Advanced Massage Techniques is approved by the NCBTMB and other state boards as a continuing education provider, therefore, all “non-hands on” courses are valid for license renewal in the state of Arkansas.
It is my current understanding that Arkansas massage therapists are required to complete 18 CE hours every 2 years for license renewal, of which, 6 CE Hours may be completed in an online or home study format.
Because Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage is a “hands-on” technique, it not valid for Arkansas license renewal.
From the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy:
Aricle Five – Continuing Education
4. Home study and online courses may be approved by the ASBMT providing all the following criteria are met.
a. The course is pre-approved by the ASBMT or either another state board of massage therapy or another certified professional massage therapy board.
b. The course must fall within the scope of practice as stated in Article One of these rules and regulations.
c. The course must be in a non hands-on subject matter.
d. The course or courses cannot comprise more than six (6) of the total eighteen (18) continuing education hours needed for biannual renewal and cannot be repeated for renewal or upgrade purposes.
You may visit the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy to verify this information, or to learn more regarding Alabama massage laws and regulations.
Advanced Massage Techniques, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider #451043-09