Continuing Education

Chapter Sponsored Education Classes

Throughout the year, the AMTA-WA Chapter will host classes (for a fee or free). Refer to the community calendar for the schedule.

Continuing Education Calendar – National

Find classes sponsored by the AMTA national organization at the AMTA National Website

Continuing Education Providers in Washington

Therapeutic Training Center, Inc.

Local Networking

Many cities across the state have local networking groups of massage therapists who having meetings throughout the year for the benefit of local practitioners.


Every year, usually in late April or early May, the AMTA-WA Chapter holds a Chapter Convention. This is a great place to gain your continuing education, network, or obtain great products from our exhibit marketplace.

Washington State Department of Health

Approved Massage Therapy Schools

Other Classes

Are you putting on a class that can benefit other practitioners in Washington State?

Are you looking for a class to take?

Check out the Continuing Education Calendar on the national AMTA site where you can search for and post classes.

Other Resources:

Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know if a class or workshop is approved by AMTA?

AMTA does not approve continuing education classes. Rather, we provide a definition of types classes that are acceptable for the AMTA continuing education requirement. It is the members’ responsibility to ensure that a class meets the definition.

Educational programs used to fulfill this requirement must meet the following general description: “an organized education experience directly related to massage therapy, which is offered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” These may be experiential learning, theoretical or research in nature.

“Responsible sponsorship” includes colleges and universities; massage schools, workshop programs, AMTA sponsored educational events (National, Chapter, Unit, or Regional), and home study courses. This also includes continuing education programs approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Individual instructors may sponsor their own education program. Always check your instructor’s qualifications before investing in a continuing education experience.

For more info you may contact AMTA at 877-905-2700.

Q. How do I become a Continuing Education Provider?

AMTA does not approve providers or courses.

If you are interested in being a provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), you may obtain information at or 800-296-0664.

Washington State addresses providers of Continuing Education in the following WAC 246-830-475: (6) Specialized training in an aspect of massage therapy provided by an individual who has expertise in that area, has been licensed in this state for no less than three years, and who charges a fee.(8) Training provided by a health care professional certified or licensed in their area of expertise. For additional information on Washington State requirements, go to the Washington State Department of Health or call 360-236-4847.