What To Know About NCBTMB Requirements, Part 2
As a licensed massage therapist, it’s important for you to stay up to date with industry standards and keep your certification relevant. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) ensures that the country’s LMTs are able to continue their practice. In the first part of this series, we went over the basics of NCBTMB requirements and why they are important. In this portion, we will explore the importance of massage continuing education courses.
What are CEUs?
Much like other professional practices, massage requires a constant knowledge update. For massage therapists, this update comes in the form of CEUs, or continuing education units. Depending on your state, you will need to complete a certain number of CEU hours periodically. These can be completed in person, but many massage therapists opt to complete them online. Since the average LMT earns $46 per hour for their work, online CEUs allow them to continue working while they update their certifications.
Why are CEUs important?
It is never enough to get certified and run with that knowledge. The massage industry is changing constantly, and CEUs allow professionals to learn about these updates. Whether learning a new technique or essential anatomy knowledge, massage therapists walk away from their CEUs with highly relevant skills. Then, as you go on to practice, you know that you have the skills to offer the best possible service.
Who is eligible for CEU courses?
Most licensed massage therapists are eligible for CEU courses. In fact, these are required for LMTs in most locations. If you have questions about who is eligible for CEU courses in your state or if you even need to take them, you can check the guidelines on our website. If you find that you need these requirements, you can plan out your courses and perfect your practice even more.
NCBTMB requirements and CEUs are a critical part of massage therapy in the United States. These guidelines keep LMTs up to industry standards and practicing the latest techniques. This not only moves the industry forward but makes clients happier as well. And that should be enough reason to sign up for your courses today.