Florida Laws and Rules for the Massage Therapy Professional, Update


About the Course
Florida Laws and Rules for the Massage Therapy Professional is designed to educate Florida massage therapists on the administrative code and statutes relevant to their profession. This online home study continuing education course meets the laws and rules requirement for Florida and has been approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy. 

This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Chapters 456 and 480, Florida Statues and the rules promulgated by the Board. Additionally, this course provides learners with the ethical codes of conduct for massage therapists and information on ethical decision making. 


Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Review Florida Statues, CHAPTER 456 – Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
  • Review Florida Statues, Chapter 480- Massage Therapy Practice
  • Recognize the importance of establishing boundaries early in one’s career.
  • List the various philosophers and their ethical theories.


About the Author/Presenter
Sharon Finch O’Maley, received her Bachelor of Arts in education from the Peoples’ Bible College in 1976 and her Certification for Supervisors of ACE Classrooms from the ACE Certification Institute in 1984. She also studied Spanish at the Peace Corp Language Institute in Santo Domingo. Sharon served as a technical writer and translator for Royal Tech Writers & Translators and has researched and written continuing education manuals for the medical, insurance, real estate, financial, and funeral industries. She is also a medical researcher, having completed research duties on topics including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, respiratory issues, and endometriosis.

Florida Statues and Rules have been reviewed & updated November 2023 by Content Development Manager Leyna Antonucci, PT DPT

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2024: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board.