How to Become a Massage Therapy School Instructor in Colorado

Becoming a massage school instructor in the state of Colorado is a gauntlet of a task and should not be taken lightly at all. Instead, it should be regarded as presenting equal challenge as the other professions  out there and there are several reasons for this.

Candidates that are aspiring to become massage school instructors must have an intention to help other people and relieve them of their stress and pain. Before they become dexterous massage therapists, they must first learn the requirements of future clients that they will have to cater to.

If you want to become a certified massage therapist, you’ll have to go through several courses that will include learning, training and examination. One of the reasons why massage therapy has started to become a reputable profession is because of the demand that requires it.

Too many people are excessively worked and finding a balance in work and leisure is a painful objective to achieve. To relieve them of their mental affliction, massage therapies are the way to go, and we have outlined some very simple guidelines on how you can become a successful massage school instructor in the state of Colorado.

Education requirements to become a teacher

There are several massage instruction schools that you can enroll in before you can become a qualified teacher. You must keep in mind that just graduating isn’t going to be sufficient since you’ll also have to put in at least 500 hours of classwork and training. The Colorado State Office of Massage Therapists also requires that all therapists pass the written MBLEx exam. You can retrieve more information to this exam over here, along with the examination requirements as well.

The best part about it is that you can take as many exams as you like until you feel that you’re ready to take on the big challenge. The flexibility of the exam is that you can take it during the day or night, depending on when you’ll be comfortable the most.

Most importantly, you should be familiar with the laws, rules and policies specific to the state of Colorado. If you unfamiliar with the matter, you can always visit this section, and further increase your knowledge so that you don’t run into any obstacles along the way.

Additionally, you should create a personal Colorado State Massage Registration account, and you’ll be able to update your contact info and obtain information about the your license.

What are the licensing requirements of becoming a teacher?

To obtain the license, you must show proof that you cleared the MBLEx examination and committed to inputting 500 hours of classwork and training, which are given by the school that you graduated from. Afterwards, you must opt for fingerprint and background checks.

These will need to be submitted to the CBI or Colorado Bureau of Investigation. ‘Simple to follow’ instructions have also been provided on the application so that things have been made easy for you. You should be aware that fingerprint and background checks can take up to 12 weeks, so your application must submitted as soon as you are able to. It should also be noted that the costs of these tests total up to $39.50 and its not included in the application fee.

What are the insurance requirements?

Next up, you should purchase a Professional Liability Insurance, and there is an entire breakdown provided in order for you to choose the plan that best suits your requirements. As mentioned above, all Massage Therapy Certificate holders must be familiar with all laws, rules and regulations, and if you’ve not familiarized yourself with them, then you’ll only have yourself to blame. As to the subject of initially obtaining a license, it will carry a price of $90 for the application and to maintain that license, you will have to pay a bi-yearly fee of $79.

These are the easiest steps provided on how you can enroll in a massage instruction school in Colorado and with practice coupled with hard work, earn yourself a place amongst the most capable instructors in the entire district. Take care to view all the information at least three times before proceeding, as reading more will always benefit you in the long run.

Neal Lyons is a founding member and volunteer contributor at the MTSI Institute, an information based portal dedicated to guiding and assisting aspiring massage therapists establish a successful career in massage. Neal is a published author and has collaborated on several mobile applications that serve the massage profession. You can view his published work on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Kobo. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and on Google+

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