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State Massage Licensing Requirements

 

 

Alabama

Alabama Massage Therapy Board
Keith E. Warren, Exec. Director
610 S. McDonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-269-9990
Fax: 334-263-6115

ALMTBD@aol.com

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 650 
Maintenance: 16 hrs/2 yrs

Exams Required: NCETMB

Grandfathering expired June 1, 1998

   

Alaska

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Arizona

Arizona Board of Massage Therapy
1400 West Washington, #230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-8604
Fax: 602-542-3093

info@massageboard.state.az.us

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 & NCE 
Exams Required: NCETMB
Maintenance: 25 CEU's/2 yrs

Grandfathering expired December 31, 2005

   

Arkansas

Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy
P O Box 20739
Hot Springs, AR 71903
Phone: 501-623-0444
Fax: 501-623-4130

info@ArkansasMassageTherapy.com

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 in-class hrs and written and practical exam.

Exams Required:
State board or NCETMB

Grandfathering expired July 1, 1999

   

California

www.CaliforniaHealthFreedom.org

Exams Required:  Freedom of Access

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Colorado

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Connecticut

Massage Therapy Licensure
Dept. of Public Health & Addiction Service
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-509-7603

Department of Public Health

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours:
500 Hours - COMTA approved school

Exams Required: NCETMB

   

Delaware

Delaware Board of Massage & Bodywork
Cannon Building, #203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4537
Fax: 302-739-2711

Ashley.stewart@state.de.us

Credential:
License for Massage Therapist,
Certified Massage Technician,
Temporary Permits for MT Technicians (One Year)

Required Hours:
500 hrs., exam - License for
Massage Therapist
300 hrs - Certified Massage Technician

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 24CEU's annual

   

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy
Department of Health
717  14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 877-672-2174
Fax: 202-727-8471

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours:
 500 hours from Board approved school

Exam Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 12CEU's/biennially

   

Florida

Florida Board of Massage Therapy Florida Department of Health
Medical Quality Assurance
4052 Bald Cypress Way - BIN # C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4161
Fax: 850-921-6184

MQA_MassageTherapy@doh.state.fl.us

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours:
500 hours from Board approved school

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance:25CEU's/biennially

   

Georgia

Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
Georgia Secretary of State
Macon, GA
Phone: 478-207-1300

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: Effective July 1, 2005: 500 hours & exam

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: TBD

Grandfathering to expire July 1, 2007

   

Hawaii

Hawaii State Board of Massage Therapy
Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P O Box 3469
1010 Richards St.
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-587-3222

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 570 and a written exam

Exams Required: State exam

   

Idaho

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Illinois

Illinois Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulations
320 West Washington Street
3rd Floor
Springfield, IL  62786
Phone: 217-782-8556
Fax: 217-782-7645

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 & NCETMB

Exams Required: NCETMB or other approved certifying exam

Maintenance: 24 hrs biennially

Grandfathering expired October 31, 2005

   

Indiana

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Iowa

Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-6959
Fax: 515-281-3121

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500

Exams Required: NCETMB or other approved certifying exam

Maintenance: 24 CEU's/biennially

   

Kansas

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and ABMP

 
   

Kentucky

Regulations are effective June 24, 2003. According to the Occupations Licensure Board, the process typically takes four to six months to complete.
Copy of the regulations

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
P O Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-564-3296 
Fax: 502-564-4818

Dana Hockensmith, Board Administrator - Ext 240

Dana.Hockensmith@ky.gov

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 600

Exams Required: NCETMB or NCCA approved certifying exam

Maintenance: 24 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expired June 24, 2005

   

Maine

Maine Massage Therapy
Dept. of Professional & Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing & Registration
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: 207-624-8613
Fax: 207-624-8637

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours from accredited school + CPR and First Aid

Exams Required: NCETMB
or diploma from a COMTA training program

Maintenance: Annual license renewal

Grandfathering expired December 31, 2001

   

Maryland

Maryland Massage Therapy Advisory Committee
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue - 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-1879

Credential: Certification - Certified Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hrs plus  60 College credits and NCE

Credential: Registration - Registered Massage Practitioner

Required Hours: 500 hrs plus NCE

Exams Required: NCETMB or NCCAOM and State Exam

Maintenance: 24 CEU's/biennially

   

Massachussetts

Law enacted 2006 - Education Required - 500 Hours

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Michigan

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Minnesota

Phone: 800-657-3957

Exams Required:  Freedom of Access

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Mississippi

Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy
P O Box 12489
Jackson, MS 39236-2489
Phone: 601-856-6127
Fax: 601-853-0336

director@msbmt.state.ms.us

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 700 hours from an accredited school + CPR and First Aid

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 12 hours from CEU Board approved program + CPR annually

Grandfathering expired June 30, 2002

   

Missouri

Missouri State Board of Therapeutic Massage
Division of Professional Registration
3605 Missouri Blvd.
PO Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
Phone: 573-522-6277
Fax: 573-751-0735

massagether@pr.mo.gov

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours from a Board approved school

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 12 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expired December 31, 2000

   

Montana

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Nebraska

Nebraska Massage Therapy Board
Health & Human Services
Regulation & Licensure - Credentialing Division
P O Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-2115
Fax: 402-471-3577

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 1,000 hrs and practical exam

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 24 CEU'S/ biennially

   

Nevada

Nevada Board of Massage Therapy
111 West Telegraph
Suite 200
Carson City, NV 89703

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: TBD

Exams Required: NCETMB

   

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Office of Program Support, Licensing & Regulative Services
Board of Massage Therapy
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3857
Phone: 603-271-4814
Fax: 603-271-5590

Credential:
License - Massage Practitioner

Required Hours: 750 Hrs + CPR

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 12 CEU's/biennially

   

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Nursing
Massage, Bodywork & Somatic Therapy Examining Committee
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6430
Fax: 973-648-3481

Mr. George Hebert, Acting Exec. Dir.

