Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-4-.03 - Continuing Education Providers

(1) The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education courses or programs at this time. The Board will accept continuing education hours from any entity who is recognized/approved as a "Continuing Education Provider" by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) provided that the hours are related to the scope of practice of massage therapy as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-24A. Continuing Education Providers recognized by the NCBTMB may be located by contacting the NCBTMB directly or by searching their website,
(2) In order for the Board to accept documentation of continuing education from a NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider, the following requirements must be met:
(a) The provider must have had a current, unencumbered, NCBTMB approved provider number at the time the continuing education course was administered;
(b) The name/title of the course listed on the certificate of completion must be present on the list of courses that NCBTMB has authorized that CE Provider to teach under the associated approved provider number;
(c) On the date of completion for each course, the provider must provide a certificate of completion to each student/attendee who successfully completed all of the course requirements; and,
(d) The provider must record course credit information of CE Broker within seven (7) days of completion of the course for all class attendees which hold a license and have provided consent to release such information to CE Broker.
(e) The provider must have entered information relevant to the program or course to include but not limited to a description, program objective/learning outcomes, content description, and agenda or schedule into CE Broker.
(3) In addition to the above requirements, all CE certificates of completion must include the following information:
(a) The name of the attendee and their license number;
(b) The complete name/title of the course;
(c) The date(s) the attendee took and completed the course;
(d) The number of continuing education hours awarded for the course;
(e) The printed name and signature of the instructor for the course;
(f) The NCBTMB Approved Provider Name, Provider Number and expiration date;
(g) The location or site of the course, i.e. Home Study, Self-Study, Internet, Webinar, WebEx, or physical address where the course was taught; and,
(h) If the course is being submitted to meet the direct hands-on supervised instruction requirement, the certificate must denote that it is a hands-on course. In order for the course to receive hands-on credit, 70% of the course must include direct application of touch, pressure, movement, and holding to the soft tissue of the body.
(4) Providers who fail to report the CEs in accordance with this policy will be removed from the list of approved NCBTMB providers for this state and reported to NCBTMB for noncompliance.
(5) A licensee may not claim any CE hours which do not match corresponding course credit information recorded in CE Broker.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-4-.03
O.C.G.A. § 43-24A-20.
Original Rule entitled "Continuing Education Providers Seeking Board Approval" adopted. F. July 5, 2007; eff. July 25, 2007. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Continuing Education Providers" adopted. F. Sept. 9, 2008; eff. Sept. 29, 2008. Amended: F. Mar. 10, 2015; eff. Mar. 30, 2015. Amended: F. May 10, 2018; eff. May 30, 2018.

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