How to take our classes
- Add class(es) to your cart
- Check out (registration happens when you click the Checkout button in the cart)
- Log into the website and download your class PDF
- Open and read through the class PDF
- Click the link at the end of the class materials to take the assessment (see Table of Contents for page location)
- Take online assessment (you have 5 tries to score 70% or higher) and fill out feedback survey
- Return to Student Dashboard to download your PDF Certificate of Completion
FAQs about licensure
- What is your license number?
- Are your classes NCBTMB approved?
- Are you approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)?
- Are you a member of any professional associations?
- Are online classes approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)?
- What if I don’t live in Texas anymore, but I am still licensed in Texas? Can I still take your classes?
FAQs about payments & security
- Are your classes really only $39.00 or $49.00?
- How do I get a class for only $10.00?
- Your class is so inexpensive compared to most in-person classes. Am I going to get less information?
- Can I use checks or credit cards?
- I don’t have a credit card. How can I purchase your class? Can I use a relative’s card?
- Is your website secure? Do you keep my information private?
- Will I get a receipt for my purchase?
- Help – I’m having trouble checking out!
- Why do I have to keep logging in?
FAQs about the classes
- How do I get the class? Will you mail me the class?
- What is the class? Do I read it?
- How do I read the course PDF / e-book?
- What if I see typos in the e-book?
- How long do I have to complete the class?
- How do I log back in to get to my class?
- I can’t find my class. What do I do?
- How long does it take to actually read your class? Do I really need to set aside 12 hours?
- Troubleshooting problems
FAQs about the assessment & certificate of completion
- Is the assessment open-book?
- Does the assessment time out? Can I start it and come back to it later?
- What if I have problems taking the assessment? What do I do?
- What is involved in the assessment? How do I take it?
- Do you send the Certificate of Completion to the State to renew my license?
- When will I get my Certificate of Completion?
- Can you print my Certificate of Completion?
What is your license number?
The owner of this website, Melissa Wood, is a licensed massage therapist, massage therapy instructor, licensed massage therapy CE provider and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Her licenses and classes are currently accepted by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork – Approved Provider number 28.
Melissa has also been a doctor of naturopathy (ND), health & wellness coach and aromatherapy consultant for many years. Her experience means that each class is full of useful information you can use in your own massage therapy practice, not just boring materials you need to memorize to pass a test.
Our goal at TexasMassageCEU.com is to offer affordable online CE credits to everyone. If you are licensed in another state, please consider taking my classes from my national website, www.OnlineMassageCEClasses.com. Please know that it is YOUR responsibility as a student and therapist to ensure that your state accepts CE from me. You’ll need to contact your State’s massage therapy board to ensure the licensing requirements of CE instructors.
Melissa Wood, ND, MTI, LMT
Texas Licensed Massage Therapist #MT029757
Texas Massage Therapy CEU Provider #CE1384
Texas Massage Therapy Instructor #MI2424
NCBTMB Approved Provider #28
CE Broker Provider number: 50-20346
Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Are your classes NCBTMB approved?
Yes, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork has approved all of our classes. If you are not licensed in the state of Texas, I ask that you go to my National Massage CEU class site rather than this Texas-specific website. The same classes are offered there, and it’s easier to choose your renewal state!
Are you approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)?
Yes! You can check out the new massage therapy page on the TDLR website and then search for my current status on the licensing page. My Texas Licensed Massage Therapist number is #MT029757, my Texas Massage Therapy Instructor number is #MI2424 and my Continuing Education Provider number is #CE1384.
Are you a member of any professional associations?
Yes, I am a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Are online classes approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)?
Yes! The State of Texas passed legislation in 2009 that says online classes can be taken to satisfy our CEU requirements to maintain our massage therapy licenses. You can read about it on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website.
What if I don’t live in Texas anymore, but I am still licensed in Texas? Can I still take your classes?
Yes! As long as you are licensed in the State of Texas, you are eligible to take my classes.
Are your classes really only $39.00 or $49.00?
Yes, the classes are only $39.00 for 6 CE hours and $49.00 for 12 CE hours. This includes the class PDF file, the assessment and your Certificate of Completion. All for one low price – there are NO hidden fees.
How do I get a class for only $10.00?
If you buy two 6-hour classes at one time, the second class is only $10, so the total is $49.00 for two classes. The discount happens automatically as soon as you add two 6-hour courses to the shopping cart. It does not apply to future classes – only classes that you buy together in one transaction.
Your class is so inexpensive compared to most in-person classes. Am I going to get less information?
