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Please Note, due to popular demand, I am reloading this "State Licensing" page to my website.  The data shown in RED is unverified ,  Once verified, it will be shown in BLACK and have a date in the far right column.  If there are items in red in a row with black text, the verified date applies to the text in black only.

I will attempt to verify all existing data soon and add additional states which now have statewide regulation and licensing in place as time permits.

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US State Licensing Requirements for Massage Therapy & Bodywork

This is the latest information we have for those states which have enacted  statewide licensing or registration laws for massage therapy and/or bodywork.  Several other states have considered, are considering or have passed, but not enabled legislation.  In the states not  listed, massage therapy is either totally unregulated or regulated by a local government, ie, city or county.

Canadian Licensing Requirements

We will be contacting the various agencies in Canada to include that information too.  If you are a massage therapist or  bodyworker in Canada, please send us the contact information for your province's licensing or registration agency.  With your help we can keep this updated

Click here for more information about the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork Therapists (NCBMBT) or the National Certification Exam (NCE).  If you are nationally certified you should check out thier locator to ensure that you are listed and that your phone number is current.  They also list the continuing education requirements for recertification.

STATE and PHONE NO.

Website or e-mail

TITLE

EDUCATION HOURS

WRITTEN or PRACTICAL EXAM

TYPE of CREDENTIAL

RENEWAL FEE

National Certification Exam Used

Reciprosity

Continuing Education

# Licensed, Certified or Registered

Verified

ALABAMA
(334) 269-9990

www.almtbd.state.al.us

Licensed Massage Therapist

650 hours from accredited massage therapy school

NCETMB

License

Application: $25.00
Licensing: $100.00
Renewal: $100.00
Exam: $160.00

Yes

On a state by state basis

16 hours biennial

 

06/11/09

ARIZONA
(602) 542-8604

massagetherapy.az.gov

Licensed Massage Therapis

500 hours from accredited massage therapy school

NCETMB

License

Application and Licensing: $279

Yes

Yes

No

 

06/11/09

ARKANSAS
501-623-0444

www.arkansasmassagetherapy.com

Massage Therapist, Master Massage Therapist, Certified Technician

500 in-class hours

State Exam (written and practical)

License

Registration: $75.00
Exam: $25.00

No

On a state by state basis

3 hours a year

approx.
 1,280

06/11/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT
(860) 509-7573

www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389348

Massage Therapist

500 hours from COMTA approved school

Written (NCETMB)

License

Application: $300.00
Renewal: $100.00.

Yes

No

No

1,412

06/11/09

DELAWARE
(302) 744-4537

http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/massagebodyworks/inde x.shtml

Massage Technician, Massage Therapist

300/500

Written (for Therapist) (NCETMB)

License or Certification

$104/ yr.

Yes

Yes

12 hours every 2 years

6 Therapists, 125 Technicians

06/11/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLORIDA
904-488-6021

 

Massage Therapist

500

Written

License

$100/ two yr.

Yes

 

 

12,232

 

GEORGIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAWAII
808-586-3000

 

Massage Therapist, Massage Apprentice

570

Written

License or massage apprentice permit

$120/ two yr. (for license)

No

 

 

2,681

 

ILLINOIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOWA
515-281-4422

 

Massage Therapist

500 (graduation required)

Written (NCETMB)

License

$100/ two yr.

Yes

 

 

893

 

KENTUCKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA
504-658-8941

 

Massage Therapist

500

Written and Oral

License

$50/ yr.

Yes

 

 

515

 

MAINE
207-624-8624

 

Massage Therapist, Massage Practitioner (No education required for Practitioner)

Pass NCE or graduate from approved school

Written

Certification for therapists; registration for practitioners

$100/ yr.

Yes

 

 

445 certified therapists; 166 registered practitioners

 

MARYLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSOURI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEVADA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEBRASKA
402-471-2117

 

Massage Therapist

1,000

Written

License

$302/ two yr.

Yes

 

 

450

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE
603-271-4592

 

Massage Therapist

750

Both

License

$50/ two yr.

Yes (only for written exam)

 

 

819

 

NEW JERSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW MEXICO
(505) 476-4870
(505) 476-4645 Fax

www.rld.state.nm.us/Massage/index.html

Licensed Massage Therapist, Registerd Massage Therapy Instructor

650 in-class or 300in-class plus 350 quaulifying experience

Written (NCETMB + jurisprudence)

License

$75.00 initial application fee, $125/ two yr. renewal

Yes

 

 

2,535

06/11/09

NEW YORK
518-474-3817
518-474-3866

 

Massage Therapist, Masseur or Masseuse

605

Written

License and registration

$50/ three yr.

No

 

 

4,262

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH DAKOTA
701-225-3906

 

Certified Massage Therapist

500

Both

Certificate of registration

$30/ yr.

No

 

 

120

 

OHIO
614-466-3934

 

Massage Therapist

600( over no less than 12 months)

Written

License

$35/ two yr.

No

 

 

2,987.00

 

OREGON
503-731-4064

 

Licensed Massage Technician

330

Both

License

$100/ two yr.

No

 

 

4,077

 

RHODE ISLAND
401-277-2827

 

Massage Therapist

500

Written

License

$25/ yr.

Yes

 

 

425

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENNESSEE
615-532-5083

 

Massage Therapist

500 from state accredited school

None

License

$260/ two yr.

NCE accepted

 

 

805

 

TEXAS
512-834-6616

www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage

Massage Therapist

250 plus 50 as intern

Written (NCETMB)

License

Application: $53.00
Exam: $130.00
Renewal: $40.00

NCE accepted

No

6 hours annually

10,325

06/11/09

UTAH
801-530-6964

www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/massage_therapy.html

Massage Therapist

600 hours from a COMTA approved school

NCETMB and Utah Massage Law and Rule Examination

License

Application: $50.00
FBI Fingerprint fee: $24.00
Renewal (biennial): $40.00.

May be substituted for a portion of written exam

Yes

No

1,434

06/11/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON
360-586-6351

 

Massage Practitioner

500 from state approved school

Written (NCETMB)

License

$65/ yr.

NCE accepted

 

 

6,300

 

WASHINGTON, DC
202-244-2280

 

Massage Therapist

500 in-class hours

Written (NCETMB)

License

To be determined

Yes

 

 

0

 

WEST VIRGINIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WISCONSIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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