Free Sexual Harassment CE Course from ABMP

ABMP offers members a free, one-hour sexual harassment prevention training CE to meet new Illinois continuing education requirement.

As per the new rule developed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), massage therapists must complete a one-hour course in sexual harassment prevention training. ABMP has confirmed with IDFPR that we are an approved provider for this CE requirement.

Our online course "Maintaining Sexual Ethics: Part 3—Protecting Practitioners" addresses the four department-required topics: defining sexual harassment, explaining what to do when you or someone you know is sexually harassed, reporting unwelcome sexual misconduct, and understanding whistleblower protections. Find the free course here, and read its description below:

"Most clients are seeking massage for reasons that are healthy and appropriate. But what do you do when a client seeking massage for the wrong reasons ends up on your massage table and starts to cross your ethical boundaries? Also, is it possible that massage practitioners sometimes overreact to client behaviors that are inappropriate but not dangerous? Finally, what about clinic managers or massage supervisors that act inappropriately or fail to safeguard the practitioners that work for them against sexual harassment? How do you report sexual harassment and what whistleblower protections exist? In this session, we'll tackle these complex questions and discuss ways we can keep ourselves safe as massage practitioners."

Completing a sexual harassment prevention course is now a condition of your Illinois massage therapy license renewal. To help you meet renewal requirements, ABMP will provide you with a certificate of completion that includes our provider information, your name and date, and the number of hours completed.

In addition, ABMP members have access to 200+ hours of free CE in the ABMP Education Center. ABMP Certified members have access to an additional 400 hours of CE through the World Massage Conference library of courses. Start learning and earning free CE today at

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