Last Friday, July 10, 2020, the Florida Board of Massage Therapy (FL Board) voted UNANIMOUSLY to allow distance learning in place of live hands-on CE class for the 2021 LMT renewal season. I just received an update from the FL Board that explains their staff are still working on CE rule change updates and then, they have to provide those new CE rules to the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee for review. The committee could approve - or - return the new rules back to FL Board for revision. In summary, and according the FL Board itself, it's hard to provide new information about how to comply with new CE rules or requirements that are not yet in effect.
According to the FL Board's unanimous vote, it is sure that we will be able to provide distance/online learning in place of the live hands-on CE requirement for the 2021 season, but it's not possible to provide anymore information on this new CE rule because it has not yet been adopted or approved. We will report new information as it becomes available from the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
CE Institute LLC is working both with NCBTMB and the Florida Board of Massage Therapy to gain all new rules and get our live CE hands-on courses approved for distance learning. We might not be able to get all of our massage subjects approved for distance learning, but we will offer a strongly discounted distance learning webinar program to support all Licensed Massage Therapists who have been through such a terrible time with the pandemic. Our goal is to offer a special $99 - 24 hour Florida Licensed Massage Therapist CE Renewal Package by January 1, 2021.
I will post updates on our BLOG here and all of our social media - once I receive more information. Thank you for your patience as we work hard towards adopting these new CE practices into our school :)