Credential: Certification - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours

Exams Required: NCETMB or diploma from state approved school

   

New Mexico

New Mexico
Massage  Therapy Board
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-4870
Fax: 505-476-4645

massage.board@state.nm.us

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 650 hrs + state exam & NCE

Exams Required: NCETMB and State exam

Maintenance: 16 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expired December 31, 1992

   

New York

New York State Board of Massage Therapy
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Kathleen M. Doyle, Exec. Secretary
Phone: 518-474-3817 Ext. 150
Fax: 518-486-2981

msthbd@mail.nysed.gov

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist, Masseur or Masseuse

Required Hours: 1,000 hours and state exam

Exams Required: State exam

   

North Carolina

North Carolina Board of Massage
and Bodywork Therapy

P O Box 2539
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-546-0050
Fax: 919-833-1059

admin@bmbt.org

Credential: License - Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hrs. from a Board approved school + NCE

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 25 CEU's/bienniallys

   

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Massage
PO Box 218
Beach, ND 58621
Phone: 701-872-4895

k_wojahn@yahoo.com

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 750 hrs. + practical exam & NCE

Exams Required: State exam, NCETMB

Maintenance: 18 CEU's/annually

   

Ohio

State Medical Board
Massage Licensing Division
77 S. High Street - 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0315
Phone: 614-466-3934
Fax: 614-728-5946

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 600 hrs and state exam

Exams Required: State exam

   

Oklahoma

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Oregon

Oregon Board of Massage
748 Hawthorne Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97301
Patty Glenn, Executive Director
Phone: 503-365-8657
Fax:  503-385-4465

Patty@oregonmassage.org

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500

Exams Required:
NCETMB & practical exams

Maintenance: 25 CEU's/biennially + Current CPR

   

Pennsylvania

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and   ABMP

 
   

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill - Room 410
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone: 401-222-2827
Fax: 401-222-1272

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hrs from a COMTA school

Exams Required: NCETMB

   

South Carolina

South Carolina Division of Professional
110 Center View
P O Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4490
Fax: 803-896-4484

Eddie Jones, Administrator

jonese@mail.llr.state.sc.us

Credential:
License - Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hrs. from an accredited school

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance:12 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expired June 30, 1999

   

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy
P.O. Box 7251
107 W. Missouri
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-224-8803

Brett Koenecke, Executive Secretary

info@great-plains-solutions.com

State Rules

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours:
          500 hrs. & NCE

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance:
       16 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expires June 30, 2007

   

Tennessee

Tennessee Massage Licensure Board
Cordell Hull Bldg., 1st Floor
227 French Landing,  Suite 300
Heritage Place Metro Center
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202 Ext. 3211
              800-778-4123 Ext. 3211
Fax:       615-532-5164

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours & NCE

 Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 25 CEU's/biennially

Grandfathering expired 2003

   

Texas

Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Massage Therapy Licensing Program
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3183
Phone: 512-834-6616
Fax:  512-834-6677

massage@dshs.state.tx.us

Credential:
Registration - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 300 hours + written & practical exams

Exams Required: State Exams (written and practical)

Maintenance: 12 CEU's/biennially

   

Utah

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
Board of Massage Therapy
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required: 600 hours from Board approved school + NCE

Exams Required: NCETMB and Utah Massage Law and Rule Examination

   

Vermont

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

Virginia

Board of Nursing
Department of Health Professions
6606 W. Broad Street - 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
Phone: 804-662-9909
Fax: 804-662-9512

nursebd@dhpvirginia.gov

Credential:
Certification - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours from a Board approved school

Exams Required: NCETMB

Grandfathering expired July 1, 1997

   

Washington

Washington State Dept. of Health
Massage Therapy Program
P.O. Box 47867
Olympia, WA 98504-7868
Phone: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4818

hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov

Credential:
License - Massage Practitioner

Required Hours: 500 hours

Exams Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 16 CEU's/biennially

   

Washington, DC

Department of Health
Board of Massage Therapy
717 14th Street NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 877-672-2174
Fax 202-727-8471

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours:
500 and exam

Exam Required: NCETMB

Maintenance: 12CEU's/2 yrs

   

West Virginia

State of West Virginia
Massage Therapy Licensure Board
200 Davis Street  #1
Princeton, WV 24740-7430
Phone: 304-487-1400
Fax: 304-487-1460

ms325c@wvdhhr.org

Credential:
License - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 500 hours or NCBTMB certification

Maintenance: 25 CEU's/biennially

   

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Massage Therapy Board
1400 E. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-261-7083

Credential:
Certification - Massage Therapist

Required Hours: 600 and exam

Exams Required: State exam and NCETMB

   

Wyoming

Currently there are no state requirements and regulations in effect in the state you have selected. However, this does NOT necessarily imply that there are no laws in effect at all.

In some states such as CA and GA  for example a variety of license requirements within the different municipalities exist.

To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA and  ABMP

 
   

 

 

 

 

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