NC Massage and Bodywork Therapy Board

Continuing Education Requirements

You are now able to update your continuing education requirements online.

To access your information you will need:

  1. Your North Carolina Massage Therapy license number.
  2. The last four digits of your social security number or your previous renewal password if you participated in the renewal program last year.

It is also important that you keep your email address information current and add the Board to your safe senders list. The Board will be sending email reminders for licensure renewal.  If you have never logged on to the online system before, please read all of the instructions below before logging on for the first time.

The first time you log-in you will use your license number as your log-in and the last four (4) digits of your social security number for your password. The next screen will prompt you to change your password. Make a note of your new password as it will be required to log-in and track your continuing education throughout the year and for your license renewal. You will use the same log-in and password any time you access your information on this website. If you have already completed an online renewal, you will use the same password you created at that time to update your information.

 
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General Information about Continuing Education

If your licensure period is two years or more, you are required to take a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education, which shall include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics, in order to renew your license. You may only take a maximum of 12 hours of distance learning and a maximum of 8 hours of business management should you choose to take either.

If your licensure period is less than two years, but more than one year, the licensee will be required to take a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education, which shall include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics, in order to renew your license. You may only take a maximum of 6 hours of distance learning and 8 hours of business management should you choose to take either.

The courses you take must be from an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), a course approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), or from an accredited college or university. Courses from an accredited college or university must be in anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, pharmacology, massage and bodywork therapy or business management only. If a course is offered by an Approved Provider, you may contact the NCBTMB (1-800-296-0664) to confirm the provider is approved. Do not call the Board office to obtain pre-approval of CE programs. The North Carolina Board does not pre-approve continuing education. It is your responsibility to make sure that a course is offered by an Approved Provider, and that the approved provider number, and the course hours are stated on your certificate.

If the course incorporates ethics in the course program, the number of CEs in ethics taught must be stated on the certificate of completion along with the total course hours and approved provider number. The Board does not accept animal massage for CE credit. The Board will accept HIV/Aids/Hepatitis approved CEs but not as ethics.

You are encouraged to make photocopies of your Renewal Application and attachments before mailing them to the Board office. The Board will not return any renewal documents to you, including certificates of completion. Your renewed license will be mailed to you. Your license number will remain the same. You can check the status of your license renewal by verifying your license at www.bmbt.org under "Online Verification". Renewals will not be confirmed by telephone. You should receive your renewed license within 30 business days from the date the Board receives your renewal application. If your renewed license or incomplete renewal application has not been returned to you within 30 business days from the time the Board received your renewal application, and you have checked the website and your expiration date has not been updated, please notify the Board in writing or by email at admin@bmbt.org.