Vermont passed Senate Bill 220 last year, which requires registration of massage therapists. Massage therapists, bodyworkers, and touch professionals must register with the state of Vermont by April 1, 2021.
Office of Professional Regulation
Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers and Touch Professionals
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Title: Massage therapist, bodyworker, or touch professional
Requirement: Registration of massage therapists, bodyworkers, and touch professionals is required by April 1, 2021. This includes energy workers.
Renewal: 2 years
Vermont passed Senate Bill 220 last year, which requires massage therapists, bodyworkers, and touch professionals to register with the state by April 1, 2021. Find out what you need to apply.
On May 29, 2020, Governor Philip B. Scott amended Executive Order 01-20, moving more businesses into Phase 2 of Restart Vermont.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law House Bill 104 (HB104), which addresses a number of professional licenses.
As we’ve discussed in previous emails, Vermont is one of five states in the US that currently does not have state licensing or other state regulation of massage therapists. In June of 2015 ABMP and the Vermont Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association submitted a Sunrise Application to the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR).
Vermont is one of five states in the US that currently does not have state licensing or other state regulation of massage therapists. There have been two bills introduced in the last two years that intended to regulate the profession; however, neither bill was written or endorsed by the massage community. The bills were written with the intent to curb human trafficking – not regulate a health profession.
We want to thank everyone who attended the recent meeting in Montpelier. It was a great opportunity to meet some of our outstanding ABMP members and engage in a meaningful discussion regarding the regulation of massage therapists in Vermont. For those who were unable to attend, this email is meant to fill you in on the discussion.