Requirements & Resources

WHAT IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER?

A NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider (APCE)—commonly referred to as an Approved Provider or AP—is a massage therapy continuing education instructor or organization that has exhibited quality instruction of the highest standards throughout the profession.

The Approved Provider program ensures that Board Certificants and the massage profession have access to reliable, credible, high-quality massage therapy continuing education throughout their careers.

Board Certificants must renew their certification every two years and are required to earn 24 CEs from a NCBTMB Approved Provider within that two-year period—meaning the highest quality massage therapists and bodyworkers will be seeking out your classes to further improve their knowledge and skills.

HOW DO I BECOME AN APPROVED PROVIDER?

  • Meet NCBTMB's Instructor Requirements
  • Provide necessary course documentation (course description, learning outcomes and objectives, course outline, course evaluations, etc.)
  • Courses exceed core curriculum content taught as part of entry level massage school programs
  • Agree to NCBTMB's Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Download NCBTMB's Approved Provider Handbook below for more information about these requirements.

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RENEWAL

Approved Providers must renew every three (3) years to maintain Approved Provider status.

Renewal Requirements

  • Submit updated instructor names/resumes (must meet NCBTMB's AP Instructor Qualifications)
  • Confirm course offerings
  • Submit due renewal fees
  • Reaffirm commitment to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

For more information about renewal click here.

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