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Posted on: September 9, 2020

How To Become Approved as a Massage Therapy Continuing Education Provider

Overview


To become an approved continuing education provider, you will need to submit an application and meet some instructor qualifications (e.g., CEU).
Generally speaking, approved providers of massage therapy come from different fields, including medicine, spa students, independent contractors, and others.


After your application receives the green light, you need to enroll in courses to meet your CEU and set up a business plan to ensure the proper running of all policies.


Once you get fully approved as a massage therapy continuing education provider, you will get to share your passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with students.


Note that people approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) are not required to become a massage therapy continuing education provider. However, when attempting to renew the license, only courses that meet the curriculum requirements get accepted.


Here are the instructor qualifications you need to meet:



⦁ Courses of massage techniques and the manipulation of soft tissues must be presented by a licensed instructor.
⦁ Any advanced techniques get presented by individuals with licensure, education, or a registration in the technique that’s being taught.
⦁ Courses that don’t cover specific techniques can be presented by individuals with licensure, education, registration, or experience in the topic.


The benefits of becoming an NCBTMB-Approved Provider


The vast majority of states in the U.S. accept NCBTMB courses for licensure renewal, which is a huge advantage.
For this reason, most therapists rely solely on the courses provided by the NCBTMB to renew their licensure.
Additionally, board certifications are required every two years to complete your education through NCBTMB, which creates more opportunities for higher financial income while also aiding fellow licensees.


Hopefully, this short introduction helped you understand the basic requirements for this job.

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