Texas Continuing Education Requirements

Please note that massage therapy laws change frequently and vary from state to state. Although we try to provide 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 Texas to require the following:
12 CE hours (non-technique only) every 2 year
1 CE in Human Trafficking (Approved by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) See below for free Human Trafficking courses
Massage therapists must complete at least 12 hours of approved or recognized NCBTMB continuing education to renew a massage license.
We are a recognized continuing education provider! NCBTMB Approved #450015-06 since 2006
TDLR accepts Massage CE Learning Tree online CE for Texas Massage License Renewal

View Our 12 CE Texas Massage Bundle Here

View Our 12 CE Texas Medical Massage Bundle Here

→ Or “Pick and Choose Texas 24 CE’s Bundle” Here

New Human Trafficking Requirement as of September 2020

How Do I Take the Human Trafficking Training Non-Credit CE for Free?
You can take any of the FREE courses listed and receive a non-continuing education certificate of completion. You do not need to submit a copy of your course completion certificate with your license renewal. However, you should keep a copy of the certificate for your records. The department may request proof of the training at any time.
Each massage therapist must complete a 1 CE Human Trafficking course to renew their massage license. You may take a “non-credit” Human Trafficking course for FREE with an  Approved Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and complete your 12 CE requirement separately. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) have listed two approved providers on their website who offer FREE non-credit CE’s which can be found below:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Human Trafficking:
Raising Awareness to Identify Victims in the Clinical Setting
1 hour Free Online HERE TO REGISTER
Non-CE Certificate of Completion: 1 Hour
11/12/2020 –11/12/2022

UnBound Training For Medical Professionals 1 Hour Free Online HERE TO REGISTER
Non-CE Certificate of Completion: 1 Hour
10/7/2020 –10/7/2022

Approval From the TDLR March 2021 Update – View Link Here:
Approved Continuing Education Providers

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB) is a recognized continuing education provider. Providers and courses which have been approved by the NCBTMB will be accepted for continuing education, but courses must be directly related to the acceptable course curriculum.

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

Texas Board of Massage

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711