The Florida Department of Health Requirements

CE: 24 Contact Hours must be completed over a two-year renewal period.

For Initial Licensure:

  • 10 hours of Florida Laws & Rules for Massage Therapy
  • Two hours relating to prevention of medical errors
  • Three hours of HIV/AIDS

For First Renewal:

  • Two-hour course relating to prevention of medical errors
  • The remaining required hours may include courses on communications, insurance, psychological dynamics of the client-therapist relationship and risk management and up to four hours credit for adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

For Renewal of License Following Your First Renewal:

  • Two-hour course relating to prevention of medical errors
  • Two hours of Florida Laws and Rules governing the Massage Therapy Act
  • Two hours of Professional Ethics
  • 12 of the hours must be relevant to and focus on massage therapy techniques, which may include the history of massage, human anatomy & physiology, kinesiology and/or pathology
  • The remaining required hours may include courses on communications, insurance, psychological dynamics of the client-therapist relationship and risk management and up to four hours credit for adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


For more information visit The Florida Department of Health