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ADVOCATE FOR MASSAGE THERAPY AS A RECOGNIZED AND RESPECTED HEALTHCARE PROFESSION

BOM meeting 11/17/2017: Hours of Education

18 Nov 2017 2:18 AM | WSMTA (Administrator)

WSMTA attended the recent Board of Massage Meeting where the main topic of discussion was on the topic of whether or not to increase the number of continuing education hours up from the 500 hour requirements.  500 hours has been the requirement since 1989. 

WSMTA researched and discussed the issue at length and submitted the following to the Board of Massage Therapy

WAC 246-830-430 Education -- Final.pdf

State Massage Licensing.pdf


Also submitted for consideration were these documents:

WSMTA -- WAC 246-830 3 Yrs Clinic SupvrCE Ed Instructors Exp -- Final.pdf

WSMTA--WAC 246-830-035 out-of-state applicants -- 3 year Gap -- Final.pdf

WSMTA--WAC 246-830-035 out-of-state applicants -- Min Hours -- Final.pdf


The next meeting of the Board of Massage is January 12, 2018 at

Department of Labor & Industries
7273 Linderson Way S.W., Room S-117
Tumwater, WA 98501


Please send your comments on your thoughts on the number of hours of education required for massage licensing to info@mywsmta.org and the Board of Massage therapy.  

Megan Maxey
Program Manager
Washington State Board of Massage

Department of Health Office of Health Professions

P: (360) 236-4945 | E: megan.maxey@doh.wa.gov


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