Do you ever change popular song lyrics to better suit you life in the moment? Sometimes when I hear a familiar tune, I'll tweak it just a little bit to make it more personalized. For example, (to the tune of 'Deck the Halls') "'Tis the season for CE deadlines, falalalala-lalalala" or (to the tune of Silver Bells) "CEUs... CEUs... It's time to choose all my courses".

Humorous as it may be, or as I hope it is, there is a pinch of truth in those words. North Carolina and Illinois massage therapy professionals know what I mean. In addition to the normal list of gift shopping, holiday party attending, and workload increase management, continuing education requirements must be completed and submitted so that your mood can stay merry and bright.

ILLINOIS LMT Continuing Ed. Requirements

Practitioners licensed in the Prairie State must complete 24 hours of continuing education courses during their biennial renewal period, ending this December (and every subsequent December falling on even-numbered years). Two hours out of the total 24 must come from an ethics course(s). Half of the requirement may be satisfied with home study or online CEUs like the ones offered here at

NORTH CAROLINA LMT Continuing Ed. Requirements

Similarly, Tar Heel State licensees need to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education courses with at least 3 hours of ethics training, and they may complete up to half of the requirement with online CEUs. The board requires that CE courses come from providers that are approved through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and suggests that licensees photocopy their renewal materials to keep in their personal records prior to sending them in for board review.

Milestone Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed MTs through the NCBTMB and offers the following course titles in both downloadable PDF formatting and mail order (click the links for course descriptions!):

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Our courses are created from the latest information in your field to help propel your career to new heights. Before long you'll be singing, "JOY TO THE WORLD!" or something like that... Getting started is only a phone call or a few clicks away! Talk with a CE Specialist at 1-800-709-8820 or visit us at