Delaware Continuing Education Requirements

Please note that massage therapy laws change frequently and vary from state to state. Although we try to provide you with the most accurate information available, ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to contact their state licensing bureau to verify massage licensing renewal requirements.

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Currently, we understand Delaware has the following requirements:
Mandatory: 3 Professional Ethics CE’s (may be taken online)
12 Hours of Electives or Core Credits (may be taken online)
• Nine hours of core credits, all which you must take in a classroom, hands-on setting – not online

NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork
Approved Continuing Education Courses for the Period Ending August 31, 2020
“Continuing Education must maintain, improve, or expand the skills and knowledge
obtained prior to licensure or certification, or develop new and relevant skills and knowledge.”
Certified Massage Technicians and Licensed Massage Therapists must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) during each two-year license cycle. The 24 hours of CE must include:
Three hours in ethics, which you may take online,
• Nine hours of core credits, all which you must take in a classroom, hands-on setting – not online,
• 12 hours of elective or core credits, all which you may take online.
For complete information on CE requirements, see Section 9.0 of the Rules and Regulations.
• Explanation of categories (as shown below on listing):
Elective course means a CE course with a subject matter that is outside the “practice of massage and bodywork,”
which does not directly contribute to the professional competency of the massage/bodywork therapist or massage
technician. Elective courses must have one of the following subject matters: modalities outside the “practice of
massage and bodywork,” personal growth, self-improvement and business management. You may take elective
courses online.
Core course means a CE course with a subject matter within the “practice of massage and bodywork,” which
contributes to the professional competency of the massage/bodywork therapist or massage technician. Core
courses must be designed to maintain, improve, or expand skills and knowledge or to develop new and relevant skills and knowledge. You must complete core courses other than the ethics requirement in a classroom/hands-on setting. You may complete the ethics requirement online.
• The Delaware Board automatically approves the content of courses that are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) (Section 9.5.1 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations).
Approval is subject to the requirements and limitations under Sections 9.4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. If
you take a course that none of these organizations nor the Delaware Board has approved, you may submit a request
for approval of the course. To request approval, click Request for Approval of Continuing Education and follow
instructions on the form.
• Make sure that you receive a certificate for all of the CE courses that you take. Keep them in a safe place so you can
present them if you are selected for an audit. However, do not send copies of your certificates to the Board office
unless you receive an Audit Notice. You must also keep your CPR current at all times.
Information for CE Providers
If the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), American Massage Therapy
Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) has already approved your company as
a provider or has approved your courses, do not submit the courses to the Delaware Board for approval because the
Delaware Board automatically approves the content of these courses under Section 9.5.1 of its Rules and Regulations.
Please enter your NCBTMB provider number or other identifying number on the certificates issued.

Delaware Board of Massage Therapy
Cannon Building
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500

Please note that all courses can be used for NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) recertification, NCBTMB Approved Provider #450015-06.