Tags: state licensing- wi

Bucky:  I'm watching you!

Do I really need to stay certified with NCBTMB????

I'm in Wisconsin, and the law is worded like this:
Massage Therapy codebook

460.06 Examinations. The department may not grant a certificate under this chapter unless the applicant passes the national certification examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork that is offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or an examination relating to the practice of massage therapy or bodywork that is administered by a national board that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or a substantially equivalent examination approved by the department. The department shall promulgate rules that also require an applicant to pass an examination on state laws and administrative rules governing massage therapy or bodywork.

Reading this leads me to believe that I only need to pass the ncbtmb test- once. It doesn't say anything about being currently certified with them, just that I need to pass that test, and have insurance.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? appleboy??
EDIT:I'm just wondering, if LEGALLY, I have to stay Nationally certified.... not the pros to staying nationally certified
chicken lady

Wisconsin Licensing

Just an FYI.. I live in WI, and thought that renewal for State Licensing was due end of March on odd years. I received a small green postcard sometime this month saying that it was due no later than Jan 31st of this year. I almost threw it away, I thought it was junk mail!