State Board of Massage Therapy
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: 717-783-7155
Fax: 717-787-7769

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours and passing the MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

Information for Individuals with Criminal Convictions

The Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) released a Schedule of Criminal Convictions. The list outlines criminal convictions that may be grounds to refuse to issue, suspend, or revoke a massage therapy license, certificate, registration, or permit. Major convictions in the schedule include abuse, sexual offenses, drug act crimes, and crimes of violence.

Hearing on Final Approval of PA Massage Fee Increases

We previously emailed you about a proposal to increase regulatory fees for massage therapists in Pennsylvania.  The state Board of Massage Therapy has now submitted the final-form regulation. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) plans to meet and act on this regulation at its public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The agenda and any changes to the time or date of the meeting will be posted on IRRC's Web site at  Click here for additional information on the regulation.

Update on Proposed Fee Increases for PA Massage Therapists

As we discussed in our last update, the Pennsylvania Board of Massage Therapy is proposing new regulations which would increase the application fee for initial massage therapy licensure from $65 to $100, the fee for approval of a continuing education program from $65 to $100, and the biennial renewal fee from $75 to $200. 

The Board's explanation for the proposed fee increase, as stated in the Regulatory Analysis Form, is as follows;


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