Massage Therapy, Massage Therapy Establishments,
Massage Therapy Schools

Renewal Requirements and Continuing Education

Renewal Dates and # of CE Hours:

Massage Therapist ​11/01 odd  years ​24 Hours CE
Massage Therapy Establishment ​11/01 odd years ​No CE
​Massage Therapy School ​11/01 odd years

​No CE


Mandatory CE Hours:

  1. 3 Ethics Hours (can be online)
  2. 14 Hands-on Hours at workshops (cannot be online) each renewal period (1 hour of attendance = 1 credit). 
      • a. The content of the hands-on hours must include at least 75% HANDS-ON technique and may include up to 25% theory related to hands-on technique; and
      • b. The agenda must reflect a set period of time for class participation (hands-on practice).

Optional CE Hours: 

  1. National Examination.  7 credits for passing the examination;
  2. Publication.  7 credits for an article published in a professional health related journal; a newsletter article or letter to the editor does not meet this requirement;
  3. Jurisprudence Examination on State Laws (50 question take home test).  3 credits for passing (75% or above);
  4. Instructor at a Massage Therapy School.  1.5 credits will be granted for each hour of teaching up to a maximum of 7 hours;
  5. Practical Examination (must be administered by a Nebraska Licensed Massage Therapy School).  3 credits;
  6. Massage School Training / College or University Coursework (resident/distance.   1 hour of training = 1 credit, 1 semester college credit hour = 15 credits, 1 quarter college credit = 10 credits, up to a maximum of 7 credits;
  7. Workshops and Lectures (Continuing Education Programs).  1 credit for each 50 minutes of participation up to a maximum of 7 credits;
  8. Homestudy Programs:  Only homestudy programs relating to ethics will be acceptable for renewal. Up to a maximum of 7 credits will be granted. 

Presenter Credit:  A presenter may receive credit for only the initial presentation during a renewal period.

Program Approval:
The Board does not approve continuing education programs.  Each licensee must determine if the program is an acceptable topic area for massage therapy.


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