Online Course & Online Test

Course by mail with online test.
The online test for this course contains  15  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Diversity, Ethics & HIV Courses

Ethics - Boundary Setting (Standard V)

Massage Therapy continuing education CEs awarded: 3 for NCBTMB Standard V Roles and Boundaries (only valid for 2 with the Florida Board of Massage). 

Classification of CE Hours: Cognitive (course materials consist of concepts related to massage therapy but do not teach a specific hands-on modality)

Tuition: We offer two enrollment options for this course.

  1. If you wish to take the course and test completely online, with nothing mailed to you, the tuition is $29.
  2. If you wish to receive the home study course materials by mail, the tuition is $44 plus shipping. You will have instant access to the online version of the course as well. You will complete your test online and have instant access to your certificate. Shipping is by Priority Mail, generally sent within 1 - 3 days of enrollment. Mailed material consists of our bound student handout. Any PDF files attached to the online course will not be included. You may print them yourself if you want a hard copy. This course also has links to online articles or videos that are best accessed through the online version of the course.

Testing: You will complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your certificate. To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.

Instructor: Judith Koch

Course Materials: Available as an instant online CE course, or by mail.

Course Description: This online continuing education course for massage therapists satisfies the NCBTMB Standard V Roles and Boundaries Ethics requirements for roles and boundaries.

Have you ever either let people trample your boundaries because you were too timid to speak up for yourself, or overreacted and come across as defensive or rude when someone has crossed a line? That never has to happen to you again. This three-hour massage therapy CE course takes an in-depth look at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others, as well as establishing and enforcing your own boundaries. You will learn a calm, simple, four step process to enforce your boundaries that even the most timid can follow when someone is encroaching on their boundaries.

Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? No. You must be logged in on our website to view the course materials. Please feel free to take our free sample course to see how our online courses and testing works.

Can I print the online courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? No. When you take the test, one question at a time will come up, and you must answer it before going to the next question. The test will be different each time you take it. To maintain the highest level of integrity with our testing process, with most of our online courses we have written more test questions than you are required to answer. When you click to take the test, the computer will randomly pick the number of question s that you have to answer. For example, we may have 50 questions banked and you only have to answer 30 for your test. The computer will pick 30 questions from the 50. The next time, it will again pick 30 questions from the 50, so some will be the same as before and some will be different. This way, if two students are sitting side-by-side taking the same course together, each one will have a different test.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge. With most of our courses, as noted above, the test will be different each time you take it. You can print out your test results to use as a reference for studying before taking the test again.

Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the test, you will always have the option to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.

Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test we are happy to accommodate that. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate (online testers also have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).

What is the difference between cognitive and kinesthetic courses? Cognitive courses are those that teach concepts related to massage therapy, but do not teach specific hands-on techniques. Courses such as ethics, pathology, anatomy, and research are classified as cognitive. Kinesthetic courses are those that teach specific hands-on techniques that you can use on clients during a massage therapy session. Some states limit how many kinesthetic courses can be completed in an online or home study setting. Refer to our state guidelines page for specifics about your state.

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, you can email us through the "contact" link above. Thank you.