Kentucky Legislative and Policy Developments


Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-782-8808
Fax: 502-564-4818

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 600 hours, and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 24 hours/2 years
3 hours of ethics

Regulation Type: 
State License

Kentucky Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy has proposed new rules that affect the following areas: fees, exams, applications, license reinstatement, complaint processes, ethics, and continuing education. Written comments in support or opposition of the rules will be accepted through November 30, 2021.

Kentucky Removes Establishment Licensing

ABMP has verified that amendments will be made to Kentucky House Bill 79 and the requirement for massage establishment licenses will be removed from the bill.

Call for Kentucky Board of Massage Therapy Members & KY HB 346

The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy is seeking applicants to serve on the board. There are currently three vacancies for licensed massage therapists (LMTs),  one of which may be a school owner.

The board consists of seven members—five must be LMTs (at least one but no more than two of those can also be owners or directors of a board-approved school). Candidates must be residents of Kentucky for at least one year and have been practicing massage therapy for at least five of the last seven years. Each board term is three years in length.