State Requirements

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Nirvana Massage CE National is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. (NCBTMB # 451897-12)

You may also use our credits for other organizations you belong to such as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Alabama Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Alabama requires massage therapists to complete 16 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Alabama Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Alabama Board is #334-215-9514or visit their website at www.almtbd.state.al.us.

Alaska Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Please check with the state board of massage to see what is required for license renewal: http://www.massage-exam.com/alaska-massage.php.

Arizona Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Arizona requires massage therapists to complete 25 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Arizona Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Arizona Board is  #602-542-8604or visit their website at www.massageboard.az.gov

Arkansas Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Arkansas requires massage therapists to complete 18 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Arkansas Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Arkansas Board is #   501-683-1448 or visit their website at www.arkansasmassagetherapy.com.

California Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that there are two levels of massage therapy certification in California.

  1. A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) must have at least 500 hours of formal education and training in massage therapy.
  2. Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) has completed between 250 to 499 hours of massage therapy training.

If you have further questions regarding California Massage Certification, please contact the California Massage Therapy Council by phone at  #916-669-5336   or visit their website at www.camtc.org.

Colorado Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our current understanding that licenses need to be renewed by January 31st of each odd year. If you would have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Colorado Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Colorado Board is  #303-894-7800   or visit their website at http://www.dora.state.co.us.

Connecticut Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Connecticut requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 4 years for license renewal. If you would have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Connecticut Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Connecticut Board is #860-509-7603 or visit their website at www.ct.gov.

Delaware Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that for license renewal Delaware requires Licensed Massage Therapists to complete 24 CE hours and Certified Massage Technicians 12 CE hours by August 31st of each even-numbered year. If you would have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Delaware Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Delaware Board is  #302-744-4500 or visit their website at www.dpr.delaware.gov.

Florida Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that for license renewal, Florida requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours plus at least 1 CE hour in a course on HIV/AIDS by August 31st of each odd-numbered year. In addition to the HIV/AIDS requirement, the remaining 24 CE hours must include at least 2 CE hours in Professional Ethics2 CE hours in the prevention of Medical Errors and at least 2 hours in Florida Laws and Rules.

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Florida Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Florida Board is  #850-245-4161  or visit their website at www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa.

Note: Florida accepts Nirvana Massage certificates but you have to fax CEUs to 850-245-4791.

Georgia Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Georgia requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years by October 31st, for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Georgia Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Georgia Board is  #478-207-1300  or visit their website at http://sos.georgia.gov.

Hawaii Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Please contact the Hawaii Board of Massage directly. Their telephone number is  #808-586-2694  or visit their website at http://hawaii.gov.

Idaho Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that, in Idaho, massage therapists need to take 6 hours of continuing education per year. Because Nirvana Massage is an approved provider for the NCBTMB, you may take ALL of your 6 CEUs with us.

Illinois Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Illinois requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 2 CE hours must be in ethics. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Illinois Board of Massage directly: #217-785-0800. Website: www.idfpr.com.

Indiana Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Please contact the Indiana Board of Massage. Their telephone number is  #317-234-2051  or visit their website at www.in.gov.

Iowa Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Iowa requires massage therapists to complete24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Oregon Board of Massage: #515-242-5937. Website at www.idph.state.ia.us.

Kansas Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Please check with the Kansas State Board of Massage for more information about license renewal: http://www.massage-exam.com/kansas-massage.php.

Kentucky Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Kentucky requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 3 CE hours must be in professional ethics. Topics relevant to ethics, business practices, science, and techniques related to massage therapy are accepted.

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Kentucky Board of Massage: #502-564-3296  Website at http://bmt.ky.gov/

Louisiana Massage Therapy


Six classes are approved:

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  • Myofascial Release-LCEU0001369
  • Geriatric Massage-LCEU0001371
  • Prenatal Massage-LCEU0001372
  • Infant Massage-LCEU0001373
  • Sciatica and Massage-LCEU0001374
  • LA customers- please let us know which certificates you'd like for us to revise before you submit them to your State Board of Massage. 

