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Learn Massage Therapy in Rhode Island - RI

License Renewal Requirements and Continuing Education

Licensed Rhode Island massage therapists must renew their credentials once every year. The renewal date for all therapists in good standing is June 30. Certain requirements must be met before a massage therapist can renew a license.
A $50.00 renewal fee is required, and if the license has lapsed, the massage therapist must submit a full application and the required documents, as is done with the initial license application.

As of 2009, the Rhode Island Board of Massage Therapy doesn’t require that massage therapists complete continuing education hours in order to renew their licenses, but those who are nationally certified will need to meet the renewal requirements of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) every four years. The NCBTMB requirements include 48 hours of continuing education classes and 200 hours of massage and body work during each four year period.   Continuing education classes are very often available through the same institutions that provide Massage Therapy training in Rhode Island.


Rhode Island Professional Massage Therapy Organizations
Rhode Island Board of Massage Therapy (Managed by the Rhode Island Department of Health)
Room 104
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-2828
Website: www.health.ri.gov

Rhode Island Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (RIAMTA)
PO Box 14641
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914-0641 
Phone: 401-225-8610
Website: www.riamta.com

National Organizations for Massage Therapy Professionals

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 800-458-2267
Website: www.abmp.com

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

1901 S. Meyers Rd., Ste. 240
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 800-296-0664
Website: www.ncbtmb.com
International Massage Association
25 South 4th Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: 540-351-0800FAX: 540-351-0816
Email: info@imagroupinc.com

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