Every 2 years we must renew our massage and bodywork licenses. There are multiple requirements for renewal, including 24 hours of continuing education. 2013 is the year our licenses are up for renewal and the board just started allowing renewal applications (it’s not due till November.) However, I (Jessica) decided to go ahead and apply for renewal to get it out of the way.
Anyway, in the process of applying for renewal I had to detail all of my continuing education for the past 2 years. Most continuing education gives a provider more information and tools to use in their practice. Some large courses actually train you to become specialized in a specific area or modality. Faith and I did that during the last renewal period when we did our training with Ralph Smith in Medical Massage. I didn’t chose specialization this time. But, I thought our clients enjoy reading the courses I took for my CEUs.
Medical massage graduate forum focusing on the sacrum and SI joint
Massage and manual therapy for hip pain
Therapeutic reflexology to relieve headache and back pain
Ethics and professionalism
Effective prevention and treatment of running injuries
These courses don’t qualify me as an expert in any of those areas, but it gives me more knowledge along with techniques to use in the treatment room. I also had college level courses that would have been usable for continuing education: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pathophysiology. However, I had enough hours from my regular massage courses and seminars.
Faith hasn’t done her renewal application yet, so she hasn’t compiled her list of continuing ed yet. I’m definitely on the early side of things 🙂