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New York Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

Massage therapy license requirements vary from state to state and the laws are constantly changing. It's our current understanding that New York requires massage therapists to complete 36 CE hours every 3 years for license renewal.

What We Can Do For You!

The Institute is approved directly by the New York State Board for Massage Therapy which ensures your confidentiality and quick certificate turnaround time. Learn more.

  • You may take all 36 hours of continuing education through our home study programs.
  • As an Approved Provider of continuing education (#0012), the New York Board of Massage will accept any of our 150+ courses to satisfy the 36-hour requirement EXCEPT courses related to appearance enhancement practices as defined by the Board, courses on animal massage, aromatherapy courses, marketing or business courses, or any courses in Reiki, Feldenkrais Method or The Alexander Technique.

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the New York Board of Massage directly. The telephone number for the New York Board is 518-474-3817 (ext. 1150) or visit their website at

The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#049478-00). All of our continuing education programs can be used for National Certification renewal.

You may also use our credits for other organizations you may belong to, such as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals (ABMP).