No CE Required for renewal of licensure
334-010-0050 Continuing Education(1)The intent of Continuing Education is to protect the public by maintaining knowledge and skills of massageand/or bodywork. Each licensee must complete 25 hours of continuing education each renewal period. The continuing educationhours must be from the following topics:(A)Massage and bodywork techniques;(B)Use of thermal modalities, topical preparations, mechanical assistive; devices/appliances;(C)Stretching and gymnastics that lengthen and shorten soft tissues;(D)Posture and movement assessment;(E)Massage and bodywork business practices;(F)Anatomy and physiology of the human body;(G)Kinesiology of the human body;(H)Pathology of the human body;(I)Professional Ethics, Boundaries or Communication;(J)Cultural competency(K)Body mechanics;(L)Somatic education; or(M)CPR/First Aid.(a) At renewal time, each licensee must sign and submit a Board supplied CE form indicating they have completed25 hours of continuing education. The Board may require proof of CE hours.(b) Of the 25 hours, at least 15 must be contact hours of continuing education training or Board approved activities.At least 4 contact hours must be in Professional Ethics, Boundaries and/or Communication.The remaining 10 of25 hours maybe contact or non-contact hours.(2)The methods of obtaining continuing education contact hours shallinclude:(a)Attendance of courses, seminars, and workshops sponsored, certified by a licensed or accredited massage and bodywork training program;(b)Attendance of courses or activities for continuing education offered by a provider recognized by amassage and bodywork professional organization;(c)Attendance of courses provided by an accredited institution of higher education if topics are listedin OAR 334-010-0050(1)(A-M).(d)Attendance of courses, seminars, and workshops that meets the content requirement of OAR 334-010-0050(1)(AM).(e)Individual interactive distance learning study courses with subject matter that is listed in OAR 334-010-0050(1)(E-J).(f)Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation/first aid if taken in the presence of an instructor;(g)Providing Board requested peer supervision or Board exam proctoring; One hour of CE contact creditwill be given for each meeting/day.(h)Attendance at an Oregon Board of Massage Therapists board meeting, board committee meeting,board task force or serving on these committees/task forces. One hour of CE contact credit will begiven for each meeting.(3)The methods of obtaining continuing education non-contact hours shall include:(a) Publishing an article relating to massage and bodywork;(b)Self-study based on media (i.e. book/video, periodical,web based, DVD);(c)Courses or lectures on massage and bodywork which a licensee presents. A licensee may receivecredit for presenting a course or lecture only one time per renewal period regardless of how many timesthe licensee presents the course or lecture.(4)If the Continuing Education subject matter is not listed under OAR 334-010-0050(1) it will not be accepted forcontinuing education.(5)The Oregon Board of Massage Therapists randomly selects a mi nimum of 10 percent of received monthlyrenewals for an audit.(a)If selected for an audit you will have 30 days to complete the audit form and submit copies (notoriginals) of your Continuing Education certificates.(b)If you fail to provide the requested information to the Board, within the 30 days, the Board may issuediscipline per ORS 687.081 and 687.250.(6)The continuing education requirement does not apply to a licensee’s first license renewal.(7)Continuing education must be completed within the renewal period. Contact hours taken and submitted duringrenewal in excess of the total number required may only be carried over to the next subsequent renewal period.(a)Contact hours taken in Professional Ethics, Boundaries and/or Communication in excess ofthe four hour requirement may be carried over to the next subsequent renewal period.(b)First renewal CE are not required to be submitted at the time of renewal, CE taken during the firstrenewal period may be submitted with second renewal.(8)Continuing education records must be maintained by each licensee for a minimum of five years.(9)If the Board finds indications of fraud or falsification of records, investigative action shall be taken. Findingsmay result in disciplinary action up to and including revocation of the licensee’s license.(10)Failure to complete continuing education hours by the time of renewal may result in revocation, suspensionand/or denial of a license. Licensee has 30 days from date of notification of non- compliance to comeintocompliance. Failure to be in compliance may result in discipline of the license
20.32. Continuing education hours, maintenance of certificates of completion.
(a) Licensees shall complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in the field of massage therapy as set forth in section 4(6) of the act (63 P.S. § 627.4(6)) and § 20.33 (related to continuing education content and providers) in the 2-year period immediately preceding the application for license renewal. To be creditable, continuing education must meet the requirements for Board approval set forth in this section and § 20.33.
