Board Revises Rules for Advertising

The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy has revised rules regarding advertising. Massage therapists in Georgia must now abide by the two rules listed below.
  • Actively licensed massage therapists shall include their Georgia massage therapy license number on all forms of advertisement no later than October 31, 2010.
  • Establishments providing massage therapy services by more than one licensed massage therapist shall include on all forms of advertisement no later than October 31, 2010, the following statement: “Georgia Licensed Massage Therapists.”
Revised Rules for Continuing Education The board revised the rule regarding continuing education requirements March 2009. All 24 hours required for your October 31, 2010, renewal must to be obtained during the licensing period (between November 1, 2008 and October 31, 2010). At least 12 of the 24 required hours must be direct hands-on supervised instruction and the remaining 12 hours may include other forms of instruction such as online education. The board only accepts continuing education providers assigned a provider code number by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). If you have not yet explored ABMP’s Online Education Center, this is a good time to see what ABMP is offering in the way of high-quality online education approved by the NCBTMB (provider number 451086-09). Login to using your six-digit ABMP member number and password and click on Continuing Education Center in the “Career Development” menu. It is important for all licensees to stay informed. The decisions the board makes can directly affect your practice. Follow the board’s actions at