UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES at ISHA

February 17-18 Pranic Healing Level 1 with Dan Schmutz / 14 CEs –> Details & Registration 

February 23 Traditional Thai Foot Massage with Jess Barnwell / 7 CEs –> Details & Registration

February 24-25 Thai Massage Weekend Immersion with Jess Barnwell / 15 CEs –> Details & Registration

March 23-24 Pranic Healing Level 1 with Dan Schmutz / 14 CEs –> Details and Registration

April 26-28 Thai Massage 3-Day Intensive with Jess Barnwell / 21 CEs –> Details and Registration

June 3-6 Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy with Pam Guldi / 32 CEs –> Details & Registration 

June 8-9 Pranic Healing Level 1 with Dan Schmutz/ 14 CEs –> Details & Registration

August 23 Traditional Thai Foot Massage with Jess Barnwell / 7 CEs –> Details & Registration

August 24-25 Thai Massage Weekend Immersion with Jess Barnwell / 15 CEs –> Details & Registration

October 25-27 Visceral Dynamics with Ann & Lynn Teachworth / 21 CEs –> Details & Registration

REQUIREMENTS FOR FLORIDA LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS:

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
REQUIRED SUBJECT AREAREQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURSIMPORTANT INFORMATION
Live Hours12

At least 12 hours must be taken live and must be relevant to and focused on massage therapy techniques, which may include:

  • the history of massage,
  • human anatomy & physiology,
  • kinesiology, and/or
  • pathology.

These hours must be completed via live classroom instruction (including hands-on instruction or demonstration).

General Hours6

The remaining 6 general hours may include, but are not limited to:

  • courses in communication with clients and other professionals;
  • insurance relating to third party payment or reimbursement for services;
  • psychological dynamics of the client-therapist relations;
  • risk management, including charting, documentation, record keeping or infection control or massage practice management.
Prevention of Medical Errors2This course is required for all licensed health care practitioners per section 456.013(7), Florida Statutes.
Laws and Rules2Course covering the Medical Practice Act (Chapter 456, F.S.), the Massage Practice Act (Chapter 480, F.S.) and Rule Title 64B7, F.A.C. which govern the practice of Massage Therapy
Professional Ethics2This course is required by rule 64B7-28.009(2)(c), F.A.C.
Human Trafficking1Each licensee or certificate holder shall complete a board-approved, 1 hour continuing education course on human trafficking.  The course may be included in the total general hours required and must be completed by January 1, 2021. Required in accordance with Section 456.0341, Florida Statutes.*Note: The 1 hour of Human Trafficking is included in the required general hours.

All courses must be board approved.

Board Approved Courses

Board approved courses and providers can be found on CE Broker (www.CEBroker.com) or through Board approved Massage Schools. Courses offered through the following organizations are also approved:

  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA)
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Florida Chapter of American Massage Therapy Association
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)