PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Board of Massage Licensure

Continuing Education

Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.

Continuing education is mandatory for licensed massage therapist.  Each licensed massage therapist must attend and complete twenty-five (25) hours of massage therapy related continuing education in courses approved by the Board on or before December 31st of 2004 and again every two (2) calendar years thereafter (for example January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006 and then again from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008, and so on) for as long as the therapist’s license remains active.  The due date for completion of the continuing education hours is the same for every licensed massage therapist in this state.”

New licensees will have his or her required continuing education hours pro-rated and for those obtaining a license during October, November and December of the second year of the cycle must obtain four (4) hours of continuing education in the subject areas required by subparagraphs (2) (e) and (2) (f) which are the two (2) hours pertaining to federal and Tennessee statutes and rules concerning massage therapist and establishments and two (2) hours pertaining to the management of practicing massage therapy, or to professional ethics, or to substance abuse.  New licensees are no longer exempt during the first year of licensure.

New Licensee Pro-Ration Chart – Persons who become licensed will have their required continuing education hours pro-rated over the remaining months of the two (2) year cycle in which they become licensed according to the following chart:

First Year of the Cycle Second Year of the Cycle
Month Licensed  Hours Required Month Licensed Hours Required
January 25 January 13
February 24 February 12
March 23 March 11
April 22 April 10
May 21 May 9
June 20 June 8
July 19 July 7
August 18 August 6
September 17 September 5
October 16 October 4
November 15 November 4
December 14 December 4

Each massage therapist must retain independent documentation of completion of all continuing education courses for a period of four (4) years.  You must submit proof of obtaining the required continuing education IF requested by the Board, during its verification process.  Do not submit course certificates with your renewal.

Effective July 24, 2007, all coursework intended to fulfill the required two hours of Continuing Education pertaining to Tennessee statutes and rules must be approved by the Massage Licensure Board.  This applies to all providers, including those listed below.

The following providers/courses shall constitute Board approved continuing education courses except for courses pertaining to Tennessee statutes and rules:

  • American Heart Association course in CPR
  • American Red Cross courses in HIV, CPR, or Standard First Aid
  • Colleges or universities accredited by the United States Department of Education as described in Section 0870-1-.12 (1) of the massage rules
  • Formal educational courses relating to the theory or clinical application of massage therapy sponsored by an accredited college/university or institutions approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Board of Regents or its equivalent in another state
  • Course providers approved by the NCBTMB or NCCA

Continuing Education Via Live Interactive Webinars

The Board was asked to define what was acceptable to be considered and counted as a "live interactive webinar" at the October 27, 2014 Tennessee Massage Licensure Board Meeting.  After a brief discussion, Ms. Cross made a motion for a policy to be created defining a live interactive webinar as a course/class where the instructor is presenting a real time presentation through audio visual and interacts with the participate with question and answer periods throughout the presentation. Mr. Velker seconded the motion, and the motion carried. Ms. Cross made a motion, seconded by Ms. Jaggers for the Board’s definition to become effective January 2, 2015. The motion carried.

Continuing Education Offered at Approved Tennessee Massage Educational Programs

Most approved Tennessee Massage Educational Programs offer the required four (4) hours of Tennessee Law and Ethics for continuing education. Please visit the Educational Program website at http://tn.gov/health/article/ML-edu and contact the schools regarding additional continuing education classes/courses that might be offered.  

Massage Board Approved Continuing Education for 2017/2018

Provider

Title

Hours

Contact Information

Approval Number

 

D. Scott Baily, LMT

Tennessee Law and Rules

2

D. Scott Baily

615-292-9270

TN010117-01

Mary Glesige, LMT

Tennessee Law for Massage Therapist

2

Mary Glesige

615-596-9355

TN012017-02

Dee Vickers, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law(Live Webinar)

2

Dee Vickers

901-907-9353

TN012017-03

Dee Vickers, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law 

2

Dee Vickers

901-907-9353

TN012017-04

Vicki Sutherland, LMT

 

Tennessee Law-Massage Statutes

2

Vicki Sutherland

901-413-2616

TN012017-05

Marvis A. Burke, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law, Statutes, Rules, and Regulations

2

Marvis Burke

423-802-2458

TN020317-06

Silke Tyler

 

Reiki 1

10

Silke Tyler

931-249-2112

TN020317-07

Silke Tyler

Reiki 2

11

Silke Tyler

931-249-2112

 

TN020317-08

Silke Tyler

Reiki ART/Reiki Master

14

Silke Tyler

931-249-2112

TN020317-09

Charles West, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law (Live Webinar)

2

 

Charles West

865-694-3144

 

TN020317-10

Charles West, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law 

2

 

Charles West

865-694-3144

 

TN020317-11

Pam Dent, LMT

 

Tennessee Law

2

 

Pam Dent

423-718-8925

TN020317-12

Savanna Bell, LMT Tennessee Law Regulating Massage Therapists 2

Savanna Bell

423-277-2050
TN032217-13
Savanna Bell, LMT Tennessee Law Regulating Massage Therapists (Live Webinar) 2

Savanna Bell

423-277-2050
TN032217-14
Wanda Sharber, LMT Tennessee Law Massage Licensure Board Rules 2

Wanda Sharber

615-584-2058
TN041217-15
Jillian S. Ricks, LMT Reiki Level 1- Practitioner 12

Jillian S. Ricks

423-280-4628
TN042017-16
Scott Ingell, LMT Tennessee Law 2

Scott Ingell

423-855-4888
TN060717-17
Scott Ingell, LMT Ethics Workshop 2

Scott Ingell

423-855-4888
TN060717-18
Derek D. Myers, DC

Medical Myofascial Release: Cervical Spine and Upper Extremities

13

Derek Myers, DC

615-490-2821
TN072117-19
Derek D. Myers, DC Medical Myofascial Release: Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities 12

Derek Myers, DC

615-490-2821
TN072117-20
William E. Mullins III, LMT Tennessee Massage Law 2

William E. Mullins III

615-405-8637
TN072117-21
William E. Mullins III, LMT Body Mechanics & Self Care for the Massage Therapist 4

William E. Mullins III

615-405-8637
TN072117-21
William E. Mullins III, LMT Massage Therapy Ethics 2

William E. Mullins III

615-405-8637
TN080317-23