BCTMB

Course was easy enough! I’m not looking for complicated. Thanks for being direct.

- Sue A. Erickson, LMT

loved the course materials. I'd definately pass this on to other therapists.

- Tabatha Snyder, LMT, NCTMB

Thanks for the Ethics class. It was easy to find and complete for my certification.

- Cathy S. Ray, LMT

I have found the courses at this Institute very well done. I come back every time I need to re-certify.

- Cecelia Edic, LMT

Good material - comprehensive - excellent information - clearly presented.

- Carolyn Shelburne, LMT

I loved this course! It was brief, concise,and to the point. Rather inexpensive and I was able to fulfill my state requirements for CEUs. Love this site!!

- Krystle-Dawn Covington, LMT

This course is very straight forward and gave me a good refresher.

- Ruth Douglas, LMT

Great insight! Great information! Great research! Thank you for putting this material together and for making it so easily accessible online!!

- Bonnie Blair, LMT

Straight to the point..I liked it.

- Anne Mason, CMT, NCTMB

This review of the Ethics of Roles and Boundaries was straight to the point and gave a thorough overview of the NCBTMB Standard V.

- Stephanie Herring, CMT, NCTMB

Love this course, very refreshing on what i already knew but I feel it will help to kind of reset my boundaries!

- Billie Caskey, LMT

This was a good refresher in ethics! Thanks!

- Kayla Kendall, LMT, NCTMB

Very informative and to the point.

- Robter Griffin, LMT

I have been a therapist since 1988. This course is a great review. I am looking forward to taking other courses with you.

- Eliza Townsend, LMT, CMT

Nice, quick ethics refresher. Exactly what you would expect.

- Kerri Ann Beckham, LMT

Excellent material and very efficient, too!

- Rebecca Laubershimer, LMT

I appreciate the ease in taking this test. The information is very important. A refresher course like this was exactly what I needed. Thank you.

- Kimberly Adami, LMT, NCTMB

I'm glad I found this refresher course. Valuable information for everybody.

- Andrea Shields, LMT

Wonderfully written. Wouldn't change anything.

- Rita Schumacher, CMT, NCTMB

The course was a great ethics refresher, clearly presented, informative and concise.

- Carol May Dunn, CMT

I feel you did an excellent job in presenting these ethical issues and understanding of the vocabulary, this review was good to do again.

- Linda Ugis, CMT, NCTMB

Excellent class! I appreciate the clear content and the ease of the experience! Thank you.

- Shelby Frago, LMP

Easy and convenient.

- Elysia Vaughan, Certified Massage Therapist, Logansport, IN

It was a quick review as to where we stand as professionals

- Elizabeth Olivas, LMT

I found this course to be a straight forward presentation of ethics as related to the practice of massage and bodywork.

- Elizabeth Harper LMT (NY) Santa Fe, NM

It was fast and easy. A nice way to remember our ethics and standards.

- Dawnya Still, LMP Lynnwood, WA

The course gave good insight and clear definitions.

- David Marshall

This is a great refresher.

- Cristina J. Walters, LMT Inman, SC

I am very pleased with the ease and the convenience.

- Christi Schaeffer, LMT, Blue Springs, Mo

The course is concise yet thought provoking and raises pertinent issues.

- Carolyn C Green LMT, CST, Charleston/Mt Pleasant, SC

This course was quick and concise.

- Carole Farley, NCTMB, Sun Prairie, WI

This is a simple but very effective refresher to remind us of what we should know

- Byrdie Schulz, CMT, NCTMB, Tranquil Touches of Wellness LLC

I think it was a great refresher!

- Beverly Champbers

Great refresher! I like how easy it is taking a course online when I don't have the time to attend a class.

- Ann Wayman LMT, Mobil Massage, Huntingon Beach, CA

To the point and very informative .

- Amy Green, LMT AMTA

It's very convenient and thanks for the free 1 hr course!

- Aline O Greene, LMT 5080 Lex,SC

I enjoy taking these exams in the privacy of my home at my own time. You covered all subjects very well!

- Irma Howard

This was a very easy and fast way to accumulate CEU's .

- Jeannine Z. Lee, CMT, Instructor, Agoura Hills, CA

I enjoyed this course. The information was very good.

- Jennifer Carole Smith, Spartanburg, S.C.

Excellent course. Truly a learning expereience. Definitely a great refresher!

- Jennifer Helms, LMT NCTMB SC

I use your website very often - love it!! This courses outlines were very thorough.

- Jessica N. Owens, LMT

Very informative and needed for massage therapists today.

- Jessica Shanabarger - Summerville, SC

This one hour course was great to make up for the 1 hour I was missing through other courses.

- K Albers, LMT - St. Louis, MO

The course was clearly presented.

- Kari Holland Salt Lake City, UT

It is great to be able to take these courses especially those of us who have other demanding jobs and we are unable to attend seminars in other states or countries

- Kristen Thorne

your course was excellent and convenient

- Leah P. Brewer LMBT 470 NCTMB

I like the reflective exercises. Good course! @Linda Berkley-Smith

- Linda Berkley-Smith

This was an interesting course packed with great information.


I really enjoyed the course and the customer service that was provided.

- Logan King

I enjoyed the course. It reminded me of several issues and gave me some good ideas

- Mark Kinsey, NCLMBT, Durham, NC

Comprehensive review and course time corresponded well to credits given.

- Mary E. Bird, LMT.

I love that you can take the test and print out needed certificates on-line...especially for last minute types like me!

- Mary Richardson, LMBT, Forest City, NC

Enlightening and refreshing!

- Melanie Coffman

The materials are thorough and well organized.

- Mellanie Baley, LMT - Gresham, OR

Excellent course - easy to read and review!

- Mellanie Baley, LMT 13392

I found the course material very professional, concise and easily understood

- Michelle Ahrens, LMT, NCTM. Licking, Missouri

Taking this course has been very good for me. I am very appreciative for the opportunity to continue my education and increase my knowledge as a massage therapist to better serve my clients

- Rachel L. Adams, LMP Richland, WA

I enjoy taking courses like these, works out with my schedule better and I like to read and learn this way.

- Rebecca J. Graba CMT The Essence of Massage Sebeka, MN

The course reviewed issues we need to stay very aware of!

- Skoob Campbell, LMT, NCTMB, NMT, Snellville, GA

This was a very helpful course in refreshing my memory on ethical practices.

- stephanie jeffs lmt/nationally certified riverton, ut

Well written and great as a refresher. Reminds the therapist about the simple yet needed information.

- Tammy LeBlanc, LMT

Course was outlined professionally and it easy to follow. Good refresher course.

- Veronica Hernandez LMT, Body Care Massage, Las Cruces, NM

Very well-written and concise overview.

- Victoria W LMT, Reno, NV


  • 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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