Frequently Asked Questions

 

Indiana Specific FAQs

 

Does my license have to be renewed?

To practice in Indiana, you have to have an active license. PLA licenses renew every 4 years.

Do I have to have continuing education?

AMTA requires 48 hours of education every 4 yrs. Indiana law requires 24 hours (once the state rules are promulgated)

I took a continuing education course. How do I put this on my AMTA account?

  • Log into your account at https://www.amtamassage.org/membership/account
  • Click on Manage CE Credits
  • Locate Self-Reported Continuing Education Credits section and select Report CE Credits
  • Complete the form and select Add Self Reported CE

I have a large office. Can I host an education event for you?

We are always looking for affordable options to our education offerings. Space has to be ADA compliant, hold 12-15 tables, and we have a contract for liability issues.

Contact education@amtaindiana.org

How do you choose your education presenters?

We choose presenters that connect with us, another state chapter has given positive feedback, surveys of our members, and requests.

How do I submit an education provider suggestion to the AMTA Indiana Chapter?

You can send an email to indiana@amtamassage.org.

How do I become involved as a volunteer?

Volunteers are the heart of the state chapters. There are three types of volunteers: Elected, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members.

To apply:

If you have any issues with the process above, contact us here or call 317-661-4817 and a volunteer with respond promptly.

Can I shadow a board position if I am interested in running at a later time?

We welcome interested members to shadow the board positions. All members can attend board meetings.

How can I submit an article to the newsletter?

We publish a state newsletter several times a year, mainly during legislative action and continuing education time. We welcome special guest writers. If you have something to share or want to advertise, you can send it to communications@amtaindiana.org.

Can I advertise in your chapter newsletter or on your website?

Any advertising must be approved by AMTA National. Please send your requests to terri.brandt@amtaindiana.org.

I want to meet other AMTA members in my area. How do I organize a meet and greet?

We are excited to hear this! The steps will be added to the website soon. For now, you can email indiana@amtamassage.org.

I am moving to Indiana from another state. How do I become an Indiana Therapist?

You can learn about massage therapy in Indiana at: https://www.in.gov/pla/massage.htm.

If you come from a licensed state that meets the minimum requirements of the Indiana statute, you can choose the endorsement application for licensure.

The specific information in the law is found in IC 25-21.8-5-1 Licensure by endorsement.

What requirements will the new Indiana massage law require of me?

  • A massage therapist is an individual who is licensed under article IC 25.21.8 and practices or offers to provide massage therapy.
  • Persons engaged in massage therapy for compensation must be licensed by the board.
  • 625 hours of in-class education from a PLA approved massage school
  • PLA license number posted on advertising and marketing materials.
  • PLA certification/license must be posted visibly at your business.
  • Must carry a $2mil/$6mil malpractice policy.

Where can I find the Indiana AMTA logo? 

We have placed the logos in a Google Drive File that you can access here.

 

 

General AMTA FAQs

 

What are the benefits of being a member?

At the state level, you belong to a family. Like minded therapists working together to improve our industry and support each other. You receive discounted education that the chapter sponsors and updated legislative news.

National organization benefits can be found here.

Why should I join AMTA?

AMTA is the only national non-profit association dedicated to serving members and the massage therapy profession. We endorse professional standards and support fair and consistent licensing of massage therapy.

How do I become an AMTA member?

You can sign up here and choose the appropriate membership plan for you.

Is it true that individuals enrolled in a massage school can have a complimentary membership?

Yes, every student can sign up for a complimentary student membership! There are lots of wonderful benefits when you become a student member. Sign up here today!

My school is sponsored by another organization. Can I still have a membership with AMTA?

Yes, you can belong to other massage organizations; even professional members who want the benefits that both companies offer will have multiple memberships.

Is AMTA an insurance company?

No, AMTA is a non-profit, member-driven organization that offers malpractice insurance as a benefit. AMTA has been, and will continue to be, a leader in advancing the massage therapy profession.

Where can I find the AMTA logo to put on my advertising? 

Once logged into your AMTA account, you can access the Marketing Toolkit with the following steps:

  • Click on Resources
  • Select Business and Financial Tools
  • Select Marketing Toolkit
  • Scroll down to Downloadable Tools to access those resources

For additional National Membership Frequently Asked Questions, please visit here.