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The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) is now requesting proposals for an educational consultant to vet and finalize the Teacher Certificate Program under the National Teacher Education Standards Project. The National Teacher Education Standards Project has been envisioned as a progression of five phases. Phase four is to develop a Teaching Certificate Program, and in order to achieve this, the AFMTE is requesting proposals for an educational consultant to vet and finalize the Teacher Certificate Program. 

Details surrounding the RFP can be found on the Alliance website. Proposals need to be submitted by April 21, 2017. An evaluation team will process the bids and announce the awarded contract by May 1, 2017.

According to the Certification Process Committee that has worked on this project for the last 12 months, “We are delighted to see progress on Phase four of the project narrowing to completion and another step closer to achieving our major goal, which is to have the AFMTE provide a national, voluntary teacher certification program to individuals who wish to exemplify the highest excellence as educators of massage and bodywork.”  

“Our goal is to have certified massage therapy and bodywork educators link instruction to well-defined learning objectives, and create strategies for motivating and retaining learners. They will foster students to develop deeper critical thinking skills to improve learning outcomes, achieve a high level of ethical awareness, and encourage collaboration with colleagues and other healthcare professionals,” says Cherie Sohnen-Moe, President of the AFMTE. “I believe the competencies of the AFMTE teacher certification program will help to graduate ethical, employable massage and bodywork therapists with the knowledge, ability, and skills that can positively impact the massage and bodywork profession.”

Please visit the AFMTE website for more information, and send documents or inquiries to on or before April 21, 2017.


About the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education serves as an independent voice, advocate and resource for the massage therapy and bodywork education community. Our mission is to support, strengthen, and elevate educational practices and standards in massage therapy and bodywork. The Alliance may be contacted at P.O. Box 40014, Tucson, AZ 85717. The phone number is (855) 236-8331; the general office email address is; and the website is