An Alternative to CE Regulation (just in the nick of time)
As Iâ€™ve written about on this blog, the NCBTMB has been trying to roll out an â€śupgradedâ€ť scheme to regulate the entire world of continuing education. After all, their stated mission is â€śTo define and advance the highest standards in the massage and bodywork profession.â€ť (Doesnâ€™t that give them free rein to tell the rest of us what to do?) Apparently, NCB wasnâ€™t satisfied with just approving CE providers â€“ now they want to require the thousands of CE courses to pass through their hands as well. Go back to my posts from November 18, December 28 and January 8 to read about the many problems that are likely to come up if NCBâ€™s new Board Approved Continuing Education Provider Program comes to pass.
If this wasnâ€™t bad enough, along comes the FSMTB who have announced they are jumping into the CE approval game with their own new approval process. Theyâ€™re calling for volunteers to serve on three different committees that will build and operate a whole deal that will be separate from what NCB is planning.
We already have too many different CE approval hoops for providers to jump through. Itâ€™s just plain crazy for FSMTB to be looking at putting another national approval scheme on the map. The feedback I get is that many CE providers are already struggling with the challenges of the economy and the burdens of CE regulation. If nothing changes, things are about to go from bad to worse in the CE community. READ MORE…