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Understanding Your State Requirements

North Carolina 

If your licensure period is two years or more, you are required to take a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education, which shall include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics, in order to renew your license. You may only take a maximum of 12 hours of distance learning and a maximum of 8 hours of business management should you choose to take either.

 

If your licensure period is less than two years, but more than one year, the licensee will be required to take a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education, which shall include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics, in order to renew your license. You may only take a maximum of 6 hours of distance learning and 8 hours of business management should you choose to take either.

 

The courses you take must be from an “Approved Provider for Continuing Education” by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), a course approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), or from an accredited college or university. Courses from an accredited college or university must be in anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, pharmacology, massage and bodywork therapy or business management only.

If a course is offered by an “Approved Provider”, you may contact the NCBTMB (1-800-296-0664) to confirm the provider is approved. Do not call the Board office to obtain pre-approval of CE programs. The North Carolina Board does not pre-approve continuing education. It is your responsibility to make sure that a course is offered by an “Approved Provider,” and that the approved provider number, and the course hours are stated on your certificate.

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