Frequently Asked QuestionsFor your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here in our FAQs.
About our courses
PREMIER instructors are leaders in their field of study and are of the HIGHEST caliber. You will learn from the VERY FINEST instructors in the country. The CE seminars presented are designed to allow you to confidently and profitably work in a Clinical Setting, Athletic Training Center/Program, Physical Therapy Practice, Medical or Chiropractic Office, Hospital, Medi-Spa or Day Spa, Massage Franchise, Massage Business or in your Private Practice.
The innovative, yet challenging materials presented in our live seminars are what our instructors use in their own practices. Our team of instructors will share with you their personal experience and case studies/scenarios of how and when the techniques have successfully helped to provide relief to their clients/patients. Our instructors pride themselves on taking the time necessary to ensure each student understands the information and or techniques being presented.
Important Seminar Policies
Attendees must present in person a valid Photo Identification of themselves (ONLY a Current Drivers License, or Passport will be accepted) plus a current Massage/Healthcare License.
Seminars are presented in the English language, therefore, for safety reasons, it is the corporate policy of the National Academy of Medical Massage LLC dba Premier Continuing Education that if you do not understand or speak the English language or basic human anatomy & physiology, you will not be permitted to participate in the Hands-On Massage Therapy portion of a seminar.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS & RELEASE:
If you have any medical condition(s) that prohibits you from performing or receiving any Hands-On Massage Therapy please notify the instructor at the Seminar. NOTE: Seminars are educational ONLY and ARE NOT intended to treat any medical conditions.
Upon registering for a Seminar provided by the National Academy of Medical Massage LLC dba Premier Continuing Education, a Florida Corporation, the participant hereby acknowledges and accepts that there are certain inherent risks associated with the Course Activity and the participant assumes and accepts all risks in connection with the Course Activity, including without limitation any harm or potential harm to the participant or damage or potential damage to the participants property, whether caused by the participant or other participants of the Course, the Course instructor, or invitees or guests.
Our PREMIER Guarantee
Premier Continuing Education. We chose this name because it represents our core values:
“P” = Professionalism
“C” = Competency
“E” = Excellence
Our seminars, presented by our PREMIER instructors, are guaranteed to improve the Professionalism, Competency and Excellence of the healthcare industry.
We will do all we can and will continuously strive to provide you the best possible educational experience we can.
If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, please contact our office to speak with our CEO Theresa Weston at 732-319-6266.
How do I receive and complete an Online Home Study Course?
Accessing an Online Home Study Course is as easy as 1, 2, 3
To access your Online Home Study Course, simply follow these instructions:
STEP 1. On the Home page, click on the “HOME STUDY” tab. Next, select the State you are licensed in. Next, hover over the text of the Online Home Study Course or Courses you would like to take and click on the text.
STEP 2. On the next page, click on the “ADD TO CART” button.
STEP 3. On the Shopping Cart Page, if you have received a coupon code, enter the coupon code in the grey box that reads “COUPON CODE”.
- Next, click the button that reads “APPLY COUPON”
- Click on “PROCEED TO CHECKOUT”
- On the “BILLING DETAILS” page you must fill out ALL the required information and create a username and password. Note: Please write down the username and password you create, you will need these later to log back in to your account to take the Online Test.
- Click on the “PROCESS PAYMENT” button.
At the completion of the checkout process, you will receive an “ORDER DETAILS” page/message. You will have 2 options:
Option #1. “Download the Study Guide”. This is a pdf file. (If you feel you need to read and study the course content DO THIS FIRST. NOTE: This course content is included if you choose to select the next option.)
Option #2. “Take this Course and Exam Online”. (DO THIS SECOND after you have studied the content.)
After studying the content, when you are ready to take the Online Test, on the top of the Home Page, simply log in with the USER NAME and PASSWORD you created.
NOTE: The username and password are case sensitive.
- Click on “STUDY GUIDES”.
- Click on the name of the lesson you wish to take the exam for. This will take you to the online version of the study material.
- Scroll to the bottom of this page and click the link for the exam.
- On the next page Click the button to start the exam.
After completing an exam, it is important to remember to click the box at the bottom of each exam that reads “FINISH EXAM” otherwise your exam will not be graded.
