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Florida Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements


Massage therapy license requirements vary from state to state and the laws are constantly changing. It is our current understanding that for license renewal Florida requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours by August 31st of each odd-numbered year. NOTE: The HIV/AIDS CE requirement is no longer required for license renewal - just for initial licensure.

The 24 CE hours must include at least 2 CE hours in Professional Ethics, 2 CE hours in the prevention of Medical Errors and at least 2 CE hours in Florida Laws and Rules.

Beginning July 1, 2019, massage professionals are required by the Board to complete one hour of continuing education on human trafficking and post a sign about human trafficking in their office by January 1, 2021. The Department launched an informational website that includes a breakdown of the new law and addresses the sign requirement, continuing education, provides FAQs, specific Board of Massage requirements, and human trafficking reporting information.

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  • If you have completed at least 12 hours through courses that have been approved by the board as live or previously live/distance learning in topics that are relevant to and focused on massage therapy techniques, which may include history of massage, human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, or pathology, then you can take up to 12 hours you may take up to 12 hours through our home study programs for the 2019-2021 biennial renewal. Our courses are NOT approved for live hours.
  • You can choose from any of our six comprehensive specially priced Florida packages that will include all of the Florida course specific requirements.
  • As a Florida Board of Massage Approved Continuing Education Provider (#50-1017) we offer over 160+ continuing education courses that you can use toward your license renewal requirements. EXCEPTION: The Florida Board will not approve the Therapeutic Techniques of Deep Tissue Massage: Part II course, due to the total length of video included. All other programs are approved by the Board.

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If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the Florida Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Florida Board is 850-245-4161 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).

Additional Florida Board Approvals

Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Understanding HIV and HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers are approved by:

  • Florida Board of Acupuncture
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
  • Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Council of Medical Physicists
  • Florida Electrolysis Council

Medical Errors and Preventing Medical Errors are also approved by:

  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Electrolysis Council
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