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DISCLOSURES

STUDENT CONDUCT

At the discretion of the instructor, a student may be dismissed from school for serious or repeated incidences of intoxication or a drugged state of behavior. Possession of drugs, alcohol or weapons, exhibiting behavior that creates a safety hazard to others or disobedient or disrespectful behavior toward a student, instructor or administrator are also grounds for dismissal.

SPECIALTY ELECTIVES

Individual elective workshop classes are available at IPSB. All prerequisites must be met prior to being confirmed to attend any class. 

ADVANCED CLASSES

After completion of the 120 Hour IPSB Foundations class (or an equivalent training that covers comparable hours and content from another school), students may partake in a wide array of advanced classes, covering a broad spectrum of massage, bodywork, aromatherapy, anatomy, pathology, and specialty modalities.  

CAMTC does not require that than you be enrolled in an approved program. However, for training hours to be accepted, they must be from courses in approved programs. Be aware that the approved programs meet the science and technique requirements and not following these parameters may mean some hours will not be accepted as your minimum requirements. Some classes have prerequisites for participating. Our Student Services Specialists are here to answer all your questions and help create a schedule that works for you.

PROGRAM APPROVAL

All courses of study offered at IPSB are approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of Section 94311(d) of the California Education Code.

 

LIBRARY

An onsite reference library is available, which includes books across a range of topics relating to health and metaphysics. Students are welcome to utilize these resources while on campus. We request books not be taken off campus. 

The library is open during office hours and when classes are running. 

HOUSING

All programs are non-residential. It is the responsibility of students to secure their own housing.

CLASS SIZE

Class sizes are limited. We follow CAMTC recommendations that hands-on classes may not exceed 25 total students to 1 teacher. For classes that reach their limit, students will be placed on waitlist and advised prior to class if they have secured a place. 

Additionally, the school is mindful of recommended class size that allows for appropriate social distancing in the space the class will be held, and enrollment limitations are adjusted to accommodate for this.

CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS

IPSB is now the official Custodian of Records for Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing (IPSB) students who attended the school prior to July 1, 2016. 

 

IPSB is honored to continue the legacy of the IPSB style of massage therapy in the greater Los Angeles area. 

IMPORTANT LINKS

2023 SCHOOL CATALOG​

2021 SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEETS

2021 BPPE ANNUAL REPORT

2022 ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
BPPE WEBSITE

APPROVALS

CAMTC - California Massage Therapy Council

BPPE - Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education

CAMTC School Code SCH0077  

BPPE School Code  98908029  

ABMP - LEI  781796

CAMTC CERTIFICATION

NOTICE TO CAMTC APPLICANTS

On September 19, 2018, the Governor signed SB 1480 into law. This stated that (among other things) passage of a CAMTC approved exam is not currently required for CAMTC Certification. While the law previously imposed this requirement, the requirement to pass a CAMTC approved exam has been suspended through December 31, 2027.

CAMTC approved programs have met minimum standard for training and curriculum, and training hours may be accepted toward education requirements for Certified Massage Therapist applicants. Applicants for CAMTC certification shall have completed at least 500 supervised hours with a minimum of 100 of those hours satisfying CAMTC specified subjects.

Attendance and/or graduation from a CAMTC approved school does not guarantee certification by the CAMTC.

To apply for certification with the CAMTC, each student is required to:

  • Submit a Transcript Request Form (the school will submit a copy directly to the CAMTC, and the FSMTB if student plans to sit the MBLEx exam).

  • Complete a CAMTC Application (www.camtc.org).

  • Pay the fee - $300 (valid for 2 years).

  • Provide evidence that of age requirement of 18 years or older.

  • Provide evidence of successful completion of the curricula in massage and related subjects, totaling a minimum of 500 hours from a CAMTC-approved school (by approved program or approved subject categories). Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address: anatomy & physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics.

  • Submit fingerprints to an authorized agency in California for a Live Scan, using CAMTC form at Request for Live Scan Service (the authorized agencies charge a fee for this service), and pass a criminal background check. 

Total Cost for CAMTC Certification

$300 Application Fee

$70-90 Background Check/Live Scan Fee​

NCBTMB CERTIFICATION

**IPSB’s new ownership is not currently a provider for the NCBTMB. We will be applying to be a provider in fall of 2024.**

 

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable in massage therapy and professional bodywork with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure.

 

To apply for the NCBTMB Board Certification, each student is required to:

 

  • Pass the Board Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCETMB)

  • 750 hours of education

  • 250 hours of professional hands-on experience

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Agree to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

  • Agree to oppose Human Trafficking

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

ABMP Member #1357718

AMTA Member #109403

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