New Jersey Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Massage therapy license requirements vary from state to state, and the laws are constantly changing. It's our current understanding that, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Board of Nursing, which regulates massage therapy, requires that massage therapists take 20 hours of massage therapy continuing education for certification renewal every 2 years. Of the 20 total CE Hours, 2 hours must cover ethics. It is also our understanding that as of September 4, 2012, these credits may include up to 6 hours through home study programs covering technique.

Of the hours that are required by the Board, any courses that are solely related to business practices (e.g. marketing, practice management, insurance billing, etc.) will not be accepted.

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the New Jersey Board of Nursing (which regulates massage therapy) directly. The telephone number for the New Jersey Board is 973-504-6430 or visit their website at

Remember, the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#049478-00) and Health Positive! is a division of the Institute. All of our continuing education programs can be used for your Board Certification renewal.

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).

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