(b) Licensees shall complete a minimum of 4 hours of continuing education in professional ethics in each biennial renewal period.
(c) A minimum of 16 hours of continuing education shall be earned through contact hours.
(d) Courses for the renewal of the licensee’s CPR certification shall be earned through contact hours and may not be used to meet the biennial continuing education requirement.
(e) Licensees shall retain the certificates of completion from continuing education courses for a minimum of 5 years.
(f) A licensee who is unable to complete the required continuing education shall request a waiver or extension from the Board at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the license. The request must include details about the licensee’s illness, emergency or hardship, including documentation such as a letter from the licensee’s physician or a copy of the licensee’s military orders. The Board will respond in writing either granting or denying a request for waiver or extension.
(g) Licensees may be audited to ensure their compliance with the continuing education requirements.
0870-01-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION.(1)All massage therapist licensees must complete twenty four (24) hours of continuing educationevery two (2) calendar years, as a prerequisite to licensure renewal. The first two year cyclefor continuing education ran from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004 and shall continue on two year cycles thereafter.(a)Continuing education credit shall only be awarded for those courses which are approved by th e Board pursuant to paragraph (5) of this Rule. The Board approves courses for only the number of hours contained in the course. The approved hours ofany individual course will not be counted more than once toward the twenty-four (24)hour requirement of any two-year cycle, regardless of the number of times the course is attended or completed by any licensee.(b)Two (2) of the twenty-four (24) hours requirement shall pertain to Tennessee statutes and rules concerning massage therapists and establishments. The two (2) hour courses must be approved by the Board.(c)Two (2) of the twenty-four (24) hours requirement shall pertain to the management of practicing massage therapy, professional ethics or substance abuse. A maximum of eight (8) of the twenty-four (24) hours requirement may be completed inany of the following multi-media formats:1.The internet;2.Closed circuit television;3.Satellite broadcasts;4.Correspondence courses;5.Videotapes;6.CD-ROM;7.DVD;8.Teleconferencing;9.Videoconferencing; or10.Distance Learning.(e)The maximum of eight (8) hours earned in multi-media formats per continuing education cycle shall apply regardless of whether the hours are earned to comply with the current cycle, as makeup hours for a prior cycle, or for any other reason.(f)A licensee whose massage therapist license was retired for a portion of the two-year cycle is required to obtain a total of one(1)hour of continuing education for each month the license was active, except that the licenseemust obtain at least four (4)hours: two (2) hours pertaining to Tennessee statutes and rules as specified in 0870-01-.12(1)(b) and two (2) hours pertaining to management of practicing massage therapy, professional ethics or substance abuse as specified in 0870-01-.12(1)(c).(2)Initial massage therapist licensees shall have their required continuing education hours pro-ratedover the remaining months of the two (2) year cycle in which they become licensed according to the following chart. See Website.(3)Massage establishment owners and responsible persons who are not licensed massagetherapists must complete an approved two (2) hour continuing education course pertaining toTennessee statutes and rules concerning massage therapists and establishments every two year cycle.(4)Continuing Education-Proof of Compliance(a)Each massage therapist must, on the biennial licensure renewal form, attest to timely attendance and completion of the required continuing education hours during the preceding cycle.(b)Each Massage therapist must retain independent documentation of attendance andcompletion of all continuing education courses. This documentation must be retainedfor a period of four (4) years from the end of the cycle in which the continuing education was acquired. This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the Board during its verification process. Acceptabledocumentation verifying the licensee’s completion of the continuing educationprogram(s)may consist of either a certificate or an original letter on official stationery from the program’s sponsor, indicating the program title, date and length in hours, along with the licensee’s name and license number.(5)Continuing Education-Course Approval(a)Providers of courses to be offered for credit toward the required continuing educationhours must, unless otherwise provided, receive approval from the Board. Approvalonce granted, regardless of whether approval is pursuant to subparagraph (b)or (c) of this paragraph, is effective only during the continuing education cycle (as identified inparagraph (2)) during which approval was granted. Grant of approval of any courseprior to January 31, 2012 will expire December 31, 2012. After that allcourses/hours provided for credit toward meeting the requirements of this rule must be approvedeither pursuant to part (b)1. or subparagraph (c) of this paragraph in every continuingeducation cycle they are offered.