The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.
State Board of Massage Therapy
1740 W Adams, Suite 3401
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 700 hours, and NCBTMB or MBLEx (unless graduated from AZ USDE-accredited school)
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
Governor Ducey signed into law House Bill 2438, which requires massage therapists to undergo a more thorough criminal background check before receiving a license. This new requirement will affect applications and license renewals after January 1, 2023.
There is currently one seat open to a licensed massage therapist on the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy, and Governor Ducey’s office is looking for qualified applicants. ABMP encourages interested and eligible members to consider applying for an appointment, as it’s a way to become more engaged in the profession. Find out how!
House Bill 2569 modifies existing Arizona law to allow out of state applicants, residents, and military spouses holding valid professional licensure from another state to apply for professional licensure by the appropriate Arizona licensing entity.