Human Trafficking: Awareness and Reporting

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Welcome to Human Trafficking: Awareness and Reporting
My name is Michael and I am your continuing education provider for this course.  This course is approved by the NCBTMB for 3 hours of continuing education credit and meets the Florida and Texas state requirements for Human Trafficking.

If you are a victim of human trafficking please use the blue and white icon below to get help immediately. If you are not sure if you are a victim of human trafficking (or what that is) click here to learn more about it.

Language barriers can stop trafficking victims from seeking help so we have provided this tool to assist victims who might otherwise not be able to communicate with the authorities:
中国人 (Chinese)
한국어 (Korean)
Español (Spanish)
Pусский (Russian)

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course and then take a short quiz on what you read.

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists, but it is also good general information for anyone that wants to learn how to help victims of Human Trafficking.  There are two sections on local help and resources, one specific for Florida and one specific for Texas,  but the rest of the course applies to all states.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material and 51 minutes of video)

Course Description
This course is an in-depth study of human trafficking, with an emphasis on identifying it in the massage industry and the necessary steps to report it to the proper authorities.  It also includes a detailed section for identifying victims and steps a victim of trafficking can take to get out of their situation safely as possible.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Identify the steps that a massage therapist can take to report suspected Human Trafficking.
  • List the Red Flags of Trafficking in the massage industry.
  • Differentiate between labor trafficking and sex trafficking.
  • Differentiate between people smuggling and human trafficking.
  • List the resources available in Florida/Texas to provide immediate help (shelter, food, and legal counsel) to Trafficking victims.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

Special Acknowledgement
We would like to thank the staff of the Polaris Project for answering our many questions and assisting us with the writing of this course.

You can use the Icon below to quickly report suspected Human Trafficking in your area or to get help if you are a victim.


12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.