Massage Therapy State Licensing Requirments

Massage therapists are licensed in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Licensure is required in each state in which a massage therapist practices and must be renewed on a regular basis, with a majority of states requiring continuing education as a requirement for renewal. Massage therapists must practice within the scope of practice defined by these state licensure laws (massage therapy practice acts in most cases). The practice acts, rules and regulations, comprise the law governing massage therapy practice within a state. A summary of state regulations, along with a link to state websites, can be found by clicking on a state below.

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Board of Massage Therapy
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: 334-420-7233
Fax: 334-263-6115

> Website

Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 650 hours and NCETMB
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years

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Alaska Board of Massage Therapists
Contact: Karen Hudson, Licensing Examiner
Phone: 907-465-2691
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: BoardOfMassageTherapists@Alaska.Gov
Juneau office:
PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2550
Fax: 907-465-2974
Anchorage office:
550 W Seventh Ave, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907-269-8160
Fax: 907-269-8156

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Title: Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years

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State Board of Massage Therapy
1740 W Adams, Suite 3401
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-8604
Email: info@massageboard.az.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 700 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx (unless graduated from AZ USDE-accredited school)
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Max 12 hours online

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Dept of Health
4815 W Markham Street, Slot #8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-683-1448
Fax: 501-682-5640
Email: adh.massage@arkansas.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist, Master Massage Therapist, Instructor
Requirement: 500 hrs, and MBLEx or NCBTMB. Additional requirements for Master and Instructor.
Renewal: 18 hours/2 years
Max 6 hours online CE

State Certification

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California Massage Therapy Council
One Capitol Mall, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-669-5336
Fax: 916-669-5337
Email: info@camtc.org

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Voluntary Certification
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: no CEU requirement/2 years

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Colorado Office of Massage Therapy Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-7764
Email: dora_massagetherapists@state.co.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Qualifications: 500 hours, and MBLEX or NCETMB
Renewal: no CEU requirement/2 years

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Department of Public Health
Massage Therapy Licensure
410 Capitol Ave, MS #12 APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 860-707-1982
Fax: 860-509-8457
Email: dph.alliedhealth@ct.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 750 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 24 hours/4 years
Max 6 hours online
Max 12 hours non-NCBTMB approved

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Delaware Board of Massage & Bodywork
Cannon Building #203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, or Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist
License Requirement: 500 hours and NCETMB
License Renewal: 24 hours/2 years.
Certification Requirement: 300 supervised class hours
Certification Renewal: 24 hours/2 years.

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Department of Health
Health Professional Licensing Administration

Board of Massage Therapy
825 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-724-4900 or 877-672-2174

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and NCETMB or MBLEX
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics
6 hours hands-on

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Board of Massage Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-412-2681
Email: MQA_MassageTherapy@doh.state.fl.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Min 12 hours of hands-on MT techniques
Min 2 hours of medical error prevention
Min 2 hours of Florida law
Min 2 hours of ethics

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Board of Massage Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 404-656-2881
Fax: 866-888-1308
Email: PLB-Healthcare2@sos.ga.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, NCE or MBLEx, and proof of insurance required first.
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
12 hours hands-on

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Dept of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
State Board of Massage
PO Box 3469
1010 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-3000
Email: massage@dcca.hawaii.gov
Copy of laws: $1.25

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 570 hours and a written exam administered by the state. Apprenticeship permits available.
Renewal: no CEU requirement/2 years

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Division of Occupational & Professional Licenses
11351 W. Chinden Blvd, Bldg 6
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
Email: MAS@dopl.idaho.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, NCETM, or other Board-approved exam
Renewal: 6 hours/1 year starting after first renewal

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Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Chicago office: 100 W Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Springfield office: 320 W Washington, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0800
Email: www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp01.asp

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Max 12 hours online
2 hours of ethics

Regulation Passed

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Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-8800
Fax: 317-233-4236
Email: pla14@pla.in.gov

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Title: Certified Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours, MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: Certifications expire May 15 of every fourth year (2021, 2025, 2029)

State License

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Dept of Public Health: Board of Massage Therapy 
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-7689
Fax: 515-281-3121
Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years
Min 8 hours hands-on

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There is no state regulation. Contact your City Clerk to find local requirements.

