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Continuing Education and Audit Information


Please refer to Rule 500 for the CE Requirements.

Q: What qualifies as continuing education?
A: Continuing Education education which is germane to the practice of massage therapy, as outlined in Rules 501 – 503. The Board has determined that if a course is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB), the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) the the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), ), or the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), the courses will be accepted, except as prohibited in Idaho Code 54-4004.

There are also Board approved courses.

The Board will take into consideration course certificates that do not fall within the requirements above and make a determination.

Q: What are the documentation requirements for continuing education?
A: Please see Rule 500.02.

Q: Are online courses accepted as continuing education?
A: Yes. Please see Rule 502.03.

Q: Are CPR and First Aid required for licensing or accepted as continuing education?
A: These coursesare not required for licensing. However, these courses qualify for continuing education. Please see Rule 503 Content of Continuing Education.

Q: Does the Board approve continuing education for providers?

A: The NCBTMB, AMTA, ABMP and FSMTB approve courses for use as continuing education.

It is recommended that continuing education providers use these national massage associations to gain approval courses in lieu of requesting approval by the Board.  To have the Board approve a course, the Continuing Education Course Approval Application  may be submitted. 


The Board conducts annual audits to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated any time after you renew your license.  By submitting your renewal and answering “Yes” to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education.

When you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year and proof of completion documentation for each course.  Failure to submit the required documentation may result in Board action against your right to licensure.  

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