Saturday, October 3, 2020
Hello Maryland AMTA Members,
We have talked about this possibility since March, and here we are.
Because of the State of Emergency, your License or Registration will not expire at the end of October.
An email went out from the Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners last night explaining the situation.
Essentially, you can delay renewal if you want to.
Your current license will remain in force until 30 days after the State of Emergency is lifted. No, we don't know when that will happen.
We each have three options:
- Go ahead, complete your requirements and renew. Many people have simply renewed so that is taken care of and they don't need to think about it further. The MBMTE will continue to accept renewal applications.
Wait until the State of Emergency is lifted by Governor Hogan. At that point you will have 30 days to renew. After 30 days you may not work and may face late fees if you do not renew.
- If you are not working and do not plan to return to work in the near term, you can shift to inactive status. There is a $50 fee and you do not need to complete CEs. When you reactivate you will need to complete CEs, have current CPR certification, and pay the full renewal fee. You may not work while inactive.
We hope this explains the situation and you understand your options.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel to reply or visit us on Facebook for more of a discussion - our main page is https://www.facebook.com/amtamd
Take good care,
Board Member and Government Relations Committee Chair
Your AMTA-Maryland Chapter Board