Continuing Education Requirements

If you test with us, we will send your REVISED certificates that include your LA license #. Please message us when you are finished testing, and we will email them ASAP~ usually the same day you test if possible! 

Nirvana Massage is an Approved Provider in Louisiana (Provider #LAP0201).

It is our understanding that Louisiana requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every year for license renewal. It was also determined by the LA Board of Massage that therapists may take REPEAT classes each year so come back to us time and again if you enjoyed our units of study. 

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Louisiana Board of Massage. Please visit the La Board of Massage website at www.labmt.org for more information.

Maine Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Please contact the Maine Board of Massage: #207-624-8613 Website at www.maine.gov.

Maryland Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Maryland requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 3 CE hours must be in ethics, 3 CE hours must be in communicable diseases (to include HIV/AIDS). If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Maryland Board of Massage:#410-764-4738 Website at www.mdmassage.org.

Massachusetts Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that, in Massachusetts, statewide licensure is still fairly new and laws regarding continuing education requirements are still being determine so we ask that you please contact the Board of Registration of Massage Therapy to verify Massachusetts' massage therapy continuing education requirements: #617-727-3074. Website at www.mass.gov.

Michigan Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that Michigan is now the 42nd state to pass massage legislation regulating massage. Fall 2012 is the goal for the board to begin the licensure process. If you have further questions regarding your massge therapy license and continuing education requirements, please contact the Michigan Board of Massage: #517-373-3740. Website at www.michigan.gov.

Minnesota Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our current understanding that, in Minnesota, there are no continuing education requirements for massage therapists because the state is without professional regulation.

Mississippi Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Nirvana Massage is not registered with the state board of massage in Mississippi at this time; therefore, we advise that Mississippi customers only purchase with us if they are needing CEUs for practicing in other states or to satisfy the NCBTMB requirements for more ceu hours.

Missouri Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Missouri requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours by January 31st of every odd year for license renewal.

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Missouri Board of Massage: #573-522-6277 Website at www.pr.mo.gov.

Montana Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that for license renewal Montana requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every 2 years. The first renewal will be in 2012. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Montana Board of Massage: #406-842-2305. Website: www.massagetherapists.mt.gov.

Nebraska Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Nebraska requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 3 CE hours must be in ethics.If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Nebraska Board of Massage: #402-471-2117 Website at www.hhs.state.ne.us.

Nevada Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Nevada requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every year for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Nevada Board of Massage: #775-688-1888 Website at www.massagetherapy.nv.gov.

New Hampshire Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that New Hampshire requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the New Hampshire Board of Massage: #603-271-0853. Website at www.dhhs.nh.gov.

New Jersey Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that New Jersey requires massage therapists to complete 20 CE hours related to the practice of massage, bodywork and somatic therapy every 2 years for license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the New Jersey Massage, Bodywork and Somatic Therapy Examining Committee, under the authority of the Board of Nursing:  #973-504-6430. Website at www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/massage/.

New Mexico Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that New Mexico requires massage therapists to complete 16 CE hours by October 31st, every 2 years, for license renewal. Of the 16 CE hours, 4 CE hours must be in ethics. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the New Mexico Board of Massage:  #505-476-4870.  Website at www.rld.state.nm.us.

New York Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Nirvana Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal. (The only two classes not approved for NY are Prevention of Med Errors and Managing a Massage Business. All others are fine!!)

It's our understanding that the New York Board of Massage (Office of the Professions) passed new legislature that will require massage therapists to complete 36 CE hours every 3 years for license renewal beginning January 1, 2012.

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the New York Board of Massage: #518-474-3817 (ext. 150) Website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mt/.

North Carolina Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that North Carolina requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 3 CE hours must be in ethics. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the North Carolina Board of Massage: #919-546-0050. Website at www.bmbt.org.

North Dakota Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that 32 massage therapy continuing education credits are required every two years based on your year of licensure in North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Massage will accept 12 hours of home study for license renewal. All programs must be approved by the Board.

Please contact the board office at #701-872-4895  or visit their website at www.ndboardofmassage.com if you wish to verify this information.

