Board of Massage Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-412-2681
Email: info@floridasmassagetherapy.gov

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

Regulation Type: 
State License

New Background Check Requirement for All Florida-Licensed Massage Therapists

A new law was passed in Florida this year, s.456.0135, F.S, which imposes new background check requirements on massage therapists.  Under the new law, all Florida-licensed massage therapists who received their license prior to July 1, 2014 must complete a criminal background check prior to January 31, 2015 Massage therapists who have certain types of felony offenses

Florida Massage Establishments May Not Operate Between Midnight and 5 AM

House bill 7005, signed into law on June 14, 2013, prohibits the operation of massage establishments between the hours of midnight and 5:00 AM. The prohibition does not apply to: health care facilities, hotels, timeshares, and airports if the massage is performed under a medical prescription or during a county-approved special event. The new law also states that a massage establishment cannot be used as a primary residence unless it is zoned for residential use.


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