Maryland Legislative and Policy Developments


Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Phone: 410-764-4738
Fax: 410-358-1879

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist: 750 hours and passing the MBLEx or NCBTMB
Registered Massage Practitioner: 600 hours and passing the MBLEx or NCBTMB

Renewal: 24 hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

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Maryland Board of Massage Vacancies

The Maryland Department of Health is accepting nominations for three positions on the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. ABMP has the opportunity to nominate three professional members and is now accepting applications from licensed massage therapists. Apply before March 20, 2023.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

Maryland COVID-19 Update—Permission to Practice June 5, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that personal service establishments, including beauty salons, barbershops, massage therapy establishments, and establishments that provide esthetic services or nail technician services, may resume business operations as of 5:00 p.m. ET on June 5, 2020, per Executive Order 20-06-03-01.

Maryland Senate Bill 554 Becomes Law

In March we wrote to you regarding Senate Bill 554, which granted power to county-level government entities allowing them to create massage establishment licensure requirements.

Maryland Senate Bill 554

Legislators in Maryland are considering Senate Bill 554 (SB554), which would grant more power to county-level government entities to allow them to create massage establishment licensure requirements.