Continuing Education Requirements for Massage Therapists in Iowa

Rules were enacted at the end of 2016 changing some of the continuing education (CE) requirements for massage therapists in Iowa. Under the rules now in place:   

  • 16 hours of CE must be completed every two years for license renewal;
  • A minimum of 8 of the 16 hours must be hands-on training. Hands-on training means live, in-person massage therapy technique training courses. 
  • All of the 8 hours of non-hands-on classes can be taken online, or can be independent study. 
  • There is no CPR requirement (although CPR hours may be used toward the total required hours if the licensee so chooses).

 Click here to read the CE rules.

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