The next renewal deadline for all Florida Massage Therapists is August 31st, 2017.
However, first time renewal requirements are a bit different from a typical Florida license renewal.
First Time Renewal Requirements
CE Hours Needed
You are required to complete one (1) CE Hour for every month or partial month from your date of licensure until the renewal date (August 31st, 2017).
Check the date on your license.
For example, if your date of licensure (the date on your license) is 1/15/2017, you will need eight (8) hours of continuing education. If your date of licensure is 1/15/2016, you will need twenty (20) CE hours.
|Month Licensed||CE Hours Needed:||Month Licensed||CE Hours Needed:|
|September 2015||24||September 2016||12|
|October 2015||23||October 2016||11|
|November 2015||22||November 2016||10|
|December 2015||21||December 2016||9|
|January 2016||20||January 2017||8|
|February 2016||19||February 2017||7|
|March 2016||18||March 2017||6|
|April 2016||17||April 2017||5|
|May 2016||16||May 2017||4|
|June 2016||15||June 2017||0*|
|July 2016||14||July 2017||0*|
|August 2016||13||August 2017||0*|
|*Massage therapists licensed during the open renewal period (June 3, 2017 – August 31, 2017) do not need to renew their license in 2017, and will need 24 CE hours for the next renewal (August 31, 2019).|
Your CE hours must include two (2) hours of Prevention of Medical Errors.
You are not required to take two (2) hour Florida Law and Rules and two (2) hours of professional ethics, as is required for a regular license renewal.
For your first renewal only, all courses may be completed in an online/home study format.
All courses must be obtained through a Florida Board Approved Provider. My Florida Provider number is #50-16951.
Given that you provide your license number on your course exams, Florida law requires that I submit your hours to CE Broker on your behalf. Your hours will be submitted within twenty-four (24) hours of successful completion of each course.
Other Steps to Renewing Your License
The Florida Board requires that your CE hours be submitted to CE Broker before your renewal application can be processed.
Hint: Do not wait until the last minute to complete your hours!
After you have completed your continuing education hours, complete and submit your renewal application and fee. The renewal fee this biennial period is $105.
Renew your Massage Establishment License, if necessary. All Florida massage establishment licenses also need to be renewed by August 31st, 2017. The establishment license renewal fee this biennial period is $105.
Get Your CE Hours
Below is a list of courses available to help you achieve your renewal requirements: