Dept of Health
Board of Massage Licensure

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-253-2111
Fax: 615-532-5164
Email: Massage.Health@tn.gov

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500hrs and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
2 hours of ethics
2 hours of TN law

Reflexology Registry

Regulation Type: 
State License

Tennessee Legislative Update

House bill 2387, the bill currently before the state legislature that previously sought to move the classification of massage therapy from the Department of Health Related Boards and place it under the Department of Commerce and Insurance, has now been amended to remove all references to the massage therapy profession.

Bill Would Change Administrative Oversight of Tennessee State Massage Board

House bill 2387, sponsored by Representative McCormick, would change the administrative department overseeing the massage regulatory program. On page 5 of the bill, Sections 11 and 12 would relocate Title 63-18, which is the Massage Licensure Act of 1995, from the Department of Health Related Boards (DHRB) to the Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI).


The Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure is now accepting the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB: www.fsmtb.org) as a qualification for licensure.
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