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Continuing Education

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Frequently Asked Questions

Zen Stones

Who can take part in CNW's Continuing Education classes?


Anyone with a New York State license to touch, can participate in our continuing education classes.


If you do not have a New York State license to touch you will not be able to participate in any class with a hands on component*;however, you will be allowed to participate in classes that are strictly didactic or lecture based. 


*Please note that most of our continuing education classes do have a hands on component.

Are Continuing Education classes approved to meet NYS CE requirements?

In most cases YES!


The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy is approved as a sponsor of continuing education for Massage Therapists by the New York State Education Department, Office of Professions. Unless otherwise noted, all of our current Continuing Education classes satisfy CE Hours for New York State Licensed LMT’s.

In addition, CNW is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. Unless otherwise noted, all of our current Continuing Education classes satisfy CE Hours for LMT’s with National Licensure.

**UPDATE: Beginning in January 2016, CNW School of Massage will no longer be participating in the BOC Approved Provider program. However, Athletic Trainers may still receive CE hours for Category D programs and the Athletic Trainer is responsible for ensuring the program is eligible for Category D credit by contacting the Board of Certification.

What are New York State’s Continuing Education requirements?

New York State now requires all Licensed Massage Therapists to receive 36 hours of continuing education every three years. However, new graduates are not required to start taking classes until 3 years after they take the NYS Board Exam.


Please visit the NYS Office of Professions website for further information on these regulations: or call 518-474-3817, ext. 150.

How do you register for a Continuing Education class?


All Registrations take place online, at a safe and secure website. When you register online you must pay by Credit Card. Class tuition must be paid in full during registration. We do not accept deposits or partial payments. You will be able to create an account that will store your contact information, so when you come back to register in the future your information will be saved.


You also have the ability to log in to your account to view your registration history and make any necessary changes to your account.


Pre-registration is required for all our Continuing Education classes. Walk-ins will not be allowed to participate in class and will not receive a Certificate of Completion.

How can you get a record of all the Continuing Education Classes you've taken?


All Registrants are entitled to receive an Official Continuing Education Transcript. Your transcript is an easy way for you to maintain your records and keep track of all the great classes you’ve taken. Simply contact the Continuing Education Director at for your free copy.


How can you become an Instructor for our Continuing Education Programs?


We host a large variety of Continuing Education Courses at CNWSMT and we welcome diverse and interesting classes. Please contact us with your proposal for consideration. 

What should you bring to class?

If you are attending a bodywork class you should bring a set of sheets, lubricant and loose comfortable clothing. Not sure if your class is a “bodywork class,” bring your supplies just in case.


Some instructors have additional items they would like you to bring to class. These items are listed under the class descriptions.


We also suggest bringing a bag lunch with you. We do have refrigerators and microwaves that attendees may use.

What is CNW's cancellation policy?

To view our full Continuing Education Cancellation policy, including weather-related and injury/illness cancellations, please visit the cancellation policy page.

Questions, comments, or suggestions about CNWSMT Continuing Education?

Contact or call (518) 489-4026.

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