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A group for MTs living in Illinois

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Teach Massage Therapy CEUs with Body Biz Inc.! 1 Reply

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Hiring Massage Therapy Instructors in Springfield, Illinois

Started by Body Biz Inc. Jan 9, 2012.

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Comment by Angela Palmier on January 29, 2010 at 10:05am
Hi there,
Just noticed a comment from Pat Ward a few posts ago stating "I think so until the licensing law is repealed in 2012..." Just want to ensure that you all understand that ALL licensing laws have a sunset date---In fact, the Medical Practice Act which licenses MDs, DOs and Chiropractors is set to sunset December 31, 2010. The laws sunset (very generic explanation here) so that if any changes, etc., need to be made, there is a timeline in place which allows that to happen. Another thing to keep in mind is that opening a licensing act, introducing legislation affecting a licensed profession, etc., if a fairly difficult and tedious process, so when a licensing act is opened during a sunset period, that is when the sharks start circling! Also, a representative has already put forth a bill to extend the Medical Practice Act in 2009. Don't interpret that because a "sunset" or "repeal" date is pending that the licensure law will change, cease, etc. Rest assured there will be attempts to change---some good, some not so good----but I wouldn't worry that the massage therapy licensure/practice act is going away. The fact that you are aware is important. A very, very wise GR person once told me---getting licensure for your profession is actually the easy part. The real work begins once you have it. Please stay informed and engaged with the associations---particularly the AMTA-IL Chapter as they will post alerts on website, inform you of updates, etc., regardless of your membership. The chapter has a lobbyist working in Springfield each day, as well as a great GR Chair and Board Member Tracy Smodilla. When they put out a call to action---or even before, check in and see what you need to know, and what you can do to help yourself, the chapter, and the profession as a whole
Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on January 29, 2010 at 10:02am
Celia- I re-posted and fixed the link.
Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on January 29, 2010 at 9:59am
Hi there Illinois!
How do you like the first edition of the Illinois PERG (Professional Education & Resource Guide)? I am the publisher, and so far I've received some calls and e-mails from therapists who like it a lot. And calls from more Continuing Education Providers who plan to advertise in the Fall Edition, which comes out in July. You should all have received the booklet in the mail by now. Let me know what you think! You can also download a copy at
Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on January 29, 2010 at 9:58am
Thanks, Celia. I just tried the link myself and it wouldn't work. Its spelled right, but there are some sort of %% marks in there (scratch head). Here it is again: If the link doesn't work, you can cut and paste it into your browser url bar. If you didn't get your PERG in the mail and you live in Illinois, email me your address and I'll mail you one first class-
Comment by Celia Bucci on January 29, 2010 at 9:07am
Hi Nancy.
I haven't received the IL PERG, and the link didn't work (server not found is what I got). I'd really like to see it!
Comment by Pat Ward on January 28, 2010 at 12:19am
I agree that cont ed is important but it can be expensive. I am lucky that I live close by to Chicago where there a lot of good CE workshops in the area so I do not have to travel far or stay overnight in hotels that cost money. I know it is tax deductible but you still have to come up with the money at the time of the workshop, plus you may have to take several days off from work which also costs you money. Then you have to pay for your license renewal. If CEs are not required anymore, therapists who don't want to spend the money or take the time to do it, won't. This will decrease the quality of the therapists in the state. If left to their own devises how many therapists would actually take the time to do it? Who knows? I think it should remain mandatory for that reason.
Comment by Marissa on January 27, 2010 at 7:28pm
I agree with Terry! Each day I learn something different and that is a treasure. To actively seek knowledge on a topic of my choosing is a blessing.
Comment by Terry Craddock on January 27, 2010 at 5:05pm
I could care less about if con ed is mandatory or not..I chose to continue learning as that is how I can offer my clients the best options available
Comment by Pat Ward on January 27, 2010 at 2:01pm
I think so at least until 2012 when the licensing law is repealed, then after that who knows? Anyone else have any thoughts on that?
Comment by Tracey Moon on January 26, 2010 at 4:54pm
Our teaching team is considering coming to Illinois to help therapists with CE's. After reading the trail of discussion, I'm wondering if MT's in Illiniois are you still going to be required to have CE's?

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