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Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8808
Fax: 502-564-4818
Email: mt@ky.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics

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Board of Massage Therapy
2645 O'Neal Lane, Bldg C, Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-756-3488
Fax: 225-756-3493
Email: admin@lsbmt.org

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/1 year

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Dept of Professional & Financial Regulation
Massage Therapy Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-624-8624
Fax: 207-624-8637
Email: massage.therapy@maine.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, or MBLEx or NCETMB (passage of exam is an alternative to education)
Renewal: no CEU requirement/1 year

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Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-1879

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist Requirements: 600 hours, 60 college credit hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Registered Massage Practitioner Requirements: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics
3 hours of communicable disease
17 hours of MT related
1 hour of diversity/cultural competency
Practice-building and insurance courses do not qualify as CE

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Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
Individual Licensure

1000 Washington St, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Phone: 617-701-8630
Fax: 617-727-9932
Email: Massagetherapy@mass.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 650 hours
Renewal: no CE requirement/1 year

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Board of Massage Therapy
611 W Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416
Email: bplhelp@michigan.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: If enrolled prior to 8/1/17, 500 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM. If enrolled after 8/1/17, 625 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM.
Renewal: 18 hours/3 years, by October 31.

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State Board of Massage Therapy
353 S Fourth Street
PO Box 20
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: 601-732-6038
Fax: 601-732-6447
Email: director@msbmt.state.ms.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 700 in-class hours (after July 1, 2021: 500 hours), 100 hours supervised clinic, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years (12 hours each year) and current CPR
Max 5 hours online
3 hours of MS state law/rules
3 hours of ethics

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

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years
Hours must be MT relevant

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Board of Massage Therapy
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: 406-444-6880
Fax: 406-841-2305
Email: dlibsdwebhelp@mt.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: Annual renewal. 12 hours/2 years, must be completed by even-numbered renewal year.

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Dept of Health & Human Services: Massage Therapy
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-2117
Fax: 402-742-1106
Email: DHHS.Licensure2117@nebraska.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 1000 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years
Max 10 hours online
14 hours hands-on

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State Board of Massage Therapy
1755 E Plumb Lane, Suite 252
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-687-9955
Email: nvmassagebd@state.nv.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 550 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years (12 hours each year)

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Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-2152
Email: customersupport@oplc.nh.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Practitioner
Requirement: 750 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

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Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 45048
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-504-6520
Email: MassageTherapy@dca.lps.state.nj.us

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Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist or Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, MBLEx or NCBTMB or NCCAOM, and liability insurance
Renewal: 20 hours/2 years, current CPR, and current AED
Business courses do not qualify as CE

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Massage Therapy Board
Toney Anaya Building, 2nd Floor
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-4622
Fax: 505-476-4620
Email: massage.board@state.nm.us
You must enclose a stamped, self-addressed, #10 envelope when requesting a copy of regulations.

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 650 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years
4 hours of ethics

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Office of the Professions: Massage Therapy
89 Washington Ave
Second Floor
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 410
Fax: 518-474-1449
Note: Massage category is #27.
Online contact form: https://eservices.nysed.gov/professions/contact-us/#/

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 1000 hours and state exam
Renewal: 36 hours/3 years
Up to 36 hours can be online. Provider should be NY approved.

