License Renewal Update

License Renewal Update Dec 2019 pdf 

Massage Therapy FAQs from Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Licensure Renewal Requirements

All LMTS in Michigan are required to complete 18 CEs every 3 years. Specifics on those can be seen here in the Administrative Code Part 4, beginning on page 9.

Here’s a shortcut to the 18 CEs:

They must include

  • 2 hours Professional Ethics or Boundaries
  • 1 hour Pain and Symptom Management

    NOTE: CPR is NOT required; it is allowed for up to 4 hours

    The other hours may not include any of the following:

  • Polarity
  • Reflexology
  • Trager
  • Feldenkrais
  • Asian bodywork
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Structural integration

    Human Trafficking Course

    There is a 1 time Human Trafficking Course due with your next license renewal starting in 2020.

    ** If you renewed on November 1, 2017 and license expires on October 31, 2020:
    You must complete your Human Trafficking course by October 31, 2020. You will not be required to completed your 18 CEs by that date; it will fall under your 2023 renewal.

    If you renewed on November 1, 2018; license expires October 31, 2021.
    You are required to obtain 18 CEs and a Human Trafficking Course by your renewal date.

    If you renewed on November 1, 2019; license expires October 31, 2022.
    You are required to obtain 18 CEs and a Human Trafficking Course by your renewal date.

    All LMTs must have the Human Trafficking Course completed by October 31, 2022.

    We have been in contact with a few organizations to see what can be offered at low cost to our members. Nothing has been scheduled as of this time. Watch for updates on Facebook and the website. In the meantime, we encourage you to seek out quality training. The content must contain the following:

  • Understanding types and venues of human trafficking in the US
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings
  • Identifying the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Identifying resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.

    For more details, check the Administrative Code section R338.704 (p2) and Rule R338.732.