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Florida Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

There are a two important items to note that effect Florida Licensed Massage Therapists:

  1. 2023 Renewal Extended - Due to Hurricane Idalia that hit Florida at the end of August, the deadline for 2023 license renewal was extended to midnight, Monday, October 2nd. Unless another extension is granted, any active license not renewed before this time will go into a delinquent status. If your license expired in 2021 your license will be moved to null and void status after this date. Please continue to check for updated licensure expiration date information.

  2. Accepting Home Study Courses for Live Requirement Extended to 2025 - The Florida Board of Massage announced that they will continue to allow specific, approved, home study courses to satisfy the "relevant to and focus on massage therapy techniques" category which were to be completed in a live, in-person setting. They have extended this change through the August 2025 renewal. In the box below you will find a list of the current courses approved to fulfill this category.
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 only for for initial license renewal.

Your 24 CE hours must include 2 CE hours in Professional Ethics, 2 CE hours in the prevention of Medical Errors, 2 CE hours in Florida Laws and Rules, and 1 CE hour on human trafficking. We do not offer a course on human trafficking at this time.

What We Can Do For You!

  • You will need to complete a minimum of 12 classroom hours that are approved in the "relevant to and focus on massage therapy techniques" category. The following courses are the only ones currently approved to satisfy this requirement:
  • For the required topics (ethics, law and medical errors), you can choose from any of our six specially priced Florida packages that will include the required ethics, medical errors and law topics. We do not currently offer a human trafficking program.
  • You'll then need 5 hours that include, but are not limited to, communication with clients and other professionals, psychological dynamics of the client-therapist relationship, risk management, charting, documentation, recordkeeping, infection control, or massage practice management. These hours can be earned through our home study courses.
  • 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 as home study, only the courses listed above can be used to fulfill your classroom hours.

CE Broker Seal

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