(b)The following sponsors or courses need not receive prior approval and shall constituteBoard approved continuing education courses:1.Associations, corporations, or organizations authorized as a provider by the National Certification Board for TherapeuticMassage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or the Federation of StateMassage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Provide however, any provider approved by any organization identified in this part whointends to include in their course the hours necessary to meet the requirementsof subparagraph 0870-01-.12(1)(b) of this rule must nevertheless comply with allof the following before those hours can be presented:(i)The provider must submit the course materials for those hours for reviewand approval pursuant to subparagraph (5)(c) of this rule; and(ii)The course may be presented in a live lecture format or a multi-media format with successful completion of a post examination; and(iii)The provider must submit documentation sufficient to show that theinformation to be disseminated in those hours is accurate and current.2.American Heart Association course in CPR.3.American Massage Therapy Association.4.American Red Cross courses in HIV, CPR, or Standard First Aid.5.Massage continuing education courses offered by colleges, universities, ormassage schools approved by the United States Department of Education, theTennessee Higher Education Commission or the Tennessee Board of Regents.6.Formal educational courses relating directly to the theory or clinical application ofmassage therapy sponsored by an accredited college/university or institutionapproved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Board of Regents orits equivalent in another state(s). If such course is taken for or assigned quarteror semester credit hours, each semester hour or equivalent quarter hour shall beequivalent to five (5) continuing education hours. No credits will be counted forcourses not passed.7.Tennessee Massage Therapy Association.8. FSMTB(c)If a sponsor is unable to obtain or chooses not to obtain approval pursuant tosubparagraph (5)(b) of this rule, the sponsor may request Board approval by submittingthe following information to the Board Administrative Office at least forty five (45) daysprior to the proposed or scheduled date of the course:1.Copies of any and all materials to be utilized in the course. Sponsors maysubmit the ISBN number and title of materials with ISBN numbers in lieu ofsending the actual materials.2.Resume or Vita for all instructors that details their experienceor training in thesubject matter they will teach. Instructors must be licensed massage therapistsor demonstrate experience and training that qualifies them to provide continuing education.3.Written learning objectives as well as a detailed outline ofthe course.4.A copy of any student course evaluations, class roster forms, check in sheetsand certificates of completion that will be provided at the course.5.Number of hours of educational credit requested. An hour equals fifty (50) clock minutesof instruction.6.A prospective approximate start date on which the sponsor intends to beginoffering the course.7.The Board may deny a request to sponsor continuing education if it is determinedthe sponsor will utilize copyrighted materials without appropriate permission.8.The Board reserves the right to request additional information if the informationprovided by the sponsor is deemed inadequate or incomplete.9.The Board may deny a request to sponsor continuing education if any of theabove information is not provided.(d)Upon prior approval by the Board, individual licensees may receive continuingeducation credit for courses attended out of state. Prior approval is not necessary forcourses already approved pursuant to .12(b) or .12(c).To obtain approval, theindividual should submit the following to the Board Administrative Office:1.The written learning objectives of the course.2.A course description or outline.3.Names of all lecturers.4.Number of hours of educational credit requested.5.Date of course.6.Copies of materials to be utilized in the course, upon a Board request.7.The course provider’s contact information.8.The course provider’s pre-printed brochure, agenda or other materials whichdescribe and/or advertise the course.(e)Continuing Education courses may be presented in any of the following formats:1.Lecture.2.Multi-media courses-with successful completion of a written post experienceexamination to evaluate material retention.3.Correspondence-with successful completion of a written post experience examination to evaluate material retention.4.Any combination of the above.(f)The sponsor of each continuing education program shall keep detailed records of thematerials required in subparagraph (c) of this rule and a copy of the attendance recordfor not less than four (4) years from the date the course was approved.(g)Approval of any continuing education program may be withdrawn or denied by theBoard if the sponsor of such program fails to comply with the provisions of this rule.