(1) To renew a license, licensed massage practitioners must complete twenty-four hours of continuing education every two years.
(a) A minimum of eight hours must be direct supervised massage skills training; and
(b) A minimum of four hours must be in professional ethics, communication, and/or Washington state massage laws and regulations. Two of these hours must include professional roles and boundaries; and
(c) The remaining twelve hours may be met by meeting the requirements in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) For the purposes of this chapter, continuing education is defined as any of the following activities that involve direct application of massage therapy knowledge, skills, and business practices:
(a) Attendance at a local, state, national, or international continuing education program.
(b) First aid, CPR, or emergency related classes.
(c) Self study through the use of multimedia devices or the study of books, research materials, and/or other publications.
(i) Multimedia devices. The required documentation for this activity is a letter or other documentation from the organization. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.
(ii) Books, research materials, and/or other publications. The required documentation for this activity is a two-page synopsis of what was learned written by the licensee. A maximum of two hours is allowed per reporting period.
(d) Teaching a course for the first time, not to exceed eight hours.
(e) Business and management courses not to exceed eight hours.
(f) Specialized training. Training must be provided for a fee by an individual who has no less than three years of expertise in that area.
(g) Distance learning. Distance learning includes, but is not limited to, correspondence course, webinar, print, audio/video broadcasting, audio/video teleconferencing, computer aided instruction, e-learning/on-line-learning, or computer broadcasting/webcasting. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.
(h) Active service on massage related boards or committees. A maximum of twelve hours is allowed per reporting period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025
, 18.108.125, and 43.70.250. WSR 09-11-016, § 246-830-475, filed 5/7/09, effective 6/7/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025
(1).WSR 95-11-108, § 246-830-475, filed 5/23/95, effective 6/23/95; WSR 94-13-181, § 246-830-475, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94.]