No, of course not! The classes are very comprehensive and will cover a lot of information. The in-person classes obviously would be more in-depth, as we can pass around and smell the different essential oils and discuss different strokes and techniques that you can use while doing massage. Because of the State of Texas’ requirements regarding online classes, I am prohibited from teaching the actual technique in an online class. That is the ONLY difference in the online class vs. the in-person classes. I have priced these online classes inexpensively to offer this knowledge to as many of my fellow massage therapists as possible! Given the current economic conditions, I have priced these classes low to help my fellow massage therapist friends!
Can I use checks or credit cards?
I accept payments via credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. I no longer accept E-Check Payments, checks, or money orders, so if you are trying to pay using your checking account, you will need to use the debit card on your account in order to check out. If you are having trouble purchasing for some reason, please phone PayPal direct (they handle all payments) at 1-888-221-1161.
I don’t have a credit card. How can I purchase your class? Can I use a relative’s card?
I have had many students who don’t have a credit card. In that case, they have often asked a relative, friend or close neighbor to purchase on their behalf. This is fine, but you will need to give the person who is buying the class for you all of your contact information – name, phone, email and Texas massage license number. When they buy your class, they will need to provide all of this information so that when you take the class the Certificate of Completion will be printed in your name.
Is your website secure? Do you keep my information private?
All of your information is secure and private. I do not sell or share your private information with anyone. I will contact you in the future to let you know about new classes that I’m formulating, or in-person classes that I’ll be having.
Regarding my website security, you can choose to pay on this site with your credit or debit card, or pay via a PayPal account. Either way, your credit card information is never stored on this website; it is only used for payment. Your contact information is stored only for required State of Texas tracking purposes (they do audits from time to time, to make sure you have passed your class to keep your license) and so you can log in later to review class materials or download your Certificates of Completion. All this information is stored securely and kept confidential.
Will I get a receipt for my purchase?
Yes, you will receive a receipt via email. Don’t forget that this class is tax deductible if you are self-employed, so be sure to print it out and keep it with your tax records.
Help – I’m having trouble checking out!
First, make sure you are registered on this website. Please note that you DO NOT have to fill in the “Website”, “AIM”, “Yahoo IM” or “Biographical Info” boxes. Please write down the username and password that you create as you will need it to login to your account. Once you complete the registration process, you’ll receive an email with your log-in information. You are now able to login to your Student Dashboard. Please ensure your profile is filled out and then follow the instructions to purchase a class. Double-check your cart to be sure the class is still there (if you’ve closed your browser it will need to be added again) and you should be able to complete checkout. If you are still having problems, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help.
Why do I have to keep logging in?
Any time you close your web browser, you will need to log back into the site. This ensures that if you share a computer, whoever comes after you won’t be able to see your confidential information. If you are trying to take an assessment while you’re already logged in, but the site asks you to log in again, you may have your computer set to open links in a different web browser. For example – you are logged into the site in Firefox, but when you click on your assessment link it opens Internet Explorer. The website thinks you’re only logged in in Firefox, so it will ask you to log in again. You’re welcome to either copy and paste your link into the browser you desire (so you won’t need to log in again) or just log in on the second browser. Please ONLY use Firefox or Internet Explorer; Google Chrome and some Android devices can be problematic.
How do I get the class? Will you mail me the class?
Each class is a downloadable PDF, followed by a quiz you must take online. As soon as you pay, you’ll login to your Student Dashboard and you’ll be able to download the PDF file to learn all the class material. You will NOT receive a hard copy in the mail from me, but if you want to print out for your records you certainly can. My material is copyrighted and you cannot copy, sell or distribute to others. If you login and your class is NOT on your Student Dashboard, please logout, clear your computer cache, cookies & history, reboot and then login again…it should be there.
What is the class? Do I read it?
Each class is a downloadable Adobe PDF file that you can download to your computer or mobile device and read at your leisure.
How do I read the course PDF / e-book?
You will need to use a computer, tablet or smartphone which supports PDF files. Most tablets and smartphones, such as iPhone and iPad, can read PDFs without installing an app. Most computers include Adobe Reader, which will read the PDFs as well. If you have an old version of Adobe Reader, don’t have it installed, or have any problems opening your file, please download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader (which is free) on your computer, or try using a different computer.
What if I see typos in the e-book?
All of my classes have been carefully proofread, so if you see typos – for example, letters missing or strange strikethroughs – the most likely cause is your PDF reader. Some older versions of Adobe Acrobat did not encode fonts properly and can cause this error. Please update Acrobat to the very latest version, or try using a different PDF reader.
How long do I have to complete the class?
