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          20:76:03:04.  Qualifying activities. Qualifying continuing eduation is any course with a clear purpose and objective which maintains, improves, or expands the skills and knowledge relevant to massage therapy of the human body. Qualifying continuing education must meet the definition of massage therapy pursuant to ยง 36-35-1(3) or be education presented by an approved provider of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, American Medical Massage Association, or Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. College courses used to meet continuing education requirements must not replicate courses submitted by the licensee to meet the required licensing coursework. An academic semester credit equals 15 continuing education hours and a quarter credit equals 10 continuing education hours.


          Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or another course deemed equivalent by the board is qualifying continuing education for up to four hours in each continuing education cycle. In person attendance of a board meeting is qualifying continuing education for up to two hours in each continuing education cycle. No other qualifying continuing education may be repeated in consecutive continuing education cycles.


          Source: 33 SDR 50, effective September 21, 2006; 37 SDR 29, effective August 30, 2010; 38 SDR 105, effective December 8, 2011; 43 SDR 181, effective July 10, 2017.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-35-24(2).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-35-19.


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