CE Registry is a registry of educators and their CE courses for massage therapists. Providers in CE Registry meet and adhere to the Continuing Education Standards set by FSMTB.

Register as a CE Provider to have your courses featured in the CE Registry.

All courses listed by CE Providers in the CE Registry must adhere to the established FSMTB National Continuing Education Standards outlined in the FSMTB CE Standards & Registry Guidebook.

CE Providers are monitored for an ongoing demonstration of compliance through feedback from students.

Provider Costs

  • Initial Provider Registration Fee $100
  • Annual Provider Renewal Fee (by anniversary of initial registration) $125
  • Course Submission Fee (5 year term) 
  • Course listings - $35 per course
  • Enhanced Survey Feedback Fee
    • By course (per download) $25
    • By instructor (per download) $25
  • Additional Administrator User Access Fee (3 users are included) $25

Please note that fees are not refundable and not transferable. The FSMTB only accepts VISA or Mastercard as forms of payment.

How does Registration work?

  • Register electronically by signing up at fsmtb.org.
  • Attest to the accuracy of the information.
  • Read, understand, and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Pay the registration fee.
  • Submit courses that meet the FSMTB CE Standards.
  • Pay the course submission fee.
  • Add one or more sessions.
  • Upon student completion of the course, upload the course completion roster, including date, license number(s) and student email information.

How do I sign up as a CE Provider?

Click the button below and follow the directions for registration. Be sure to read the CE Standards and Guidebook before you register.

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What are acceptable course categories?

The FSMTB has determined that courses taught in the following categories are acceptable for inclusion in the CE Registry. Inclusion does not guarantee acceptance for license renewal; only state licensing boards have the authority to accept continuing education for license renewal


Anatomy & Physiology – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in the structure and function of the body.

Applications & Tools – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in using applications and tools in the practice of massage therapy

Applications – The topical application of any preparation, including but not limited to, the external application of hydrotherapy, thermotherapy and cryotherapy to augment the effects of massage therapy treatment.

Tools - Manual devices that mimic or enhance the actions of the hands.

Instructor Training – Courses to prepare individuals to teach in the massage profession.

Kinesiology – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in the study of the movement of the body.

Modalities – Eastern/Asian – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in Eastern/Asian massage modalities.

Modalities – Western – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in Western massage modalities.

Pathology – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in the study of diseases that affect the human body and their implications for massage.

Pharmacology – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in the interactions between medications and massage.

Professional Practice – Courses in the following topic areas:

  • Assessment
  • Benefits of Massage
  • Body Mechanics
  • Business
  • Communication with Clients
  • Contraindications
  • Documenting/Charting
  • Record Keeping
  • Treatment Planning
  • Third Party Reimbursement
  • Universal Precautions

Regulatory Ethics – State required regulatory education courses.

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse
  • Boundaries
  • Cultural Competence
  • Ethics
  • Human Trafficking
  • Infectious Disease Control
  • Laws
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Medical Error Prevention Regulations
  • Scope of Practice
  • Sexual Misconduct/Abuse

Research – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in the process of scientific research pertaining to massage therapy.

Special Populations – Courses whose main purpose is to instruct students in providing massage/bodywork to special populations of clients.

  • Athletes/Fitness
  • Disabilities
  • Geriatric
  • Hospice
  • Infants and Children
  • Military
  • Orthopedic
  • Obesity
  • Oncology
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma

Other – Courses whose main purpose is not found in any other category. These courses will be reviewed for acceptance on a scheduled basis.


The FSMTB does not accept courses that are outside of the massage therapy scope of practice. Some unacceptable course types pertain to:

Advanced science


Qi Gong

Applied Kinesiology

Feng Shui

Sea shells

Animal massage

Herbal remedies

Social work


Homeopathic remedies


Chiropractic assistant

Light therapy



Martial Arts

Tai Chi

Crystal bowls


Therapist Self-care


Non-biological science

Tuning Forks




Dry needling

Personal training


Electric stimulation



Energy work