The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy proposed new rules as a necessary step to bring licensure protocols into effect. These proposed rules would primarily change the term “certificate holder” to “license holder,” and outline continuing education requirements for renewal once licensure is the law of the land, among other modifications.
Indiana Legislative and Policy Developments
Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: State Board of Massage Therapy
402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours, MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: Certifications expire May 15 of every fourth year (2021, 2025, 2029)
Massage therapists in Indiana need to renew their certification by May 15, 2021. The renewal fee is $150 and proof of professional liability insurance must be submitted upon renewal. Massage therapists can renew online or by paper copy.
House Bill 1289, which was passed in 2017, will create mandatory licensure in Indiana after the rules are final. Those who are currently certified will automatically roll into licensure. Those who are not certified have 183 days after the rules are final to apply through grandfathering.
Information regarding Indiana's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19 in the workplace.
The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy is working to finalize licensure rules stipulated by HB1289 (passed in 2017), which creates mandatory licensure in Indiana.