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Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy
4140 Parklake Ave, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-546-0050
Fax: 919-833-1059
Email: admin@bmbt.org

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Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx, NCBTMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years, or 12 hours/2 years for shorter license
Max 12 hours online
Max 3 hours of business
Min 3 hours of ethics

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Board of Massage Therapy
PO Box 3141
Bismarck, ND 58502-3141
Phone: 701-712-8624
Fax: 701-224-9824
Email: ndbmt@aptnd.com

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 750 hours, NCETMB and practical exams
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years for those practicing up to 14 years; 6 hours/2 years for those practicing 15-24 years; 3 hours/2 years for those practicing over 24 years.
Max 10 hours online

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State Medical Board
Massage Licensing Division
30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6127
Phone: 614-466-3934
Fax: 614-728-5946
Email: contact@med.ohio.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: After April 7, 2021: 600 hours with minimum 9 month program, and MBLEx

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State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405-521-2441
Fax: 405-521-2440

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Qualifications: 500 hours plus MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: 10 hours/2 years

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State Board of Massage Therapists
610 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 220
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-365-8657
Fax: 503-385-4465
Email: obmt.info@state.or.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 25 hours/2 years
1 hr CE: pain management
1 hr CE: cultural competency
15 contact hours required
(can include online if interactive)

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State Board of Massage Therapy
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-7155
Fax: 717-787-7769
Email: RA-Massagetherapy@state.pa.us

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours and MBLEx or NCBTMB exam
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years and maintain CPR certification
Min 4 hours of ethics
Min 16 contact hours

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Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Massage Therapists
Junta Examinadora de Especialistas en Belleza
Calle Rafael Cordero # 154
Oficina Num. 500
Viejo San Juan San Juan, PR 00902-3271
Phone: 787-725-8538
click on: Juntas Examinadoras Adscritas al Departamento


Title Massage Therapist
Requirements: 1000 hours and exam
Renewal: not yet determined

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Dept of Health 
Massage Therapy
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105A
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
Email: doh.elicense@health.ri.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 650 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 6 hours/1 year

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Labor Licensing Regulation
South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Panel

110 Center View
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-896-4588
Fax: 803-896-4484
Email: BoardInfo@llr.sc.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours & NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

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Board of Massage Therapy
1103 Park Hill Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-858-1708
Fax: 605-653-3879
E-mail: sdbomt@gmail.com

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, 2 hours of CPR CE per renewal cycle, NCETMB or MBLEx, and CPR
Renewal: 8 hours/2 years

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Dept of Health
Board of Massage Licensure

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-253-2111
Fax: 615-532-5164
Email: Massage.Health@tn.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500hrs and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
2 hours of ethics
2 hours of TN law

Reflexology Registry

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Massage Therapy Advisory Board
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-463-9468
Email: advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/2 years

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Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
Board of Massage
160 East 300 South
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Email: b2@utah.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: no CEU requirement/2 years

Licensure Passed

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Office of Professional Regulation
Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers and Touch Professionals
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-1505
Fax: 802-828-2465

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Title: Massage therapist, bodyworker, or touch professional
Requirement: Registration of massage therapists, bodyworkers, and touch professionals is required by April 1, 2021. This includes energy workers.
Renewal: 2 years

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Virgin Islands Department of Health
Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital
3500 Richmond
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820-4370
Phone: 340-773-1311, ext 3047

Title Massage Therapist
Requirements: 500 hours
Renewal: 3 hours CEU in HIV/STD/AIDS

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Department of Health Professions
Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-4614
Fax: 804-527-4455
Email: massagetherapy@dhp.virginia.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Min of 12 hours provided by NCBTMB provider

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Dept of Health: Massage Therapist
PO Box 47877
Olympia, WA 98504-7877
Phone: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4818
Email: hpqa.csc@doh.wa.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Practitioner
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB. After Sept 1, 2021: 625 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB.
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Max 12 hours online
Min 8 hours hands-on
4 hours of ethics or WA law

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Massage Therapy Licensure Board
Peoples Building
179 Summers Street, Suite 711
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-558-1060
Fax: 304-558-1061
Email: linda_lyter@frontier.com

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years

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Dept of Safety & Professional Services:
Massage Therapist or Bodywork Therapist

4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-251-3036
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years

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There is no state regulation. Contact your City Clerk to find local requirements.