We only offer continuing education to licensed professionals, such as massage therapists, estheticians, etc.  As such, all of our students already have "basic" massage training. If someone is not a licensed professional, then they need to complete "basic" training in a massage or cosmetology school to obtain "basic" training and a license to practice and take one of our CE classes. Advanced Classes are available to students of all levels; however, you must be a licensed professional to take any CE (Continuing Education) Class at CE Institute.  Our Advanced Classes start with the basics and teach proper techniques from start to finish.  The only difference between new and more experienced therapists in advanced classes is the amount the student may learn or retain.  A new therapist may not learn all of the advanced techniques or only "pick-up" a handful of new tools, while a more seasoned therapist will be thoroughly engaged in a robust amount of advanced materials and practicals.