Ohio Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our current understanding that, in Ohio, the Ohio Board of Massage does not require continuing education for massage therapists' license renewal. Massage therapists license renewal dates are staggered dependent upon the licensee's last name. Your date should be included in your renewal information.

If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Ohio Board of Massage:#614-466-3934. Website at www.med.ohio.gov.

Oklahoma Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that, in Oklahoma, there are no massage therapy continuing education requirements for massage therapists. This state is without finalized legislation.

We suggest checking with your local government, health department and/or local police department for information regarding specific massage therapy continuing education requirements in your municipality.

Oregon Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Oregon requires massage therapists to complete 25 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal (not including the CPR and First Aid requirements). If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Oregon Board of Massage directly: #503-365-8657. Website at www.oregon.gov/obmt/Pages/index.aspx.

Pennsylvania Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Pennsylvania requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 4 CE hours must be in ethics. Only 8 of those credit hours may be online/home study. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Pennsylvania Board of Massage: #717-783-7155. Website at www.portal.state.pa.us

Rhode Island Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that, in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Board of Massage does not require massage therapy continuing education for professional license renewal. If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Rhode Island Board of Massage:#401-222-2828. Website at www.health.ri.gov.

South Carolina Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that South Carolina requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal.If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the South Carolina Board of Massage:#803-896-4490. Website at www.llr.state.s.us.

South Dakota Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that 8 CE hours are required every 2 years for professional license renewal in South Dakota. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the South Dakota Board of Massage: #605-271-7103. Website at http://massage.sd.gov.

Tennessee Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Tennessee requires massage therapists to complete 25 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 2 CE hours must be in Tennessee statutes and rules and 2 CE hours must be in practice managementethics or substance abuse. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Tennessee Board of Massage: #800-778-4123. Website at health.state.tn.us.

Texas Massage Therapy - (See Units)

Continuing Education Requirements

Classes from Nirvana Massage are accepted in Texas!  Massage therapists in Texas are allowed to complete 12 CE hours of online coursework for license renewal so most of our customers gravitate to the Course Duos page for extra savings.  If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Texas Board of Massage: #512-834-6616. Website at www.dshs.state.tx.us.

Utah Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our  understanding that the Utah Board of Massage does not require continuing education for massage therapists' license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Utah Board of Massage: #801-530-6628. Website at www.dopl.utah.gov.

Vermont Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our  understanding that, in Vermont, there are no massage therapy continuing education requirements for massage therapists. Vermont is a state is without regulation. We suggest checking with your local government, health department and/or local police department for information regarding specific massage therapy continuing education requirements in your municipality.

Virginia Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Virginia requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 1 CE hour must be in ethicsor the therapist must hold a current certification from the NCBTMB. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Virginia Board of Massage:  #804-367-4400Website at www.dhp.virginia.gov.

Washington Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that Washington requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal. Of the 24 CE Hours, 4 CE hours must be inethics, communication and/or Washington state massage laws and rules, 2 of the 4 ethics CE hours must include professional roles and boundaries. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, contact the Washington Board of Massage: #360-236-4835.Website: www.doh.wa.gov.

Washington D.C. Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our  understanding that Washington, D.C. requires massage therapists to complete 12 CE hours every two years. Of the 12 CE hours, 3 CE hours must be in ethics and 9 CE hours must massage-related course work. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the D.C. Board of Massage:  #877-672-2174. Website: http://doh.dc.gov/service/health-professionals.

West Virginia Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our understanding that West Virginia requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 3 CE hours must be in ethics, 1 hour of which must be covering the NCBTMB's Standard V. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the West Virginia Board of Massage:  #304-558-1060. Website: www.wvmassage.org.

Wisconsin Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our understanding that, in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Board of Massage does not require continuing education for massage therapists' license renewal. If you have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, please contact the Wisconsin Board of Massagez: #608-266-0145. Website: http://drl.wi.gov.

Wyoming Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It's our current understanding that, in Wyoming, there are no continuing education requirements for massage therapists. Wyoming is a without professional regulation.