Board of Massage Therapy
2645 O'Neal Lane, Bldg C, Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-756-3488
Fax: 225-756-3493
Email: admin@lsbmt.org

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/1 year

Regulation Type: 
State License

Louisiana HB 792 Passed With Significant Changes

The bill discussed in our most recent legislative alert, HB 792, was signed into law by Governor Edwards on June 17, 2016.  The bill was amended significantly during the legislative process, removing all of the provisions that ABMP opposed.  We thank all of you who contacted your legislators to voice your concerns during the process. 

The new law amends Louisiana’s massage therapy statute, but only in the following three ways: 


The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy is now accepting the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB: www.fsmtb.org) as a qualification for licensure.
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