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.
Currently, we understand Georgia to require the following:
Twenty-four (24) CE hours are required to be completed by the expiration date of October 31st of every even-numbered year
♦ 12 CE hours must be obtained from direct, hands-on supervised instruction.
♦ 12 CE hours may be taken through online / home study courses.
Our CE home study courses are accepted by Georgia for license renewal
As of 7/11/2017 Massage Therapy – The following Continuing Education Courses Are Not Accepted
Yoga, Cupping, Kinesiotaping / Kinesiology Taping, Light Therapy, CPR Sound Therapy and Aromatherapy
Visit the state licensing bureau for further information
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Please note that all courses can be used for NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) recertification, NCBTMB Approved Provider #450015-06.
**Student Reports Their Own Completed CE Hours to CEBroker**
See Directions Below
Self-Service CEBROKER reporting instructions:
Students report their own hours to Georgia – see below
♦ Choose the reporting option, “Organized and accepted courses of study offered by providers approved by the NCBTMB”
♦ Once logged into your account with CEBROKER, click REPORT CE and then click BEGIN next to “Organized and accepted courses of study offered by providers approved by the NCBTMB”
♦ Use the following information to report your courses from MassageCELearningtree to CEBROKER:
Provider Name: Jeannette Cunniff
NCBTMB #: 450015-06
*Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials.
From the Georgia Massage Board Website (Updated August 31, 2021)
Each licensee is required to obtain twenty-four (24) Contact Hours of Continuing Education (CE) which is acceptable to the Board prior to the expiration date of the license (October 31st of every even numbered year).
Of the twenty-four (24) hours, twelve (12) must be obtained from direct, hands-on supervised instruction. The remaining twelve (12) may include direct hands on supervised instruction or other massage therapy related hours. For the purpose of this requirement “hands on” means direct hands on placement or movement on the physical body.
NOTE: A massage therapist who received their initial Georgia Massage Therapy License within one year of the expiration date shall only be required to complete twelve (12) Contact Hours of Continuing Education acceptable to the Board.
Of the twelve (12) hours, six (6) must be obtained from direct, hands on supervised instruction. The remaining six (6) may include direct hands on supervised instruction or other massage therapy related hours.
An applicant having graduated from a Board recognized approved massage therapy education program within one year of their application date shall be exempt from continuing education requirements for their initial biennium renewal period only.
Georgia Massage Therapists are also required to register the name of the course and record a certificate of completion of their CE activities into CE Broker®. A transcript of courses is not acceptable.
Please follow these simple step-by-step instructions to establish your account:
- Go to https://www.cebroker.com and click “Account Options.”
- Select “Georgia” for this state and register for the account of your choosing. You can register for the No Cost, Basic Limited Access Account with just your license number. The Basic Account will allow you to report continuing education activities, see your current Compliance Status, and search for courses. You may opt to use CE Broker’s paid Concierge and Professional Account services but those services are voluntary and not required by this Board.
- Once you have created your account and logged into the system, click “Report CE” and locate the option that is most applicable to what you are recording. You will need to answer a few questions and then attach the documentation that the Board requires. If you are using the mobile application to submit your documentation into the system, you may take a picture of your documentation and upload it via your phone or tablet.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE COURSES YOU LIST OR RECORD IF YOU DO NOT LOAD THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS WHICH REPRESENT YOUR PARTICIPATION AND COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.
Please note that registration and recording of continuing education activities after the date of application may delay the renewal of your license. Additionally, a failure to complete CE requirements before the expiration date of the license constitutes a failure to demonstrate the qualifications or standards for the license, in which case, the Board may deny renewal of the license [O.C.G.A. § 43-1-19(a)(1)].
For additional information regarding CE requirements, please review Board Rule 345-4-.02.