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, www.ncbtmb.org
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
(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,
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.
In addition to the above requirements,
all CE certificates of completion must include the following information:
(a) The name of the attendee and their
(b) The complete
name/title of the course;
date(s) the attendee took and completed the course;
(d) The number of continuing education hours
awarded for the course;
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.
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.
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
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.