Washington Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements And License Renewal

Meet your Washington massage therapy CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

4 Mandatory Hours
20 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington Massage license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington State Department of Health Board of MassageBoard of Massage. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Massage licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Washington Massage: Massage Therapist (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 20
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory Hours:
  • A minimum of four hours must be in professional ethics, client or patient communication, professional roles and boundaries, or Washington state massage laws and rules.
  • Maintenance of certification in American Heart Association CPR or equivalent. (A maximum of four hours is allowed per reporting period)

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**CPR courses must be taken in-person, so if you are using the maximum 4 hours allowed of CPR towards your total 24 CE hours, then the maximum hours allowed by homestudy would drop to 12 hours.**


    No roster required

    Governing Agency

    Name: Washington State Department of Health Board of MassageBoard of Massage
    Phone: 3602364700
    Address: P.O. Box 47877 Olympia, 98504

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    Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.