IDAHO BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY 


CONTINUING EDUCATION

All licensees must comply with the following continuing education requirements:

Beginning with the second renewal of their license, a licensee shall be required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education (which shall include 1.0 hour in ethics) within the preceding twelve (12) months that meet the requirements in Sections 501, 502 and 503 of the rules. For a full review of the CE requirement please click here.

You should review the Board rules regarding continuing education before signing up for any continuing education offerings.  If you have questions about the continuing education requirements, you may e-mail the Board at: mas@ibol.idaho.gov

The continuing education rules may be reviewed by clicking on the State Licensure Rules  link located on the left. Verify with your instructor how many credits offered meet state law. See Rules 501 (Approval of Continuing Education Courses), 502 (Continuing Education Activities), and 503 (Content of Continuing Education). The Board previously did not accept CE courses pertaining to exempted modalities listed in Idaho Code 54-4003. However, the Board has determined that if any course is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB), the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) or the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), then it will be accepted, except if prohibited in Idaho Code 54-4004.
CE providers and/or licensees may request Board approval by submitting a completed continuing education course approval application form. Please note, you may verify Board approved courses by accessing the link below.


Approved Courses


Approved courses list IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE. Please see Rules 501-503 for more information about acceptable continuing education classes.


AUDITS


The Board conducts annual audits to insure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated any time after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application 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. 


IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MET THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, DO NOT SUBMITA RENEWAL APPLICATION INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE.  Submitting a fraudulent application for licensure is grounds for discipline against your right to practice.


If you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year AND proof of attendance documentation for each course, even if previously submitted.  Failure to submit the required documentation may result in Board action against your right to licensure