Michigan

Board of Massage Therapy
611 W Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416
Email: bplhelp@michigan.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: If enrolled prior to 8/1/17, 500 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM. If enrolled after 8/1/17, 625 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM.
Renewal: 18 hours/3 years, by October 31.

Regulation Type: 
State License

625 Hours Required for License in MI if Enrolled after Aug. 1, 2017

Under Michigan HB 5001, 625 hours of massage education are now required for licensure in Michigan if the license applicant enrolled in school after August 1, 2017. Only 500 hours are required if the license applicant enrolled in school before August 1, 2017.

This change does not affect current licensees who renew their licenses on time.

Update on Michigan Continuing Education Requirement

Although the Michigan massage therapy licensing law went into effect in 2014, the rules regarding continuing education (CE) have not been issued by the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy yet. The process of drafting and approving the rules is ongoing, and we can't give you a firm statement as to when the Board will issue the rules or what specifically the rules will say once they're final. 

Michigan License Renewal Information

Michigan massage licenses must be renewed every 3 years, by October 31. Your license expiration date is stated on your license.  Also, you should receive a postcard from the state approximately 3 months before your expiration date reminding you to renew and providing the website which you must go to in order to renew online, which is http://www.michigan.gov/elicense (click on “Massage Therapy”). The renewal fee is $225. 

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