Georgia

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

> Website

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

Regulation Type: 
State License

Georgia COVID-19 State Update

ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted the regulations and laws in the state of Georgia, and we encourage you to look at the economic assistance information outlined at the bottom of this email, which addresses financial aid, unemployment benefits, and other programs.

Previously Announced 2015 Changes to Georgia CE

In August and October of 2015 we notified all of our Georgia members via email about changes to Georgia's continuing education rules.  The text of those message is below, for your reference.  Again, these changes were made in 2015 and the information was emailed to members then.  These are not new 2016 changes.  

8/3/2015 Email: "Contact the Georgia Board Now to Voice Yor Opinion on Proposed New CE Rules"

There Will Be No Change to CE Requirements in Georgia

You may recall that ABMP sent an email to Georgia members on November 19, 2014, letting you know that the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy would be considering a proposal to amend the rule regarding Continuing Education (CE) on December 5, 2014. If adopted, the Board would no longer accept continuing education in the modalities of structural integration, reflexology, movement practices, and energy practices.

Georgia Law Requires Bodyworkers to Post Human Trafficking Notices

Georgia House bill 141 was amended through the process to require that only an establishment that offers massage or bodywork services by a person who is not a massage therapist must post a notice which contains specified information about human trafficking and contact information for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. The notice will have to be 8 ½ inches by 11 inches in size.

GA Bill Would Require Posting of Human Trafficking Notices in Massage Establishments

Georgia House Bill 141 was recently introduced in the state legislature. If passed, the bill would require that all establishments that offer massage or bodywork services by a massage therapist must post a notice (1) in the establishment’s restroom and (2) near the establishment’s entrance or in another conspicuous location, which contains specified information about human trafficking and contact information for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Board Revises Rules for Advertising

The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy has revised rules regarding advertising. Massage therapists in Georgia must now abide by the two rules listed below.
  • Actively licensed massage therapists shall include their Georgia massage therapy license number on all forms of advertisement no later than October 31, 2010.
  • Establishments providing massage therapy services by more than one licensed massage therapist shall include on all forms of advertisement no later than October 31, 2010, the following statement: “Georgia Licensed Massage Therapists.”

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Georgia