State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84
Shepherd Center (Main Entrance F)
Testing Center Door 62
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405-521-2441
Fax: 405-521-2440

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirements: 500 hours and passing the MBLEx; liability insurance required prior to licensure
Renewal: 5 CEU hours/1 or 10 CEU hours/2 based on current license

Regulation Type: 
State License

Oklahoma Adopts Emergency New Rules Affecting Criminal History

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering has adopted rules that identify a list of crimes that will disqualify a person from being licensed as a massage therapist. The crime(s) or criminal charge(s) has to be largely related to the practice of massage therapy and pose a sufficient threat to public safety, health, or welfare. The rules became effective January 16, 2023.

Continuing Education Hours Reduced in Oklahoma

A new rule has been issued in Oklahoma reducing the number of continuing education hours required for massage therapy license renewal.  Massage therapists now are required to complete 10 hours of CE every two years in order to renew a license.  Previously, the rules required completion of 16 hours of CE every two years. 

CE is acceptable if it has been approved or provided by any of the following: 

(1) a state-licensed or accredited massage therapy school;

(2) an accredited institution of higher education;

Oklahoma Massage Therapy License Applications Are Now Available. Deadline is May 1, 2017 – Please Apply as Soon as Possible

As we previously informed our Oklahoma members, under Oklahoma's new massage therapy law, starting May 1, 2017, all massage therapists practicing in Oklahoma must hold an Oklahoma state massage therapist license. If you do not hold a massage license by May 1, 2017, you cannot practice massage therapy in Oklahoma after May 1, 2017 until you do get a license.


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