(6)Waiver of Continuing Education(a)The Board may grant a waiver of the need to attend and complete the required hours ofcontinuing education where illness, disability or other undue hardship beyond thecontrol of the licensee prevents a licensee from complying.(b)Waivers will be considered only on an individual basis and may be requested bysubmitting the following items to the Board Administrative Office prior to the end of thelicensure cycle in which the continuing education is due:1.A written request for a waiver which specifies what requirement is sought to bewaived and the reasons for the request.2.Any documentation which supports the reason for the waiver requested or whichis subsequently requested by the Board.(c)A waiver approved by the Board is effective for only the renewal period for which thewaiver is sought unless otherwise specified in writing by the Board.(d)The Board Consultant and the designee are authorized to grant or deny requests forwaivers subject to subsequent Board ratification.(7)Continuing Education for Reactivation or Reinstatement of Retired, Expired, or Revoked License.(a)Any massage therapist who applies for reactivation or reinstatement of a license whichhas been retired or has expired for over two (2) years, or any individual who applies fora new license after his or her prior license was revoked for failure to completecontinuing education requirements, must submit along with the reactivation,reinstatement request, or new license application, proof which indicates the attendanceand completion of twenty (20) hours of Board approved massage therapy relatedcontinuing education. The continuing education must have been earned in the twelve(12)months preceding application for reactivation or reinstatement. Eight (8) hours ofthe twenty (20) hour continuing education requirement for reinstatement may becompleted in a multi-media format.(b)A licensee who applies for reactivation or reinstatement will also be required to submitevidence of having completed the continuing education required pursuant to rule 0870-01-.12 during the most recent cycle in which the applicant’s license was active.(c)The continuing education hours required by the provisions of subparagraph (7)(a) ofthis rule may not be counted toward the continuing education hours required to beobtained before the end of the renewal period of reactivation or reinstatement.(d)The Board may grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements set out insubparagraph (7)(a) of this rule, as provided in paragraph (6) of this rule.(8)Violations(a)Any massage therapist, massage establishment owner, or massage establishmentresponsible person who fails to obtain the required continuing education hours or whofalsely attests to attendance and/or completion of the required hours of continuingeducation may be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to T.C.A. § 63–18-108.(b)Education hours obtained as a result of compliance with the terms of any disciplinaryaction shall not be counted toward the continuing education hours required to beobtained in any renewal period.
Continuing education requirements.
(1) To renew a license, a massage therapist must complete twenty-four hours of continuing education every two years) A minimum of eight hours must be direct supervised massage skills training; and(b) A minimum of four hours must be in professional ethics, communication, or Washington state massage laws and regulations. Two of these hours must include professional roles and boundaries; and(c) The remaining twelve hours may be met by meeting the requirements in subsection (2) of this section.(2) For the purposes of this chapter, continuing education is defined as any of the following activities that involve direct application of massage therapy knowledge, skills, and business practices:(a) Attendance at a local, state, national, or international continuing education program.(b) First aid, CPR, or emergency related classes.(c) Self-study through the use of multimedia devices or the study of books, research materials, and/or other publications.(i) Multimedia devices. The required documentation for this activity is a letter or other documentation from the organization. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.(ii) Books, research materials, and/or other publications. The required documentation for this activity is a two-page synopsis of what was learned written by the licensee. A maximum of two hours is allowed per reporting period.(d) Teaching a course for the first time, not to exceed eight hours.(e) Business and management courses not to exceed eight hours.(f) Specialized training. Training must be provided for a fee by an individual who has no less than three years of expertise in that area.(g) Distance learning. Distance learning includes, but is not limited to, correspondence course, webinar, print, audio/video broadcasting, audio/video teleconferencing, computer aided instruction, e-learning/on-line-learning, or computer broadcasting/webcasting. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.(h) Active service on massage related boards or committees. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.