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


Illinois Grandfathering Provision: Reopened for 10 Days Act Now! September 13, 2007 The Massage Licensing Act was recently amended to provide a one-time opportunity for the licensure of an individual who failed to apply for licensure under the grandfathering provision of the Act within the time period specified in the original law. Applicants must meet one of the five qualifications for licensure listed below. Individuals must submit a completed application for licensure within 10 days.


Proposed rules have been written by the Illinois Massage Licensing Board to clarify continuing education requirements. The first license renewal for all massage therapists is December 31, 2006. Massage therapists will not be required to comply with the continuing education requirement until the 2008 renewal. Beginning in 2008, therapists will be required to demonstrate completion of 24 hours of continuing education, including two hours addressing the subject of ethics. Therapists are encouraged to save any receipts or certificates of attendance received when completing


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