Need Massage CE / CEUS, NCCAOM PDAs are Valid!

‘If you need massage continuing education here’s a little known fact: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine [NCCAOM] PDA courses are valid for massage therapists CE credits.  I’m surprised how many massage therapists in North Carolina don’t realize this.

The North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy says this about required courses:

“The courses you take must be from an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), a course approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), or from an accredited college or university. Courses from an accredited college or university must be in anatomy, physiology, pathology or business management only. If a course is offered by an Approved Provider, you may contact the NCBTMB (1-800-296-0664) to confirm the provider is approved. Do not call the Board office to obtain pre-approval of CE programs. The North Carolina Board does not pre-approve continuing education. It is your responsibility to make sure that a course is offered by an Approved Provider, and that the approved provider number, and the course hours are stated on your certificate.”

If you need more info about the NC Massage Boards Continuing Education requirements check them out at there website here:

Great news, this isn’t just North Carolina. Other states also allow the use of NCCAOM coursework to fulfill your continuing education requirements. Below is a list of states that either specifically allow NCCAOM courses or whose course requirements are met by NCCAOM courses. **As always its best to directly check with your board on whether or not a course meets there standards as it changes from time to time.**

States the allow NCCAOM credits for Massage Therapy CE Requirements:

[Or states whose rules and regulations are met by these courses]

*It is the sold responsibility of the practitioner to ensure these courses meet the guidelines for their states CE requirements.


Connecticut    [12 CEs from Non-NCBTMB Courses]







New Jersey  

New Mexico

North Carolina


South Dakota


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