Florida Statute - Chapter 64B7
Board of Massage Therapy
“Apprentice” means a person meeting the qualifications stated in Rule 64B7-29.002, F.A.C., studying massage under the “direct supervision” of a “sponsoring massage therapist”.
“Sponsoring massage therapist” means a licensed massage therapist whose record with the Department indicates compliance with Chapters 456 and 480, F.S., and the rules promulgated thereunder. Further, a “sponsoring massage therapist” must have been engaged in the actual practice of massage for at least three (3) years prior to his “sponsorship”.
“Sponsorship” means the willingness of a “sponsoring massage therapist” to assume the responsibility for the “direct supervision” of only one apprentice by execution of the Sponsor’s Apprentice Application.
“Direct supervision” means the control, direction, instruction, and regulation of an apprentice at a “qualified massage establishment” during the working hours of the establishment.