Board of Massage Therapy
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: 406-444-6880
Fax: 406-841-2305
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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCBTMB
Renewal: Annual license renewal. 12 CEU hours must be completed every even-numbered renewal year.

Regulation Type: 
State License

Montana Licensing Reminder

If you have already received your license, you may disregard this message.

It is illegal to practice massage therapy in Montana without having a state license. Most massage therapists have already applied for and received their license. However, if you were delaying the process for some reason, perhaps you have not been practicing, or you’re taking a break for some other reason, please be advised that the “grandfathering provision” is expiring soon.  

Montana Board of Massage Therapists Appointed

The Montana Board of Massage Therapists met for the first time on September 28, 2009. The board, named below, is charged with the responsibility of writing the rules and regulations to implement the law. ABMP will keep members informed of the progress the board makes and when applications become available. Mr. Michael Eayrs Professional Member Kalispell, MT Term Expires 5/6/2011 Ms. Deborah Kimmet Professional Member Missoula, MT Term Expires 5/6/2013 Ms. Stacy Baird Professional Member East Helena, MT Term Expires 5/6/2012 Dr. Nick Soloway, D.C., LAc. Health Care Provider Helena, MT

Licensing Law Signed by Montana Governor Schweitzer

House bill 662, providing for the state licensing of massage therapists, was signed into law by Governor Schweitzer on May 5, 2009. The new law goes into effect immediately. However, applications for state licenses will not become available until a Board of Massage Therapists is appointed then writes rules and regulations to implement the law. There is no action for you to take at this time. ABMP will continue to keep members informed.

Montana Bill Puts State Licensing on the Table

House bill 662, sponsored by Rep. Elsie Arntzen, has passed the House and is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee on April 8, 2009. If passed, the bill would require massage therapists to become state licensed and would establish a Board of Massage Therapists to implement the law. The bill would allow practitioners to qualify for licensure by signing an affidavit that they have engaged in the practice of massage therapy for at least 100 hours in Montana. Practitioners would be able to qualify under this provision until July 1, 2012.
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