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Illinois 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 Illinois requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which 2 CE hours must be in ethics and 1 CE hour on the topic of sexual harassment prevention training must be completed. This sexual harassment prevention training can be part of the total 24 hours required.

What We Can Do For You!

  • As of March 1, 2021, the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation amended the continuing education requirements allowing all 24 CE hours to be earned through home study/online courses . Therefore, you may complete your continuing education hours through our home study programs with the exception of the sexual harassment requirement. For more information please visit
  • You can use our various ethics continuing education courses to satisfy your Illinois requirements.
  • The Illinois Board of Massage will accept all of our 160+ courses to satisfy your continuing education requirements with the exception of the 1 hour in sexual harassment prevention. We are an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for Illinois (#245.000004).

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the Illinois Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the Illinois Board is 217-785-0800 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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