Deadlines for Indiana CMT Certifications

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association announced the deadline for the Indiana Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) certification regarding the Grandfathering Provisions. Applicants must file under Section 10 (a) or Section 10 (c) to be filed under this provision.

Section 10 (a) applications are for current therapists who have practiced massage therapy in Indiana after June 30, 2001 and before July 1, 2009 and either: practiced for two or more years; practiced and completed at least 500 hours; or practiced and graduated from an accredited program. These applicants must show proof of employment.

Section 10 (c) applications are for current students who have enrolled in an accredited massage therapy program before July 1, 2007 or completed their program before January 1, 2008. These students MUST submit their applications to be grandfathered into this certification.

The Grandfathering Provision Application Deadlines are as follows:

Applications under SECTION 10 (a) MUST be submitted by June 30, 2009.

Applications under SECTION 10 (c) MUST be submitted by June 30, 2010.
Not submitting your application in a timely manner may affect your ability to legally continue working as a massage therapist. Be certain to copy anything you are sending in for Certification on a legal sized paper. It is necessary to have your documents signed it and notarized as being an authentic copy. If you are submitting a Schedule (c) you do not need to include your income.

These deadlines have been updated by the PLA office. For additional information or to download an application, go to www.in.gov/pla/massage.htm. To speak with someone from the PLA office, please call 317-234-2051.

For more information about the Indiana Chapter of the AMTA please visit www.amtaindiana.org. To visit the official website of the American Massage Therapy Association visit www.amtamassage.org.

About ATMA-Indiana:
AMTA INDIANA CHAPTER is a supportive organization that provides members with opportunities and resources for professional growth. Professionalism is advanced through the promotion of professional standards, legislative advocacy, and public awareness. The main focus of the organization is continuing and advanced education and research.

We’re the association of massage therapists for massage therapists. AMTA is the oldest and only national non-profit massage therapy association, dedicated to serving members while advancing the massage therapy profession. We have a history of commitment to service through standards that advance the profession, and engaging members in leadership roles to ensure value and relevance to members. AMTA is lead by a Board of Directors elected by the members. We have chapters in all 50 states and Washington, DC providing volunteer opportunities, leadership development and continuing education locally.

The Indiana Chapter (www.amtaindiana.org) has over 1000 members. The site also offers a Find a Therapist listing. To contact the AMTA Indiana’s Government Relations please consult Jennie Irving at 765 748-1729 or jennie.irving@amtaindiana.org. The general contact for the organization is Michael Reynolds at 317-695-1914.

P.L.200-2007, SECTION 10:
(a) Notwithstanding IC 25-21.8-2-2, as added by this act, the state board of massage therapy established by
IC 25-21.8-2-1, as added by this act, may issue a certification before July 1, 2009, to an applicant who practiced massage therapy in Indiana after June 30, 2001, and before July 1, 2009, if the applicant meets the condition set forth in one (1) of the following subdivisions:
(1) Either:
(A) Provides the board with Internal Revenue Service income tax return forms from two (2) consecutive years that reflect that the applicant has been employed in the practice of massage therapy;
(B) Provides the board with business records from two (2) consecutive years that reflect that the applicant has been employed in the practice of massage therapy; or
(C) Has completed at least five hundred (500) hours of supervised classroom and hands on instruction.
(2) Provides a copy of a diploma, a transcript, a certificate, or another proof of completion of:
(A) A massage therapy school accredited by:
(i) The Indiana commission on proprietary education established by IC 20-12-76-11; or
(ii) Another state where the standards for massage therapy education are substantially equivalent to the standards in Indiana; or
(B) A program at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the board.
(b) An applicant who begins practicing massage therapy in Indiana after January 1, 2009, must meet the certification requirements set forth in IC 25-21.8, as added by this act, to be certified under IC 25-21.8, as added by this act.
(c) Notwithstanding IC 25-21.8-4-2 and IC 25-21.8-5, both as added by this act, the state board of massage therapy may issue a certification to an applicant who:
(1) Before July 1, 2007, enrolled in a massage therapy school or program that:
(A) Required at least five hundred (500) hours of supervised classroom and hands on instruction; and
(B) Was in good standing with a state, regional, or national agency of government charged with regulating massage therapy or programs; and
(2) Before January 1, 2008, completes the requirements of the massage therapy school or program described in subdivision (1).
(d) This SECTION expires July 1, 2010.

 

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