Maryland

Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-1879

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist Requirements: 600 hours, 60 college credit hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Registered Massage Practitioner Requirements: 600 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics
3 hours of communicable disease
17 hours of MT related
1 hour of diversity/cultural competency
Practice-building and insurance courses do not qualify as CE

Regulation Type: 
State License

Apply for a Maryland Massage Therapy Board Position And Contribute to Our Profession

The State of Maryland is now accepting applications for a professional member seat on the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the development and vitality of our profession.  This is an unpaid, volunteer position, with a $150 stipend for each meeting plus travel expenses. The Board meets once per month in Baltimore, and members serve for four year terms. This Board position term would begin on July 1, 2019.

In order to qualify for a professional member massage therapist Board seat, you must be:

July 30 Special Public Meeting on Proposed Massage Establishment Permit Requirement

The Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners has announced that a Public Forum regarding the proposal for a "Massage Therapy Business Establishment Permit" law for the State of Maryland will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018. The purpose of the Public Forum is to share the Board's potential upcoming legislative efforts to require that Maryland massage therapy business establishment owners obtain a state permit in order to provide massage therapy services.

New Massage Therapy Board in MD – Apply for a Board Position And Contribute to Our Profession!

Until now, massage therapists in Maryland have been regulated by the Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, which also regulates chiropractors. New legislation was enacted on May 28, 2016 separating the regulation of the two professions by creating a new Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, which will regulate only massage therapists, and a separate Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which will regulate only chiropractors.

Maryland Bill Seeks to Create New Massage Therapy Board Separate from Chiropractic Board

Maryland massage therapists are currently regulated by the Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, which also regulates chiropractors.  A new bill, Maryland HB 1420, proposes to separate the regulation of the two professions by creating a new Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, which would regulate only massage therapists, and a separate Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which would regulate only chiropractors.  The Board of Massage Therapy Examiners would be composed of 7 members

New Requirements for Massage License and Registration Applicants in Maryland

Maryland HB 1157, which we discussed in our February 2014 legislative update, has been signed by Governor O’Malley and is now state law.  The law goes into effect on October 1, 2014, and impacts only those people who receive their massage license or registration for the first time on or after October 1, 2014.  The changes made by the new law do not affect people who hold a current Maryland massage license or registration, or people who receive their license or registration between now and September 30, 2014. The new law:

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