In addition to the excellent and comprehensive 600 hour massage therapy certification program, the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy offers a tremendous opportunity to learn a variety of skills that will greatly enhance the students massage therapy practice, service abilities, and earning potential. Additionally, due to the many different entry level requirements across the United States and the advised entry level requirements recommended by the Federation of State Massage Boards, The Academic Dean strongly recommends that each student acquire at least 25 additional hours in electives. Elective participation is not mandatory but a recommendation.
The State of Colorado currently requires licensure candidates to have at least a 500 hour education as well as have passed a Board Exam. Massage Therapy Licensure is regulated at the state level, and the states that regulate Massage have their own specific requirements.