December 31st, 2012, all Tennessee massage licenses will come due. Here is a quick breakdown of the renewal educational requirements.
- Tennessee requires massage therapists to complete 25 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal.
- 2 CE hours must be in Tennessee statutes and rules – This course must in a live-seminar format
- and 2 CE hours must be in practice management, ethics or substance abuse. It is not required for this course requirement to be completed in a home study format. Click here if you need to complete your ethics requirement.
- Courses taken from NCBTMB-approved providers are accepted.
- If this is your first renewal, here is a pro-rated chart for CE hours .
Changes for December 31st, 2014, Renewal
The Tennessee Board of Massage made changes to the statues and rules in September of 2012. The changes included setting a limit on the number of home study credits that can be used for each license renewal. However, this law change will not be enforced until the next renewal period beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31st, 2014.
So, for the 2012 renewal, ALL (excluding the 2 hours of Tennessee Law) hours may be in home study format. Beginning January 1st, 2013, Tennessee massage therapists will be limited to receiving credit for 8 continuing education hours in a homestudy/online format. The remaining 17 hours must be in a live/seminar format.
How much is the renewal fee? $195/2 years
You can click here to renew your license now, or to visit the Tennessee Board of Massage website.
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I took QIGong in 2017 for this renewal cycle
Can i take it in March 2019 for the next renewal date
I have been a massage therapist for 3 years now. I have 500 hours of schooling and in North Carolina theirs is 500 hours too! Can I just change over easily to a North Carolina license?
Hi Denise, I am a little confused. Are you trying to obtain a Tennessee license?
Thank you for sharing this information Ivy. Looking to becoming a massage therapist myself and I have looking for information on it. Came across your blog and found this article useful. Thank you
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$100 a year??? What a deal. In Canada I pay $700 a year for membership in the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
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Thank you for providing such a great source for accurate CEU info!
You are welcome! I enjoy it.
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