Chapter Sponsored Education Classes
Throughout the year, the AMTA-WA Chapter will host classes (for a fee or free). Refer to the community calendar for the schedule. You may also find free or low cost CE Classes in the MAIN Groups.(Massage Awareness and Involvement Network)
Continuing Education Calendar - National
Find classes sponsored by the AMTA national organization at the AMTA National Website
Continuing Education Providers in Washington
Therapeutic Training Center, Inc.
This is an area that involves the local MAIN Groups throughout the state
- they are consistently having meetings throughout the year for the
benefit of local practitioners.
Every year, usually in late April or early May, the AMTA-WA Chapter holds a Chapter Convention. This is a great place to gain your continuing education, network, or obtain great products from our exhibit marketplace. Find out more about the next convention.
AMTA-WA has partnered with MedBridge Massage, which provides the rehabilitation community with premium online education, to offer members an annual subscription for $99 (regularly $149). Get the support you need to elevate your skills with the highest quality video-based content taught by the industry’s leading instructors. MedBridge Massage courses are approved by the NCBTMB.
Click here for the AMTA Washington member discount code (member sign in required).
Washington State Department of Health
Approved Massage Therapy Schools
Are you putting on a class that can benefit other practitioners in Washington State?
Are you looking for a class to take?
Check out the Continuing Education Calendar on the national AMTA site where you can search for and post classes.
Other CE Resources:
Therapeutic Training Center
FAQ's on Continuing Education
Q. How do I know if a class or workshop is approved by AMTA?
AMTA does not approve continuing education classes. Rather, we
provide a definition of types classes that are acceptable for the AMTA
continuing education requirement. It is the members’ responsibility to
ensure that a class meets the definition.
used to fulfill this requirement must meet the following general
description: "an organized education experience directly related to
massage therapy, which is offered under responsible sponsorship, capable
direction, and qualified instruction." These may be experiential
learning, theoretical or research in nature.
sponsorship" includes colleges and universities; massage schools,
workshop programs, AMTA sponsored educational events (National, Chapter,
Unit, or Regional), and home study courses. This also includes
continuing education programs approved by the National Certification
Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Individual
instructors may sponsor their own education program. Always check your
instructor's qualifications before investing in a continuing education
For more info you may contact AMTA at www.amtamassage.org 877-905-2700.
Q. How do I become a Continuing Education Provider?
AMTA does not approve providers or courses.
If you are
interested in being a provider through the National Certification Board
for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), you may obtain
information at www.ncbtmb.com or 800-296-0664.
State addresses providers of Continuing Education in the following WAC
246-830-475: (6) Specialized training in an aspect of massage therapy
provided by an individual who has expertise in that area, has been
licensed in this state for no less than three years, and who charges a
fee.(8) Training provided by a health care professional certified or
licensed in their area of expertise. For additional information on
Washington State requirements, go to the Washington State Department of Health or call 360-236-4847.