Renew Your Board Certification

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to the massage therapy profession. Many fields throughout the medical and allied health professions recognize Board Certification and the effort it takes to achieve it—massage therapy is no different.

To complete your Board Certification Renewal, please view the requirements below. When you are ready to begin the renewal process, login to your NCBTMB account on or simply click on the “Renew Now” button below.

Should you miss your renewal date for any reason, or need additional time to renew, please contact NCBTMB at 1-800-296-0664 or email to discuss your options.

Please Note: NCBTMB Approved Provider courses submitted for Board Renewal must be pre-approved. To check the approval status of an AP course for Board Renewal purposes, utilize the NCBTMB Directory and search for Approved Providers. If a course is approved, it will be listed within the app under the appropriate AP number/name. If the course is not listed, please contact us at or check with the AP for clarification prior to submitting the course for Board Renewal.

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    Renewal Requirements

    • 24-hours of Continuing Education from NCBTMB Approved Providers*
      • 3 hours must be in Ethics
      • NCBTMB approved scientific, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and business courses may also be applied
      • All courses must be completed within your eligible two-year Renewal period
      • CE cannot be used multiple times within or across renewal periods and cannot be carried over. (If you renew late, your CE must be dated after your late renewal approval date.)
    • Valid/Current state massage therapy license (in states that require a license)
    • Pass a criminal background check (performed by NCBTMB)
    • Agree to uphold NCBTMB Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

    *Note: Only up to 4 CEs will be accepted in Self-Care. Self-Care is NOT a requirement.

    You will be required to upload copies of your CE certificates and your massage therapy license.

    Click here for information about Advanced Science Courses for Board Renewal

    Please Note: If your Board Certification has been expired for over one year, you  must apply for Board Certification and must take the Board Certification exam.

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    Renewal Cost

    • $140 Application & Renewal Fee