You can take each class at your own convenience. Whether you’re a night owl or an early riser, reading my class at your own pace means you can fit it into any schedule. You must pass the assessment within 8 months of buying a class – this ensures that if you come back in a year or two for additional credits, you can take the same class again. After 8 months, you will no longer be able to take the assessment and you will not be eligible for a refund. Also, keep in mind that your Certificate of Completion will be dated the day you pass your assessment, NOT the day you purchase the class. So just make sure to come back and pass the assessment before your license expires.
How do I log back in to get to my class?
Just click the “Login” link above and you will be able to log in to download course PDFs and any Certificates of Completion you have already received. If you’re having trouble logging in, be sure you shutdown your computer, reboot and clear your cache. Also, be sure you are using FireFox or Internet Explorer as your browser; Google Chrome and some Android devices can be problematic.
I can’t find my class. What do I do?
Be patient and don’t panic – it’s no problem. First, be sure you are logged into your Student Dashboard. Your class should be there. If it’s not, please log out, clear your computer cache, cookies & history; then shutdown, reboot your computer and login again. It should be there. If it’s not, please contact us using the Contact Form.
How long does it take to actually read your class? Do I really need to set aside 12 hours?
My classes are very thorough and comprehensive. They are designed so that if I were actually teaching you in person, they would meet the State of Texas’ requirements for a 6 or 12 CE hour course. But everyone reads and comprehends the material at a different speed. None of my students have complained about the time involved to take my class, and you can read reviews from my happy students.
If you are having trouble with your username/password, please use the “reset password” function on the Login page. If you still can’t login, please clear your computer cache, cookies and browser history and then shutdown/reboot. Sometimes it is necessary to change browsers; Google Chrome is known to be a problematic browser, so you might need to change to Internet Explorer or Firefox. Although we make every effort for our website to work with all mobile devices and tablets, occasionally there are issues and you’ll need to change to a different device. If you have trouble with any portion of the site, please see the contact form. Select the type of issue you are having, and the form will recommend common settings you can check that will most likely solve the problem. If these do not solve your issue, please continue on the contact form, including as much detail as possible, and our team will look into your problem as soon as possible.
Is the assessment open-book?
Yes, it is. Since the actual class is an Adobe PDF file, you can have the file open on your computer or print out a copy to use while taking the assessment.
Does the assessment time out? Can I start it and come back to it later?
Due to the number of people who may be taking the assessment all at one time, you need to finish the exam within 2 hours of starting it. You cannot save your answers and return later, so once you start the assessment, you should finish it in order to protect your work. You will have 5 tries to pass the assessment. Keep in mind our website pulls from a list of questions each attempt and the questions may not be in the same order. If you fail all 5 times, you will need to re-purchase the class in order to earn your credits and certificate.
What if I have problems taking the assessment? What do I do?
Generally, the assessment is very user-friendly and is easily taken with no complications. We have improved the site and eliminated most common errors. If you have gotten locked out by the system, it will unlock you within 12 hours from your last attempt. Please double-check that you’re using the correct username and password. Before trying again, clear your cache, cookies, and browser history. Shutdown your computer and reboot, then try again. Make sure you are using FireFox or Internet Explorer as your browser; Google Chrome and some Android devices can be problematic.
What is involved in the assessment? How do I take it?
The instructions to take your assessment are found at the end of your class. You will click on a link, log in, and access a secure portion of the website where you can take the assessment. It is not timed, but you cannot start the assessment and come back later to finish. If you pass the assessment, you’ll take a quick survey which the State of Texas requires to ensure my students are satisfied, then you’ll be able to download your Certificate of Completion from the same secure logged-in area. If you don’t pass, you will be notified right away, and you can re-read your class PDF and take the assessment again. Keep in mind our website pulls from a list of questions each attempt and the questions may not be in the same order. The assessment is not hard, but you will need to read the class materials. It is open-book, so take your time!
Do you send the Certificate of Completion to the State to renew my license?
No – because they require you to fill out paperwork and send in a renewal fee. Once you pass your assessment, you’ll be able to immediately download your PDF Certificate of Completion. From there, it is YOUR responsibility to send in the paperwork, the Certificate of Completion and the renewal fee to the State of Texas to renew your license.
When will I get my Certificate of Completion?
As soon as you have passed the assessment and completed a quick survey, you will be able to print or download your PDF Certificate of Completion. If you have already logged out, just click the “Login” link at the top of the page and you will be able to access all your certificates.
Can you print my Certificate of Completion?
Unfortunately, I cannot. Due to an extensive travel schedule and in order to keep costs as low as possible for all students, it is not possible for me to print your PDF certificate. If you don’t have a printer, I recommend emailing your certificate(s) to either a friend or family member for printing or to your local UPS Store or FedEx office, as they can also print it out for you at a very nominal cost.
If you’re having trouble and your question isn’t listed here, contact me so I can help!