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How do I know if a class or workshop is approved by AMTA?
AMTA does not approve continuing education classes. Rather, we provide a definition of types classes that are acceptable for the AMTA continuing education requirement. It is the members’ responsibility to ensure that a class meets the definition.
Educational programs used to fulfill this requirement must meet the following general description: "an organized education experience directly related to massage therapy, which is offered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction." These may be experiential learning, theoretical or research in nature.
"Responsible sponsorship" includes colleges and universities; massage schools, workshop programs, AMTA sponsored educational events (National, Chapter, Unit, or Regional), and home study courses. This also includes continuing education programs approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Individual instructors may sponsor their own education program. Always check your instructor's qualifications before investing in a continuing education experience.
For more info you may contact AMTA at www.amtamassage.org or 877-905-2700.
How do I become a Continuing Education Provider?
AMTA does not approve providers or courses.
If you are interested in being a provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), you may obtain information at www.ncbtmb.com or 800-296-0664.
Washington State addresses providers of Continuing Education in
the following WAC 246-830-475: (6) Specialized training in an aspect of massage
therapy provided by an individual who has expertise in that area, has been
licensed in this state for no less than three years, and who charges a fee. (8) Training provided by a health care
professional certified or licensed in their area of expertise. For additional information on