Upon successful completion and passing of every section of the Online Test with a passing grade of 70% or better, your “Certificate of Achievement” will be generated automatically.
NOTE: All online exams MUST BE COMPLETED by the State Renewal Deadline.
If your Certificate of Achievement is not generated, please go back and confirm that you have completed each section of the test and clicked the box that reads “FINISH EXAM”.
If there are GREEN BOXES with a WHITE check-mark, then you have completed and passed that section.
If there is NOT a GREEN BOX next to a section and the section is NOT checked, you either did not pass and will need to retake that section of the test or did not check the box that reads “FINISH EXAM”.
If you have any further questions, please contact the office at 732-319-6266.
How do I print my Certificate once I complete an Online course?
To print your “Certificate of Achievement” for an Online Test or Course you have successfully completed and passed, follow these instructions:
- Log in using your username and password
- Place your cursor over YOUR ACCOUNT and you will see PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE appear. Click on it.
Next, under REGISTERED COURSES you should see a GREEN BOX with a WHITE check-mark.
Next, select the course you have completed and you will then see “PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE” in a blue box.
If you do not see a GREEN BOX with a WHITE check-mark, you have either not completed all sections of the course and/or have not passed a section. You will need to check and retake that section.
If you need further assistance, please click on Help@premiercontinuingeducation.com on the top left of the screen, or call the office at 732-319-6266.
Who can attend these courses?
- Physical Therapists – Physical Therapy Assistants
- Massage Therapists – Licensed, Certified, Registered
- Athletic Trainers – Personal Fitness Trainers
- Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Occupational Therapists – Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Exercise Physiologists
- Nurses – Rehab Nurses
Currently – Continuing Education hours are only available for Massage Therapists
For safety reasons, we do not permit non-licensed healthcare providers to attend our seminars
How do I register for a course?
We provide easy online registration. Simply click on the “Find Your Seminar” tab above, Select the Category, State, and Location. If you prefer, you can speak with one of our representatives by contacting our office Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard time at 1-732-319-6266.
Are your instructors and courses approved?
The National Academy of Medical Massage LLC, dba “Premier Continuing Education” is and its team of instructors are approved to provide continuing education credit by the following organizations:
- NCBTMB Approved Provider #20 – Click for a list of NCBTMB Approved courses
- Florida CE Broker #50 – 14961
- New York Sponsored NCBTMB Approved Provider
- Texas Approved Provider #CE1709
We are currently applying for approval by the following organizations:
- American College of Sports Medicine – ACSM
- Board of Certification – BOC
- Physical Therapy Boards by State
- NSCA Certification Commission
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP
- American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC
- American Occupational Therapy Association – AOTA
- American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA
To learn more about our instructors, please select the “About Us” tab above.
LIVE Seminars are approved by NCBTMB, Online Home Study Courses are approved by the State Board they are offered in. It is recommended that you read your individual Board and State Continuing Education rules and regulations.
NOTE: If you are a Massage Therapist, almost every state accepts NCBTMB Approved courses.
When will I receive my certificate?
What about parking and transportation?
What if I need special accomodations?
What do I need to bring to the seminar?
We recommend that attendees bring:
- A massage table (if you are attending a seminar with a collegue, 1 table is recommended for 2 people)
- Massage lotions or oils
- Snacks and drinks
- Non-alcoholic beverages
Check your seminar confirmation emails for additional instructions to follow or for items to bring.
NOTE: For safety reasons, anyone thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the seminar.
What should I wear to the seminar?
Will food and drinks be provided during the seminar?
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event you contact our office to cancel your attendance TWO weeks prior to the scheduled seminar in which you enrolled, you will be able to transfer into another seminar or will receive credit for a future seminar or receive a full refund if requested. However, if you do not give two weeks notice of your cancellation, you will forfeit your payment and will not receive a refund. If Premier Continuing Education should have to cancel a seminar due to circumstances beyond our control, or in the event of lack of enrollment, you will be able to transfer into another seminar or will receive credit for a future seminar or receive a full refund if requested.
Is audio and visual recording allowed?
Can I reproduce the materials?
No, Medical Massage Images and Videos copyrighted by: The Science of Massage Institute; Dr. Ross Turchaninov MD. Permission granted to use given to Dr. Jeff Cullers and the National Academy of Medical Massage LLC, d/b/a Premier Continuing Education.
