New Jersey

Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 45048
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-504-6520
Email: MassageTherapy@dca.lps.state.nj.us

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Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist or Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, MBLEx or NCBTMB or NCCAOM, and liability insurance
Renewal: 20 hours/2 years, current CPR, and current AED
Business courses do not qualify as CE

Regulation Type: 
State License

Help New Jersey Mobile Massage Therapists Return to Practice—Brainstorming Event April 19

In June 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy prohibited mobile massage therapy services due to COVID-19. While massage services have since been allowed to resume in business locations, mobile services remain prohibited. Join LMT peers via Zoom to brainstorm local industry ideas and solutions to reverse the ban on mobile massage therapy services.

Change to Licensing Requirements in New Jersey

New Jersey Senate Bill 2414 was signed into law on May 1, 2017. Under the new law, people applying for a New Jersey massage therapy license for the first time must have completed 500 hours of massage education and passed a national massage exam. Under the previous law, it was sufficient if license applicants met only one of those two requirements. The new law will not affect people who are currently licensed. 

All New Jersey Massage Licenses Must Be Renewed By November 30, 2014

We know that many of you have encountered significant delays and other frustrating obstacles obtaining your New Jersey massage licenses.  However, the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy's rules require that all massage therapy licenses must be renewed by November 30 of every even-numbered year.  This means that, no matter when you received your license, you must renew it by November 30, 2014.  The Board will be mailing renewal notices containing instructions on how to renew in late September (60 days prior to the November 30 renewal date).  Th

New Jersey License Applications are Now Available

Applications for New Jersey licensing are now available. This is not voluntary. All massage therapists and those who practice Asian Bodywork must now have a state license in order to practice. We recommend that you begin the license application process as soon you can. The application process is entirely on-line; there are no paper applications available. We also recommend that you have access to a printer so you can print a copy of the receipt, and any other pages for your records.

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