Continuing Education (CE) Requirement if applying AFTER October 31, 2021: During the 2 years preceding the application for relicensure, successful completion of 18 continuing education contract hours that are approved by the board are required. At least 1 hour of the continuing education shall be earned in the area of pain and symptom management and at least 2 hours of CE shall be earned in the area of professional ethics and boundaries.
During the 3 years preceding the application for renewal, successful completion of 18 continuing education contact hours that are approved by the board.
Minimum of 1 hour of continuing education earned in the area of pain and symptom management.
Minimum of 2 hours of continuing education earned in the area of professional ethics and boundaries.
Human Trafficking –Beginning in 2019, and all renewals thereafter, licensees seeking renewal must have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the standards in Administrative Rule 338.732 prior to renewing their license. The training must only be completed one time.
Implicit Bias Training – For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2021, completion of one hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021. If renewing prior to June 1, 2022, implicit bias training is not required for that renewal. Once the initial renewal is completed, then 1 hour of implicit bias training will be required for each year of the current license cycle going forward. Please note, this is not a one-time training and must be completed for each renewal cycle prior to the renewal being completed.
Lakewood School is an approved provider of CE by the State of Michigan. See the Workshop Page for Workshop Descriptions and the Workshop Schedule page for the current offerings. Some of our workshop instructors are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and the school is approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) licenses in Michigan expire on October 31. The first license you receive is an initial license that is issued until the next October 31. You will not need CE to renew your initial license. Every license after that will be issued for three years and will need to be renewed every three years thereafter. LMT’s will need 18 hours of CE every time you renew a three year license. The 18 hours of CE must include: 1 hour of pain management and 2 hours of Professional Ethics/Boundaries. These requirements must be met with every three year renewal.
(for all professions licensed under the Public Health Code)
This is a one-time requirement that must be completed by all Massage Therapists (MTs) renewing their licenses starting in 2020. The requirement is a “content” requirement and not an “hours” requirement. The content is outlined in the Massage Therapy rules. You will need proof of completion of this training to renew your license if you graduated before 2022 and did not have this training as part of your massage training in school.
In 2022 and after, all new applicants for licensure will be required to have Human Trafficking training as part of their Massage Therapy curriculum in school.
CE hours cannot be carried over from one licensing period to the next. The CE has to be earned during the three-year period immediately preceding your renewal date in order for it to count when you renew.
You may not earn CE for a program or activity that is the same as a program or activity that you have already earned CE during that renewal period.
A licensee shall not earn CE in topics that are excluded from the Massage Therapy licensure which includes: Feldenkrais; Trager; Polarity or polarity therapy; Asian bodywork therapy; Shiatsu; Reflexology; or Structural integration.
There are ways other than Workshops to earn CE hours which are outlined in the rules document.
Workshops are offered in a variety of topics that are complementary to massage.
Lakewood School is an approved provider of CE by the State of Michigan.
See class and course descriptions of what our students study.
1102 6th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Mon-Tue 9:00 – 3:00
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