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California Continuing Education Requirements

Please understand that massage laws change frequently and vary from state to state. We will try to provide you with the most current information possible.

It is our understanding that there are three levels of massage certification in California:

  1. A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) must have at least 500 hours of formal education and training in massage therapy.
  2. A Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) has completed between 250 to 499 hours of massage therapy training.
  3. A Conditional Certified Massage Practitioner (CCMP) has less than 249 hours of massage education.

Currently, there are no continuing education requirements for renewal of the CMT or CMP certification.

Therapists holding a CCMP Certification need to complete a minimum of 30 hours of education each year. You may complete ALL 30 CE hours through our home study/online programs.

You can verify this information or ask further questions by contacting the California Massage Therapy Council at 916-669-5336 or visit their website at

Please note that all of our courses can be used for NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) recertification, our approved provider number is 409296-00. You may also use any of our CE courses for renewal with organizations such as the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals).

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