Course Approvals

Course Provider Name : TMR Seminars/ Total Motion Release Seminars
Course Approved Under The Name : MASTER DRY NEEDLING LEVEL -1


Who can take this course?

This course is only for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Physicians, Nurses, Physician’s Assistants and Athletic Trainers. (PTA & OTAs are not allowed to take the course as per State Board except in Texas & Oklahoma. PTAs & OTs who are TX Licensed or Oklahoma Licensed can take the course). You should always contact your state board directly to be sure about the laws and restrictions.

Can PTAs take the course?
Except for KY, TX and OK Licensed PTAs, it is restricted by all PT Boards. Only PTAs who are licensed in TX or Licensed in OK or KY can take the course.  Here is the link for more info

Can OTs take the course?
Except for OK Licensed OTs & TX Licensed OTs, it is restricted by all OT Boards. Only OTs who are licensed in TX or OK can take the course.  Please check with your OT State Board before enrolling.

What states are we approved?

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) – Approved For 27 CE hours and expires 12/31/2019





Provider Name : TMR Seminars/ Total Motion Release Seminars

APPROVED (Directly): Illinois, Maryland, Texas, Oklahoma, New Jersey(02/09/2017 Updated :Currently NJ does not allow PTs to take DN Courses), Nevada, Arkansas, West Virginia, Louisiana, New Mexico. Ohio, Minnesota.

APPROVED (Indirectly via APTA(or its chapters), via another state’s approval, the state does require CEU’s or the state has no pre-approval prerequisites):  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Iowa : Does Not Pre-Approve courses. We meet Board Requirements. Click Here For More Info and Guidelines

No CEU Requirements – MA, MAINE

Colorado : We fall in Category -1 of the Board Requirements. Click Here To Read More

Washington : Does not pre-approve courses.   Click Here For Board Website



Are you BOC approved (for athletic trainers)?

Provider Name : TMR Seminars/ Total Motion Release Seminars
Course Approved Under The Name : MASTER DRY NEEDLING LEVEL-1

Please note : ATCs from CO are not allowed to take Dry Needling courses. It is outside their scope of practice.

Yes we are, our course approval number is: CE14940.
Provider # P3595
Are You AOTA approved ( for occupational therapists) ?
 Currently, it is not allowed for OTs & OTAs except TX Licensed OTs.   

Please check with your state board about requirements to utilize dry needling in your state and contact us about CEUs.  We will be happy to assist you with CEUs.



U.S. State Dry Needling Scope of Practice

The American Physical Therapy Association states that Dry Needling is within the scope of practice for a Physical Therapist. Several other health professions cite that dry needling is within their specific scope of practice as well. There are however, specific U.S. state rules, regulations and guidelines that do not permit the practice of dry needling. It is your responsibility to know, understand and practice within the specific rules, regulations and guidelines of your state, jurisdiction and professional license.

MASTER DRY NEEDLING SEMINARS is solely an educational resource to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to deliver safe and effective dry needling treatment. MASTER DRY NEEDLING SEMINARS does not make policy, claims, or interpretation on professional licensure or scope of practice. MASTER DRY NEEDLING SEMINARS encourages all participants to contact their licensing board for official positions and rulings related to the practice of dry needling.

Click Here To Know More About APTA : Scope Of Practice

Texas : Regarding Dry Needling – Scope Of Practice