Effective January 1, 2012, to renew your registration as a massage therapist, New York State Education Law requires completion of 36 hours of acceptable formal continuing education, a maximum of which may be 12 hours of self-instructional coursework, in each three-year renewal period. Practitioners are not required to complete continuing education for the triennial registration period during which they are first licensed. All other registered massage therapists are required to complete 36 hours, the equivalent of 1 hour per month, of acceptable continuing education. Please refer to the chart below for the hours required during the initial phase-in period beginning on January 1, 2012.
The statutes and regulations that apply to these requirements are available on this site. This document is designed to respond to frequently asked questions. It is not a substitute for reading the provisions of law, rule or regulation.