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

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
All hours permitted online
2 hours of ethics
1 hour sexual harassment prevention

Regulation Type: 
State License

Human Trafficking Notice Now Required in Illinois Massage Establishments

Illinois has had a law in place since 2016 requiring certain types of businesses to post a notice informing the public and victims of human trafficking of telephone hotline numbers to seek help or report unlawful activity. Massage therapy establishments have now been added to the list of businesses that must post this notice. All massage therapy businesses (other than sole practitioners and some other state licensees) must now post this notice.

Voice Your Opposition to Proposed Illinois Massage Tax

An amendment was added to Senate Bill 9 in the Illinois Legislature last week which would impose a sales tax on massage therapy services. The bill includes a new list of taxable "personal care services," including massage, manicuring, tattooing, and tanning. However, "personal care services" are excluded from the tax if they are performed by, or under the order of, a licensed physician, physician's assistant, nurse, or a licensed chiropractor. Hair cutting, coloring, and styling are also exempt.


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