Anatomy Images and Videos copyrighted by: Trail Guide to the Body – Books of Discovery; Andrew Biel. Permission granted to use given to Dr. Jeff Cullers and the National Academy of Medical Massage LLC, d/b/a Premier Continuing Education.
All other Seminar/Workshop materials developed, copyrighted and presented by: National Academy of Medical Massage LLC., d/b/a Premier Continuing Education and or its associates are the exclusive property of such.
What if I have more questions? How do I contact you?
What instructional formats are used in the seminars?
Will I get CERTIFIED by attending your seminars?
It is important to clarify, there are no National or State regulated Certifications in ANY massage modality. Certifications are given by and on behalf of the Continuing Education providers who present seminars. Attendance in, and successful completion of, the 96 hour Medical Massage seminar series, presented by Dr. Jeff Cullers on behalf of Dr. Ross Turchaninov and the Science of Massage Institute, will earn you an opportunity to receive a Certification as a Medical Massage Practitioner from the Science of Massage Institute.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Can I transfer to another seminar?
Do I have to physically participate in the seminar?
Participation is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. If you have a valid medical condition that would prevent you from performing and or receiving any hands-on training, you may observe. Additionally, for safety reasons, it is the corporate policy of the National Academy of Medical Massage LLC dba Premier Continuing Education that if you do not understand or speak the English language or basic human anatomy & physiology, you will not be permitted to participate in the Hands On Massage Therapy portion of a seminar.
NOTE: Seminars are educational ONLY and ARE NOT intended to treat any medical conditions.
Can I register and pay for someone else?
Am I required to attend the entire seminar?
If I do not speak or understand the English language, do you provide an interpreter?
Can I take a seminar and use the credits for future renewals?
What do I do if I lose my certificate?
What will I learn in your Medical Massage Seminars?
The Medical Massage seminars presented by Dr. Jeff Cullers on behalf of Dr. Ross Turchaninov and the Science of Massage Institute is the only program in America that has been scientifically tested by independent sources (Saybrook University) and is currently being reviewed by the Mayo Clinic and the UCLA Medical Center as part of their Integrative Medicine programs.
SOMI is the original – and still the only – completely valid source of 100% science-based Medical Massage in America. That’s because only SOMI has spent decades gathering all the research and clinical studies from the past 100 years to indisputably confirm every single Medical Massage technique and protocol we teach.
Do the research. You’ll find that all valid Medical Massage in this country comes from one source – The Science of Massage Institute and its founder, Dr. Ross Turchaninov.
While other seminar purveyors may have a few elements “lifted” from us, none come close to our thorough understanding and clinical effectiveness for all aspects of Medical Massage. It is for this reason we are currently in discussions with some of the major hospitals in America, including the Mayo Clinic and UCLA Medical Center.
Only the Science of Massage can offer:
1. A Medical Massage seminar where every technique and protocol is backed by 100% science.
2. Instruction by Dr. Jeff Cullers, on behalf of Dr. Ross Turchaninov, who is considered the Father of Medical Massage in America.
3. The ability to “Watch and Follow” our exclusive Video Library to better learn protocols and techniques.
4. Medical Massage Techniques and protocols not commonly taught in Massage schools in the US.
If you want to spice up your Therapeutic and Stress Reduction or Sports Massage practice by injecting science into your EVERY move, this is absolutely your seminar. Additionally, if you want to make a six-figure income, have an exciting career with fulfillment, help family, friends and clients with pain relief – You want a CAREER in Medical Massage and you’ve come to the right place!
Do you offer classes year round?
How many Continuing Education hours will I receive?
Premier offers a wide variety of LIVE and ONLINE Continuing Education seminars, programs and hours. It is recommended that you check with your Board and State rules and regulations to verify how many Continuing Education hours are required in your State and in what format.
If I purchased an item or product can I get a refund?
I registered for a Cupping seminar. Can I use my own Silicone Cups?
I created an account but how do I change my information?
To change the information in your account including address, name, email, and password go to the top right of the home page and log in.
Next, on the “WELCOME” page you will see the following:
Select the button to make the desired changes.